The 100 Best Companies survey is open

Friday, October 24, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1How does your workplace stack up against competitors? How can you improve workplace practices to help recruit and retain employees? Find out by taking our 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon survey!


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OB Poll: Wineries and groceries

Friday, October 24, 2014

24-winethumbA majority of respondents agreed: Local vineyards should remain Oregon-owned and quality is the most important factor when determining where to eat or buy groceries.


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Two Sides of the Coin

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
22 twosidesBY JASON NORRIS

Historically, when the leaves fall, so do the markets. This year, earnings, Europe, energy and Ebola have in common? Beyond alliteration, they are four factors that the investors are pointing to for this year’s seasonal volatility.


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Podcast: Turn Things Around with David Marquet

Friday, October 17, 2014
davidmarquet thumbBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you move from a command-and-control leadership model to one of true empowerment and accountability? David Marquet did, and he took notes along the way.


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Measure 91: What Oregon Businesses Need to Know

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
91 thumbBY DIANE BUISMAN

Some common misconceptions employers have about marijuana.


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October surprise

Sunday, October 12, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER

Cylvia Hayes, tabloid vs. watchdog journalism and the looming threat of a Cascadia earthquake.


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Innovation: a critique

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
1008 innovation thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

A Design Week panel discussion raises questions about how innovative we really are.


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Semiconductor purgatory

Monday, October 06, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Intel's manufacturing way station; Merkley's attack dog; Diamond Foods gets into the innovation business.


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100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Screen shot 2014-10-02 at 11.17.21 AMMore than 5,500 employees from 180 organizations throughout the state participated in the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon project.


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100 Best Nonprofits announced

Thursday, October 02, 2014

100NP14logo4WebOregon Business magazine has named the sixth annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon.


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Gone Girl

Monday, September 29, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Wehby disappears, Kitzhaber fails to disclose and Seattle gets bike share before Portland.


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Two Sides of the Coin

Friday, September 26, 2014
0926 iphone6-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

This post focuses on the recent release of the new Apple iPhone as well as Alibaba's IPO, the largest U.S. IPO in history.


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Our Featured Stories

  • Revenge Forestry
    BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

    A flare-up in the Elliott Forest raises questions about détente in Oregon’s timber wars.

  • The 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon 2014
    14BY KIM MOORE

    Proud, diverse and underpaid.

    Pride in their organizations’ mission, fairness in the treatment of women and ethnic minorities, flexible work schedules — these are just a handful of workplace characteristics that employees of this year’s 100 Best Nonprofits appreciate about their organizations.

  • Knight Vision
    BY VIVIAN MCINERNY

    Travis Knight wants to release a movie a year. Can he pull it off?

must-reads

Trail Blazers owner donates $100M to fight Ebola

Friday, October 24, 2014

Paul Allen's gift is believed to be the largest private donation to combat the deadly disease and provide support to health care workers in West Africa.

Dennis Richardson asks U.S. attorney to investigate Kitzhaber, Hayes

Friday, October 24, 2014

The Republican gubernatorial candidate asked for a federal criminal investigation of Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiancee, Cylvia Hayes.

Measure 92: Most expensive ballot measure in Oregon history

Friday, October 24, 2014

Opponents and proponents of the measure to label genetically modified foods have raised a combined $17.5 million.

Portland mortgage firm acquired by California giant

Friday, October 24, 2014

San Diego-based Guild Mortgage Co. purchased Northwest Mortgage Group, Rose City's largest mortgage lender.

Arc'teryx to open flagship store in Portland

Friday, October 24, 2014

The outerwear retailer will open in a 2,890-square-foot space at 23rd & Hoyt.

Urban Airship raises $12M from existing backers

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Portland mobile alerts company nears $60 million in total investments.

Nike predicts 40% boost in women's sales

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The sportswear company expects women's footwear and apparel sales to grow from $5 billion to $7 billion over the next two years.

Netflix closing Hillsboro DVD center

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The online-streaming media company is moving the service center to California in June 2015; nearly 200 full-time employees currently work there.

Portland bean company closes $1.5M equity round

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Better Beans currently employs 18 and sells its organic beans in 1,500 groceries in 32 states.

Newport aquarium pays off another $600K in debt

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Oregon Coast Aquarium's bond debt is now down to $10.9 million.

Marketing data startup raises $7M

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Portland-based Lytics' funding comes from Comcast Ventures; the company has plans to add another 10 employees in the coming months.

PSU selling carbon credits to Chevrolet

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The car giant will pay Portland State University $14,000 for the credits.

Portland administrator placed on paid leave

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dean Marriott, director of the Bureau of Environmental Services, is on administrative leave after a city audit pointed out large cost overruns for a new employee building at the Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Portland startup aims to limit hospital chaos

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hillsboro-based UniteOR (as in "Operating Room") is an online tool that provides secure, real-time data storage and retrieval.

Trail Blazers' retail director pushes for more women's merchandise

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Meredith Cueto expects merchandise sales to exceed the $1.36 million posted at the Moda Center last season.

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