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What I'm reading: Skip Rung

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Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 BOB WhatImReading Rung 01Skip Rung, President of Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute, shares what he's been reading.

 

 

What I'm reading: Marie Osmunson

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0413 BOB WhatImReading Osmunson 01Marie Osmunson, CEO of Chez Gourmet, shares what she's reading.

 

The game changers

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Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 GameChangers 03Eight athletes, executives and innovators who are boosting the profile of Oregon sports.

 

East Portland rises

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Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 EastPortland 01Neglected eastside neighborhoods begin to attract political attention and grow new community-based business models.

 

Timber split

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Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 TimberSplit 01Efforts to balance logging and environmental issues move forward in eastern Oregon as gridlock continues in the west.

 

Engineering stability

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Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 Tactics 01Looking out the sixth-floor windows of the David Evans and Associates building in downtown Portland, a visitor sees numerous engineering projects the company has either helped build or rebuild.

 

Ripe time for urban vintners

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Monday, April 01, 2013

0413 FOB Dispatches DrinkCity 02After shelling out for acreage, machinery, landscaping, labor costs, bottling and marketing, budding vintners would be lucky to start a standard winery in the Willamette Valley for anything less than several hundred thousand dollars. But in Portland, another business model for wineries is sprouting that’s more like founding Facebook than starting a farm.

 
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Small business sales go big

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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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Closing the gap: Community colleges and workforce training

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03.27.14 thumb collegeBY MARY SPILDE | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Community college career, technical and workforce programs present an opportunity to bring business and education together as never before.


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Spreading the wealth

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A money management firm broadens its reach. 


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Speeding up science

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The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.


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Workplace benefits

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Health care and vacations rule. That’s the consensus from our reader poll on workplace benefits that help retain and recruit employees.


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Tech makes the world go round

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I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


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