2017 Sponsors

The Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum is sponsored by your local business and government organizations.

Ashland Chamber of Commerce

The Ashland Chamber of Commerce has been in existence for over one hundred years. Through the years it has taken a strong leadership role in helping the business community prosper and remains committed to bettering the entire community.

Business educational workshops, collaboration and partnership with the City and community organizations, development and coordination of the key community events such as the Ashland 4th of July Celebration and the Holiday Festival of Light enhance community togetherness and engender a spirit of small town life.

City of Ashland

The City of Ashland, home to both the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Southern Oregon University, is a bustling center of art, outdoor activities, and great food.

City of Medford

The City of Medford is an outstanding, livable community – midway between Portland and San Francisco, we are the financial, medical, tourist and business hub of Southern Oregon and Northern California, blending family, lifestyles, diverse educational, artistic and cultural resources and a strong sense of environmental stewardship all create a vibrant place for people to live, work, learn, invest, grow, play and visit.

have a major impact on business, income and future growth of the Medford/Jackson County area.

 First Interstate Bank

First Interstate Bank is a $12 billion community bank with over 120 banking offices, along with online and mobile banking services, throughout Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming.

From the time Homer Scott, Sr. first purchased the bank in 1968, through its growth in the last four decades, First Interstate Bank has always adhered to a strong set of guiding principles. In formally stating our Vision, Mission, and Values, we are setting forth the relationships we expect to have with our clients, employees, shareholders, and the communities we serve. These relationships are closely integrated; one cannot do well without all the others. As all succeed, each succeeds.

Mail Tribune

The Mail Tribune is a seven-day daily newspaper based in Medford, Oregon, that serves Jackson County and adjacent areas of northern California.

Know what’s going on in your world. Follow MailTribune.com for stories, video & columns covering world, breaking & local news in Medford, OR.

The Medford Chamber of Commerce

At The Medford/Jackson County Chamber, our priority is to create a stronger local economy. Over 1,500 small and large businesses collectively work together to achieve this goal by promoting the community, providing networking opportunities and representing business issues through lobbying and political action.

The Chamber is the number one business resource citizens look to in the community. The area’s economic well-being benefits from the work performed by The Chamber. That is why we seek to have a major impact on business, income and future growth of the Medford/Jackson County area.

Project A

Project A, located in Ashland, Oregon, offers programming, development, and eCommerce services spanning the globe.  We have expertise in multi-channel and multi-currency solutions driven by the hybris ecommerce framework. We also serve our small (but mighty) local businesses and organizations.

People’s Bank of Commerce

People’s Bank of Commerce was founded in 1998 with the belief that as a locally owned and managed community bank, we could do a better job delivering customized, high quality banking services and products to the Rogue Valley. Our experienced bankers know our community and its people and businesses. Policies and decisions are made locally and in a thoughtful and responsive manner. We strongly believe that investing our time and resources locally helps build and strengthen our economy and community.

Rogue Community College (RCC)

As a comprehensive two-year community college, RCC offers six two-year degrees, 75 career and technical training programs and a variety of workforce and short-term training.


SAIF is Oregon’s not-for-profit, state-chartered workers’ compensation insurance company. We are the market leader, issuing almost half of the policies in Oregon and providing coverage to more than 600,000 workers.

Our unique charter, mission, vision, and Core Commitments drive our dedication to the people, businesses, and state of Oregon.


SOREDI (Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc.) is a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the long-term prosperity of Jackson and Josephine Counties. We serve 13 incorporated cities including Ashland, Butte Falls, Cave Junction, Central Point, Eagle Point, Gold Hill, Grants Pass, Jacksonville, Medford, Phoenix, Rogue River, Talent, and Shady Cove.

Southern Oregon University School of Business

Global competition, emerging technologies and increased communication have dramatically changed the way business is done. As a result, organizations are in greater need of leaders, managers and workers who are flexible, well-educated team players. Earning a degree in Business Administration at SOU will offer countless opportunities to build the skills you’ll need to thrive in this new environment.

The SOU School of Business is a member of the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence.

Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon (WESO)

Women Entrepreneurs of Southern Oregon (WESO) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs and business owners. Whether you are a business owner, commissioned salesperson, franchisee, or other entrepreneur, your success depends on YOU and WESO can help! WESO offers ongoing support, networking and education.