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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

September 3, 2015 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

Events for September

from the chamber…   September 2-9, 2015 Click here to be whisked away to our community calendar  Big Events for...

Town Hall and Business Summit

From the Chamber

  Union County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter August 12-19, 2015   August12-19, 2015 Click here to be whisked away to our...

Business Foundations workshops

Health Promotion Workshops

Living Well with Chronic Conditions Starting on Wednesday, September 9th, Community Connection of Northeast Oregon, Inc. (CCNO) will be...

From the Chamber

Support Little League

  La Grande Little League Would you like to advertise in our All Star District Program? Help support La...

Savings-Match Funds

  Savings-Match Funds Running Out; Don’t Wait to Apply People of low to moderate income who seek funds for...

Public Notice: NEOEDD Board Meeting

Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) is holding a board meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at 1:30 p.m....

Free Family Fun Day

FREE FAMILY FUN DAY in the Valley of Peace, 10-5:00 Saturday June 20th at La Grande Riverside Park. A...