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|Thursday, March 01, 2007|
The state’s largest Catholic diocese plans to move its headquarters from Bend to a 37-acre site six miles south of Powell Butte within the next two years. The Diocese of Baker, which covers 18 counties in Eastern Oregon and serves about 15,000 families, has looked for a new site for about five years. Bishop Vasa said the rural, rustic site is large enough to accommodate an administrative office as well as provide for retreat-like gatherings. “It is much more readily identified with most of the diocese than Bend,” he says, referring to the rural nature of Eastern Oregon as well as its Crook County location. The diocese, active since 1908, plans to use an existing on-site barn as a conference center as well as construct a new chancery office, cabins for retreats, and a chapel at the new location. While building and funding details are still in the planning stages, Vasa says he has received positive feedback from residents.
For upscale flyers, it’s what’s on the ground that really matters. In an effort to serve these high-class clients, Desert Sun Industries plans to be the third fixed-based operation catering to luxury clients at the Redmond Airport. Once the 44,000-square-foot facility is complete, Desert Sun will offer fuel and maintenance services, a pilot’s lounge and hangar space for corporate and private planes staying over in Central Oregon. A fixed-wing school also will get started after a grand opening, planned for September 2007. RedmondAir and Butler Aircraft Co. offer similar services at the Redmond Airport but Desert Sun owner Shannon Egeland says the market is robust enough to support a third vendor.
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
Five years in the making, the Portland Mercado — the city’s first Latino public market — will celebrate its grand opening April 11. A $3.5 million public-private partnership spearheaded by Hacienda CDC, the market will house 15 to 20 businesses in the food, retail and service sectors. It has some big-name funders, including the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and JPMorgan Chase. The project goals are equally ambitious: to improve cross-cultural understanding, alleviate poverty and spur community economic development.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
Employment in Oregon is almost back up to prerecession levels — and employers are having to work harder to entice talented staff to join their ranks. This year’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project showcases the kind of quality workplaces that foster happy employees.
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Cycling to work is all the rage. But not everyone wants to arrive at the office messy, sweaty — and unfashionable.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
As the investigation against the governor moves forward, those of us in the news business should reflect on our own potential for subverting the democratic process.
Monday, February 23, 2015
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB CONTRIBUTOR
Live, Work, Play: Catching up with Chris Johnson.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS, CFA | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Pets.com, GeoCities, eToys, and WorldCom … blasts-from-the-past that all signify the late 1990s Internet bubble. Yet we believe the dynamics of the market, specifically in technology stocks, are much different today than it was during the late 1990s.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
We ask chiefs of staff for the scoop on Oregon legislators.
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A new report highlights how Oregon bankers are giving back to their communities.
Since 1932 Tidewater Transportation & Terminals (operating as Tidewater Barge Lines and Tidewater Terminal Company) has operated a multicommodity transportation and terminal company based in Vancouver, Washington. The friendly expression on the company’s shipping containers reflects the attitude of about 330 safety and community-conscious employees but belies how complicated the barge business really is.
The Port of The Dalles has run marine facilities since the 1930s, but they are part of a larger mission to strengthen the local economy. They focus on regional economic development with a strong bent toward adding good-paying jobs in high tech, manufacturing and other industries.
The Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Like the advent of the locomotive, the cloud creates business opportunities that simply weren’t possible before now. Get up to speed fast in May at an exciting cloud-empowered Portland event.
Registration is now open for Portland Business Alliance’s Annual Meeting, one of the largest business gatherings in Portland each year.