April 2010

UO professor develops energy-smart awning

NEXT-CONCEPTUniversity of Oregon professor Ihab Elzeyadi developed an awning that generates and saves enough electricity that buildings using it could potentially have zero net energy consumption.

Powerlist: FDIC-Insured Financial Institutions

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RANKED BY OREGON & CLARK CO. WASH. DEPOSITS AS OF JUNE 30, 2009

Bankruptcies erupt again

0410Indicators1Oregon bankruptcies kept growing in 2009: up 42% for businesses and 45% for individuals.

Deal Watch: Snack company swallows Beer Chips

Britt Stern is a man of ideas.  An industrial designer born in Yonkers, N.Y., he invented a dripless ice cream cone and a no-leak coffee lid. He wrote a book about opening beer bottles that’s sold more than 40,000 copies.

Research transforms advertising world

obm-r2ctimmichelle-116Traditional advertising is in trouble, but direct response, search marketing and web analytics are booming, and Oregon companies are leading the way.

Community nurtures Portland apparel sector

Dahlgren04Portland’s apparel cluster thrives on creative minds, active lives and nearby giants.