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Business resource fair Oct. 17

The 13th Annual Rogue Valley Business Resource Fair provides free information in the forms of industry and trade seminars, consultations, and other key resources for small business owners and those considering an entrepreneurial venture.

The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 17 at the RCC / SOU Higher Education Center, 101 Bartlett Street in Medford. A light breakfast and lunch is provided.

Admission is free. Pre-registration and same-day registration is available and you can register online.

Business and government agencies, including the Office of Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business and ODOT, will staff booths in Exhibitors Hall.

“This event is an invaluable opportunity for Oregon business owners to tap private and public resources that can help their business be more successful,” said ODOT Civil Rights Field Coordinator Christie Meacham.

More information about the Rogue Valley Business Resource Fair is available online at www.sou.edu/bizfair.

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 Raising rail crossing safety awareness

The Rail & Public Transit Division is joining with Oregon’s Operation Lifesaver in an educational campaign aimed at improving safety at highway-rail grade crossings throughout the state. The partners received funds from the Federal Highway Administration and Operation Lifesaver, Inc. for the campaign and will promote the nonprofit group’s ongoing “See Tracks? Think Train!” public awareness campaign.

Funds are being used to purchase brochures, which will be distributed at Oregon DMV offices, ports of entry, and other locations. ODOT’s Motor Carrier Division will reach out to professional truck drivers and offer the brochures and visor cards with the message. Funds will also be used to run radio and television public service announcements on Spanish language stations across the state.

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