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|Wednesday, October 01, 2008|
Despite their far-flung locations, outlet malls are thriving in a down retail market.
BY JASON SHUFFLER
It’s nearly 10 a.m. on a late-summer workday and the vast parking lots of the outlet mall in Woodburn are filling up quickly. The line of shoppers and employees at the mall’s coffee shop continues to grow until, finally, the array of stores open their doors and people file in.
By midday the hum of shopping activity is getting louder, the traffic of people thicker. Kids play on a fort made just for them, while in the food area seniors eat burritos and women push strollers loaded with bags from OshKosh B’Gosh.
Developers see dollar signs and plan to go after them, planning 35 new centers nationwide by 2010. An additional 18 of the existing malls plan to expand their sites, according to VRN. At Woodburn, while shoppers stroll through walkways with stuffed bags from the Gap and Adidas, the sound of hammering is heard as construction crews erect an additional building to house seven more merchants, including J. Crew and Kenneth Cole, when it opens in early 2009.
While scarcer financing has halted the expansion plans for some industries, outlet developers secured money because they’re doing so well, says Chris Sherland, an analyst with the global valuation real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield. “They are a proven concept now,” he says.
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY COURTNEY SHERWOOD | Photos by Jason E. Kaplan
Pacific Seafood, one of the world’s largest processors, is rebranding as a more transparent and consumer-friendly operation. A controversial CEO and monopoly accusations from coastal fishermen complicate the tale.
Wednesday, March 04, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
On Wednesday night, a couple days ahead of the 2015 season kickoff, Major League Soccer and the Players Union reached an agreement.
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN | OB CONTRIBUTOR
Don’t just sit there. For a healthy workplace, move up and down — and all around.
Monday, April 13, 2015
BY GRANT KIRBY | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
The mega-shift from technology-driven to data-driven organizations raises questions about Oregon’s workforce preparedness.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The big news at Oregon Business is we’re getting a ping pong table. After reading the descriptions of the 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon, a disproportionate number of which feature table tennis in the office, I decided it was time to bring our own workplace into the 21st century. It was a tough call, but it’s lonely at the top, and someone has to make the hard decisions.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Will community banks survive the digital age? Three CEOs peer into banking's crystal ball.
Friday, February 27, 2015
PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
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A new report highlights how Oregon bankers are giving back to their communities.
Since 1932 Tidewater Transportation & Terminals (operating as Tidewater Barge Lines and Tidewater Terminal Company) has operated a multicommodity transportation and terminal company based in Vancouver, Washington. The friendly expression on the company’s shipping containers reflects the attitude of about 330 safety and community-conscious employees but belies how complicated the barge business really is.
The Port of The Dalles has run marine facilities since the 1930s, but they are part of a larger mission to strengthen the local economy. They focus on regional economic development with a strong bent toward adding good-paying jobs in high tech, manufacturing and other industries.
Providing attendees with unique taste of the Northwest Reception.
CFM Strategic Communications turns 25 this year and is celebrating with a revamped website, special events for firm alumni and clients, a special-label wine and a list of 25 stories about its client work over the past quarter century.
The Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.