One of my most popular articles is “Three Steps to Writing a Perfect Thank You Note." If you already write thank-you notes regularly, it’s a great reminder of the basics. For the rest of us who don’t, it provides a simple checklist that lets us dramatically increase the likelihood we’ll offer thanks in writing — and in the process, we’ll discover we’re making huge investments in our relationships. Here’s a fresh take on the topic, with some guidance on avoiding common errors.
When I heard about Urban Airship moving into the Vestas building yesterday, I couldn’t help but think: boy, that’s ironic.
Sean Robbins, CEO of Greater Portland Inc., dropped by the OB offices yesterday to demonstrate a new economic development app aimed at marketing the Portland region. The app, which launches today, was developed by digital marketing agency Storycode.
The Columbia Gorge is home to a handful of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle component manufacturers who have made the transition from windsurfing board builders to drone plane component manufacturers.
Imagine being a person of color, raised in a diverse community and then moving to the Portland region only to find out that it is the whitest major city in the country, according to the U.S Census. Then imagine being the employer who recruits me, but then I leave because I cannot find my ethnic community.
For the third year in a row, Oregon Business magazine has been named the best publication in its category by the Society of Professional Journalists of Oregon and SW Washington.
In 2009, Brad Irwin formally launched what is now Central Oregon’s second craft distillery, Oregon Spirit Distillers, in a small warehouse building just a block or two from the Parkway on Bend’s eastside. Today, he’s part of a growing class of craft distillers who are catering to the public’s appetite for artisan spirits.
The practice of suction dredge mining has been limited or stopped in Washington, California, Idaho and all federal lands. Yet, suction dredge mining is one of two placer gold mining activities still commonly found in Oregon, often in our state’s most remote and beautiful rivers, and the same watersheds that have historically supported strong salmon and trout fisheries.
Eighteen Western Oregon counties will receive $2 million in federal timber payments held up under the sequester law.
Portland's planned healthy convenience store chain Green Zebra Grocery has landed $1.1M of its first funding round.
The Skagit River I-5 bridge collapse highlights the need to invest more in infrastructure, supporters of the Columbia River Crossing project say.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell visited Portland to announce $4.2 million for 22 conservation projects that will provide 600 jobs for young adults.
The Oregon Senate approved a bill that allows the Portland Meadows racetrack to add electronic gambling machines.
With so many new beers and breweries in Oregon, craft brewers are having to find new ways to stand out from the pack.
Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby plans to open its first Oregon store in Albany in early 2014.
Nike quietly supplied uniforms for the National Women's Soccer League.
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Oregon Business magazine's 5th annual
100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
From Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute: OTRADI today announced its plans to open and operate a 13,000 square-foot multi-tenant bioscience complex in the Willamette Wharf building at 4640 SW Macadam Avenue. Slated to be complete in spring 2013, the OTRADI Bioscience Incubator (OBI) will house up to six companies.
MEDIAmerica, publisher of Oregon Business and Oregon Home magazines, announces a new retail website: HalfOffOregon.com. The website offers lodging, dining, recreation and many other items at half off their regular cost.
As you probably know by now, The Vernon Company is a national leader in the promotional products industry with annual sales of over $60 million. We are a family owned business, led by the fourth generation of the Vernon family.