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RAIN-ing at the Rio

RAIN showcases local promotional videos


March 16, 2022

Scott Swanson

Rio Theater owner Thomas Baham, rear, talks with city and economic development officials who visited Friday for a lunch at which they got a first look at a series of videos created by Oregon RAIN, featuring local businesses and officials, to promote their communities.

Regional Accelerator and Innovation Network on Friday unveiled a series of videos the organization has created to promote local communities, including Sweet Home, to potential business start-ups. 

RAIN has partnered since 2018 with Sweet Home and seven other local cities: Lebanon, Brownsville, Philomath, Harrisburg, Halsey, Adair Village and Monroe, to comprise a group known as REAL – the Rural Economic Alliance.

The videos were screened during a lunch sponsored by RAIN Friday, March 11, at the Rio Theatre, one of the businesses featured in the Sweet Home video. 

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