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1 Portable flash sensor simplifies disease detection
2 Powerlist: Meeting facilities
3 Oregon economic indicators as of November 2009
4 PGE megawatts are less mega in 2009
5 Deal Watch: Wind power comes to rural Oregon
6 Rural counties depend on landfill business
7 Oregon's poorly funded universities revolt
8 Wilshire Credit clogs up mortgage relief
9 Better broadband headed to small communities
10 Plastics recycler sets up in St. Helens
11 Cupcake bakeries succeed in stale economy
12 Snow season starts strong, then rain hits the slopes
13 Cattlemen's association head discusses change
14 Graphic: Hazelnut production projected to increase 19%
15 Consumers go for cheaper burials
16 Credit unions gain market share from banks
17 Overgrown, grass seed farmers switch to wheat
18 Cold freezes olive oil dreams
19 Pellet market smoldering
20 Good crab season boosts coastal economy
21 Convergence Networks survives recession by planning ahead
22 Keeping the rural connection
23 The grass isn't greener for most businesses
 

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Green your workplace

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Thursday, April 03, 2014
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Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.


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How to boost web traffic

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Thursday, April 10, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY  | OB WEB EDITOR

04.10.14 thumb seo-trafficSEMpdx hosted a workshop this week for entrepreneurs, website developers and others interested in search engine optimization (SEO).  Here are a few tips and tricks aimed at bumping up your search engine rankings.


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Workplace benefits

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Health care and vacations rule. That’s the consensus from our reader poll on workplace benefits that help retain and recruit employees.


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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Large Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
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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Revolution in print, pixels and passion

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The publisher of the Emerald Media Group moves on, leaving a cutting edge media group that depends on business acumen for its survival.


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Eking out a living

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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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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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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