Power Lunch: Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, $13;  Chickpea Falafel, $14; Corned Beef Reuben, $13; Duck Leg Confit, $28; Seared Petrale Sole, $29; Warm Bourbon Cherry Pot Pie, $9 High Notes Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine200 N. Riverside Drive, Medford, OR 97501541-774-4760innatthecommons.com/larks-restaurant Hours: Lunch Monday – Friday,11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; brunch Saturday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Owners: … Read more

Short-line Freight Railroads

After decades of neglect and shrinking influence, short-line railroads are showing their relevance once more to Oregon’s economy. But as communities like Coos Bay win plaudits from the rail industry for restoring these short-distance links to the national railroad system, others, like Tillamook, are opting to abandon old tracks — reflecting a divided approach to … Read more

Gold Hard Cash

Adam Trexler has spent the past 10 years steeped in the world of global finance. As a student, researcher and professor at the University of London and the University of Exeter, he studied and taught classes on the relationship between credit markets, monetary policy and local crafts movements. He also experienced personally the shock of … Read more

Launch: Startup Tips, Where They Are Now and Books

Startup Tip “Many people become entrepreneurs because they want to work for themselves or offer a new solution they themselves were seeking. Entrepreneurs create these businesses from nothing, and these businesses rely completely on the work of the founding individual or team. It is important when outlining your strategy to plan for the day when … Read more

Catch that Train!

As high-speed rail inches forward, could new routes cut congestion and revitalize rural economies?

Storyteller-in-Chief: Why I Don’t Want to be a Three-Percenter

The world of technology illustrates the power of ideas and how they create opportunity and transform the world. It’s heady stuff, with high-profile execs becoming celebrities, inventions changing commerce and the very fabric of society. The ability to turn sci-fi into reality is garnering big investments from venture capitalists and fueling IPO dreams. It’s the … Read more