Harry and David’s Sees Success

MEDFORD, Ore. — Rogue Valley’s second largest employer is having its best financial year since 2007. Harry and David’s gift and gourmet food company saw its revenue climb to $380 million this year, up from $342 million in 2012. The improving financial state is allowing Harry and David’s to grow as a company. Recently, they … Continue reading »

Business “Enterprise Zones” Expanding

ASHLAND, Ore. — Ashland, Talent, and Eagle Point are offering incentives to draw in new businesses as part of an expansion to Jackson County’s “enterprise zones”. Enterprise zones are part of a statewide initiative. Businesses who expand or relocate to these zones can get property tax exemptions for at least three years. Enterprise zones have … Continue reading »

Jettstream Wins Angel Prize

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — A group of Southern Oregon investors have made their decision. They have awarded a $220,000 investment to a medical equipment company. The founders of Jettstream wanted to develop methods to help families and doctors treat young children with asthma and on Thursday they convinced investors at the Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network … Continue reading »

Angel Investment: Jettstream

MEDFORD, Ore. — An Oregon company wants to make a better way to give asthma medication to young children and they hope their idea will net the company a $200,000 Angel Investment. Jettstream says if they win the Southern Oregon Angel Investment grand prize, it will help their start-up company and their clients breathe a … Continue reading »

Angel Investment: Farming Fish

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Southern Oregon Angel Investment Competition is down to the final few competitors. Five companies in both the launch and concept categories make their final presentations on April 11th. The prize is $200,000. The Farming Fish is one of those companies preparing for their big pitch. The company sells organic produce and … Continue reading »

PopDeck Demonstrates System

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Five companies are competing for hundreds of thousands of dollars to make their business dreams come true. PopDeck is one of the finalists of the 2013 Southern Oregon Angel Investment Conference. The co-founder of the company says, after years of construction and deck building, he just found a better way to … Continue reading »

SOREDI Concept Grant Finalists

MEDFORD, Ore. — We now know who the finalists are and who will be heading into the Southern Oregon Angel Conference. Nearly 100 people were in attendance last night at the Bigham Knoll Event Center to help select finalists among concept stage companies. During a live text-to-vote procedure, the audience selected Cargonav, Institute For Sustainable … Continue reading »

Preview of Angel Investment Conference

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. — Several local companies are competing for a chance at a $200,000 investment. The 2013 Southern Oregon Angel Investment Network Conference is set to name its finalists this week. 10 local companies are vying for start-up capital at the conference, but one company is already seeing success before the competition even starts. Michelle … Continue reading »

iPad Innovations Help Local Businesses

MEDFORD, Ore. — A new piece of technology has some local companies thinking of ways to expand their business. Apple has released a new, more powerful version of the iPad. As local companies have shown, each new innovation has helped them take big leaps in their businesses. If anyone knows the value of new tech, … Continue reading »

Dividends Paid Out Early

MEDFORD, Ore. – About 200 companies are paying out dividends to shareholders before the new year and Medford-based Lithia Motors is one of them. Lithia officials were unavailable to meet with NewsWatch12 on Friday, but told us over the phone that the negotiations in Washington D.C. regarding the Fiscal Cliff led to the decision to … Continue reading »

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