Hazelnuts: The Oregon Nut

Hazelnuts: The Oregon Nut

Do you ever ask yourself, “What’s up with all the hazelnuts in the Willamette Valley?”  Did you know that Oregon’s official nut translates into a total economic impact of more than $150 million in the last 5 years in our state. Read more HERE...
Kate Porsche and Seth Sherry talk economic development

Kate Porsche and Seth Sherry talk economic development

Kate Porsche is the economic development manager for the Corvallis-Benton County Economic Development Office, where she recently succeeded the retiring Tom Nelson. Porsche, 47, has plenty of experience in the mid-valley economic scene, including a long stretch with...
La Familia Cider Wins Corvallis Shark Tank Competition

La Familia Cider Wins Corvallis Shark Tank Competition

Representatives from six regional start-up businesses pitched their brands to a panel of entrepreneurs at the Willamette Innovators Network’s (WIN) Shark Tank event this year.   WIN organizers indicated the 2019 Shark Tank is their biggest yet. Previously, they held...
Sorte takes on new job in hometown

Sorte takes on new job in hometown

A key role for Sorte will be to work on retention and expansion for city and county businesses.“There is an opportunity to be a problem-solver here,” he said. “Pulling together the resources of the city and the community and making the community thrive.”Read more...