In an unprecedented early endorsement, the Oregon Business Association Political Action Committee (PAC) Board of Directors announced yesterday that it has formally endorsed Governor John Kitzhaber for re-election.
Say you have a houseful of paying guests and the power goes out. That was the situation facing several hotels this past week when the lights went out in downtown Portland after an underground cable blew.
The movement to label genetically modified foods suffered a major blow last month with the defeat of ballot measure 522 in Washington state, which would have required manufacturers to label foods containing GM ingredients. So what does 522‘s defeat mean for the GM-labeling efforts in Oregon?
How do you help people learn "who you are?" The key is consistently communicating in a way that reflects your values and philosophies.
How can you measure marketing effectiveness? If it gets better, how can you measure the improvement? By business modeling. The modeling process itself will uncover any holes in your marketing process.
Your ability to prosper as a company is not about what you sell, it's about what you believe. And it should drive everything you do.
Addressing the problems of the poor is a common theme that serves as a backdrop to issues of family, education, jobs, homelessness, health care and public taxation. Oregon’s most promising approach is its “Prosperity Initiative,” championed by First Lady Cylvia Hayes.
Have you noticed how different your future self is, from yourself today? My future self, apparently, has lots of free time. He has money. He’s very decisive. He goes to the gym with the regularity of a metronome. His self-control is a thing of legend. Or would be, if he existed. Future-me’s only weakness is on-time performance — he still hasn’t shown up. All his work keeps showing up on my desk each morning. Current-me needs a new strategy.
Eight Oregon companies are considering initial public offerings, according to a new report by CB Insights.
Only 44 Oregonians were able to sign up for private health insurance through Cover Oregon in October and November, making Oregon last in the country.
Oregon State University's agriculture college is attracting record enrollment.
Former Evergreen International Aviation employees have filed suit against the company after it scaled back operations.
At the Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit, business leaders expressed concern that rural Oregon is being left out of the state's economic recovery.
Unmanned planes could rapidly transform agriculture, similar to moving from analog to digital technology.
An Oregon committee is coming up with a set of guidelines for medical marijuana regulation.
A destructive fungal disease is sweeping through coffee farms in Central America.
More than 30,000 Oregonians who met the Cover Oregon deadline for submitting applications still don't have their enrollment packets.
Oregon proponents of labeling for genetically modified crops have been cleared to gather signatures to put an initiative on next year's ballot.
Southern Oregon vintners are expecting some crop damage from the recent cold snap.
Portland SEO firm Anvil Media will merge in January with Formic Media, a similar Portland company.
Right 2 Dream Too landowner Michael Wright is considering the Portland Development Commission's offer of $1.2 million for the homeless community's high-profile property.
Portland Trail Blazers president Chris McGowan brought numerous business operations changes in his first 13 months on the job.
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When the Portland-based manufacturing company Glass Alchemy, Ltd. was first nominated for an Oregon State University Austin Family Business Excellence in Family Business award in 2004, husband-and-wife team Henry Grimmett and Susan Webb-Grimmett, were honored and optimistic about their chances of winning.
Some employers have embraced the use of employment arbitration agreements as a way to manage and mitigate the rising costs, risks and liabilities associated with employment-related claims. Historically, employment arbitration agreements require employees to present employment-related claims, such as employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, or claims for wages or compensation to an arbitrator, in lieu of proceeding to court.
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Boly:Welch was founded in 1986 based on a close connection between Diane Boly and Pat Welch. The two had worked together at another recruitment firm and shared certain core values: passion for their work, a sense of humor, a commitment to their community and a desire to create a healthy, nurturing work environment.
BEND, OR – December 18, 2013 - Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO) is pleased to announce the hiring of Jim Boeddeker as Venture Catalyst Manager, replacing Jim Coonan in the role, effective December 23, 2013.
The Oregon New Lawyers Division of the Oregon State Bar recognized two of Barran Liebman’s own at their Annual Meeting and Social on November 1.
Barran Liebman LLP is proud to announce that Iris Tilley has been named a partner with the firm. Iris has been with Barran Liebman since 2009 and is a member of the Employee Benefits practice group. She advises employers in all aspects of employee benefits, including ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, retirement plans, compensation agreements, and health care reform.