High Rent Drives Out Local Businesses

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local business owners say high rent is driving them out of Medford’s central shopping plazas. The problem is apparently rooted in maintenance fees that disproportionately affect small shops. Aaron Anders tried to move his physical therapy business to Medford center two years ago. But the price was too high because of a … Continue reading »

National Holiday Benefits Local Shops

ASHLAND, Ore. – The spectacle isn’t as big and sales aren’t quite as dramatic, but local shops say their day is just as important. “I think it just lets our customers know that we appreciate them,” said Stacey Larnerd, owner of Ashland’s Village Shoes. Small Business Saturday started three years ago as an American Express … Continue reading »