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1 Next: The micro payment
2 Powerlist: Banks
3 Oregon economic indicators as of April 2009
4 Farm prices return to earth
5 Deal Watch: Allegro Music plays for keeps
6 Oregon's Top Private 150 Companies
7 Gaining ground
8 Fade to black
9 Rose's family recipe enables Beaverton Foods to prosper over the long haul
10 Barons of barter
11 Mining industry digs into the Valley's best soil
12 Oregon Caves, historic chateau help boost Josephine County
13 Warrenton's big-box plans put pressure on Astoria's businesses
14 Oregon Business wins 11 awards for excellence
15 G5 grows in search marketing
16 The buzz factor
17 Oregon Steel and the Russians
18 Share of unemployed claiming unemployment benefits
19 DNA breakthrough puts angus bulls to the test
20 Lithia burns rubber – in reverse
21 Leaky bunkers join history of bad ideas
22 Down and dirty
23 Bad times? Move to Webville
24 Sea change
25 Reader input: Sports and the economy
26 Everyone into the pool
 

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Oregon Business wins awards

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Monday, June 30, 2014

ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Who said we should sell in May?

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Friday, July 18, 2014
BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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Is this employee right?

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
081314 thumb employeefeelingsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


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Trends in business succession

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Thursday, July 03, 2014
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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OB Video: Oregon MESA

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

ThumbOregon Business hosts an informal roundtable discussion about the Oregon MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) program.


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
OGCLogoBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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