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1 Next: Water from waste
2 Powerlist: Credit unions
3 Oregon economic indicators, March 2009
4 Port feels global shipping pain
5 Deal Watch: SurveyMonkey keeps mum on acquisition
6 The 100 Best Green Companies
7 Green Inc.
8 The fine green line
9 Heat wave
10 Hanging on to the gym
11 Feeding Oregon
12 A clever card snark
13 When good Twitters go bad
14 The phantom chemicals boom
15 Images from a colorful past
16 Interesting bedfellows in Baker County
17 Crying wolf as the predator returns
18 Tribal casinos feel the pinch
19 Cooling tourism trends at the coast
20 Graphic: Global semiconductor sales
21 The harder they fall
22 Fields of few dreams
23 Pay-by-the-mile insurance targets green drivers
24 Greens washing
25 Dare to dream in a downturn
26 Reader input: Green business practices
27 Anytime, anywhere
 

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Leader's bookshelf

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Friday, March 14, 2014
02.06.14 BooksBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Five books that will make you a better leader.


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From the Editor: The human factor

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


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Buy the book

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
2 03.25.14 thumb bookshopBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Oregon is home not only to many fine writers but also several accomplished small publishers.


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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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On fire

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

A self-proclaimed “chile head,” John Ford “grows, eats and does everything spicy.” 


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Spreading the wealth

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
HiResBY PAIGE PARKER

A money management firm broadens its reach. 


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Tech makes the world go round

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
03.20.14 thumb internetBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


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