The Rogue Valley
Living in the Rogue Valley gives Comnet employees the opportunity to experience many different activities. Our beautiful climate supports some of the best outdoor activity on the west coast. This includes excellent hiking trails that run through local landmarks like the Table Rocks and nationally known locations like Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States. We also have other beautiful lakes and the famous Rogue River, which runs through the entire valley. Rafting, fishing, and even jet boat excursions along the Rogue are very popular summer pastimes. In fact, the scenic Rogue has been featured in many films, including the John Wayne classic Rooster Cogburn, which was filmed in Hellgate Canyon, a location open to all tourists taking the Hellgate Jet Boat Excursion out of Grants Pass.
Our enjoyment of the outdoors extends to our cultural events as well. The renowned Britt Festival (the Northwest's oldest outdoor music and performing arts festival) is only 10 minutes from the Comnet office. Famed for its natural acoustics and excellent performances, this venue draws visitors from all across the country, and many of these people may have been touched by one of Comnet's RespectCalls™. The Britt festival works hard to appeal to every age and musical taste; we have had the great fortune to see all kinds of talented performers, from Cyndi Lauper and Fun. to Pink Martini and Jeff Bridges. And listening to these performers in the beauty of our own backyard makes the music that much more enjoyable! Not only is the Britt Festival housed in Jacksonville, but the town itself is also a historical landmark. Jacksonville was the first area in Oregon to be declared a National Historical Landmark District in 1966, boasting over 100 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. In our local school system, visiting Jacksonville is a rite of passage.
We also have the great fortune to have Ashland at our fingertips, with its world renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Not only does this festival produce Tony Award-winning plays, but it also spotlights local actors and even has a partnership with the local university, sponsoring classes and student performers. These close ties between the festival and our education system encourage a whole new generation of theater-goers. Every Rogue Valley resident has at least one story to tell about the festival—you just have to ask! Seeing this symbiotic relationship between the arts and their local communities, as well as being surrounded by nationally renowned theaters and venues, has helped Comnet employees both learn the ins and outs of performing arts and provide the excellent service that we offer our arts clients.
Living immersed in this natural beauty and culture gives us here at Comnet an appreciation for every local theater or history museum in the country, no matter how small. We respect that every town, city or other area in the United States has something to celebrate. Let us help you celebrate the diversity of your area with our RespectCall™ to help your organization grow and impact many generations to come.