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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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Rapid ascent

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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Kelly Dachtler, president of The Clymb, redefines outdoor retail.


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From the Editor: The human factor

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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On fire

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

A self-proclaimed “chile head,” John Ford “grows, eats and does everything spicy.” 


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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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Q & A with Chuck Eggert

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Thursday, March 06, 2014
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The founder of Pacific Foods talks about why his company has flown under the radar in Oregon, how saving a family-run chicken hatchery has helped his bottom line and why he thinks organic food is anything but elitist.


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The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

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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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