BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER
Oregon Health & Science University recently formed a partnership with Epic Systems Corp., one of the top makers of electronic medical record software. I talked about the future of "eHealth" with Dr. Aaron Cohen, an associate professor who directs commercial partnerships and collaboration for OHSU’s Informatics Discovery Lab.
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.
The state health insurance exchange increased their number of registrants in private health plans to an estimated 7,500 people. One week ago, only 730 people were enrolled.
Should Oregon government be involved in the liquor business? Voters could decide the fate of liquor privatization next year.
Portland lawmakers plan to present a bill at the February legislative session that could spark another debate over the city's homelessness and panhandling.
According to a study done by the Chronicle of Higher Ed, Oregon's private college presidents are underpaid when compared to their counterparts.
Cover Oregon is hiring outside experts to ensure Oracle Corp. programmers are not also adding new bugs while working to fix the state's health insurance website.
Southwest Airlines announced six new round-trip flights after the airline extended its schedule through June 30.
According to employees at the West End Saint Cupcake, the store at 1138 SW Morrison will permanently close on December 31 and will be replaced by a Portland Creamery.
Happy Cup Coffee Company in Northeast Portland provides jobs to adults with developmental disabilities.
China has banned imports of shellfish from the U.S. West Coast after recent shipments of geoduck clams had high toxin levels.
Young Oregonians are seeing downsides to both going to school and getting a job, as a new study shows that high unemployment is driving many to attend college.
Dungeness crab season began early this year in Oregon.
Verizon is close to purchasing Intel's streaming pay-TV startup OnCue.
Rogue Farm Corps trains a new generation of farmers and ranchers.
Enrollment in technical programs are up at Portland State University and Oregon State University.
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Produced by the Oregon Business marketing department
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.
Produced by the Oregon Business marketing department
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.