Your ability to prosper as a company is not about what you sell, it's about what you believe. And it should drive everything you do.
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.
Oregon is one of six states with 20% or more of its population using food stamps.
Oregon's fast-aging rural population is hindering economic growth, state economist Mark McMullen says.
Gov. Kitzhaber is trying to get the Port of Portland, unions and employers to work together to keep Hanjin Shipping from abandoning Portland.
Beaverton's Ryno Motors plans to roll out its one-wheeled electric vehicles in 2014, and customers can get in line with a $150 refundable deposit.
Agriculture accounts for 15% of Oregon's economic activity, according to a new report from 1000 Friends of Oregon.
The first deadline for Cover Oregon applicants seeking financial help is here.
Portland startup Puppet Labs hired Skype's chief financial officer Bill Koefoed to be its new CFO.
Portland hopes to move the Right 2 Dream Too homeless camp into a warehouse.
The Oregon Department of Justice revealed its annual list of 20 "worst charities" that spend less than 35% of the money they raise on their cause.
Adidas' North American headquarters is buzzing with excitement for next summer's World Cup in Brazil.
Vancouver-based Killian Pacific intends to construct apartments, retail space, a parking garage and plazas on the Southeast Portland site known for its goats.
Christmas trees are Oregon's 12th largest agricultural business, ahead of cherries and hazelnuts.
Congressman Earl Blumenauer is announcing legislation to nearly double the federal gas tax.
The tight apartment market has led to a wave of new buildings coming to the market at the same time.
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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.