Wednesday Nov 27
Gold rush reshapes Oregon wine country as outside capital discovers pinot noir
Domaine Drouhin made history in 1987 when it made the first significant investment of foreign capital in Oregon.
Wednesday Nov 27
Medford Mail Tribune
Small regional banks face challenges
Those low interest rates customers love can squeeze smaller banks, which depend heavily on interest income - so much so that shareholders often see a better chance for a reasonable return on their investment by selling to another bank.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
After Oregon's worst wildfire year, a look at how one forest hopes to recover
The Whiskey complex of fires burned through more than 17,000 acres of the Umpqua National Forest this summer, but even before the last smoldering snag was out, the stewards of the land were planning what to do next.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune
Sterling Bank to merge with Umpqua Holdings
"It's going to be a great merger of two great community banks," said Helen Casey, manager of the Oroville Branch of Sterling Savings Bank.
Umpqua Bank moves SF offices to 450 Sansome
Umpqua Bank is moving its San Francisco offices across the financial district to 450 Sansome St., where the bank recently opened its "futuristic" flagship retail branch.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Southern Oregon angel investors smile on Portland outdoor apparel company
Homeschool Technical Apparel founder and CEO Daniel Clancey makes his presentation during the Roseburg Area Angel Investor Network Conference at Umpqua Community College Wednesday.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Holiday giving roundup: Local charities and drives
Umpqua Bank is taking nominations for its 16th annual Wish Upon a Star program that grants wishes for individuals and families struggling through hard times in Puget Sound now through Dec. 6. The Wish Upon a Star program has granted $540,000 in wishes since 1998 tackling basic needs like furnace installations to unique requests like building ... (more)
Fri Nov 08, 2013
ABA Banking Journal
SNL Regional Report: Perking up, and experts say there's more brewing
Bankers aren't just heating up the coffee in the Pacific Northwest these days, say the analysts at SNL Financial.
Tue Nov 05, 2013
Umpqua CEO writes book about 'Occupy'
At the height of the Occupy movement in Portland two years ago, banks were among the focal points of the protests.