August 2009

Truck stop business sputters

At least 16 trucks hauling Lexus cars from Toyota Logistics used to pull into the Baker Truck Corral each week, heading for Denver, Colo. That’s a drastic difference from the few that now arrive at the Baker City truck stop. And it’s the same story at other truck stops around the state: Traffic is down, so business is, too.

Oregon Business wins national magazine award

Oregon Business has been named one of the top three business-to-business magazines in the country, under 80,000 circulation, by the American Society of Business Publication Editors, in one of the largest business publication competitions in the U.S.

Troubled commercial markets bring lower rents

If you’re considering negotiating your lease for a more affordable rent, the time is now.

Bumper crops don't yield higher profits

As farmers scramble to pick, process and sell their fruit, many of them aren’t seeing higher profits.

Coast tourists pass on high-priced art

Higher-priced items are generally not selling as well as in the past, while lower-priced pieces continue to sell — and in the world of art, prices cannot simply be slashed.