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April 2012

Wealthiest cities

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Lake Oswego tops list for personal income, Bend at No. 21.

 

Lisa Thompson balances life, work, play

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Articles - April 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012

0412_LiveWorkPlay_LisaThompson_01Lisa Thompson started working for Icebreaker in Wellington, New Zealand, when she was only 21. Today, at age 32, she is president of Icebreaker USA, headquartered in Portland.

 

Comply and demand

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Thursday, March 22, 2012
0412_LaunchLaunching a company at the height of the recession requires selling a product customers deem absolutely necessary. That’s one lesson behind the success of Zapproved, a Portland start up that helps companies manage their regulatory compliance obligations. 
 

The importance of benefits

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Articles - April 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012

0412_Input_Graph01Given the national discourse on the cost of health insurance, it’s not surprising that the overwhelming majority of the respondents in this issue’s Input survey said that medical benefits were the most important benefit a company could offer.

 

Fresh ideas for spring

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Articles - April 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Over the past few months, the editorial team has been creating new features for the magazine.

 
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