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|Articles - September 2013|
|Monday, August 19, 2013|
We know this month’s cover story about the business of sex will grab readers’ attention. But we also hope you will take note of our magazine redesign, which we unveil this issue. Along with a more sophisticated look, we have added new editorial content in the front and back of the book.
Our front pages now include Reboot, a column featuring a new product, sales or marketing initiative by an established Oregon company. Our back-of-the-book section, Live Work Play, features a new department on workplace practices, Office Space. It will cover a variety of office-related topics, from telecommuting and interior architecture trends to compliance and human resource issues, such as workplace bullying, the subject of this month’s column.
We have also expanded our popular Powerlist to include interviews with industry leaders providing insight on market trends. Our September powerlist is about executive education and features Eastern Oregon University president Robert Davies and Jeremy Brown, the new president of Portland Community College.
About our new look, featuring a new color scheme, new fonts and a more streamlined layout: Oregon Business art director Sophie Goodwin says she wanted to highlight the magazine as an in-depth and hard-hitting business news publication, while also giving our pages a more modern look and feel. “We are in the business of telling stories, and I wanted to create a design that would complement the information, not distract from it.”
In 2013 the world is awash in information. At Oregon Business, we aim to do more than disseminate information. We want to ask why it matters and link our reporting back to our readers. Our goal is to flesh out the complex and multifaceted world of Oregon business.
We hope the new departments coupled with our fresh uncluttered redesign move us forward on that path.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tom Cox interviews Pete Friedes, author of "The 2R Manager," about becoming a Best Boss.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Portland is in the middle of another construction boom, with residential and office projects springing up downtown, in the Pearl and Old Town. OB Web Editor Jessica Ridgway documents the new wave.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Kim Moore | OB Editor
The 2015 survey launched this week. It is open to for-profit private and public companies that have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in Oregon.
Friday, August 15, 2014
In this week's poll, we asked readers: "Who should pay for the troubled Cover Oregon website?" Here are the results.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
BY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS
The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.
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|Powerlist: Staffing Firms|
|Taxis Uber Alles?|
|Snapchat now worth $10B|
|Tomatoes may lower prostate cancer risk|
|WHO: Ban e-cigarette use indoors|
|Burger King to acquire Tim Hortons for $11.5B|
|Burger King in talks to buy Tim Hortons|
|Damage from Northern California quake could reach $1B|
|Yellen says job market hampered|
Vigilant enters a New Year with a new president.
How George Fox has become one of Oregon's largest private universities.
Forest Grove sees growth in the burgeoning food and beverage scene.
Lane Powell Shareholder William T. Patton has been appointed to the board of directors for Cascade AIDS Project, an organization that provides educational services and outreach to thousands of Oregonians living with HIV/AIDS.
Fifty-one Lane Powell lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Best Lawyers) 2015; of those selected, 23 lawyers are from the Firm’s office in Portland, Oregon.
Barran Liebman is proud to announce that Andrew Schpak, a Partner of the firm, has been named Chair of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division for the 2014-2015 bar year.