KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers is a podcast where we talk to business leaders creating economic and community success in western and central Oregon. Our region is rich with business and economic stories that aren't being told, so we decided to create a podcast where we can have a conversation with the very leaders in Oregon who are moving the business community forward. Every other week, we will launch a new in-depth conversation with a person who is either creating wealth, policy, or opportunity for Oregon to continue to thrive today, and into the future. It won't always be a CEO or business leader or a leader in private industry, it could be an elected official, entrepreneur, or nonprofit leader, but the conversation will always focus on an important driver of community prosperity.
KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers

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KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers is a podcast where we talk to business leaders creating economic and community success in western and central Oregon. Our region is rich with business and economic stories that aren't being told, so we decided to create a podcast where we can have a conversation with the very leaders in Oregon who are moving the business community forward. Every other week, we will launch a new in-depth conversation with a person who is either creating wealth, policy, or opportunity for Oregon to continue to thrive today, and into the future. It won't always be a CEO or business leader or a leader in private industry, it could be an elected official, entrepreneur, or nonprofit leader, but the conversation will always focus on an important driver of community prosperity.

Most Recent Episodes

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Representative-Elect, Val Hoyle

Val Hoyle, the newly elected representative for Oregon's Congressional District 4, appeared on Oregon Rainmakers to share her plans and goals as a new member of Congress. Hoyle, who defeated Alek Scarlatos in the midterm election by a 50.7 to 43.1 percent margin, discussed the reasons she believes she won the election and also some of her priorities she will bring to Washington.

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Raj Vable, Founder, Young Mountain Tea

For Raj Vable, founder of Springfield-based Young Mountain Tea, his early interests were music... not tea. "I knew I would never be a big star, but music brought me into sound engineering which led to electrical engineering at the University of Michigan," he said. While he thrived in that course of study, he also knew he wanted to do something with more connection to the environment and people.

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Frank Lawson, General Manager of the Eugene Water & Electric Board

A conversation with Frank Lawson the General Manager for the Eugene Water & Electric Board (EWEB). EWEB is Oregon's largest customer-owned utility and provides water and electricity to the Eugene community, as well as parts of east Springfield and the McKenzie River valley area. We talk about his career, the role of EWEB in our community and what the future holds for the community's energy and water needs.

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Frank Lawson, General Manager of the Eugene Water & Electric Board

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Julie Collins, Executive Director of the Cascades Raptor Center

A conversation with Julie Collins, the Executive Director for the Cascades Raptor Center. The Center is both an animal hospital as well as a destination for thousands of visitors each year. We talk about the center, and how it not only helps our birds of prey and educates people, but how it is an important part of Lane County's tourism industry.

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Julie Collins, Executive Director of the Cascades Raptor Center

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Andrew Shearer, Chief of Police, City of Springfield

A conversation with City of Springfield Police Chief Andrew Shearer. Shearer was appointed to the position in March of this year and brings more than 29 years of law enforcement experience to Springfield PD. We discuss his career, his goals in leading the department and the way policing is changing with the times.

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Andrew Shearer, Chief of Police, City of Springfield

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Caroline Cummings, CEO of Oregon RAIN

A conversation with the CEO or Oregon RAIN, Caroline Cummings

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Kidsports Executive Director, Bev Smith

Bev Smith, Executive Director of Kidsports

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers, GloryBee President and beekeeper, Alan Turanski

A conversation with Alan Turanski, President and beekeeper at GloryBee. GloryBee's mission is to provide high quality, ethically sourced ingredients that nourish people and the planet and we talk about this local company and its business but also discuss what they do to help bees recover and thrive.

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers, GloryBee President and beekeeper, Alan Turanski

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Springfield Mayor Sean VanGordon

A conversation with Springfield Mayor Sean VanGordon

KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers: Rick Wright, Market of Choice CEO

A conversation with Market of Choice's CEO, Rick Wright