The U.S. wine industry is bracing itself over the Trump administration's threat of a 100% tariff on European wine imports. Wine producers say the import tax could devastate their industry by putting distributors out of business.
HERMISTON — Hermiston is getting a new grocery store in March.
PENDLETON — Pendleton Sanitary Service announced that Barhyte Specialty Foods was selected as its 2019 Commercial Recycler of the Year during an award presentation at Barhyte’s Pendleton headq…
SALEM — Oregon taxpayers making changes to state withholding must use an Oregon W-4 form, according to the Oregon Department of Revenue. The new federal Form W-4 cannot be used for Oregon with…
PENDLETON — The IRS has confirmed Jan. 27 as the first day the tax agency will accept and begin processing 2019 tax returns.
SALEM — The 19th annual Mid-Oregon Construction Safety Summit, a two-day conference in Central Oregon that will focus on the safety and health of workers in residential, commercial and industr…
HERMISTON — A longtime provider of carnival rides, concessions and midway games for the Umatilla County Fair closed its doors at the beginning of January.
SALEM — An aluminum recycling plant in The Dalles has been hit with the largest fine ever imposed by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for air pollution.
LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon University's Small Business Development Center is hosting a training for business owners interested in doing business with state and federal agencies.
Macy’s will close its Walla Walla store, the retail anchor of downtown’s Main Street in the historic Liberty Theater building, the company said.
COLLEGE PLACE — Hop Thief Taphouse and Kitchen made twice the history in one shot with its opening last week.
NEW YORK — Small business owners have plenty of changes to deal with as 2020 begins — higher labor costs for many companies, and some owners will discover that they have to comply with new law…
Starting next week, Alaska Airlines will add two new daily direct flights to Los Angeles and San Diego from Redmond airport, according to a statement provided by the airport administration.
BOARDMAN — Drivers on Interstate 84 may have spotted construction for a new hotel in Boardman recently.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. long-term mortgage rates declined slightly this week, remaining close to the historically low levels where they have hovered for the past two months.
LA GRANDE — The Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center recently announced Brittany Hargrove is departing Jan. 2. She accepted a position as the coalition coordinator at Union County Saf…
PORTLAND — Graham Trainor has taken the helm at one of the state’s largest labor groups at a time when workers in Oregon — already a strong union state — appear emboldened, engaging in ambitio…
BOARDMAN — It was a busy year on many fronts for the Port of Morrow.
HEPPNER — Jeff Bailey, president and CEO of Bank of Eastern Oregon, was recently elected as secretary/treasurer of the Community Banks of Oregon Board of Directors.
Mirasol Family Medical Center has a new clinic manager.
LA GRANDE — Eastern Oregon's first CBD-only retailer, Nugget CBD, is officially open for business in La Grande and held a grand opening on Friday, according to a press release.
SALEM — Two regional businesses were issued penalties from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for November, a DEQ press release announced on Thursday.
The bankrupt NORPAC cooperative has struck a deal to sell its Oregon processing facilities for $49 million to Lineage Logistics, a Michigan-based cold storage firm.
HERMISTON — Online advertising claimed another victim this week when The Nickel closed its doors Thursday.
Farmers and ranchers have until Feb. 18 to provide feedback on proposed changes to one of the USDA's most widely accessed conservation programs.
SALEM — There were audible sighs of relief in Oregon’s business community after congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump reached an agreement on a new trade pact replacing NAFTA, the…
The U.S. House passed a farm labor bill, Dec. 11, that many hailed as a bipartisan compromise to ensure a reliable, legal workforce while opponents say it will be abused for amnesty. The bill …
SALEM — The Oregon Secretary of State’s office issued a warning of a known business scam. Newly formed Oregon businesses have received a solicitation from OR Certificate Services offering a Ce…
HERMISTON — The Hermiston and Pendleton chamber ambassadors made a rare double appearance Thursday night at the ribbon cutting for Affordable Family Eyewear’s new Hermiston office.
SALEM — Johnson & Johnson failed to disclose potential debilitating and dangerous complications posed by devices implanted in at least 3,700 women in Oregon, according to a lawsuit filed b…
SALEM — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for project ideas as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program for 2020. Approxima…
LA GRANDE — Union County restaurant owners may pay more for food service licenses for the first time in five years.
BAKER CITY — The Oregon Department of Human Services has awarded Baker Technical Institute a contract to provide workforce development training and support services to individuals who are reci…
ECHO — A new store recently opened in Echo.
HERMISTON — Bank of Eastern Oregon now has a full-service branch in Hermiston.
Adoption of breeding technologies and genetics will become increasingly important for success.
HERMISTON — Laurie Hartung gets a little emotional when she talks about needing to close Scrubs Life, but she doesn’t regret owning her own business for five years.
HEPPNER — Ed Rollins, the senior vice president/chief credit officer of Bank of Eastern Oregon in Heppner, has joined the American Bankers Association’s Agricultural and Rural Bankers Committe…
BEND — Jason Thomas is going nuts.
UMATILLA COUNTY — The annual Holiday Charity Drive for local nonprofit organizations is underway at local branches of Community Bank, including Pendleton, Hermiston and Milton-Freewater.
BAKER CITY — Baker Technical Institute is teaming up with Waste Management Pacific Northwest to provide heavy equipment operator training at its Columbia Ridge Landfill in Arlington.
STAYTON — Bankrupt Oregon fruit and vegetable cooperative NORPAC warned Wednesday it will be shutting down its two facilities in Salem, leading to layoffs of more than 900 employees.
SALEM — Unemployment tax rates for employers subject to Oregon payroll tax will move to tax schedule two for the 2020 calendar year.
PENDLETON — EO Media Group has relaunched its monthly real estate magazine to include all of its markets in northeast Oregon.
HEPPNER — Columbia Basin Electric Co-Op will be searching for a new CEO after Thomas Wolff announced his retirement.
PENDLETON — Honey from Blue Mountain Apiary of Pendleton took third place at the fall conference of the Oregon State Beekeepers Association.
UMATILLA COUNTY — Pacific Power will match up to $144,000 in customer donations to the Oregon Energy Fund this November.
HEPPNER — BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced third-quarter 2019 consolidated net income of $1,229,000 or $1.04 per share, compared with $1,196,000 or $1.01 per s…
SALEM — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has produced a podcast that focuses on the issues surrounding marijuana vaping and the national outbreak of a respiratory illness.
UMATILLA COUNTY — The Oregon Public Utility Commission has approved a rate increase for the state’s three regulated utilities, including Cascade Natural Gas, starting Nov. 1.
PENDLETON — Developer Nate Brusselback was recently awarded a $10,000 grant from the Energy Trust of Oregon for upgrades at his South Hills Apartment Complex, 248 S.W. 28th Drive. The grant wi…
WASHINGTON — U.S. new home sales fell slightly in September with all regions of the country except the Midwest showing declines.
SALEM — The head of Oregon’s economic development agency will be stepping down at the end of the year, the agency said Thursday.