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Siuslaw News: Chamber, RAIN, LCC and SBDC team up for Pub Talks (3/17/18)

Siuslaw News: Florence Area Chamber of Commerce Siuslaw Awards (2/10/18)

Coast Radio: Siuslaw Award Winners Announced (2/8/18)

Siuslaw News: For Florence entrepreneurs, there’s “no wrong door” between RAIN and LaneSBDC (1/17/18)

Eugene Register-Guard: Entrepreneurs can apply for money, advice at May conference in Eugene (1/12/18) 

Siuslaw News: The volatile nature of education — Is coastal living in jeopardy? Part VII (1/10/2018)

Newport News Times: Entrepreneurship is forum topic at January luncheon (1/10/17)

Siuslaw News: Rising to meet the challenges of economic development — Is coastal living in jeopardy? Part VII (1/3/2018)

Eugene Weekly: Recoding Tech (11/22/17)

Corvallis Gazette-Times: ‘Innovation economy’ keeps it local (11/14/17)

Eugene Register-Guard: Business accelerator expands its reach (11/6/17)

Eugene Register-Guard: Easing the stress of wedding planning (11/6/17)

Eugene Register-Guard: Developing technology to connect consumers with artisan wineries (11/6/17)

Eugene Register-Guard: A gamer sees opportunities in esports (11/6/17)

Eugene Register-Guard: Getting to the heart of office printer woes (11/6/17)

Eugene Register-Guard: Bringing hotel guides into the 21st century (11/6/17)

Eugene Register-Guard: Serving the needs of a tattooed world (11/6/17)

Eugene Register-Guard: Taking the next step in virtual reality (11/6/17)

Lane County Community & Economic Development CONNECT – October

Portland Business Journal: Portland diagnostic startup wins Oregon Bioscience Showcase (10/31/17)

Luxemburger Wort: From US Air Force to cybersecurity – there’s no challenge she wouldn’t take (10/25/17)

Bend Bulletin: OnBoard Dynamics partners with global manufacturer (10/18/17)

Siuslaw News: October momentum continues with RAIN, development (10/11/17)

Portland Business Journal: Willamette Valley gets a seed fund of its own (9/25/17)

Eugene Register Guard: U.S. Department of Commerce gives $300,000 for south Willamette Valley business start-ups (9/22/17)

Eugene Register Guard: A child’s disruptive streak might be a good thing (9/4/17)

Ford Family Foundation September Newsletter: RAIN: Nurturing innovative startups (9/1/17)

OEDA September Newsletter: Caroline Cummings Joins OEDA Board of Directors (9/1/17)

Eugene Register Guard: Cottage Grove business plan competition to award $10,000 to help launch promising startups (8/28/17)

Eugene Register-Guard: RAIN Eugene Mentor-in-Residence Micah Elconin named  food and beverage sector strategist by the Lane County Sector Strategy Team (8/27/17)

Eugene Register Guard: Seven startup firms begin business accelerator training in Eugene (6/30/17)

Portland Business Journal: Oregon’s newest fund open for applications (6/23/17)

Siuslaw News: Coastal entrepreneurs prepare for Coastal Demo Day (6/19/17)

KLCC: Coastal entrepreneurs get help from Oregon RAIN (6/14/17)

KPPT Newport: RAIN Coastal Demo Day (6/12/17)

Eugene Register Guard: Helping women overcome barriers to join tech field (6/4/17)

Portland Business Journal: Willamette investor event hands out $1M to 5 startups, and a new fund (5/17/17)

Albany Democrat-Herald: Startup companies collect funding at Willamette Angels Conference (5/11/17)

Eugene Register-Guard: Investment fund established for local startups (5/7/17)

Albany Democrat-Herald: Willamette Angels Conference set for Thursday (5/7/17)

Oregon Business: I, Robot (5/7/2017)

Albany Democrat Herald: RAIN hosts mentor mixer in Albany (4/28/17)

The New Era — Sweet Home: Full house hears about entrepreneurship at RAIN Meetup in SH (4/26/17)

Eugene Register Guard: Duck incubator helps hatch local startups (4/23/17)

KGAL Albany: RAIN expands into East Linn County (4/20/17)

Surfer.com: Why not develop your own surf forecast system? (4/15/17)

NPR Marketplace: Growth and balance in Corvallis, Oregon (4/7/17)

