Biz snippets worth nibbling

To get our snowy week off on the right foot (or left foot, to be fair), chew these conversation starters …

The buying power of Insitu is apparently the catalyst behind an Australian company’s decision to locate a new facility making drone engines in the Gorge. The company, Orbital, recently signed a three-year, $90 million deal to make engines for Insitu’s unmanned aircraft. Here’s the story ….

Hood River-based Dakine has signed new men’s world champion surfer John John Florence to its surf team. The promotional alliance means a new line of Dakine board leashes, pads and a board travel bags will bear Florence’s name and stamp of approval. Learning how to surf like him? Start paddling. …

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, Gorge Owned Business Network (GO!) welcomes Sense of Place speaker Paul Lumley to share the history of tribal fishing rights, salmon restoration initiatives, the economic impact of tribal commercial fisheries, and recent actions taken to address the tribal housing crisis along the river. Lumley is Executive Director of Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) in Portland. He spent 17 years with Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC), and has served as Senior Tribal Liaison for the U.S. Department of Defense and also the Executive Director of the National American Indian Housing Council. Doors open at Columbia Center for the Arts at 6:30, with the program at 7. Suggested donation: $5 to $10. Refreshments available for purchase.

Board meeting for Columbia Gorge Community College, scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, has been canceled because of the weather. It will be rescheduled for Jan. 24.


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