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September 2009

A temporary setback in jobs

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

The unemployed aren’t the only ones scrambling for work these days; staffing agencies are also feeling the pain of high unemployment.

 

Graphic: Oregon remains fatter than most of its neighbors

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Thursday, August 20, 2009
 

O clients, where art thou?

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

BookBindery_2Bookbinding was once the primary source of income for the Our Lady of Guadalupe Trappist Abbey Bookbindery. But because of the recession and increasing digitalization of magazines, periodicals, and other print media, that’s no longer the case.

 

 

Sticking with tradition

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tactics_01Huber's has outlasted the Great Depression, two World Wars and several bouts with double-digit unemployment. Amid all of the booms and busts, very little has changed at Huber’s. And James Louie intends to keep it that way.

 

 

What's your waffle shoe?

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Archives - September 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009

SmallBizSeptember is such a great month for many reasons, but maybe the best is that it promises a fresh start. As the warmth of the evening air starts to fade, and with kids getting ready to (finally!) go back to school, people tend to start thinking again about new beginnings and new ideas.

 

Something wicked

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Archives - September 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wicked_1Wicked Quick makes buying a pricey T-shirt an act of rebellion and along the way becomes Oregon’s darling apparel startup.

 

Reader input: Extra, extra, read all about it

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Friday, August 21, 2009
 
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Leader's bookshelf

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02.06.14 BooksBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Five books that will make you a better leader.


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How to help your staff solve their own problems

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Friday, March 21, 2014
03.21.14 thumb coxcoffeeTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

During a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single one.


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Eking out a living

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
04.08.14 thumb ourtable-coopfarmsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.


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The 2014 List: The Top 34 Medium Companies to Work, For in Oregon

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Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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Buy the book

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
2 03.25.14 thumb bookshopBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Oregon is home not only to many fine writers but also several accomplished small publishers.


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What I'm reading: Brad Smith & Travis Boersma

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Brad Smith, founder of Hot Pepper Studios, and Travis Boersma, president of Dutch Bros. Coffee, share their recent reads.


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Video: Kickstarting Oregon business

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02.04.14 Thumbnail VideoBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Watch this OB Original Video about three Oregon companies and how crowd-funding "kickstarted" their business ideas.


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