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Oregon coastal tourism is picking back up

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Oregon_CoastThe Coast’s tourism industry is expected to be slightly better than last year.

 

Geothermal interest heats up in Oregon

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Friday, April 16, 2010

geo2Cheaper technology, stimulus funding and interest in renewable power have spurred a renaissance in geothermal exploration in Oregon after decades of failed attempts.

 

Wind farm construction puts stress on eastern railway yard

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Articles - May 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010

DSC_0014New wind farm construction is straining the capacity of Shutler Station Industrial Park to the point that Gilliam County officials are asking for a state grant for additional railway track.

 

Possible figure skating payoff keeps PDX on its toes

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Articles - May 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010

iStock_000004563761The City of Roses will play host this November to international figure skating competition Skate America in hopes of getting a shot at getting the National Championships back after five years.

 

Umpqua Bank expands during recession

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Articles - May 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010

IMG_1845Umpqua Bank is relatively healthy despite short-term disappointments, and it’s positioning itself to emerge as a strong regional bank after the present malaise abates.

 

Bend Research reinvents itself under CEO Rod Ray

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Friday, April 16, 2010

_ND35988CEO Rod Ray is reinventing the company’s business model to make Bend Research a leader in pharmaceutical drug-delivery research.

 

Oregon voters are unimpressed with the state's political leadership

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Friday, April 16, 2010

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Trends in business succession

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The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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Green Endeavor cleans up

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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

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Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


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Community colleges and sustainability

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Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


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Attack of the Robin Sages

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Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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Oregon Business wins awards

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ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.


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