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Southern Oregon's inn and hotel keepers continued to see improvement in November.

The latest data compiled by Smith Travel Research of Shelbyville, Tenn., showed the region accounted for about 12 percent of the state's room demand in November and 9.3 percent of the room revenue. In both cases the region showed solid gains, growing demand by 7.1 percent and improving revenue 11.9 percent to $9.35 million.

Room rates grew 4.5 percent over the previous November to $75.82, while occupancy was up 6.8 percent to 50.4 percent.

Internship coordinator Jane Picknell will discuss employee management Thursday, Jan. 15 at a Lunch, Learn & Launch session at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center in downtown Medford.

Southern Oregon University's School of Business provides a variety of opportunities for students to gain real-world experience through connections with local agencies and businesses. Picknell will explain how your organization can benefit from using student interns and how students can benefit from your knowledge and experience.

The hour-long session begins at 12:15 p.m. There is no cost. For information, call 541-552-8300.