Celebrate Summer with Music in Historic Oakland

The first annual Oakland Gospel Music Festival will be held this coming July 28th through the 29th, in Historic Oakland, Oregon. The featured guest performer will be, Nashville recording artist, Linda Lanier. She will be honoring our local heros with a special patriotic concert on Saturday, the 28th at 6:00 p.m. Also performing throughout the weekend will be Jethro Abe Mantle and The Rising, Emil Evi, along with other local muscians. The music begins at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday in charming, downtown Oakland and continues with Church in the Park on Sunday, starting at 10:30 a.m. A full schedule of events can be found on the website at www.ogmfestival.com.

Please come and be a part of this celebration of music, family, friends and all that Historic Oakland has to offer our guests. Along with the music, there will be opportunities to shop for treasures on Antique Row or find your new favorite restaurant.

This is a free and family friendly event, presented by Oakland Economic Development, a non-profit organization.

Reposted on July 6th, 2012 with permission from, Roseburg Wine Examiner

Independents Week

The American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA), local Independence Business Alliances, national partners and business declare the week of July 1-7 Independents Week. “It’s a time to reflect on the importance of economic democracy and community self-determination by celebrating the nation’s locally owned independent businesses,” says AMIBA director Jennifer Rockne.

Independents Week is a time to recognize your community’s local independent businesses and the values they embody.  It’s a celebration of their spirit of entrepreneurism and individuality, and an occasion to recognize their local contributions of time, talent, goods and services.

It’s also an opportunity to recognize the independence of local residents; their ability to think and act for themselves while embracing their part in shaping your community’s future.

Independent businesses employ local designers, contractors, accountants and other vendors. This keeps money circulating in our local economy. Each independent business has the ability to choose their own style of operation giving each community a unique flavor.

Think Local Umpqua is affiliated with the American Independent Business Alliance (AMIBA) and is part of a growing national movement of communities rallying to support their independent businesses, take control of their local economies, and reverse the trend of chains and big boxes displacing locally owned businesses. 


Umpqua Food & Wine

Enjoy the foods of your local producers. Click on the map to find a producer near you!

Umpqua Food & Wine

Umpqua Local Goods

Do you have a super salsa recipe? Are your pies the hit of the party? Would you like a space to create and sell your edibles?

NeighborWorks Umpqua has a commercial space available for rent in Downtown Roseburg. We are currently accepting vendors. Visit www.umpqualocalgoods.com for more information.

The store is open Mon – Fri from 10am – 5pm and is located at 736 SE Cass Ave.

Get in the Guide!

It’s that time of year again …

We’re calling all local, independent businesses and food producers in Douglas County to sign up for the annual Local Pages Guide. The only comprehensive guide to everything there is to love about this place we call home.

This year we have a new and improved online searchable database. Our plans for the printed guide will give you more Umpqua to love.

Want to be a part of the original grassroots community effort? Follow this link to learn how you can  ‘Get Involved’.

To list your business in this annual printed publication, click here.

Questions? We’re here for you at 541-673-4909 or info@thinklocalumpqua.com.

Shop at Commonwealth 7 days a week!

Starting March 18 Commonwealth Garden Shoppe in Canyonville will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m., 7 days a week for the busy gardening season.Visit them at www.commonwealthgardenshoppe.com or find them on facebook.

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