October 2008

Oregon banks continue slide

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In the March issue of Oregon Business we quoted the Beatles in regard to the recent fortunes of Oregon-headquartered banks: “It’s getting better all the time (can’t get much worse).”

 

 

Readers vote for president and priorities

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

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Outlets upswing

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

OutletsDespite their far-flung locations, outlet malls are thriving in a down retail market.

 

 

The comeback

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

JimFaraudoHow Flir came back from the brink of bankruptcy to become a $4.3 billion company that has left its competition in the dust.

 

 

Tactics: The operative

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

LisaGroveIt was in Washington, D.C., in the mid-1980s where Lisa Grove — today a political strategist and pollster but back then a fresh, idealistic Lewis & Clark graduate — learned a key commandment of the political game, and one that would later shape the success of her Portland-based political consulting firm.

 

 

Should executives share the pain of pay cuts?

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

If corporate ethicist David Layzell had his way, all public companies would institute performance-based executive pay programs like Monaco Coach recently did.

 

 

Don’t cut marketing when things get slow

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

It’s fiscally tempting to scale back the marketing budget of your business in lean times, even though doing so may only cause more pain.

 

 
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