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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Video: The 100 Best Survey

Thursday, August 28, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1OB Research Editor Kim Moore shares some pointers about the 100 Best Companies to Work For survey.


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Podcast: Interview with Pete Friedes

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

082714-thumb friedesbookTom Cox interviews Pete Friedes, author of "The 2R Manager," about becoming a Best Boss.


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Private liberal arts education: superior outcomes, competitive price

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
0826 thumb collegemoneyBY DEBRA RINGOLD | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Why has six years become an acceptable investment in public undergraduate education that over-promises and underperforms?


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Two sides of the coin

Monday, August 25, 2014
0825 thumb moneyBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Ferguson Wellman’s investment views on the economy and capital markets.


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Managing family assets: The importance of planning ahead

Friday, August 22, 2014
Unknown-1BY CLIFF HOCKLEY |  OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

When business intersects with family, a host of  situations can arise. Without a clear vision and careful planning, hard-earned investments can become stressful burdens.


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Register for 100 Best Companies survey

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OBM-100-best-logo-2015 150pxwBy Kim Moore | OB Editor

The 2015 survey launched this week. It is open to for-profit private and public companies that have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in Oregon.


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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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Our Featured Stories

  • A Good Leap Forward
    BY AMY MILSHTEIN

    Agriculture businesses ramp up to meet international demand as workforce and succession challenges loom.

  • College Hacker
    BY KLINT FINLEY

    Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson builds a 21st-century trade school.

  • Tight and Loose
    BY JENNIFER MARGULIS

    As schools implement more rigorous academic standards, holistic and flexible approaches to K-12 education flourish.

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Study says Oregon has second fairest tax system in U.S.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Wallet Hub reports that Oregon's tax system is the second-best in the country in terms of fairness.

Feds award $6.5M to Oregon health centers

Monday, September 15, 2014

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded 29 health centers $6.5 million to expand primary care services.

Oregon bioscience supporters launch $1M campaign

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Oregon Translational Research and Development Institute hope to expand the state's biotech incubator with a $1 million capital campaign.

Salem Grand Theatre building sold

Monday, September 15, 2014

The building was purchased by Meduri Farms owners Cindy and Joe Meduri.

Portland group to launch reality TV show

Monday, September 15, 2014

The show would follow entrepreneurs through their crowdfunding journey.

Oregon group receives $240K for voter registration drive

Friday, September 12, 2014

Marijuana legalization and GMO labeling campaigns gave Our Oregon money, hoping to attract more young adults to vote this year.

Workers comp costs to decrease

Friday, September 12, 2014

The cost of workers' compensation for Oregon employers will decrease an average of 5.3% in 2015.

Accelerator launched for Portland food entrepreneurs

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Forge:Food program is aimed at entrepreneurs who already have a working concept or product to sell and are hoping to scale.

Financing secured for apartment building at Burnside Bridgehead

Friday, September 12, 2014

The developers of the planned 21-story apartment tower landed a $71.75 million construction loan.

State sets $2M limit to fight Oracle case

Friday, September 12, 2014

The State of Oregon sued Oracle over its role in creating the failed Cover Oregon website.

Gerding Edlen buys property from PDC

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The development giant purchased land in Old Town Chinatown for $2.6 million.

Ecotrust purchases Central Eastside warehouse

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Portland conservation group plans to renovate the building for a food-focused industrial use.

PGE drops requested rate hike

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Portland General Electric agreed to reduce its requested rate hike to 1%.

Jama Software names first CFO

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Portland tech company added Barry Allen to its leadership team.

Made in Oregon store to open in Eugene public market

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The store's opening will launch the development of the $50 million Fifth Street Public Market Expansion Project.

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