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Core makes Inc. 5000 for third time

CORE Business Services of Medford was ranked No. 2,250 in Inc. Magazine's 35th-annual Inc. 5000, a list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

The company located at the Medford airport produced 162 percent revenue growth from the beginning of 2013 to the end of 2015 and reported revenue of $4.3 million in 2015.

It's the third straight appearance in the Inc. 5000 for the 10-year-old IT service firm, which provides managed services, specializing in web design, including hosting, cloud, search engine optimization services and data protection.

CORE debuted at No. 1,523 two years ago, following a 280 percent revenue gain.

Erickson picks up Malaysian contract

Erickson has signed a timber harvesting aerial services deal with two Malaysian firms valued at $9 million annually.

Asiatic Heli-Logging SDN BHD and Hormat Jadi SDN BHD in Sabah, Malaysia, will begin harvesting in September.

Asiatic Heli-Logging, a previous customer with a minimum two-year contract and a five-year renewal option, will use one S-64E aircraft. The Hormat Jadi contract is for 18 months. Both customers log in steep mountainous terrain.

Bank of the Cascades donates to CASA

Bank of the Cascades has donated $2,000 to CASA of Jackson County, supporting as many as 20 trained volunteers to serve as legal advocates for up to 75 at-risk children moving through the legal system toward safe, permanent homes.

The local organization recruits and trains of Court Appointed Special Advocates willing to donate between 10 and 20 hours of service each month for at least two years. There are currently 200 active CASAs serving nearly 750 children combined in Jackson and Josephine counties.