Category Archives: Oregon

A Milestone For Oregon’s Community Public Offering

Judy Goodman has always been a trailblazer of sorts—you have to be, working as a research biologist, artist, yurt builder and chocolatier in the mountainous interiors of the Pacific Northwest, as she has. That rugged lifestyle—and many hours spent hiking, camping and skiing with her family— led to her latest venture: BGood Bars, which makes […]

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Crowdfunding, Guerrilla-Style. Lessons From Jolene’s First Cousin.

When Guerrilla Development opened up crowdfunding for its latest project, a two-building mixed-use development called Jolene’s First Cousin, the team figured there would be strong demand. An earlier project, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell (they have a penchant for quirky names to go along with their iconoclastic buildings), raised $1.5 million from 121 investors in eight months, […]

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HTF 011: From Varietals to Variety in Winemaking with Bertony Faustin and Finn Terdal

From Varietals to Variety in Winemaking with Bertony Faustin and Finn Terdal In this episode, Finn Terdal sits down with Oregon winemaker Bertony Faustin. As the owner of Abbey Creek Winery in North Plains, a small...

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Kristy Athens from NEOEDD on the Locavore Movement

The following is a guest post with Kristy Athens, Outreach Specialist with Northeast Oregon Economic Development District, in response to understanding the evolution of the “local” and “artisan” food & farm movement. I understand this movement...

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Meet ComCap16 Exhibitor: John MacDougall of MacDougall & Sons Bat Company

Like everyone at ComCap16, our exhibitors are exciting, handpicked, and do awesome things for their communities! We wanted to give them an opportunity to introduce themselves. Up next is John MacDougall, founder of MacDougall & Sons...

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An Inside Look at Oregon Division of Financial Regulation—Q&A with Rick Blackwell

Our state and federal regulators are on our side, and once you learn how to think like them it all gets a lot easier to make progress. That’s why we interviewed Richard “Rick” Blackwell, the Policy and...

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An Inside Look at Oregon Division of Financial Regulation—Q&A with Rick Blackwell

Our state and federal regulators are on our side, and once you learn how to think like them it all gets a lot easier to make progress. That’s why we interviewed Richard “Rick” Blackwell, the Policy and...

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Supporting Oregon’s Farmpreneurs: Erin Ely Q&A, Slow Money South Willamette Valley

We’re talking food. We’re talking farms. We’re looking behind the scenes, at the people supporting our nation’s true “farmpreneurs”. We’re talking hard work and heart. This isn’t a new wave, it’s a new comprehension and focus on...

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Supporting Oregon’s Farmpreneurs: Erin Ely Q&A, Slow Money South Willamette Valley

We’re talking food. We’re talking farms. We’re looking behind the scenes, at the people supporting our nation’s true “farmpreneurs”. We’re talking hard work and heart. This isn’t a new wave, it’s a new comprehension and focus on...

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How We Did It: Red Wagon Creamery

When Emily and Stuart Phillips were looking to start a business in their hometown of Eugene, Oregon, ice cream was a natural choice. Emily, a former chef, had grown up making ice cream with her family in North Carolina, selling it door to door in a little red wagon. Stuart, a gregarious man who describes […]