Ebb and Flow: Umpqua welcomes new CEO


A weekly list of new hires, fires and promotions, as well as business openings and closings:

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Openings and Closings

Pine Street Market has announced its final tenant. The Country Cat had intended to open a Food + Juice establishment, but Kure Juice Bar will instead fill that juice roll. Co-owner Nate Higgins says the menu will be a “refined” version of what Kure typically offers.

Two Coburg residents opened a second restaurant in the 1,000-person town last month. Their latest venture, The Coburg Inn Restaurant, is in the historic William Van Duyn House, and right across the street from Chiefs Brew House — Rachelle and Matt Hogan’s first restaurant.

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In-N-Out’s hold on Oregon will continue to spread as the California burger chain intends to open a second location in grants Pass. In-N-Out opened its first Oregon location on Medford, much to the state’s delight. Burger lovers will have to wait, however, as the Grants Pass location won’t break ground until early 2017.

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EdgeLink, a tech-focused employment agency, has moved just outside the downtown Portland circle. Now located at 2525 S.W. First Ave., the agency has almost doubled its space. EdgeLink cofounder Mike Miadich described the new location as the “perfect home.”

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Craig Collins has been selected to fill the senior vice president of sales and operation role at Frontier Communications’ West Region. Collins has spent the last 24 years in senior leadership within the communication and technology industry. In his new role, Collins will lead expansion in Oregon, Washington and California.

Umpqua Bank named its new CEO Monday. Cort O’Haver will replace current CEO Ray Davis Jan. 1. Davis will be shifted to the banks board of directors, serving as executive chair. O’Haver was named president in April.




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