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One blog reader wins our OfficeHours coffee card prize in year-end contest

We have a winner in the SR OfficeHours top business stories of 2013 contest.

The winner, He (she) guessed correctly that the expansion of medical education programs at the Riverpoint higher education campus was the most significant business story of the year for this area.  We listed the top five:

  1. Riverpoint expansion.
  2. Umpqua buys Sterling Financial.
  3. Huge credit card fraud tied to area grocery stores.
  4. Major downtown properties sold to developers eager to renovate.
  5. Owner of Mead smelter property investing millions to convert site into an industrial park.

So, yo mjbehri, contact us by sending an email to with the subject COFFEE. We'll then line up a mailing address for the prize.

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