Month: October 2016


1311 E. Barnett Rd Medford, OR 97504 541.622.6222


August 3, 2016

Bill Jacobs, chairman of the board 541.944.5215
Ken Trautman, president and chief executive officer 541.774.7654


Medford, OR—Bill Jacobs, chairman of the board for People’s Bank of Commerce, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Teece to its board of directors.

Teece is the president, CEO and co-founder of Project A, a technology business, which provides comprehensive business solutions including web design, e-commerce software, e-government tools, content management system, mobile apps for both Android and Apple products, custom software and web hosting. He is also the president and CEO of Ashland Home Net in Ashland, Oregon, a community-based internet service provider, chief technology officer and co-founder of Art Authority, LLC, as well as creator of Ashland TV 20, Rogue Broadband, and a multitude of other specialized technology projects.

Passionate about local business and community, Teece currently serves on the board of directors for the Jackson County Fair and Expo, Southern Oregon University Foundation and Northwest Telecommunications Association. He was a past president for the following boards: Ashland Independent Film Festival, Ashland Chamber of Commerce, the Southern Oregon Telecommunications and Technology Council, and Software Association of Oregon, Southern Oregon Region. Additional board service included Asante Foundation, Jefferson Public Radio, and Software Association of Oregon.

Teece has been awarded the 2015 Board Member of the Year for the Oregon Fairs Association, the 2014 Citizen of the Year for the Ashland Chamber of Commerce, and the 2007 Community Service Award from Jackson County.

“With his innovation and technical expertise, Jim brings a different level of knowledge and sophistication to our board,” says Chairman Jacobs. “We are thrilled to have his direction and insight as we make technology and online banking decisions for the bank and its customers.”

People’s Bank of Commerce is a locally-owned and managed community bank founded in 1998 with locations in Medford, Central Point, Ashland and Grants Pass. For more information about People’s Bank of Commerce, contact Ken Trautman at 541.774.7654 or visit


Official Press Release (PDF)

10/22/2016 – Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum – Workshop: Social Marketing

Handout and Slide Deck.

Location : Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum, Medford, Oregon

Speaker : Jim Teece, President & CEO, Project A & Ashland Home Net

Workshop: Social Marketing 

30 of the best tips and tricks on how to leverage social networks to increase sales, build fans and grow your business. Real world examples will be shown using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.

Presented by Jim Teece, local small business owner

10/22/2016 – Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum – Workshop: Internet Marketing 101

Handout and Slide Deck.
Location : Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum, Medford, Oregon

Speaker : Jim Teece, President & CEO, Project A & Ashland Home Net

Workshop: Internet Marketing 101

If you are new to marketing or just new to marketing on the internet, the social world, or just need a refresher on all the new trends, tricks and tips then this session is for you. This fun and fast paced session will give you a deep overview of all you need to know to market successfully online and where to go for more help. You will learn from real world examples and case studies and see what worked, what didn’t, and why.

Jim Teece is a dynamic presenter that has been a favorite in the past and his clients include Dr. Martens, McMenamins and The Jackson County Fair & Expo.

10/21/2016 – Keynote – Oregon Connections Conference (Generation Mobility)

Location : Oregon Connections Conference, Hood River, Oregon

Speaker : Jim Teece, President & CEO, Project A & Ashland Home Net

Topic: Generation Mobility – Oregon Reflections

Jim Teece will share his HighTech-HighTouch inspirational vision of a Mobile Oregon. How we got there and where it will take us if we work together as well as what positive and negative impacts we have created for ourselves.

11/10/2016 – Future Proofing Southern Oregon

Location : Rotary Club of Ashland, Ashland, Oregon

Speaker : Jim Teece, President & CEO, Project A & Ashland Home Net

Topic: Future Proofing Southern Oregon

Jim Teece will share his HighTech-HighTouch journey to Southern Oregon and how we have developed in comparison to competing markets and his 25 year provocative outlook and inspirational vision.