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|Tuesday, May 01, 2007|
The winners of this year’s Portland Business Alliance’s Growth Awards share the strategies, struggles and secrets of getting to the top.
ON THE WAY UP
Stories by Jon Bell
NO. 1 LARGE COMPANY
Oregon Iron Works
Oregon Iron Works is not a company to be pigeonholed.
Over the past few years, the Clackamas complex-metals fabricator has broadened its scope to focus on a wide range of industries, from hydroelectric, aerospace and nuclear to marine, bridges and even missile defense. OIW also has several irons in the streetcar industry fire and a few heating up in wave energy.
“I think our diversity of capabilities in various industries is our No. 1 one asset,” says CEO Robert Beal. “It’s been growing and I think it will continue to do so.”
Miles Fiberglass & Composites
Talk about humble beginnings.
Lowell Miles was just 21 when he found himself smitten by, of all things, fiberglass, after visiting a boat show in 1958.
Tri-Star Search & Staffing
Like many industries, the recruiting and staffing sector took a dive after Sept. 11, 2001.
“Recruiters were dropping like crazy,” says Rudi Bellinazzo, who at the time worked for a specialized staffing service. “There was probably a 50% hit in recruiters leaving the industry. It was a tough marketplace.”
Thursday, April 23, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
The entrepreneurial spirit was alive and well at the Oregon Angel showcase, an annual event for angel investors and early stage entrepreneurs.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | EDITOR
Earlier this week we posted an article from our May issue: It’s a Man's Man’s Man’s World. The story covered the gender divide in tech from the perspective of male workers. Twitter didn’t like it.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
A conversation with Gene Pelham, CEO of Rogue Credit Union.
Friday, April 17, 2015
PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
The 32nd annual CBC attracted a record number of attendees (11,000) to the Oregon Convention Center.
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
As the recession recedes and tourism grows, Central Oregon resorts redefine themselves for a new generation.
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
Mike Morrow and Mike Delos-Reyes first came up with the idea of an ocean power device 23 years ago, when they were students at Oregon State University. They realized a long-held vision last summer, when their startup, M3 Wave, successfully launched the first ocean power device that works underwater.
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Mohan Nair channels a visionary.
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Tonkon Torp helps seed sustainability at Gunderson.
Oregon-based Environments helps companies create inspired workspaces. “Simply put, we help companies future-proof their workspaces,” says Chris Corrado, president. Since 1988,Environments has witnessed firsthand the changing landscape of business. Native Portlander and Environments founder Corrado says, “We help our clients navigate the complex realities of the workplace today and plan for their future in a very mindful, strategic way. We think of ourselves as their partners in the process.”
One hundred years ago, the Willamette River might easily have been mistaken for a sewer. Unchecked industrial activity and decades of pollution made it unrecognizable compared to the clean river that now flows north for 187 miles from Eugene through the center of Portland.
Sussman Shank LLP served as lead counsel for both the sale of 9 assisted living, memory care, and independent living campuses in Washington, Oregon, and California to a publicly-traded REIT, and the acquisition of 11 single-tenant net lease properties. This transaction was unique because it included both the sale of licensed senior housing facilities and a complicated 1031 tax deferred exchange transaction.
The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) will be presenting its third annual Entrepreneurial Summit on Friday, June 5 at Castaway in Portland, Oregon.
On June 13th Mayor Charlie Hales will attend nonprofit organization Dream Change’s inaugural Love Summit and will introduce one of its keynote speakers, Dan Wieden of Wieden+Kennedy advertising agency.