Governor Brown Appoints Eloisa Miller as Economic and Business Equity Manager

(Salem, OR) — Governor Kate Brown today named Eloisa Miller as her Economic and Business Equity Manager. Miller will focus on addressing issues of equity and advancing priorities for Minority-owned, Woman-owned, Emerging Small Businesses, and Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (Certified Firms).   “Eloisa has a strong commitment to equity and ensuring that businesses have a…

BMCC Awarded Grant for Project to Improve Transition From High School to College

Blue Mountain Community College was this week awarded a $5,000 grant to help bring high school and BMCC students together to improve the transition from high school to higher education. Campus Compact of Oregon awarded the mini-grant to BMCC, and the funds stem from a larger $50,000 grant Campus Compact was selected to receive from…

Travel Oregon Awards More Than $500,000 for Local Tourism Projects

An artisan food trail, wayfinding signage and non-stop air service will now be available for visitors and locals, thanks in part to $560,000 of matching grant funding awarded by the Oregon Tourism Commission, dba Travel Oregon. Travel Oregon administers a competitive program that makes grant awards to eligible applicants for projects that contribute to the…

Travel Oregon Wins National Tourism Industry Award

Recognized for Best Broadcast Advertising for 7 Wonders of Oregon Television Spots   Winners of the National Council of State Tourism Directors (NCSTD) 2016 Mercury awards were announced this week during U.S. Travel Association’s annual Educational Seminar for Tourism Organizations (ESTO) conference held this year in Boca Raton, Fla. The NCSTD honored Travel Oregon with…

New Network Aims to Strengthen Oregon’s Food Future

40 Nonprofits See Common Cause in Local and Regional Food Systems   The Oregon Community Food Systems Network (OCFSN) is a newly launched collaborative involving 40 nonprofit organizations and partners dedicated to strengthening local and regional food systems in order to deliver strong economic, social, health and environmental outcomes across the state.   OCFSN has…

PARKING FEE WAIVED FOR ‘GREEN FRIDAY’ AT OREGON STATE PARKS

November 15th, 2016 5:00 PM Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) invites the public to visit state parks for free on Nov. 25. For the second successive year, the department will wave day-use parking fees at the 26 state parks the charge them.   “We invite you to join a new tradition: Green Friday,” said…