Eugene Register Guard: RAIN Eugene, Fertilab merger to breathe new life into entrepreneurial community (4/2/17)

Eugene Register Guard: 11 Central Oregon Coast firms taking business instruction through RAIN (3/31/17)

Eugene Register Guard: Semifinalists named to vie for spots at 2017 Willamette Angels Conference (3/28/17)

The New Era – Sweet Home: Business support network RAIN plans SH stop after visit to County Commission (3/28/17)

Lebanon Express: Nyquist: RAIN offers economic outreach to rural Linn (3/22/17)

Lebanon Express: RAIN to host informational meeting for entrepreneurs (3/20/17)

KMTR Eugene: Governor Brown looks at business growth in Florence (3/17/17)

KVAL Eugene: Gov. Brown visits Florence: ‘These entrepreneurs are the job creators of the future’ (3/15/17)

Siuslaw News: RAIN seeks applicants for coastal pre-accelerator program (2/23/17)

KBCH Lincoln City: Lincoln County Connections – RAIN Speed Pitch Kickoff (2/23/17)

Newport News Times: Entrepreneurs take part in speed pitch (2/22/17)

Eugene Register Guard: When you know it’s time to quit your day job (2/19/17)

KNPT Newport interview: David Youngentob, RAIN and the coastal pre-accelerator (2/16/17)

KPPT Newport interview: What is RAIN for entrepreneurs (2/15/17)

Newport News Times: RAIN to hold speed pitch competition (2/15/17)

KBCH Lincoln City: Oregon RAIN seeks applicant for Coastal Pre-accelerator (2/8/17)

Corvallis Gazette Times: Willamette Angels Conference deadline approaching (2/7/17)

Portland Business Journal: Looking for funds? 2 Oregon investment groups are taking applications (2/6/17)

Eugene Register Guard: Local entrepreneurs gear up for the business competition circuit (2/5/17)

Eugene Register Guard: The real rub on fruit shrubs (2/2/17)

The Corvallis Advocate: RAIN business Accelerator (1/25/17)

Eugene Register Guard: Five things to look for in the coming year (1/21/17)

Eugene Register Guard: Willamette Angels Conference accepting applications for 2017 funding, mentorship (1/18/17)

Eugene Register Guard: Pharmacy founders write prescription for startup success (1/7/17)

Eugene Register Guard: Lane County’s top business stories of 2016 (12/25/16)

Newport News Times: Nonprofit names new executive director (12/8/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Singapore offers case study in innovation (12/3/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Oregon RAIN consortium, with accelerators in Eugene and Corvallis, taps new executive director (12/1/16)

Newport News Times: Oregon RAIN expands support (11/8/16)

Eugene Register Guard – Blue Chip:  UO Students develop Blueprint for business (11/7/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Springfield distiller Swallowtail Spirits plans open house next week (11/3/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Regional business accelerator hires coastal catalyst to help firms grow (11/1/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Business Beat — RAIN recognized by Oregon Economic Development Association (10/29/16)

Siuslaw News: A change in the RAIN (10/25/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Startup FOLD smoothing out the kinks in business model (10/22/16)

Eugene Register Guard: University of Oregon QuackCon event to bring sports and innovation together for hackathon (10/9/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Nine more startup companies graduate from Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) accelerator in Eugene (10/5/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network to hire candidate to work with entrepreneurs on Oregon’s mid-coast (9/13/16)

Eugene Register Guard: RAIN creates space for collaborative innovation (9/13/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Researcher shares first-hand experience with University Innovation Fellows program (9/11/16)

Eugene Register Guard: How Eugene can attract more investments (8/28/16)

Albany Democrat-Herald: RAIN to hold September event (8/23/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Program teaches marketing of science (8/14/16)

Coos Bay The World: They’re collaborating for the coast (8/9/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Networking necessary to fill mentor void (7/31/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Women entrepreneurs face more obstacles and find fewer role models than their male counterparts (7/17/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Angel investing needs women for a better balance (7/4/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Expanding opportunities close to home (6/26/16)

Siuslaw News: Starting up and taking off (6/24/16)

KEZI TV: Springfield hosts networking event for budding entrepreneurs (6/23/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Newest class of nine start-ups begins intensive program in RAIN business accelerator in downtown Eugene (6/17/16)

Eugene Register Guard: New venture capital fund wants to increase money flow to Eugene-area startups (6/14/16)

