South Waterfront's revenge

Thursday, July 24, 2014
MoodyAveBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

Thursday, July 24, 2014
NNNinvestmentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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Who said we should sell in May?

Friday, July 18, 2014
BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

Monday, July 14, 2014
AmazonBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.


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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

Monday, July 14, 2014
AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

Thursday, July 10, 2014
JustListenBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


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The Scott Kveton affair

Wednesday, July 09, 2014
ScottKvetonBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Attack of the Robin Sages

Monday, July 07, 2014
070714 thumb linkedinfakesBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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Trends in business succession

Thursday, July 03, 2014
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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OB Video: Dress for Success

Wednesday, July 02, 2014
DFSOBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Dress for Success Oregon promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014
OGCLogoBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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Our Featured Stories

  • The Private 150: Bigger But Leaner
    BY KIM MOORE

    Total revenue increased at Oregon's top 150 private companies, but the number of employees continues to decline as firms downsize in the post-recession economy.

  • Canine Inc.
    BY AMY MILSHTEIN

    Pet parents feed the doggy economy.

  • Searching for a Cure
    BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

    As health care reform inches forward, insurers, doctors and hospitals seek to improve quality and control costs.

must-reads

Columbia Sportswear sets record Q2 sales

Friday, July 25, 2014

Following a record first-quarter performance, the Washington County-based outdoor apparel company reported a sales growth of 16% to $324.2 million.

Uber launches in Salem, Eugene

Friday, July 25, 2014

The online taxi service has been running a high-profile promotional campaign in Salem for the past week.

Alta Bicycle Share could soon have new owner

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Portland-based bike share program is in the final stages of securing a deal with REQX Ventures.

Lattice Semiconductor shares fall 20%

Friday, July 25, 2014

The Hillsboro-based chipmaker forecast a major slowdown.

Clackamas apartment community sells for $14M

Friday, July 25, 2014

The 108-unit multi-housing community, Sunnyside Place, was purchased by Hamilton Zanze for $14.1 million.

TriQuint on track for strongest revenue ever

Thursday, July 24, 2014

TriQuint Semiconductor reported Q2 financial results above forecasts; the Hillsboro-based company will merge with RF Micro Devices later this year.

Datalogic targets Brazil

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Italian tech company with deep roots in Eugene opened a new factory in Brazil.

Study suggests legal pot would bolster Oregon coffers

Thursday, July 24, 2014

An ECONorthwest study reports that marijuana regulation would create $38.5 million in excise tax revenue for the state during the 2017 fiscal year.

New Seasons to open new Portland location

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The local grocery store will open in North Portland at the corner of North Lombard Street and North Westanna Avenue.

114-year-old Salem business up for sale

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Family-owned Greenbaum's Quilted Forest began in 1900.

Portland manufacturing analytics software firm raises $1.4M

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Northwest Analytics raised $1.4 million from 18 different investors during its first round of outside funding.

Wilsonville company adds thermal imaging to iPhone

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Flir has created an app, named Flir One, that can turn a smartphone into an infrared camera.

Galena Biopharma licenses anti-nausea drug in U.S.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Portland-based biopharmaceutical company has licensed the U.S. rights for Zuplenz, an oral film that contains an anti-nausea medication, ondansetron.

Columbia Sportswear agrees to fine

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Portland-based outdoor apparel company agreed to pay over $100,000 for distributing mislabeled insect-repellant clothing.

Legal pot initiative qualifies for Oregon ballot

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Voters will decide this November whether to legalize recreational marijuana for people 21 and older.

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