March 2012

Sarah Mensah balances life, work, play

0312_LiveWorkPlay_SarahMensah_01Sarah Mensah went to her first Trail Blazers game in 1976 with her father, an original season ticketholder. Now she’s the team’s COO, and one of the highest-ranking women in pro sports.

The sales solution

0312_Launch_4TellAmazon.com makes about $19,000 a minute on product recommendations: personalized suggestions that direct customers to products they might covet in addition to what they intended to buy. Now a Portland company is democratizing product recommendation services by developing faster, cheaper solutions accessible to midsize retailers.

The Con-way deal

0312_ByTheNumbers_Conway_02Since late 2010, Con-way, a trucking and logistics company, has been working on a master plan for a new mixed-use community in Northwest Portland.

Natural selection

0312_Tactics_04Betty Lou Carrier started making healthy snacks for her sons. Now Betty Lou's Inc. is a multi-million-dollar company.

Gearing up for hiring

0312_InputGraph_05Oregon’s business leadership is feeling more upbeat than it has in the past four years.

The Best for 19 years

0312_EditorLetterOur venerable 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project turned 19 this year. Over the six years that I’ve been the editor of Oregon Business, I have been constantly heartened and amazed at the dedication to the project by Oregon companies, large and small.

100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon 2012 video

See interviews from some of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon winners to see what makes their company a great place to work.