June 2011

OSU researchers invent better microchannel heat exchangers

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_NextOregon State University engineers have invented a new way to produce microchannel heat exchangers that could cut material costs in half by using surface-mount adhesives instead of heat-intensive methods.
 

Oregon and SW Washington credit unions

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100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon, 2011

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_GreenListOur third annual ranking of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work For in Oregon celebrates workplace excellence.
 

Mount Hood's unique economy

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_MountainEcon_01More than 100 years since modern commerce began on Oregon’s signature peak, Mount Hood supports millions of dollars worth of tourism, recreation, agriculture, timber and small business. It’s a unique and massive economy under growing pressure from those who make their money from the mountain.
 

Small Oregon businesses go global

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_GoingGlobal_02Small Oregon companies are following the money overseas, but doing business internationally can be daunting.
 

TMT Development's president struggles to revive Park Avenue West

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_HoldingTheLine_01Tom Moyer’s granddaughter struggles to revive Park Avenue West, a lingering wound in the heart of Portland’s downtown. It’s a fight against the economy, the market and maybe even her family.
 

Airport passenger counts gain altitude

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Passenger counts have been gaining some altitude at Portland International Airport (PDX) and Oregon’s regional airports.
 
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