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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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Community colleges and sustainability

Thursday, July 31, 2014
sustainabilityBY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


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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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Calgary company to build propane terminal in Portland

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Pembina Pipeline Corp. plans to build a $500-million rail-served propane export terminal near Terminal 6 at the Port of Portland.

Harry & David retailer purchased for $142.5M

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Medford-based Harry & David Holdings Inc. was acquired by 1-800-FLOWERS.COM Inc. for $142.5 million.

OHSU confirms identity of anonymous donor

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Gert Boyle, the chairwoman of Columbia Sportswear, made the anonymous $100-million donation last month.

TiE Pearl Incubator recruiting for startups

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The incubator, housed in the ISITE offices, is looking for new startups to fill its space.

Nike ups Kevin Durant offer by $90M

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

By staying with Nike Inc. the NBA superstar will make $350 million over 20 years.

Port of St. Helens expansion plan rejected

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals sent the port's industrial expansion plans back to the drawing board.

Natural Grocers to build on PDC property

Friday, August 29, 2014

The community-centric grocery store will begin construction in Northeast Portland this fall.

North Portland Goodwill store on the market

Friday, August 29, 2014

The 10,720-square-foot building on North Lombard Street is listed for $2.5 million.

Roseburg forestry workers receive $10M boost

Friday, August 29, 2014

United Fund Advisors put $10 million in New Markets Tax Credit financing toward Roseburg Forest Products.

Cover Oregon consultant bills cost $600K

Friday, August 29, 2014

Clyde Hamstreet, the consultant hired to fix the troubled health care exchange, cost the state nearly $600,000.

Metro asks judge to throw out opposing legal challenges

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Metro asked the court to shut down potential legal challenges by opponents of the proposed hotel north of the Oregon Convention Center.

Intel to receive local tax breaks

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Local officials approved a tax break that could be worth $2 billion as the chipmaker expands in Washington County.

ClearEdge Power buyer will exit Oregon

Thursday, August 28, 2014

South Korea-based Doosan Corp. has no plans to continue operating in Hillsboro.

Two Oregon timber families donate to Richardson campaign

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The families who own the Seneca Family of Companies and Freres Timber Inc. donated a combined $150,000 to Republican Rep. Dennis Richardson's campaign.

The 'Coolest' cooler: Most funded Kickstarter campaign ever

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Portland entrepreneur Ryan Grepper has raised $10.5 million from nearly 50,000 backers for his "21st-century cooler."

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