September 2009

Next: A mobile tripod

NextPortland photographer Joanne Denzer was planning a trip to Belize but didn’t want to lug a cumbersome camera tripod into the rainforest with her. Denzer’s need to stabilize her camera along with a desire to travel light and still shoot steady eventually led to the Body Camera Mount.

Powerlist: Oregon staffing firms

Ranked by FT staff and sorted by region

Oregon economic indicators as of June 2009

Figures and indicators for four vital pieces of the Oregon economy: Employment/business listings, Transportation, Real Estate/Construction Permits and Farming/Natural Resources/Energy

Trucking slams on the brakes

Oregon trucking tax receipts dropped 14.0% for the first six months of 2009 compared to the same period last year, while the U.S. freight transportation services index down-shifted 13.4%.

Deal Watch: PacificSource smiles wider with acquisitions

IN A SPAN of less than one week, Eugene’s PacificSource Health Plans added more than 63,000 customers to its books, pushing the total number of people it covers in Oregon and Idaho through its individual and group health and dental plans — and its self-insured business — to more than 210,000.

CEO pay slims down

OREGON’S HIGHEST-PAID CEOs for public companies had a rough year, but they fared better than their company stocks did.

DIY remix

DIY_1The indie ethic that defines Portland's music scene is reinventing how the industry does business.