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Jan

FORTUNE Includes Umpqua Bank on the 2009 “100 Best Companies to Work For” List – January 22, 2009

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FORTUNE announced today that Umpqua Bank, a subsidiary of Umpqua Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: UMPQ) has been ranked 34th on the 12th annual “100 Best Companies to Work For” list. Umpqua was the only Oregon company and community bank to make the list. The full list and related stories will appear in the Feb. 2 issue of FORTUNE, available on newsstands on Monday, Jan. 26, and now at www.FORTUNE.com/bestcompanies.

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10
Jan

Deep breath of success on Mount Hood: Reach the Summit program helps Sisters woman change path away from emphysema – The Bulletin, January 10, 2009

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Katie Williams had always been intrigued by the notion of climbing Mount Hood. But the 53-year-old Sisters resident just never really got around to trying it.

When she received a brochure for the American Lung Association of Oregon’s Reach the Summit program, however, it had a special resonance for her. Her maternal grandparents had both died of lung cancer, and she had started smoking herself at age 14. By the time she was 25, she was smoking nearly three packs a day and suffering from chronic lung problems. Spurred by her doctor’s emphysema-by-30 prognosis and a nighttime incident of coughing up blood, she quit smoking cold turkey nearly 30 years ago. Here was a chance to strike back.

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02
Jan

Dialing for Dollars: A new retail strategy could help Consumer Cellular grow despite the recession – Portland Business Journal, January 2, 2009

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A cell phone company that caters to older consumers may have a recession-proof expansion plan.  Next month, Tualatin-based Consumer Cellular Inc. will start selling its cell phones and service plans in a dozen Sears and Kmart stores between Longview, Wash., and Salem.

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