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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.
Friday, October 24, 2014
How does your workplace stack up against competitors? How can you improve workplace practices to help recruit and retain employees? Find out by taking our 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon survey!
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
We didn’t intend this issue to have an election season theme. But politics has a way of seeping into the cracks and fissures.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
BY DIANE BUISMAN
Some common misconceptions employers have about marijuana.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LORI TOBIAS
Business has been good to Laura Anderson, leading some to suggest she must be awfully lucky to find such success in a business notorious for failure. But luck’s had little to do with it.
Friday, September 26, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER
This post focuses on the recent release of the new Apple iPhone as well as Alibaba's IPO, the largest U.S. IPO in history.
Friday, October 31, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Why are there so few transportation startups in Portland? The city’s leadership in bike, transit and pedestrian transportation has been well-documented. But that was then — when government and nonprofits paved the way for a new, less auto centric way of life.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY KIM MOORE
Proud, diverse and underpaid.
Pride in their organizations’ mission, fairness in the treatment of women and ethnic minorities, flexible work schedules — these are just a handful of workplace characteristics that employees of this year’s 100 Best Nonprofits appreciate about their organizations.
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Is your business ready to join us in the call for action? This opening panel includes Oregon businesses who will discuss why they signed the Oregon Climate Declaration, the investments they are making to reduce carbon emissions, and how their actions are affecting their companies.
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Rotary’s Oregon Ethics in Business aims to raise consciousness about business ethics by honoring exceptional companies.
Barran Liebman’s annual employment law seminar is an industry classic.
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More than 400 "Change Makers" will gather to invest in a socially sustainable community.