Talent Show

March 2014

March 2014

Sawyer Paddles & Oars

Peter Newport's roots start right here in southern Oregon: his parents ran the ski shop and taught skiing at Mt. Ashland 50 years ago, and his father graduated in Business/Accounting from SOCC. He was born in Bend, but followed in his dad's footsteps to southern Oregon, and in 2011 became the owner of Sawyer Paddles and Oars. "I've always enjoyed rafting, kayaking and fishing the Rogue and Deschutes rivers," Pete said.
After working with Pepsi-Cola for many years, Pete bought the Bend-based Breedlove Guitar Company. "Master Luthier, Kim Breedlove really taught me about design, woodworking, wood buying, art and overall skills related to woodworking."

January 2014

January 2014

Edward Jones

When did this business open?:
Edward Jones got its start in 1922 when Edward D. Jones Sr. founded the firm that bears his name. For more than 50 years, Edward Jones has brought its unique brand of service to communities across the country. Edward Jones' one-broker office strategy runs counter to that of virtually every other major securities firm in the United States. Ted Jones believed in bringing Wall Street to Main Street. This is why our office is the only major financial firm in Talent. Our Talent office was opened in 2002 and I took over the office in 2005. My assistant, Shelli Davis, joined the firm in 2010 and has been instrumental in helping me build a very successful business here in Talent.

December 2013

December 2013

Video Quick

A Talent landmark, Video Quick first opened for business 26 years ago.
As automation and computers continue to speed up our already busy lives, it is refreshing to know businesses such as this are alive and well here in Talent.
"We are quickly becoming very unique, as large and small video stores are closing at a rapid pace across the country," said Curt Thompson, who took over ownership in 2004. "But people still want the experience of browsing and talking to our clerks. And we plan to fill that need for as long as possible."

November 2013

November 2013

Meet Dr. Mehdi Ghavam of Talent Dental

For Rogue Valley native Mehdi Ghavam, D.M.D., it was a smooth and easy transition taking over the dental practice located at 106 N. Market Street here in Talent. Dr. Dan Jackson first opened Talent Dental three decades ago, and Dr. Ghavam had been practicing with him for the past nine years.
"I have known Dr. Jackson for thirty years," Dr. Ghavam said. "As I was finishing dental school, he was looking for an associate dentist. We had been in touch throughout my dental school years, and I jumped at the opportunity to return to Southern Oregon and serve the community that had served me so well. Talent is such a fantastic place to live, work and raise a family."

October 2013

October 2013

Julek’s Polish Kitchen

Julek's Polish Kitchen is a family run establishment that opened here in Talent in late September, 2012. Owner Bogusia Antczak thinks of Julek's as more of a family kitchen rather than a restaurant. She cooks food the old-fashioned way, without microwaves, preservatives or big delivery trucks. They shop local when possible and make sure to support local growers and farmers. Her food is pure and simple, and all made in Julek's kitchen.

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