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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.
 

Oregon economic indicators as of March 2011

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
 

The farm-direct meat revolution

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_InTheCut_02Farm-direct pushes boundaries of the local meat industry.
 

Steens Mountain Wilderness Resort becomes a fixer-upper dream

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_FixerUpper_02The Steens Mountain Wilderness Resort was bought by Mark Webb for about $200,000. He got 16 acres, a mobile home, eight cabins and a whole lot of work necessary to upgrade after years of neglect.
 

Oregon craft beer business keeps growing

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_BeerBusinessOregon craft beer, despite fear of falling sales and a hesitation to expand throughout the recession, is doing better than ever.
 

Fish fight on the lower Columbia

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Articles - June 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
0611_FishColumbia_02A coalition of sport fishermen and related businesses is luring legislators to ban commercial gillnet fishing in the main stem of the lower Columbia River below Bonneville Dam.
 
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How to help your staff solve their own problems

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Friday, March 21, 2014
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During a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single one.


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Rapid ascent

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Car ignition recalls and lean product design

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The auto industry is starting to share more costs across manufacturers for complex and challenging design work, like new transmission design, and certain new engine technologies. What we’re not yet seeing is wholesale outsourcing of “unavoidable waste” components to specialist companies.


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100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

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Check out interviews with employees from some of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon winners and find out what makes their company a great place to work.


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Tech makes the world go round

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
03.20.14 thumb internetBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


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Small business sales go big

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BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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