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THE BENEFITS AND DANGERS OF DIGITAL RECEIPTS

December 8, 2013 No Comments

Retailers Seek to Entice Customers with Convenient Payment Options  Lake Oswego, Ore. – Dec. 6, 2013 – With the probable demise of physical cash in the near future, many retailers—large and small—are adopting point-of-sale solutions to accommodate the increasing use of debit and credit. The ease of implementation, gentle learning curve and competitive fees are […] Commentary, Information

Newspapers Nearing Death

May 8, 2012 No Comments

So true, so true… … from MICHAEL S. MALONE I can’t precisely place the moment when I stopped reading newspapers, but it was sometime during the dot-com boom. My family went off to Africa for a couple months one summer, cancelled our newspaper subscriptions, and when we got home never really got around to re-subscribing. Eventually, […] Commentary

Ten Reasons to Shop Locally?

April 23, 2012 No Comments

I have lived in La Grande for 17 years and currently help run four local businesses. I love La Grande. Bless our Chamber of Commerce. They do an excellent job for our community. Occasionally however, I have to roll my eyes a bit at their promotional materials so I write this to provide a bit […] Commentary

Hot Lake Springs – Revisited

January 1, 2011 2 Comments

Looking from the South, this view shows the older 1864 wooden structure, on the right, that burned down in 1934. A sprinkler system saved the newer brick structure that was built in 1908. Back in 2001, I went with some relatives to sneak a visit to the old Hot Lake “sanatorium”. We explored it thoroughly […] Tags: , , , , , , , , Commentary

INFOMERCIAL INCONVENIENCES

November 30, -0001 No Comments

Consumers Who “Call Now” May Get More Than They Bargained For   Lake Oswego, Ore. – Nov. 30, 2012 – While most shoppers enjoy hunting for holiday gifts in stores or online, others prefer spontaneous product pitches on television. Infomercials lure buyers with hard-to-find-elsewhere gifts and “call now” offers on appliances, cosmetics, jewelry, novelty items and […] Commentary, Information, News

NEOEDD Requests Civic Projects

ENTERPRISE, Ore. (Mar. 7, 2017) – Each year the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District updates the Comprehensive Economic Development...

“Hiring Your First Employee” Workshop Free to Public

“Hiring Your First Employee” Workshop Free to Public In Baker City, La Grande, and Enterprise   ENTERPRISE, Ore. –...

Main Street Patriots, Spirit of America Rally

From the Union County Republicans, It was decided to hold our rally on March 4th. We are asking people to save...

Tuck’s Flies Fly Tying Demonstration

Alpine Archery and Dave Cousins

Alpine Archery and Fly is excited to have National and World Champion Archer and Prime Professional Dave Cousins coming...

Business Foundations Workshops Free to Public

In Baker City, La Grande, and Enterprise   ENTERPRISE, Ore. – Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) offers a...

Become a Local Business “Angel”

ENTERPRISE, Ore. (Jan. 3, 2017) – Want to support your neighborhood business? Be a small-town “angel” investor! Typical angel...

From the Chamber

“How to Be a Smart Local Investor” Seminar Supports “Angels”

Want to support your neighborhood businesses? Be a small-town “angel” investor! “How to Be a Smart Local Investor” is...

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