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|Thursday, March 01, 2007|
Bright morning sun is streaming through the three-story-tall lobby windows of Walsh Construction’s Portland headquarters. Outside, a sculpture of two hammers forms a gateway to the front door.
Inside, the lobby of the 7-year-old building is more than just a visual feast of sun-dappled concrete, wood, and steel; it’s an homage to the wide-ranging skills of the company and its employees.
The company considers multi-million-dollar mixed-use residential projects its bread and butter. And while it also builds destination resorts and condos, there’s a long list of other projects that inspire excited descriptions from its staff. New Columbia, a $155 million low-income and senior public-housing project. The Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center in Portland’s Pearl District, a renovated warehouse with a gold LEED certification. A school for at-risk students. Housing for the deaf.
Lane thinks the company’s working environment is driven by a simple, almost cyclical process that has surprisingly little to do with parties and dinners. People at Walsh embody community-minded values, which the company culture then reflects, which in turn draws more people with those values.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS | CFA
Earlier this month, the People’s Bank of China (PBoC) announced they were going to devalue their currency, the Renminbi. While the amount of the targeted change was to be roughly 2 percent, investors read a lot more into the move. The Renminbi had been gradually appreciating against the U.S. dollar (see chart) as to attempt to alleviate concerns of being labeled a currency manipulator.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Renee Spears, founder and owner of Portland-based Rose City Mortgage, is hot to trot to sell pot.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
BY GREGG LEWIS | OP-ED
The issue of green-washing remains a significant challenge to those of us who would like to see the building sector in this country do more than make unverifiable claims of sustainability. Transparency about the impacts of a given material is the only way to allow designers to make intelligent choices when selecting building products.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY GINA BINOLE
Screening for “culture fit” has become an essential part of the hiring process. But do like-minded employees actually build strong companies — or merely breed consensus culture?
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE AND LINDA BAKER
Child care in Oregon is expensive and hard to find. We delved into the numbers and talked to a few executives and managers about day care costs, accessibility and work-life balance.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS | CFA
On September 17, the much anticipated Fed decision was delivered and the equity markets haven't liked it.
Monday, September 28, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Bill Levy of Pacific Ag talked to Oregon Business about new residue markets, the company’s growth strategy and why a biofuel plant is like a large cow.
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