Sponsored by George Fox University
Home Back Issues July 2009
July 2009

Oregon's Top Private 150 Companies

| Print |  Email
Archives - July 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The results from our annual Private 150 ranking are understandably bleak, given that the economy has been in recession for nearly 20 months. Revenues and jobs for Oregon's privately held powerhouses fell steeply, with Big Timber continuing to take a beating, along with heavy manufacturing and auto dealerships. There were exceptions to the general downward trend, but the gains of the few were modest in comparison to the losses of the many.

 

Gaining ground

| Print |  Email
Archives - July 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

OBMWellpartner-135Most of Oregon's private companies struggled in 2008, but a handful of well-positioned upstarts achieved impressive growth.

 

Fade to black

| Print |  Email
Archives - July 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

IMG_2370Film festivals across the state struggle to stay on the red carpet.

 

Rose's family recipe enables Beaverton Foods to prosper over the long haul

| Print |  Email
Archives - July 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

BeavertonFoods-031The $21 million Beaverton Foods empire was founded on Mama’s smarts, and her descendants are not resting on their hot and honey mustards.

 

Barons of barter

| Print |  Email
Archives - July 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
OBMTradia-576No cash? No problem. Trade it! For businesses that join trade clubs, it's not all about the Benjamins.
 

Mining industry digs into the Valley's best soil

| Print |  Email
Archives - July 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009

willamette_valleyFertile land is the lifeblood of Oregon’s agricultural industry, a major economic driver that is almost completely family-run. But land — including the physical space, topsoil and rock underneath it — is a lucrative resource and contenders include aggregate mining companies. The reason: much of the highest-quality basalt is located under the best soil.

 

 

Oregon Caves, historic chateau help boost Josephine County

| Print |  Email
Archives - July 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

chateau-fall-pond1For 100 years, tourists have traveled through the Siskiyou Mountains in Southern Oregon to explore the Oregon Caves National Monument. For the past 75 years they could stay at the Oregon Caves Chateau, a National Historic Landmark. These remote attractions are more than historic sites — they bring tourism dollars to a county continuing to struggle with the loss of timber revenues.

 
<< Start < Prev 1 2 3 4 Next > End >>

Page 1 of 4

More Articles

The global challenge

News
Friday, June 27, 2014
062714 thumb globalmarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


Read more...

Updated: Disrupting innovation

News
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


Read more...

Hipsters gone wild

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY JON BELL

A new generation of outdoor apparel companies targets the young and the urban.


Read more...

The Scott Kveton affair

News
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
ScottKvetonBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.


Read more...

OB Video: Building trade ties with the EU

News
Monday, June 16, 2014
BritEmbCampionBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.


Read more...

100 Best Green Companies Keynote Speech

News
Friday, May 30, 2014

green2014-069Watch the 2014 100 Best Green Companies keynote speech by Eric Friedenwald-Fishman.


Read more...

Reader Input: Energy policy

June 2014
Thursday, May 29, 2014

How serious a problem is climate change? Readers want to have their cake and eat it, too.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS