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Portland ceramic company Mudshark Studios touts Oregon-made

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Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB Dispatches OregonMade 01From vases that look like trophies to vintage urinal reproductions, Mudshark Studios is an alternative to “Made in China.” The company offers ceramic mold making, production services and product consulting at their 17,000-square-foot Northeast Portland location.

 

Oregon farm turns to tea

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Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB Dispatches OregonTea 01The couple in charge of Minto Island Growers, a farm straddling Salem city limits, has become adept at growing and selling produce, and now they’re ready to focus more on a different part of the farm: a half-acre stand of tea plants.

 

Hillsboro retailer serves young female athletes

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Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB GamePlan AthleticApparelHillsboro retailer steps in to fill the void for young female athetes' clothes.

 

Banks increase lending to dentists

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB GamePlan DentistryHistorically low interest rates and the return of the overall economy spur new activity from dentists.

 

Oregon air travel by the numbers

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Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB ByTheNumbers AirTravel 01Air travel in Oregon has gotten more efficient — and crowded — with leaner operations despite more passengers.

 

FMYI President Justin Yuen balances life, work, and play

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB LiveWorkPlayJustin Yuen, 38, is president of FMYI (For My Innovation), a social-collaboration software company with a commitment to sustainability.

 

Portland startup offers online branding solution for small companies

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Articles - February 2013
Monday, January 28, 2013

0213 FOB Launch PrestoBoxBranding is a key part of any successful business enterprise. But for small companies, the process can be expensive and time consuming.

 
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Community colleges and sustainability

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Blips and trends in the housing market

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Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?


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South Waterfront's revenge

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Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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The global challenge

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Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


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Attack of the Robin Sages

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Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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Trends in business succession

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The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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