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.
Have you noticed how different your future self is, from yourself today? My future self, apparently, has lots of free time. He has money. He’s very decisive. He goes to the gym with the regularity of a metronome. His self-control is a thing of legend. Or would be, if he existed. Future-me’s only weakness is on-time performance — he still hasn’t shown up. All his work keeps showing up on my desk each morning. Current-me needs a new strategy.
Right-to-work policies liberalize labor market conditions by loosening some of the most restrictive features of labor legislation enacted during the Great Depression. In Oregon, the Public Employee Choice Act would provide right-to-work protections to public employees.
In 1980, Marv Ross wrote and recorded a catchy little original called Harden My Heart that helped Quarterflash land a deal with Geffen Records. Ross still writes music but now he, like everyone from Lady Gaga to the unknown vocalist with a ukulele and a webcam, gives it away to sell it. It’s a crazy business model that works.
Better safe than sorry. That’s how we tend to think about health care decisions. But as a guiding principle, it’s often a huge and costly mistake.
It's worth looking at why some small businesses thrive while others fade away. People choose where they shop based on value, quality, variety, and the experience the business provides. Here are some strategies to think about if you're a small business - regardless of whether or not you're competing with a chain, and regardless of whether you offer a product or a service.
Having lots of digital edges, having many ways in for readers and users to find and consume stories, is a problem that newspapers have struggled to manage. Local television has been spared much of the disruption, until now.
Cover Oregon executive director Rocky King stepped down to take medical leave.
GPS device maker Garmin AT plans to expand its Salem manufacturing facility with the help of state incentives.
McMinnville-based Evergreen International Airlines remains operating past its Saturday closing date.
Oregon's middle wages are barely keeping up with the rising cost of living, and lowest-paid workers are taking home less than in 2002 after adjusting for inflation.
Upper Klamath Basin irrigators and tribal members reached a water-sharing agreement after months of talks.
Nike opened a water free dyeing facility in Taiwan.
The Oregon Dungeness crab season is being delayed until at least Dec. 15.
Portland-based NuScale Power has passed the 100-patent mark.
The Service Employees International Union is proposing healthcare cost ballot initiatives in California and Oregon that industry officials say is covering up a union organizing drive.
Eugene is getting the first natural gas fueling station in Oregon to serve the public.
Activist investment fund Starboard Value is challenging TriQuint Semiconductor's business strategy and nominating its own candidates for the Hillsboro company's board.
Several Salem small business owners are using Facebook to get the word out about their businesses instead of using traditional brick and mortars.
The Oregon Health Authority is changing its asset-recovery policy.
A growing number of Eugene business owners are worried about drug dealing and other problems around Kesey Square, an area that has undergone recent revitalization.
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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.
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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.
Dunn Carney will host its annual Ag Summit on Jan. 10, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville, OR. We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Sherri Noxel, Director of the Austin Family Business Program at Oregon State University College of Business as our Keynote speaker.
The Naa Amerley Palm Education ("NAPE") Foundation recently awarded two more Lane Powell/Lee Nusich Scholarships to deserving students attending institutions of higher learning in Ghana. Including the most recent recipients, a total of 48 scholarships have been awarded to Ghanaian university students since the scholarship foundation started in January 2009.
Unitus Community Credit Union, a Portland-based credit union with more than 80,000 members, has announced the addition of Brian Alfano as Vice President of Member Services. Alfano will provide strategic leadership over Unitus’ member experience to ensure consistency across delivery channels, including branch operations, member support, and products and services.