Eugene Register Guard: RAINmaker grants help businesses get a start (6/12/16)

Virtual Strategy: Tiny Worms Might Serve as ‘Canary in the Coal Mine’ for Environmental Toxins (6/7/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Sparking opportunities for college innovators (5/29/16)

Eugene Register Guard: People, products, plans available to help startups (5/15/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Corvallis firms take top prizes at Willamette Angel Conference in Eugene (5/14/16)

Corvallis Gazette-Times: Corvallis startups win big: Two local firms snag funding at Willamette Angels Conference (5/13/16)

Around the O: UO’s new hub for innovation featured in Register-Guard (5/11/16)

Around the O: The UO’s new innovation hub opens in downtown Eugene (5/11/16)

Siuslaw News: Local entrepreneur finalist at Eugene investor conference (5/10/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Don’t discount Piercy’s success (5/10/16)

Eugene Register Guard: New hub for innovators and entrepreneurs set to open in downtown Eugene (5/8/16)

Florence Coast Radio: Our Town (5/4/16)

Albany Democrat-Herald: Business startup seminar set for May 5 (5/3/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Students play role in helping to select ‘Angels’ (5/1/16)

Albany Democrat-Herald: RAIN hosts free startup seminar (4/25/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Willamette Angel Conference finalists whittled to five start-up firms (4/30/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Eugene on verge of successful innovation district (4/19/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Eugene forum to focus on arts, tech and business (4/17/16)

Corvallis Gazette-Times: Newstrackers (4/17/16)

KTVZ Bend: OSU hires Bend ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ (4/14/16)

Bend Bulletin: OSU program expands to Bend (4/13/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Sarah Means to lead Lane County economic development efforts (4/13/16)

Albany Democrat-Herald: Albany residents shine in speed pitch event (4/11/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Entrepreneurs: Excitement builds for May opening of innovation hub at 942 Olive Street (4/3/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Business Beat (4/3/16)

Albany Democrat-Herald: Deluxe to host Shark Tank style event (4/2/16)

Portland Business Journal: Oregon RAIN, OEN land funds from top state foundation (3/24/16)

KLCC Eugene: Eugene-Area Start-Ups Find Ways To Retain The Brains (3/24/16)

Albany Democrat-Herald: Manley to help Willamette Angels Conference (3/21/16)

Eugene Register Guard: College students embracing entrepreneurial activities (3/20/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Good Clean Love founder creates space for women-owned businesses to blossom (3/13/16)

KGAL Albany: Interview with Caroline Cummings on RAIN’s entrepreneurial outreach efforts (3/1/16)

Eugene Register Guard (blue chip): The RAINmakers: Eugene’s business accelerator is breeding success and gaining momentum (March, 2016)

Eugene Register Guard: Eugene software startup chosen to compete for prizes and money at Pitch Oregon in Portland (3/9/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network applauds latest crop of graduates of Eugene business accelerator (3/7/16)

Albany Democrat-Herald: Editorial: Welcome RAIN blows into Linn County (3/1/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Upcoming Hult Center event for innovators to focus on Kickstarter (2/29/16)

Albany Democrat-Herald: RAIN hopes to grow new businesses (2/24/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Startup picture brightens (2/22/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Big Mix stirs up an array of local innovations (2/21/16)

Albany Democrat Herald: RAIN Maker: Albany partners with nonprofit to foster entrepreneurship (2/16/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network (RAIN) announces upcoming events for entrepreneurs, advisers, investors in Albany (2/13/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Deadlines fast approaching for angel investing conference in Eugene (2/11/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Game developer Pipeworks Studio buys downtown Eugene building for $2.5 million (2/11/16)

The News Guard (Lincoln City): Entrepreneurs should watch for RAIN (2/10/16)

KNPT Newport: Venture Catalyst Caroline Cummings talks RAIN, pub talk in Newport (2/9/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Entrepreneurial ecosystems nurture growth (2/7/16)

Newport News-Times: Free pub talk for business startup (2/2/16)

Oregon Business: Can Eugene sell itself — without selling out? (February, 2016)

Siuslaw News: State of the ‘City in Motion’ (1/26/16)

Eugene Register Guard: Eugene-Springfield tech community helps inspire young video game creators (1/24/16)

Siuslaw News: Season of RAIN starts in the new year (1/15/16)

