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|Archives - April 2007|
|Sunday, April 01, 2007|
BAKER CITY — General manager Ted Hausotter says success at Natural Structures would not be possible without great employees. The manufacturer of water slides, park pavilions and outdoor furniture moved from Sherwood with 15 employees in 2003. Fast-forward four years and business is booming and the employee list has grown to about 40. Hausotter attributes that growth to the good reception the company got from local banks, allowing loans for $200,000 worth of new equipment and the ability the company now has to do more work in-house. Now if there’s a problem it can be fixed onsite, allowing the product to ship without delay. Natural Structures plans to open their 22,000-square-foot expansion in early April.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.
Monday, July 14, 2014
BY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE
I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
BY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Strong public schools shore up the economy, survey respondents say. But local schools demonstrate lackluster performance.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY LEE VAN DER VOO
By now we’ve all read the headlines: Starbucks is giving away free degrees. Except it isn’t.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY JON BELL
Startup culture is all the rage. Is there a downside?
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