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Who needs the stress of finding the perfect gift for the executive on your list? If money is no object, here are a few suggestions.
Cartier says this season watches are anything but flat. Released just in time for the holidays is the newest addition to its library of timepieces: the Ballon Bleu. This bubble-shaped watch features a sapphire-topped winding mechanism and a large dial face set in 18-karat gold. ($26,000 at Carl Greve)
To trick out your iPod even more, try the latest in tech accessorizing: laser etching. Prices depend on the complexity of the graphic and the size of the device. (deviceninesix.com, etchamac.com, adafruit.com/laser)
The Montegrappa Extra 1930 is the patron of pens. Each one is handmade in Italy from celluloid with sterling silver accents. Aaron Hubbell of Paradise Pen’s Portland store says the original 1930s Montegrappa was used by Ernest Hemingway, proving its distinguished look and craftsmanship stand the test of time – or at least longer than a bottle of tequila. ($690 for the roller ball, $1,100 for the fountain pen, at Paradise Pen)
A staple in the businesswoman’s jewelry collection is a pair of diamond stud earrings. The Hearts on Fire diamonds at Carl Greve are billed as the world’s most perfectly cut diamonds. For the clueless gift-giver, these platinum-set sparklers are a safe bet. ($9,000 for .5 carat in each ear, $25,000 for 1 carat in each ear, at Carl Greve)
Women may have their earrings, but men can get just as flashy with cufflinks. The Ploemiste square cufflinks by NIKOS, with 19-karat white gold and a blue carbon fiber pattern, add masculine flair to any suit. ($1,775 at Carl Greve)
Thursday, March 20, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER
I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY BRANDON SAWYER
A conversation about the event-planning industry with sales directors from McMenamins and the Portland Art Museum.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY BRANDON SAWYER
Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Check out interviews with employees from some of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon winners and find out what makes their company a great place to work.
Friday, March 28, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
The next mysterious (or disastrous) event could be one that you or your team might suddenly need to respond to, probably under intense scrutiny.
Friday, February 28, 2014
The 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.
Friday, April 04, 2014
BY ERIC FRUITS
The rapidly rising cost of higher education has left even the smartest researchers and the wonkiest of wonks wondering what’s happening and where’s all that money going. More and more, prospective students—and their families—are asking: Is college worth the cost?
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