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1 Next: ditch the itch
2 Powerlist: meeting facilities
3 Tourism drives economy
4 Growing Oregon business
5 The next four years: the LGBT community and the new normal
6 What I'm reading: Linda Weston
7 What I'm reading: Steve Smith
8 Tactics: Brammo
9 Rank and file: sick leave
10 Getaround expands in Portland
11 Lighting the way
12 Food for thought
13 Building urban community: Living Room Realtors
14 State prisons by the numbers
15 Beth Skillern balances life, work and play
16 Jettstream makes breathing easy
17 Job confidence growing
18 The 2013 list: top 34 small companies to work for in Oregon
19 The 2013 list: top 33 medium companies to work for in Oregon
20 2013 100 Best methodology, category winners and alpha list
21 Then and now: 20 years of the 100 Best
22 The 2013 list: top 33 large companies to work for in Oregon
23 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon 2013 video
24 100 Best: In the family
 

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Wheel man

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Les Schwab has put a premium on customer service since 1952, when legendary namesake Les Schwab founded the company with one store in Prineville. (Schwab died in 2007.) But if the corporate principles remain essentially the same, the world around this iconic Oregon business has changed dramatically.


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Spring thaw

News
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Spring ThawBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

The “polar vortex” of 2014 seems to have finally thawed and we believe this change in weather will bring more sunshine to the U.S. economy as well.


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What I'm reading: Brad Smith & Travis Boersma

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brad Smith, founder of Hot Pepper Studios, and Travis Boersma, president of Dutch Bros. Coffee, share their recent reads.


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The more they change, the more they stay the same

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
100-best-collageBY BRANDON SAWYER

The 100 Best Companies get more creative with perks and more generous with benefits; employees seek empowering relations with management and coworkers.


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The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

News
Friday, February 28, 2014

100best14logo ThumbnailThe 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.


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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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How to handle the unexpected

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Friday, March 28, 2014
03.28.14 thumb disasterBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

The next mysterious (or disastrous) event could be one that you or your team might suddenly need to respond to, probably under intense scrutiny.


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