How to add positivity to your team

Friday, September 12, 2014
happy-seo-orlando-clientsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

I often talk about what leaders can do. What about followers? If you’re a team member and you’d like to add positivity to your team, what might you do?


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Video: The 100 Best Survey

Thursday, August 28, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1OB Research Editor Kim Moore shares some pointers about the 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.


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Podcast: Interview with Pete Friedes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

082714-thumb friedesbookTom Cox interviews Pete Friedes, author of "The 2R Manager," about becoming a Best Boss.


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Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
0826 thumb collegemoneyBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


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Two sides of the coin

Monday, August 25, 2014
0825 thumb moneyBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Ferguson Wellman’s investment views on the economy and capital markets.


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Managing family assets: The importance of planning ahead

Friday, August 22, 2014
Unknown-1BY CLIFF HOCKLEY |  OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

When business intersects with family, a host of  situations can arise. Without a clear vision and careful planning, hard-earned investments can become stressful burdens.


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Register for 100 Best Companies survey

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OBM-100-best-logo-2015 150pxwBy Kim Moore | OB Editor

The 2015 survey launched this week. It is open to for-profit private and public companies that have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in Oregon.


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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

082014BalzacBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."


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Portland rises

Monday, August 18, 2014

IMG 2551Portland is in the middle of another construction boom, with residential and office projects springing up downtown, in the Pearl and Old Town. OB Web Editor Jessica Ridgway documents the new wave.


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Poll Wrap-Up

Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 NewPoll-report-newsletterthumbIn this week's poll, we asked readers: "Who should pay for the troubled Cover Oregon website?" Here are the results.


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Is this employee right?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
081314 thumb employeefeelingsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


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Green Endeavor cleans up

Wednesday, August 06, 2014
080614 ULnew greenendeavorBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.


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Our Featured Stories

  • A Good Leap Forward
    BY AMY MILSHTEIN

    Agriculture businesses ramp up to meet international demand as workforce and succession challenges loom.

  • College Hacker
    BY KLINT FINLEY

    Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson builds a 21st-century trade school.

  • Tight and Loose
    BY JENNIFER MARGULIS

    As schools implement more rigorous academic standards, holistic and flexible approaches to K-12 education flourish.

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Oregon minimum wage to increase by 15 cents

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The state's lowest legal wage will rise to $9.25 an hour in 2015.

Growing creative agency leases new space in North Portland

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Instrument Marketing leased all of the available office space at the East Building at One North.

UO may launch new master's degree program in Old Town

Thursday, September 18, 2014

If approved by the state, the University of Oregon would begin the sports product management program in 2016.

Nike suspends endorsement deal with Adrian Peterson

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Minnesota Vikings running back is facing  a felony child-abuse charge.

Natural Grocers prepares to open in Eugene

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Coburg Road location is the organic grocer's eighth store in Oregon, and 88th in the country

Greenbrier reports $1.3B in railcar orders since June

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Lake Oswego-based company has received orders for almost 39,000 railcars, valued at $3.72 billion, since September of 2013.

Grand jury declines to indict Scott Kveton

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Portland tech entrepreneur was accused of sexual assault by a former girlfriend.

Beaverton startup releases assistive reading software

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Open LORE offers an inexpensive product to help those with reading disabilities.

Owner of gorge tree farms to expand Portland HQ

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GreenWood Resources secured the U.S.-based Forest Stewardship Council's project certification for its Portland office.

Cascade Policy Institute supports Measure 91

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Oregon's free-market think tank voted to support the marijuana legalization initiative.

Companies donate $690K to oppose GMO labeling

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Seven major food companies donated a total of $690,000 to a campaign against Measure 92, which would require genetically engineered food to be labeled in Oregon.

Oregon carbon tax outlines receive positive response from legislative committee

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Researchers say a $60 per ton tax on carbon emissions would raise around $2 billion annually. 

Clackamas County bans e-cigarettes

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The board voted to prohibit the use of electronic cigarettes inside all county-owned buildings and vehicles.

Oregon RAIN looks to nurture non-Portland companies

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Oregon Regional Accelerator & Innovation Network hopes to spur economic development in the southern Willamette Valley.

Eugene tech firm takes a subsidiary

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Real estate technology firm IDX acquired California-based Agent Evolution.

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