Rogue Credit Union
continues to grow

Rogue Credit Union continued its growth in the second quarter, albeit not at the breakneck rate of the recent past.

The Medford-based credit union, whose footprint stretches from the coast to the Klamath Basin, grew its loan portfolio 9.4 percent to $23 million, compared to 15.1 percent, or $31.82 million in the second quarter of 2016.

Rogue's deposits expanded 10.7 percent to $1.2 billion, above the industry average but down from the 13.8 percent rate a year ago.

Rogue Credit Union membership is now about 116,000 and it recently opened a second Roseburg office on Garden Valley Boulevard.

AllCare Health now
a Certified B Corp.

Grants Pass-based AllCare Health is the first healthcare company of its type in Oregon to become a Certified B Corp.

There are fewer than 100 companies in Oregon, and 2,200 B Corporations worldwide.

Oregon Benefit Corporations were created by Oregon House Bill 2296, passed in 2013. The act allows businesses to build social responsibility into their bylaws. It provides legal protection for those looking to pursue a corporate purpose other than exclusively maximizing profits for shareholders. It requires that the business create a materially positive impact on society and the environment; expand fiduciary duties to require consideration of the interests of workers, community and the environment and publicly report annually on its overall social and environmental performance.

Rogue Creamery of Central Point became the first Benefit Corp., on Jan. 1, 2014.

AllCare Health supported the creation of transitional and low-income housing for its members; partnered with local organizations to teach people about the benefits of nutritious eating; invested in skill-building for both children and parents to help create a more equal starting line for formal education; and removed barriers to healthcare that many members were facing, including providing transportation or funding after-hours services.

RCC offers info on
massage program

The Rogue Community College Massage Therapy program has scheduled three informational gatherings.

Massage Therapy is a limited-entry program. Attending an information meeting is mandatory for the spring 2018 application process.

Meetings run 5:30-7 p.m. at the RCC Redwood Campus at 3345 Redwood Highway, Grants Pass, in Building M, Room 1. The first session is  Wednesday, Aug 23, followed by meetings on Wednesday, Sept. 20, and Monday, Nov. 13.

The sessions will offer information on local employment opportunities, including wage ranges.  The program includes the training and practicum hours that meet the requirements for state licensing and national certification.

Information is available at www.roguecc.edu/massage as well as 541-956-7066 or by emailing massage@roguecc.edu.