>Brookings Oregon News, Sports, & Weather | The Curry Coastal Pilot

News Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

News arrow News arrow Business arrow CURRY COUNTY BUSINESSES CELEBRATE SUCCESS OF AMERICA'S WILD RIVERS COAST BRAND

Print

CURRY COUNTY BUSINESSES CELEBRATE SUCCESS OF AMERICA'S WILD RIVERS COAST BRAND

Local business officials celebrate America's Wild Rivers Coast brand. (The Pilot/Charles Kocher).
Local business officials celebrate America's Wild Rivers Coast brand. (The Pilot/Charles Kocher).

By Charles Kocher

Pilot staff writer

More than 200 people from Langlois to Klamath gathered to celebrate the America's Wild Rivers Coast branding effort Wednesday night.

Hosted by the Smith River Rancheria, the event was organized by the chambers of commerce that manage the Wild Rivers Coast brand: Port Orford, Gold Beach, Brookings-Harbor, Crescent City/Del Norte and Klamath.

The name America's Wild Rivers Coast was established March 2002 to include both Curry and Del Norte counties. A collection of materials and a digital show of how the brand is being used in names and marketing was on display throughout the reception.

The event was also used to announce a three-year commitment to train 750 employees in the tourism industry along the Wild Rivers Coast.

Calling it Hospitality 101, project director Tim Hoone said the program will provide customized training for employees in lodging, restaurants, retailing and attractions. The training will result in a certificate from the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

The training is being funded through a $2.1 million grant to the Workforce Center in Crescent City by the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration. Partner agencies include Southwestern Oregon Community College, College of the Redwoods, Elk Valley Rancheria, the Brookings-Harbor and Crescent City/Del Norte chambers of commerce, Rural Human Services, and the America's Wild Rivers Coast Consortium.

For more information about Hospitality 101, contact Hoone at (707) 464-8347 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Print

Business News by Yahoo Finance

  • Europe rides rebound as global sell-off abates
    World stocks hit a nine-month low on Friday but oil and southern European bonds were off their week's worst levels, as investors began to dust themselves off after one of the most volatile spells in world markets in years. Bourses in London (.FTSE), Frankfurt (.GDAXI) and Paris (.FCHI) started the day up 1 to 1.5 percent and Athens (.ATG) rose 4.5 percent as Greek governments bonds steadied after their worst run since the height of the euro crisis in mid-2012. The possible return to recession in the euro zone, a floundering economy in Japan, slowdown in China and the Ebola virus outbreak have conspired to rattle investors already fretting about the end of years of U.S. It has been a fourth straight week of stock market falls in the U.S.
  • Goldman curbs bankers' compensation even as revenue surges
    Top Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) executives are determined to keep compensation costs under control. On Thursday, Goldman reported a 25 percent increase in quarterly revenue, but the money it set aside for compensation and benefits rose only 18 percent from the same period a year earlier. The amount of money it has set aside for compensation is more or less unchanged, as is the average compensation per employee, at around $320,000 for the first nine months of the year. Sources familiar with the matter inside Goldman Sachs described the restraint as a sign of the shifting mentality about bonuses at the bank: it wants to tightly control compensation, even if it has good quarters with big revenue gains.
  • Google's revenue falls short despite curbing price declines
    Google Inc's revenue fell short of Wall Street's expectations as growth in Internet advertising slowed in the most-recent quarter, offsetting a modest improvement in ad pricing, sending its shares down about 3 percent. Shares of Google fell 2.7 percent to $510.11 in extended trading on Thursday. Google posted $16.52 billion in revenue for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared to $13.75 billion in the year ago period. On Thursday, Google announced it had appointed Omid Kordestani its new chief business officer, replacing Nikesh Arora, who had departed a quarter ago to join Japan's Softbank Corp. The chief business officer is considered a key position, overseeing all the company's revenue-generating activities and serving as a liaison to investors and Wall Street.

Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Follow Curry Coastal Pilot headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use