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1 State of addiction
2 Pollution for sale
3 The Adams doctrine
4 City U
5 Naked came the shorts
6 The worry index
7 Economist Joe Cortright: "Fasten your seatbelts"
8 Deal Watch: David Evans gets $250 million
9 Hood River County: low wages, high expectations
10 Peak wheat
11 August '08 employment and business indicators
12 August '08 transportation indicators
13 August '08 real estate and construction indicators
14 August '08 farming, natural resources and energy indicators
15 Lien times hit construction
16 Looking for a pony payday
17 Tight times benefit grocery stores
18 No surprise: credit squeeze hits home
19 Tactics: The tracker
20 Graphic: Oregon sees modest bump in restaurant jobs
21 Slash and sell
22 Graphic: Value of Oregon squash (including pumpkins)
23 Small hats win big bucks
24 Graphic: Value of sold U.S. businesses
25 A good grape harvest
26 Wave energy’s message to critics: You’re wrong
27 Olympics give Nike’s China sales a huge boost
28 Auction bargain: two houses for price of one
29 County payments: a VC chance?
30 Next: molecular glue
31 Former tech CEO pedals into a new job
32 Philanthropy: How to still do good when times are bad
 

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Green your workplace

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Thursday, April 03, 2014
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Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.


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100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

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Monday, March 03, 2014

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Check out interviews with employees from some of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon winners and find out what makes their company a great place to work.


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Powerlist: Meeting perspectives

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

A conversation about the event-planning industry with sales directors from McMenamins and the Portland Art Museum. 


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The more they change, the more they stay the same

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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The 100 Best Companies get more creative with perks and more generous with benefits; employees seek empowering relations with management and coworkers.


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Eking out a living

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It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


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How to help your staff solve their own problems

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During a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single one.


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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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