Podcast: Turn Things Around with David Marquet

Friday, October 17, 2014
davidmarquet thumbBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you move from a command-and-control leadership model to one of true empowerment and accountability? David Marquet did, and he took notes along the way.


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Measure 91: What Oregon Businesses Need to Know

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
91 thumbBY DIANE BUISMAN

Some common misconceptions employers have about marijuana.


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November/December Preview: Revenge Forestry

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

Seneca AW46A flare-up in the Elliott Forest raises questions about détente in Oregon’s timber wars.


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October surprise

Sunday, October 12, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER

Cylvia Hayes, tabloid vs. watchdog journalism and the looming threat of a Cascadia earthquake.


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Innovation: a critique

Wednesday, October 08, 2014
1008 innovation thumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

A Design Week panel discussion raises questions about how innovative we really are.


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Semiconductor purgatory

Monday, October 06, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Intel's manufacturing way station; Merkley's attack dog; Diamond Foods gets into the innovation business.


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100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Screen shot 2014-10-02 at 11.17.21 AMMore than 5,500 employees from 180 organizations throughout the state participated in the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon project.


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100 Best Nonprofits announced

Thursday, October 02, 2014

100NP14logo4WebOregon Business magazine has named the sixth annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon.


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Gone Girl

Monday, September 29, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Wehby disappears, Kitzhaber fails to disclose and Seattle gets bike share before Portland.


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Two Sides of the Coin

Friday, September 26, 2014
0926 iphone6-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

This post focuses on the recent release of the new Apple iPhone as well as Alibaba's IPO, the largest U.S. IPO in history.


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Podcast: Testing for Emotional Intelligence with John Hersey

Friday, September 19, 2014
ivbU3sIXBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you tell if you, a peer, a subordinate or a job candidate has the emotional intelligence needed to do well?


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How to add positivity to your team

Friday, September 12, 2014
happy-seo-orlando-clientsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

I often talk about what leaders can do. What about followers? If you’re a team member and you’d like to add positivity to your team, what might you do?


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Our Featured Stories

  • The 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon 2014
    14BY KIM MOORE

    Proud, diverse and underpaid.

    Pride in their organizations’ mission, fairness in the treatment of women and ethnic minorities, flexible work schedules — these are just a handful of workplace characteristics that employees of this year’s 100 Best Nonprofits appreciate about their organizations.

  • Knight Vision
    BY VIVIAN MCINERNY

    Travis Knight wants to release a movie a year. Can he pull it off?

  • Grape Expectations
    BY HANNAH WALLACE

    Well-financed outsiders from France and California are buying up vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley.

must-reads

Intel to display new retail technology in Oregon

Friday, October 17, 2014

The chipmaker is bringing "The Intel Experience" to Best Buy stores in Oregon before rolling out the displays nationwide.

GlobeSherpa wins share of Chicago transit deal

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Portland startup that makes TriMet's ticketing app won a share of the $2.5 million deal to build a similar system for the Chicago area.

RV maker to add 150 jobs in Silverton

Friday, October 17, 2014

Forest River Inc. purchased a 19-acre site with hopes to expand its manufacturing capacity.

Starbucks to test 'pay ahead' option in Portland

Friday, October 17, 2014

Customers will be able to place orders ahead of time on their smartphones.

Nike donates another $300,000 to Portland schools, nonprofits

Friday, October 17, 2014

The grants were given through the Nike Employee Grant Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.

Former New York mayor contributes $1.25M towards Measure 90

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Michael Bloomberg donated the money in support of the "Top Two Primary" initiative.

Puppet Labs wins OEN award

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The tech startup won the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network's award for individual achievement.

Vancouver approves $30M steel plant

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Port of Vancouver will sell 9.6 acres of port-owned property to steel manufacturer Maruichi Northwest.

Portland nonprofit lands $8.5M federal grant

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Worksystems Inc. will use the money to launch a training program designed to prepare 1,000 Rose City residents for careers in IT and advanced manufacturing.

Portland is a haven for small businesses

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

A Biz2Credit study listed the Rose City area as having the second-highest average revenue in the nation for businesses with fewer than 250 employees or under $10 million average revenue.

Intel shares slide 5%

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The chipmaker's stock dipped $1.62 to $30.50 after reporting a solid quarter and outlook Tuesday.

Oregon GMO ballot measure campaigns raise $12M combined

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The opponents of labeling genetically modified foods reported contributions of $7.3 million thus far; proponents show $4.8 million in contributions.

Frontier Airlines to leave Eugene

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The airline will end its seasonal service to Denver as it shifts to focus on larger markets.

Pot tax could equal up to $4M annually for Portland

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

City Council will decide whether the Rose City will join 17 other Oregon cities in preemptively taxing legal recreational marijuana.

'Bill the Butcher' shop no longer coming to Portland

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Seattle-based sustainable meat shop announced plans to open 10 locations across the city in January.

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