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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South Waterfront's revenge

Thursday, July 24, 2014
MoodyAveBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

Thursday, July 24, 2014
NNNinvestmentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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Who said we should sell in May?

Friday, July 18, 2014
BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

Monday, July 14, 2014
AmazonBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.


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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

Monday, July 14, 2014
AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

Thursday, July 10, 2014
JustListenBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


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Our Featured Stories

  • The Private 150: Bigger But Leaner
    BY KIM MOORE

    Total revenue increased at Oregon's top 150 private companies, but the number of employees continues to decline as firms downsize in the post-recession economy.

  • Canine Inc.
    BY AMY MILSHTEIN

    Pet parents feed the doggy economy.

  • Searching for a Cure
    BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

    As health care reform inches forward, insurers, doctors and hospitals seek to improve quality and control costs.

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Oregon approves permit for oil train terminal near Clatskanie

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Department of Environmental Quality approved an air pollution permit, which will allow the terminal to move 1.8 billion gallons of oil annually.

Allegations against Scott Kveton head to grand jury

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The sexual assault allegations made against the Portland tech leader will be presented to a grand jury as soon as early September.

Airbnb to collect state taxes

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The short-term rental service will begin collecting the 1% state lodging tax.

Hackers steal Oregon patient data

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Some patients seen by doctors and clinics affiliated with Mc­Kenzie-Willamette Medical Center may have had their personal data, including Social Security numbers, stolen by hackers.

Foreclosures slow down Oregon housing market

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In Multnomah County there are 91 unresolved court foreclosures and 25 nonjudicial Notice & Sale filings.

Oregon rejects Ambre Energy coal export permit

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Department of State Lands denied the Australia-based company of a key permit it needed for its proposed coal export terminal.

Portland bioscience company receives $200K

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sedia Biosciences Corp. received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid HIV test to use in developing countries.

Oregon legal pot campaign to spend $2.3M

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The "Yes on 91" campaign, which supports the legalization of marijuana for adults, will purchase $2.3 million worth of television advertising.

Portland startup partners with Vevo

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vadio Inc., a startup that aims to turn Internet listeners into viewers, will partner with the music-video website to help Web radio services host music videos.

Albertina Kerr invests $6.5M to upgrade Gresham facility

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The mental health nonprofit will undertake a $6.5 million reconstruction of its Gresham campus.

Tech industry boosts Portland rent, job growth

Monday, August 18, 2014

Tech jobs account for 12.6% of all new office jobs in a two-year period; high-tech companies account for 20% of major leasing activity in the United States in 2014.

Intel tax breaks make a 30-year guarantee

Monday, August 18, 2014

The chipmaker would exempt up to $100 billion in equipment from the property taxes that other businesses pay.

UO seeks new sports product-focus grad programs

Monday, August 18, 2014

The University of Oregon wants to create two new sport product-related master's degrees —  in product design and the management of product design teams.

Beaverton company finds home in ultralight backpacking market

Monday, August 18, 2014

Since 2002, Six Moon Designs has expanded to sell its products across the globe.

Justice Department files charges against local penny stock traders

Monday, August 18, 2014

A federal grand jury indicted Salem resident Alexander Hawatmeh on charges of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and money laundering and Mikhail Galas of Vancouver with conspiracy to commit securities fraud.

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