Eugene Register-Guard: Eugene tech companies draw job hopefuls on tours (1/14/16

KLCC: RAIN Eugene Looks at the State of the Startup Ecosystem (1/12/16)

Eugene Register-Guard: Newest RAIN Graduates Ready to Grow (1/10/16)

Eugene Register-Guard: Entrepreneurs: Startup event to address all things RAIN Eugene (12/27/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: California VC firm to bring sales jobs to Eugene (12/15/15)

Corvallis Gazette-Times: Doughnut maker shines at startup showcase (12/10/15)

The News Guard: Startup Seminar (12/7/15)

[Photo Gallery] “Call of Interest” Meeting at Nana’s Irish Pub (11/11/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: “Entrepreneurs hoping for lots of RAIN on Oregon Coast this week (11/9/15)

Newport News Times: “Call of Interest event will seek to channel innovation (11/6/15)

Corvallis Gazette-Times: Innovation expo expands (11/5/15)

Siuslaw News: Innovation comes with ‘RAIN’ (11/3/15)

Corvallis Gazette-Times: WIN Expo (11/2/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Eugene electrical vehicle firm says its product is ready to go to market (11/1/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Eugene firm first to meet their goal under new crowdfunding rules (11/1/15)

KCFM: Our Town (October 2015)

Siuslaw News: Ready for RAIN? (10/23/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: RAIN wants to expand support to entrepreneurs in rural Lane County (10/11/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Big Mix draws techies, entrepreneurs and more (10/5/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Eugene startup introduces laundry product to prevent workout clothes from getting smelly (10/1/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Coder Dojo, a youth computer-programming education project, launches second season (9/25/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Lane County commissioners approve 2 grants totaling $90,000 for economic development (9/22/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: The Big Mix, a networking opportunity for the local startup community, coming to Springfield on Tuesday (9/22/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Entrepreneurs (9/13/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: RAIN business accelerator in Eugene introduces its third class of entrepreneurs (9/12/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Talking tech at Eugene conference (8/26/15)

KUGN: RAIN Executive Director Jim Coonan visits with Storm Kennedy of KUGN News Talk 590 (8/18/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: New investment fund being setup by regional startups (8/15/15)

Portland Business Journal: A new Oregon-based seed fund to help startups is in the works (8/14/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Technology and arts key to downtown’s future (8/11/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Eugene sells downtown building to UO for RAIN business accelerator (8/11/15)

KMTR: RAIN program receives $2 million from the state (8/5/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Eugene business incubator expands into Springfield (8/2/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: We’re No. 10! (7/16/15)

Fast Company: The Next Top 10 Cities For Tech Jobs (7/13/15)

Corvallis Gazette-Times: Whitaker to lead business incubator program (7/10/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Oregon State University names new business college dean (7/7/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Entrepreneurs (6/28/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Corvallis business accelerator graduates five more startups (6/23/15)

Portland Business Journal: 5 companies emerge from OSU’s latest accelerator class (6/23/15)

Corvallis Gazette-Times: As I See It: RAIN’s efforts creating payoffs for the region (6/22/15)

KLCC: Eugene’s RAIN Program Gains Momentum (6/22/15)

Bend Bulletin: Bend company’s engine research motoring ahead (6/20/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Caroline Cummings to help local entrepreneurs in new job with RAIN (6/18/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Entrepreneurs (6/14/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Faster with fiber: Downtown Eugene businesses are getting a big bump in speed (6/14/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: RAIN already having a positive ripple effect (6/9/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Eugene’s award-winning Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network produces its second crop of startups (6/1/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Technology Association of Oregon makes connections in Eugene (5/31/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Profiles of the seven startups to graduate in RAIN Eugene’s second class (5/29/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Eugene companies succeed at Willamette Angel Conference (5/15/15)

Corvallis Gazette-Times: Business contest bestows record prize (5/15/15)

Around the O: Startup accelerator celebrates anniversary with national award (5/11/15)

OPB: Oregon Business Serves Up Crickets As A Food Choice (5/6/15)

Corvallis Gazette-Times: Regional incubator wins national award (5/5/15)

Around the O: UO spinoff companies receive state innovation grants (4/23/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Panel: Local economy will see more slow growth, potentially higher wages (3/31/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Eugene RAIN entrepreneurial center’s relocation bolsters downtown revitalization (3/16/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Entrepreneurs (3/1/15)

