July/August 2012

Back to the future

0712 GamePlan SawyerPaddlesOver the past 20 years, Pete Newport has worked as a kayak instructor, marketing manager for Pepsi-Cola and owner of Bend-based Breedlove Guitar Company, which he grew to $10 million in sales before selling the company in 2010. Now Newport is embarking on yet another venture, as president of Talent-based Sawyer Paddles & Oars.

Oregon pension funding better than most

A recent Pew Center on the States report found that most states are struggling to meet the long-term costs of their public-employee pensions and retiree health care benefits, largely due to the lingering effects of investments made before the financial crisis.

Rx for overload

0712 Launch MontrueDoctors today face increasing regulatory documentation requirements that involve entering every lab test and prescription into a computer, a cumbersome process that often means leaving the patient alone.

Live, work, play: Emily Powell

0712 LiveWorkPlay EmilyPowellEmily Powell always knew she wanted to run her family’s namesake bookstore.

Where would you invest?

0712 InputIf you were king or queen, and had either your own millions or control of the state treasury, where would you put the money for maximum economic impact?

The biggest, and the best

0712 EditorsLetterOur annual ranking of the state’s largest private companies, the Private 150, turns 30 this year.