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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.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY 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.
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
Citing the transition to catch shares management as a key to rebuilding stocks and reducing bycatch, 13 species caught by the West Coast trawl fishery today earned designation from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as sustainable.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”
Friday, June 27, 2014
BY 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.
Friday, June 06, 2014
BY KATIE AUSBURGER | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
How to build a hipster-friendly work environment.
Monday, June 16, 2014
The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.
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Vigilant enters a New Year with a new president.
How George Fox has become one of Oregon's largest private universities.
Forest Grove sees growth in the burgeoning food and beverage scene.
Lane Powell Shareholder Susan K. Eggum has been elected as vice chair of programs and projects for the International Association of Defense Counsel’s (IADC’s) Employment Law Committee.
Geffen Mesher is saddened to announce the passing of long-time shareholder, Tom “Mike” Anderson, who died on July 10, 2014, from liver disease diagnosed after recent heart surgery. He was 55 years old.
Fifteen Lane Powell attorneys have been named 2014 “Oregon Super Lawyers,” and another five attorneys have been named as “Oregon Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers magazine.