Corvallis Gazette-Times: InBusiness: Company leads in coated seed technology (2/23/15)

Corvallis Gazette-Times: Forecast calls for modest economic growth (2/14/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Entrepreneur sees golden opportunity in ‘Shark Tank’ (2/13/15)

Geekwire: This town in Oregon is supposedly more ‘innovative’ than Seattle (2/10/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Building deal would bring entrepreneurial agency downtown (2/8/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: 5 companies graduate from Corvallis RAIN (2/6/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Startup companies selected for RAIN business accelerator (2/4/15)

Bend Bulletin: Cascade Angels Fund taking applications (2/4/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Tech sector: A burgeoning presence (2/2/15)

Eugene Register-Guard: Cricket cuisine (2/1/15)

Corvallis Gazette-Times: Gov. Kitzhaber, Jim Coonan and Stan Baker (PHOTO) [1/21/15]

Corvallis Gazette-Times: Governor visits Corvallis startups (1/21/15)

KEZI: Governor Visits RAIN (1/21/15)

KUGN: Interview with Jim Coonan (12/19/14)

Eugene Register-Guard: Business accelerator seeks startups (12/18/14)

KLCC: UO Alumni Creates RAINMaker Fund For Student Entrepreneurs (11/18/14)

Eugene Register-Guard: Startup Weekend aims to jumpstart businesses (11/14/14)

Corvallis Gazette Times: Food firms make inroads at innovation expo (11/6/2014)

Eugene Register-Guard: Startups welcome RAIN (11/3/14)

Portland Business Journal: OSU’s accelerator is on the hunt for its next class (10/24/2014)

Portland Business Journal: Eugene RAIN fetes its first set of startup accelerator graduates (9/20/14)

Portland Business Journal: Oregon tech startup champion looks to nurture more non-Portland companies (9/15/15)

Business in Focus: Hear of the Silicon Shire (9/2014)

Corvallis Gazette Times: OSU program speeds business growth (8/25/2014)

Bend Bulletin: Bend Company Participates in OSU Accelerator (7/25/2014)

Eugene Weekly: Biz Beat (7/24/2014)

Portland Business Journal: Meet 7 companies from…(7/16/2014)

KLCC: Local start-ups begin acceleration program (7/16/2014)

Portland Business Journal: Eugene accelerator launches… (7/15/2014)

Eugene Register-Guard: Eight companies start in business accelerator (7/15/2014) [PDF download]

Eugene Register-Guard: Business accelerator selects first crop of entrepreneurs (7/12/2014) [PDF download]

KLCC: Governor Signs Commitment To Support RAIN (5/28/2014)

KPIC: Rain greets governor’s RAIN visit (5/28/2014)

KMTR: Governor visits Eugene to officially launch RAIN (5/28/2014)

KEZI: RAIN Program to Help Startups (5/28/2014)

Bend Bulletin: Bend company makes engine work with natural gas (5/23/2014)

Eugene Register-Guard: Help for businesses takes new approach (5/6/2014) [PDF download]

Corvallis Gazette-Times: OSU spins up tech companies with Venture Accelerator (7/26/13)

Press Releases

City of Albany Partners with Oregon RAIN to Offer Startup Program (2/11/16)

Lessons and Connections: Free Pub Talk for Startups (1/27/16)

Techies and Retirees and Artists. Oh Yes!: Startup Events for Specialty Areas in Florence (1/19/16)

Event: RAIN Eugene to host “State of the Startup Ecosystem Address” (1/11/16)

RAIN partners with Nitin Rai to lead new early stage fund program (8/14/15)

State Legislature supports more RAIN (8/4/15)

Whitaker appointed chairman of Oregon RAIN board (7/9/15)

Oregon Delegation Announces Manufacturing Designation for Oregon Communities (7/9/15)

Cummings Hired by RAIN to Catalyze Entrepreneurship (6/16/15)

Oregon RAIN named recipient of ITGA award for economic development (4/30/15)

Meet the nine startups in our next class (2/4/15)

Local businesses receive innovation training funds (12/4/14)

Advantage Accelerator “graduates” moving toward successful new businesses, jobs (7/24/2014)

RAIN Eugene Accelerator opens with eight startup companies (7/14/2014)

Gov. Kitzhaber to Sign Declaration of Cooperation (5/27/2014)

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