Nov/Dec 2012

Staying alive

1112 StayingAlive 01Post recession, Oregon's construction and building industry is a tentative mix of highs and lows.

The connection

1112 Tactics 02Feeney Wireless is one of the fastest-growing companies in the booming wireless mobile and “machine-to-machine” market.

Cheaper quake solution

1112 GamePlan CoreFirstCoreFirst has developed a seismic retrofit system involving steel-constructed, cartridge-style "safe zones" that can be installed in existing school buildings and cost 75% less than a full retrofit.

American-made plan in the bag

1112 GamePlan WiggysIf Doug Hoschek can’t get REI to consider carrying a line of sleeping bags, then probably no one can.

The party line

1112 ByTheNumbers MapOregonians who don’t want to join either the Democratic or Republican party have increased dramatically since the last presidential election.

Sean Robbins balances life, work, play

1112 LiveWorkPlay SeanRobbinsIn August 2011, Sean Robbins became chief executive of Greater Portland Inc., a public-private partnership focused on increasing the vitality of the Portland-Vancouver region.

Cooking clean

1112 Launch EcoZoomBen West was working for a trucking company in Tennessee, “getting good raises and good bonuses,” when he realized the work wasn’t making him feel good about what he was doing.