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Based on the kits’ success in big luxury and resort hotels — Wong said the business is profitable, though not “making millions.” Bunnyjuice in July 2013 began selling online and direct to consumers at a new e-commerce site, which has the kits as well as a “curated” assortment of, yes, sex toys.
If Guenther and Wong felt assured of strong demand for their female-focused offerings, entrepreneurs Jeneen Doumitt, 40, and her business partner, Evy Cowan, also 40, felt female customers, especially in Portland, would also want greener sex aids: rechargable toys as well as organic lubricants, more silicone and fewer phthalates. The She Bop boutique, which opened in Portland in 2009, is a success, Doumitt says, because it strives to be as green as possible, fitting into one of what she calls Portland’s “environmentally conscious ideals for business and standard of living.”
“Business is definitely better than Evy and I had projected in our three-year profit and loss, she says.
Wendy Strgar of Eugene-based Good Clean Love, a supplier to She Bop and manufacturer of organic massage oils and lubricants, has also been a proponent of “greening up” the sex-products industry for nearly a decade.
“Nearly everything on the adult-store and drugstore shelves has heavily-concentrated petrochemicals and methyl- and propylparaben associated with carcinogenic risk,” Strgar, 51, says. “That motivated me to make a safer product.”
Monday, January 26, 2015
The day after this issue goes to press, the city of Medford will host its annual business conference. The event features Minoli Ratnatunga, co-author of the Milken Institute’s annual “Best-Performing Cities” report. Preliminary data suggests that Medford is likely to retain its No. 1 ranking among best-performing small cities for having a higher concentration of high-tech firms than the national average.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
NBA commissioner: "I would love to end up having an All-Star Game in Portland. It's really just a function of ensuring that we can fit in town."
Friday, February 27, 2015
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Power Lunch at the Imperial.
Monday, March 02, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
Portland-based healthcare provider ZoomCare said it plans to “remake American healthcare” by expanding its on-demand urgent care model to emergency, surgery, dental and primary care, among others.
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN | OB CONTRIBUTOR
Multilevel marketing, health claims and zyto scanner biofeedback machines: How dōTERRA thrives in Oregon.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
A conversation with Donna Earley, director of sales and marketing for the Salem Convention Center.
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