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|Articles - May 2012|
|Monday, April 23, 2012|
Page 1 of 3By Dan Cook
Unless you’re seated comfortably, don’t get Becky Neuman started on farm-to-table food or the health benefits of mineral springs water. Passion for the subjects simply overtakes her.
Becky Neuman and husband Doug Neuman acquired a controlling interest in the Lithia Springs Inn at the far north end of Ashland last year. As 75% owners of the hotel’s partnership, the Neumans were in a position to call for revamping the property, both from a structural and branding standpoint.
They dove in, renovating all 29 rooms and the central building that serves as the reception and dining area and includes several guest rooms and offices. Their first phase was due for completion May 12 — a rapid turnaround by hotel restoration standards, but a pace that suits the energetic Neumans.
Phase one represents an investment of about $700,000 to $800,000, Doug Neuman says, with all guest rooms getting a makeover. The more aggressive phase two, due for completion this fall, envisions construction of a new outdoor spring-fed swimming pool, the addition of more guest rooms and other improvements that will put the investments into the millions.
“This is equal parts physical renovation and rebranding,” Doug Neuman says of the turnaround strategy. “We wanted to get moving on the physical piece because we know we have to build our business and create our brand and it will take some time.”
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Monday, February 03, 2014
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Alternative methods of dispute resolution have the potential to lower costs, increase efficiency and provide greater control over process. The key is to know which ones to use, and how to use them in a way that accomplishes those objectives.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER
An economic study of emergency room utilization in Oregon set off a thundering media stampede earlier this month. I was struck by the cut-and-paste sameness of much of the reporting and how awfully little it had to say about the untreated wound that is causing all the pain: the hole in our healthcare system where a robust primary care infrastructure should be.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
BY BRANDON SAWYER
In this age of jobless recovery, workers have increasingly turned to part-time work in lieu of a full-time job, often cobbling together two or more jobs in order to make ends meet.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
BY JON BELL
Developers chase the rental market and change the face of Portland neighborhoods.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
BY DEBRA RINGOLD | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?
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