HEPPNER — BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced first quarter 2021 consolidated net income of $1,337,000, or $1.11 per share, compared to $1,110,000, or $0.94 per share, for first quarter 2020.
Oregon’s jobless rate dropped slightly in March, according to new data released Tuesday from the Oregon Employment Department, falling a tenth of a percentage point to 6.0%.
The plan was to keep Michelle Swartzentruber closer to home by getting the young woman invested in a new baking operation. The result was too sweet to resist.
A new warehouse starting construction in Hermiston is expected to hire 75 to 100 people once it is completed later this year.
A year into the pandemic, and the steepest economic fall in Oregon history, placing a phone call to the Oregon Employment Department remains an onerous chore.
MESA, Wash. — A Washington man pleaded guilty on Wednesday, March 31, to defrauding businesses out of more than $244 million by charging them under various agreements for the purported costs o…
ENTERPRISE — An ambulance service based in Eastern Oregon that often helps with wildfire victims has turned its attention to the still-raging COVID-19 pandemic that, unlike last year’s wildfir…
Commercial Tire announced last week that the company is now 100% employee owned.
UMATILLA COUNTY — State and federal COVID-19 relief legislation will present more grant opportunities to businesses in April.
The state of Oregon is continuing to bar creditors and debt collectors from seizing federal stimulus payments sent to Oregonians.
PORTLAND — Finding locally grown fresh food Oregon just became easier.
HERMISTON — Columbia Basin Bioscience, a CBD extraction company based in Hermiston, announced on Wednesday, March 17, that it has received a Current Good Manufacturing Practice certification.
PENDLETON — When the Pendleton Quiznos went out of business last year, Lam Ha saw the space as the perfect location for a restaurant dream more than a decade in the making.
SALEM — Scores of beloved Oregon businesses permanently shut their doors during the pandemic, unable to endure the prolonged downturn as safety restrictions limited business — or customers sim…
HERMISTON — A lawsuit by Airport Road residents Chris and Monique Waine against Umatilla County and the city of Hermiston continues to move forward after a judge denied the defendants’ motion …
Morrow County and Tillamook County Creamery Association have announced another round of funding is available to assist small businesses affected by COVID-19.
WALLA WALLA — Lori Wyman is stepping in as regional business manager for Pacific Power in Walla Walla and other Southeast Washington communities, according to a press release.
SALEM — The Oregon Employment Department experienced a tenfold increase in identity theft issues in 2020 as new jobless claims poured in during the pandemic, mirroring a spike in claims that t…
PORTLAND — A federal judge found on Tuesday, Feb. 9, that Anheuser-Busch’s advertisements portraying its Michelob ULTRA Hard Seltzer as “the only” or “the first national USDA certified organic…
WALLA WALLA, Wash. — Harvust, a Walla Walla agriculture-focused tech company, attracted national attention when its owners were recognized as the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2021 Entrepr…
HEPPNER — The Bank of Eastern Oregon has named a new executive vice president and chief operations officer, according to a press release.
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FAREWELL BEND — A dark and remote stretch of Interstate 84 east of Baker City is considerably brighter in 2021.
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HERMISTON — Rogers Toyota opened its location in Hermiston on Wednesday, Dec. 16.
UMATILLA — Dollar General could be coming to Umatilla.
HERMISTON — Club 24’s Oregon locations and the Hermiston Athletic Club are closed at the request of Oregon’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration.
PENDLETON — The Umatilla County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the expenditure of up to $1.18 million from the state-funded CARES Business Grant Program to support businesses in t…
Oregon will soon be paying out additional benefits to around 246,000 residents who found themselves unemployed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
SALEM — Business Oregon is seeking applicants from businesses in the Eastern Oregon region to meet geographic distribution targets for the round of grant funding it previously announced on Nov…
SALEM — Oregon’s recovery from the coronavirus recession will likely be much faster than from prior downturns, state economists said last week in their quarterly economic forecast. The state’s…
HEPPNER — The Board of Directors of BEO Bancorp voted recently to declare a $0.95 per share dividend for 2020. The dividend will be paid to shareholders of record as of Dec. 8, payable on or b…
HEPPNER — BEO Bancorp and its subsidiary, Bank of Eastern Oregon, announced its 2020 third quarter figures on Wednesday, Oct. 14, in a press release.
ECHO — Fall is here, and so is the Echo Corn Maze.
Les Schwab Tire Centers has reached a deal to sell the company to Meritage Group, a San Francisco-based investment firm, ending family ownership of one of Oregon’s best-known businesses.
HERMISTON — After 45 years with PNGC Power, Umatilla Electric Cooperative is striking out on its own for power purchases.
SEATTLE — When an American worker loses their job due to competition created by international trade, the Trade Adjustment Act provides funding for that worker to be retrained for a new job. A …
The navigation lock at Lower Monumental Lock and Dam will be closed during daylight hours for emergency repairs Aug. 31 through Sept. 16. Wheat industry members expect slight delays during a b…
After a monthlong hiatus, the Maxwell Market will reopen Thursday, Aug. 27, with the help of grants from the city of Hermiston and Umatilla County.
SALEM — The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed a temporary rule to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in workplaces around the state and across industries. The…
SALEM — Oregon added 20,500 jobs in July and the state’s jobless rate dropped to 10.4%, according to new data out Tuesday, Aug. 18, from the Oregon Employment Department, down from 11.6 in Jun…
HERMISTON — Express Employment Professionals will be holding a drive-thru job fair on Thursday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of its offices at 120 E. Hurlburt Ave. in Hermiston.
Smith Frozen Foods in Weston has been put on Oregon’s COVID-19 outbreak list for worksites.
UMATILLA COUNTY — Joe Meda says at this point he is operating his restaurant on a day-to-day basis, with little certainty of what the weeks to come will look like.
SALEM — There seems to be something unique about the bars and restaurants in Oregon: Unlike those in other states and countries besieged by the coronavirus pandemic, Oregon’s indoor eating and…
SALEM — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission has suspended the liquor license of a southern Oregon bar because the venue failed to require patrons to “keep their distance.”
HERMISTON — Good Shepherd Health Care System has welcomed Dr. David Shanley, a family medicine physician, to the Good Shepherd Primary Care Clinic at 620 N.W. 11th St., Suite 103, in Hermiston.
SALEM — When the coronavirus shutdown hit Oregon in March, Oregonians closed their wallets.
UMATILLA COUNTY — Four months after filing for unemployment, Travis Hamman said he is still waiting for nine weeks worth of compensation.
UMATILLA COUNTY — Several large and small companies in Umatilla County were able to keep their businesses afloat as a result of the Paycheck Protection Program.
UMATILLA COUNTY — Checking identification is more complicated when everyone is wearing a mask, but local businesses say they’re making it work.
ENTERPRISE — Terminal Gravity beer is heading west, from Enterprise where it is brewed to the northern Washington Cascades, where fans are awaiting its return, the craft brewery announced July 13.
The Oregon Bankers Association (OBA) is encouraging consumers to empty out their piggy banks to help small businesses facing coin shortages resulting from pandemic-related shutdowns.
Pacific Power reminds customers that the company has options for aiding with bill payments, in light of COVID-19-related economic hardships.