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Southern Oregon high school students will converge in Canyonville to “Empower the Possible” on Sept. 26, 2019 at the Southern Oregon Trade Careers Expo.

The SOTCE provides students a full-day, career experience to apply their math, science and engineering studies with fun, interactive learning opportunities. The Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians hosts the event at the Seven Feathers Convention Center. Free admission includes snacks, water and lunch.

According to ODOT Civil Rights Field Coordinator Christie Meacham, the 2017 Expo attracted 771 high school students from 23 private and public schools in Jackson, Josephine and Douglas counties.

Pre-registration is required. Register at Schools and companies interested in participating can also contact Christie Meacham at 541-957-3698 or

Attention Small Businesses!

Southern Oregon University’s Small Business Development Center invites small and large businesses to attend its 2018 Rogue Valley Small Business Resource Forum, Friday, Oct. 26, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SOU/RCC Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett Street, Medford.

This year’s Forum is in conjunction with the Governor’s Marketplace. The goal of the Governor’s Marketplace is to provide valuable information, tools and resources, and create or strengthen relationships to assist Oregon small businesses to get back to work.

Both events are free, but participants must register to attend. For more information, please contact SOU’s Small Business Development Center at 541-552-8300, or Registration forms available online at

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