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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

March 30, 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

Looking Forward to Spring Music Gathering

Haines,Oregon…The people of Haines are looking forward to spring and have developed an opportunity for everyone to celebrate with...

From the Chamber

Union County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter March 25, 2015 Our Mission To promote and support the business environment through membership participation and...

TWO ARRESTS MADE IN ILLEGAL MOVERS ENFORCEMENT OPERATION

Lake Oswego, Ore. — March 11, 2015 — Illegal movers operating with unsafe vehicles, improper certification and no licenses continue...

Ribbon Cutting

Women in Agriculture conference

Women in Agriculture Gather to Network and Learn Women in Agriculture one-day conference in La Grande and across region...

Local-Investing Workshops

     

Investment Workshops

Workshops Cover New Oregon Investment Rule   ENTERPRISE, Ore. - More people are becoming interested in local investing as...

La Grande Main Street

    La Grande Main Street Unveils New Membership  Deals for 2015   La Grande Main Street Downtown (LGMSD)...

Newsletter

  2nd Annual Holiday Open House December 2nd It’s almost December so that means it’s time to SAVE the...

Carol Peppe Hewitt Returns to Discuss Local Investing

Carol Peppe Hewitt, author of Financing Our Foodshed: Growing Local Food with Slow Money, returns with her inspiring stories...