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October 2009

The 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

gearheartOregon Business is proud to launch the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon this year to recognize nonprofits as key businesses critical to the economic health of the state, and ones that employ hundreds of thousands of Oregonians

 

Pulling together

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Tough times are making nonprofits around the state look at partnerships and collaboration to survive.

 

Commuters get a bus boot

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Workers commuting between Astoria, Warrenton and Hammond this fall got a much better bus schedule as the local transportation district expanded its service.

 

Top 10 Oregon twits

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

TwitterListOregon businesses and organizations tweet the tune of the latest fad in social networking,
but individual networkers build the biggest dam of followers in the Beaver State.

 

Umpqua College embraces the wine business

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Blaine-2Umpqua Community College president Blaine Nisson and his staff have launched 12 new instructional programs over the past five years. But the initiative that has gotten the most attention has been the Southern Oregon Wine Institute.

 

Turbulence for PDX flights

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

There were more changes to PDX nonstop service routes than usual in the last 18 months. Decreased passenger volume is one reason, but it’s not the only consideration when airlines decide which cities are in or out.

 

The day the music died in Cave Junction

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Thursday, October 01, 2009

Tiny Cave Junction, a struggling timber town in Josephine County with 1,730 residents, is drawing the ire of two of the nation’s largest music licensing companies.

 
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Small business sales go big

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