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|Tuesday, January 01, 2008|
PORTLAND The sixth annual Oregon Business Leadership Summit filled the Oregon Convention Center in early December with 1,000 business and political leaders who braved the year’s worst storm to listen, learn and think about the economic issues facing the state. The summit debuted a new focus by the Oregon Business Plan, which had “moving forward” as its theme: going green in a big way. The OBP wants Oregon to establish itself as a leader in sustainable practices and billed the new focus as Business Plan 2.0. The major green initiatives are a fresh look at land use, an eco-systems services marketplace, making Oregon a global center for sustainability learning and reforestation of federal forests. For updates and details, go to oregonbusinessplan.org. Another hot topic was transportation issues. Gov. Ted Kulongoski in his speech to the summit focused on the problem of the state’s aging transportation infrastructure and has made financing for transportation a top priority for the 2009 legislative session.
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Ben Kaiser holds his ground.
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Holding a Power Lunch at Veritable Quandary in downtown Portland.
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The sweltering weather didn't keep the crowds away. Although the numbers were down slightly from last year, the Oregon Food Bank raised $850,636 to fight hunger. About 80,000 people attended despite temperatures in the upper 90s.
Thursday, August 20, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT
We get the education we deserve.
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BY KIM MOORE
A conversation with Greg Lambert, president of Mid Oregon Personnel Services.
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A huge migration from Northern California has contributed to average 16% growth per year since 1990.
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Photographer Jason Kaplan takes a look at Murray's Pharmacy in Heppner. The family owned business is run by John and Ann Murray, who were featured in our July/August cover story: 10 Innovators in Rural Health Care.
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Yesterday, a divided National Labor Relations Board dropped another hammer on the employer community. In a long-awaited and much debated move, the Board jettisoned the decades old standard for determining when two independent businesses should be considered joint employers of an individual worker for collective bargaining purposes.
Transforming the culture of Oregon’s educational leadership.
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Oregon Sick Leave is here, and changes to the federal white-collar worker regulations are on the way. This workshop will prepare you for both. We invite you to participate in an interactive discussion on how to start planning now for the future impact on your operations and finances.
Presented by OEN + CENTRL + YESpdx.
This Roundtable will cover numerous issues under the employer "shared responsibility" rules of the Affordable Care Act, including how to track the "full-time" status of variable-hour employees, temporary or seasonal employees, and employees who experience a change in status or a break in service. Additionally, we will provide a brief overview of Code sections 6055 and 6056, which require most mid-sized and large employers to submit their first information reports to the IRS in early 2016 regarding the health insurance coverage being offered to employees. We invite you to participate in an interactive discussion on how to prepare for the future impact of the shared responsibility rules on your operations and finances.