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Announcing the date of the 100 Best Green Workplaces in Oregon event

Friday, March 20, 2015
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Join us to celebrate and network with Oregon’s best green workplaces!


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Opening soon: 3 of the coolest new breweries in Oregon

Thursday, March 19, 2015
brewthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

There are 278 companies licensed to operate as brewery, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Here are three new beer-making hubs slated to open soon.


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10 Oregon companies positioning themselves for growth

Friday, March 13, 2015
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Ten startups have secured venture capital, angel or seed funding in 2015.


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City announces plans for Portland summer-league baseball team

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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Baseball is returning to Portland and city officials are hoping economic opportunity comes with it.


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Are wolves good for business?

Friday, March 06, 2015
030615-wolf-thumbBY JEFF DELKIN | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

As a local business owner, I believe it’s important to build our economy on a platform of conservation values.  


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4 highlights of the MLS labor deal

Wednesday, March 04, 2015
timbersthumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

On Wednesday night, a couple days ahead of the 2015 season kickoff, Major League Soccer and the Players Union reached an agreement.


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ZoomCare rolls out new on-demand health clinics

Monday, March 02, 2015
zoomcarethumbBY KIM MOORE |  OB RESEARCH EDITOR

Portland-based healthcare provider ZoomCare said it plans to “remake American healthcare” by expanding its on-demand urgent care model to emergency, surgery, dental and primary care, among others.


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Photos from the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon awards celebration

Friday, February 27, 2015
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Images from the 2015 celebration of Oregon's great workplaces.


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VIDEO: The 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon

Friday, February 27, 2015

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2015 100 Best companies announced

Friday, February 27, 2015
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The 100 Best list recognizes large, medium and small companies for excellence in work environment, management and communications, decision-making and trust, career development and learning, and benefits and compensation.


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10 Twitter highlights from #OR100Best

Friday, February 27, 2015
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Oregon Business held its  22nd annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon celebration Thursday night in the Oregon Convention Center.


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Party Like It’s 1999

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
pets-com-sock-puppetBY JASON NORRIS, CFA | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Pets.com, GeoCities, eToys, and WorldCom … blasts-from-the-past that all signify the late 1990s Internet bubble. Yet we believe the dynamics of the market, specifically in technology stocks, are much different today than it was during the late 1990s.


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Our Featured Stories

  • The 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon
    BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

    Employment in Oregon is almost back up to prerecession levels — and employers are having to work harder to entice talented staff to join their ranks. This year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project showcases the kind of quality workplaces that foster happy employees. 

  • The 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon
    BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

    Employment in Oregon is almost back up to prerecession levels — and employers are having to work harder to entice talented staff to join their ranks. This year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project showcases the kind of quality workplaces that foster happy employees. 

  • 100 Best: The Power of the Worker
    BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
    AND AMY MILSHTEIN | OB CONTRIBUTOR

    Technology is empowering people like never before and transforming how employees interact in the workplace. How can companies attract and keep staff engaged in this rapidly changing world?

Deschutes Co. growing at one of the fastest rates in the country

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bend metro area grew to an estimated 170,388 people from July 2013-14.

Bill in Oregon Senate would require health plans to pay for abortion

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Legislation under consideration in Salem would provide women with comprehensive health coverage.

Democrats in Oregon Legislature split on minimum wage bills

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Comments from House Speaker Tina Kotek indicate the majority party has not come to a consensus.

Adidas announces ambitious financial forecast

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sports apparel giant expects to increase profit by 15 percent each year.

Oregon Senate sides with Metro on Convention Center hotel

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Legislature confirms Metro is allowed to pursue publicly-funded projects without securing a public vote.

Cylvia Hayes breaks silence with shots at media via social media

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Former first lady links to Monica Lewinsky talk before lamenting about "click-for-cash media business."

USDA suggests Oregon beermakers target Chinese market

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BREW NEWS: Government report says Chinese beer drinkers are tired of macrobrewery offerings; Ashland brewery joins coalition of eco-friendly beermakers; Lompoc powers through several recipes in just a few years.

Senate fast tracks tech tax package

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LEGISLATIVE ROUNDUP: Bill intends to woo companies like Google, Facebook and Apple; lawmakers address antibiotics in livestock; California aims to replicate 'motor voter' law.

Portland tops list of bike-friendly major cities

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

TRANSPORTATION NEWS: Health website says West Coast better for bikers; Uber appeals fines from Eugene.

Timber payment extension attached to Medicare bill

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The two-year extension is included in a bipartisan measure.

Low-carbon fuel standard challenged by manufacturing, energy groups

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Out-of-state groups say new law violates constitutional commerce clause.

Study examines 'entrepreneurial DNA' in Seattle, Portland

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Founders in Seattle are more emotionally stable, while Portland entrepreneurs are more open.

Oregon schools budget on pace for earliest passage ever

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The leaders of both chambers of the Oregon Legislature said Monday the $7.2 billion K-12 schools budget is ready for its next step.

Starbucks using Portland area as testing ground again

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A subsidiary of the coffee giant applies for liquor licenses for trio of stores to see how well an expanded presence of their "Evening shops" is received.

Oregon Department of Justice investigating university solar tax credits

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

An Oregonian report prompts investigation into alleged fraud.

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