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|Friday, August 21, 2009|
When the judges from the American Society of Business Publication Editors named us one of the top three small business publications in the country last month, they said in their comments that Oregon Business was “everything a regional publication should be,” and singled out our “interesting story selections.”
All I can say is, thank you, Oregon. You share in this award because it’s easy to have an interesting magazine when you cover a state like this one.
A prime case in point: this entire issue, starting with the cover story on the innovations at Intel by managing editor Ben Jacklet (page 30). What’s going on with the state’s largest employer (15,300 jobs and counting) is always of interest, but it’s so much more than a giant workforce. It’s recruiting brains from around the globe to help it confront its considerable competition, and investing in Oregon along the way. Intel doesn’t often open its doors to reporters, and our chance to look inside the tech behemoth and bring you that story makes compelling reading.
But you don’t have to be giant to be interesting. Writer Adrianne Jeffries’ profile of T-shirt maker Wicked Quick (page 20) proves that small and quirky can catch fire if you’ve got the right idea. This startup sells cool and has become an investor darling turning away money.
Money is always interesting, and our ranking on page 38 of the top pay of CEOs of public companies is an annual highlight. Research editor Brandon Sawyer spends many hours crunching the public documents, and this year added a new category in the spreadsheet: the stock price. It’s an interesting comparison, to say the least.
Independence is always interesting, and Portland’s music scene is defined by it. How is the PDX music scene redefining the industry? Read our report on page 24.
On the web side, we’re spicing things up with a new weekly blog called On the Scene. Web editor Kevin Manahan is traveling around Portland, reporting on various gatherings and events, sending postcards from the edge of business.
Looking ahead, we’ve calculated the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon and will announce them Sept. 29 at the Portland Art Museum and in the October issue. This project showcases the importance of the nonprofit sector. Go to Oregon100Best.com to register. Come help us honor the amazing work that nonprofits do in Oregon.
It’s great to win awards, but it’s even better to serve our readers and to contribute to the community. Thanks again, Oregon. We couldn’t do it without you.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
How do you put a baby on the cover of a business magazine without it looking too cutesy?
Thursday, August 20, 2015
BY DAN COOK
The state’s angel investing fund gets hammered in Salem.
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT
The false promise of economic impact statements.
Monday, August 03, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR
Pushing the extreme.
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
A New York floral and gift business takes on the iconic Harry & David brand.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER
A Power Lunch at Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Store and Restaurant.
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Market of Choice is on a tear. In 2012 the 35-year-old Eugene-based grocery chain opened a central kitchen/distribution center in its hometown. The market opened a third Portland store in the Cedar Mill neighborhood this year; a Bend outpost broke ground in March. A fourth Portland location is slated for the inner southeast “LOCA” development, a mixed-use project featuring condos and retail. Revenues in 2014 were $175 million, a double-digit increase over 2013. CEO Rick Wright discusses growth, market trends and how he keeps new “foodie” grocery clerks happy.
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Yesterday, a divided National Labor Relations Board dropped another hammer on the employer community. In a long-awaited and much debated move, the Board jettisoned the decades old standard for determining when two independent businesses should be considered joint employers of an individual worker for collective bargaining purposes.
Transforming the culture of Oregon’s educational leadership.
Attendance, breakfast buffet, materials, certificate of attendance and parking are all complimentary on behalf of the firm.
New regulations are in effect and more updates are on the horizon, are you prepared?
The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is pleased to announce 16 finalists — from over 60 nominees — for the 2015 OEN Tom Holce Entrepreneurship Awards.