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Business partnerships: taming the three-headed monster

Monday, July 06, 2015
070615-businessmarriagefail-thumbBY KATHERINE HEEKIN | OB GUEST COLUMNIST

Picking a business partner is not much different than choosing a spouse or life partner, and the business break-up can be as heart-wrenching and costly as divorce.


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5 things to know about veterans in the workforce

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
070215-vetsthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

There are more than 10 million former military members working in the United States.


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Modern design defines new Portland indoor market

Thursday, June 25, 2015
thumbSnøhetta JBPM exterior www mir noBY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

An international architecture firm known for its design of the National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion in New York unveiled its plan this week for a modern indoor/outdoor food market at the foot of the Morrison Bridge in downtown Portland.


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Urban renewer

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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One year after he was appointed chair of the Portland Development Commission, Tom Kelly talks about PDC's longevity, Neil Kelly's comeback and his new role as Portlandia's landlord.


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Marijuana law ushers in new business age

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
062315panelthumbBY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

Oregon’s new marijuana law is expected to lead to a bevy of new business opportunities for the state. And not just for growers. Law firms, HR consultants, energy efficiency companies and many others are expected to benefit from the decriminalization of pot, according to panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast meeting on Tuesday.


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Oregon needs a Grand Bargain energy plan

Monday, June 22, 2015
0622-gastaxblogthumbBY LINDA BAKER

The Clean Fuels/gas tax trade off will go down in history as another disjointed, on-again off-again approach to city and state lawmaking.


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5 stats about Oregon fireworks

Thursday, June 18, 2015
fireworksthumb001BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Fireworks are a booming industry, even if the pyrotechnics have turned July 4th into a day fire marshals, and many residents, love to hate.


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Apartment Mania

Thursday, June 18, 2015
4805983977 11466ce1d6 zBY BRAD HOULE | CFA

While most categories of commercial real estate have performed well, one of the most robust has been apartment buildings.


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Department of Self-Promotion

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

061715-awards1Oregon Business wins journalism awards.


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The 5 highest revenue-generating parks in Oregon

Thursday, June 11, 2015
parksthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

In 2014, total revenue for camping and day use in Oregon State Parks was a little more than $17 million. That figure may even higher this year "because we've had exceptionally nice weather," Hughes says.


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Stemming the tide of money in politics

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
 jeff-lang-2012-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

Jeff Lang and his wife Rae used to dole out campaign checks like candy.  “We were like alcoholics,” Lang says. ”We couldn’t just give a little.”


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Fixing Oregon’s broken roads

Tuesday, June 09, 2015
RUCCostComparison rev4-30BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

The technology at the center of Oregon’s road usage fee reform.


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Our Featured Stories

  • Destination Resorts 2.0
    BY LINDA BAKER | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

    As the recession recedes and tourism grows, Central Oregon resorts redefine themselves for a new generation.

  • Eco Zoned
    BY HANNAH WALLACE

    Travelers have always come to Oregon for its natural beauty. But will the increasing popularity of agritourism, European-style hiking getaways and forest resorts relax Oregon's notoriously strict land-use laws?

  • The Green Paradox
    BY EMILY LIEDEL

    Inside the topsy-turvy world of corporate sustainability rankings.

2015 legislative session wraps up

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Lawmakers push through measures before adjourning for the summer.

Where does Oregon rank among the worst states to make a living?

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Based on employment statistics and living expenses, a study suggests Oregon is the 2nd-worst state to prosper financially.

Oregon Legislature earmarks $300M for quake preparedness

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Lawmakers set aside largest-ever amount of money for updates ahead of the Big One.

Motorcycle Superstore spurns Medford for Texas, Kentucky

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

The company will shed 118 Southern Oregon jobs in its move.

Nike lands college football program with most wins

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

University of Michigan announces it has agreed "in principle" to switch from Adidas after eight years with the struggling brand.

City employees can use pot but...

Monday, July 06, 2015

Employees at Portland area cities were informed they can use marijuana but can't come to work high.

Crews to begin dismantling Wimer dam in Rogue Basin

Monday, July 06, 2015

The project will help open more than 70 miles of spawning grounds in the upper Evans Creek drainage  for salmon and steelhead.

Brew pioneer to become chief brewer at Deschutes

Monday, July 06, 2015

Karl Ockert will become director of brewing operations Aug. 3 at Deschutes Brewery.

Hazelnut farmers use mating tricks to ward off moths

Monday, July 06, 2015

The goal is to reduce the hazelnut industry’s use of pesticides.

Fire rages in Eastern Oregon

Monday, July 06, 2015

A conflagration that started about 11 miles south of Dayville has burned 27,000 acres.

Intel president out in rash of management changes

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Renee James announced Thursday she will step down in January.

Portland tech groups push diversity

Thursday, July 02, 2015

PDC makes $30,000 available for diversity initiatives; code schools offer scholarships.

Oregon business groups seek shipping solutions

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Business Oregon, the Port of Portland, the Oregon Department of Agriculture and Department of Transportation plan trip to minimize impact of fleeing container business.

Construction starts on OSU-Cascades

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Following a lengthy delay, workers broke ground on the campus on the west-side of Bend.

Senate passes bill to require schools to report immunization rates

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Newest effort by Sen. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward to minimize unvaccinated children heads to the House.

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