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Beth Skillern balances life, work and play

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Monday, February 25, 2013

0313 FOB LiveWorkPlay BethSkillernBullivant Houser Bailey Managing Shareholder Beth Skillern balances life, work and play.

 

Jettstream makes breathing easy

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Monday, February 25, 2013

0313 FOB Launch JettstreamGiving asthma medication to young children is a trying task. Kids don’t like to wear the face mask that allows the nebulized mist to be inhaled, creating stress for parents and resulting in more emergency room visits. In search of a solution, Sarah Cota, a Bend mother with a 7-year-old asthmatic son, has come up with an alternative delivery method.

 

Job confidence growing

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Articles - March 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013

0313 Input 01The most encouraging thing about the results of our online survey in this issue is that confidence is growing about new jobs becoming available at companies.

 

The 2013 list: top 34 small companies to work for in Oregon

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Articles - March 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013

0313 100BestListOur annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon turns 20 this year with more than 13,000 employees participating. Oregon Business research editor Brandon Sawyer and DHM Research calculated the rankings based on employee surveys and a benefits report from each company. The size category is based on the number of Oregon employees.

 

The 2013 list: top 33 medium companies to work for in Oregon

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Articles - March 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013

0313 100BestListOur annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon turns 20 this year with more than 13,000 employees participating. Oregon Business research editor Brandon Sawyer and DHM Research calculated the rankings based on employee surveys and a benefits report from each company. The size category is based on the number of Oregon employees.

 

2013 100 Best methodology, category winners and alpha list

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Find out how the 100 Best Companies are determined, see the category winners and refer to our alphabetical list.

 

Then and now: 20 years of the 100 Best

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

0313 100BestData 01The 100 Best Companies project turns 20 this year, so we’re looking back to see what’s changed for great places to work in Oregon.

 

 
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