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|Sunday, October 01, 2006|
Allyn FordPresident and CEO, Roseburg Forest Products
Chairman, Umpqua Bank
Board member, Ford Family Foundation
"The company started from nothing in 1936, back in the days when there was plenty of timber. My father was a real pioneer — he had the foresight to take some strong risks. We’ve had to make some tremendous changes. Before 1980, we were almost completely dependent on government sources for timber. The shock of having 40% of our timber supply disappear in the ’80s was a difficult transition. It’s a difficult business. But we have a real commitment to the communities in which we operate. Our foundation’s focus is to help the rural parts of the states because there is a big vacuum here. In rural Oregon and California, education is one of our responsibilities. Rural people need a lot of help and there’s not much money coming in. We have three children, and I hope to see the family remain active in the company for a long time. At 64, I don’t plan to retire yet; I’m having too much fun. I come from a family of great genes — my father came in the office every day until he was 88 and my mother is over 100. Compared to them, I’m still a pup."
Thursday, June 18, 2015
While most categories of commercial real estate have performed well, one of the most robust has been apartment buildings.
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN
When gossip crosses the line.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
As part of our green workplaces story, Oregon Business checked out a community service project undertaken by Portland Youth Builders, a nonprofit alternative high school. In partnership with Whole Foods, PYB built garden boxes for a Home Forward housing site. Home Forward is a government agency that provides housing for low income residents and people with disabilities.
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE
Revenues in Oregon's private, for profit sector maintained solid growth as the economy continued to rebound.
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
There are more than 10 million former military members working in the United States.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Oregon’s new marijuana law is expected to lead to a bevy of new business opportunities for the state. And not just for growers. Law firms, HR consultants, energy efficiency companies and many others are expected to benefit from the decriminalization of pot, according to panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast meeting on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015
The technology at the center of Oregon’s road usage fee reform.
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The technology industry is always in flux. And this rapid rate of change poses challenges to companies ranging from nimble startups aiming to make their mark to established organizations fighting to remain relevant. This is particularly true in the competitive digital display market, where an Oregon company has been at the forefront of nearly every major breakthrough in the last three decades.
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Robert S. Wiggins has joined Lane Powell as a Shareholder in the Corporate/M&A Practice Group. Wiggins is a well-known lawyer, entrepreneur, and investor with more than 30 years of experience leading and advising established and emerging companies in the Pacific Northwest. Wiggins will focus his practice on offering outside general counsel services, including general corporate and board representation, business transactions and capital events.
DEDICATION PARTY: Help the Port of The Dalles celebrate its newest shovel-ready industrial land Friday, July 31, from 1:30 to 4 p.m.