|| Print ||
|Articles - August 2010|
|Sunday, July 25, 2010|
There's a certain ennui that comes over me when summer hits. Just after the rush of the spring and before the crush of the fall, summer turns my head to thoughts of beaches, lazy reading and those things we can do to stay cool and hydrated. And now you know the rigorous editorial process that created this month’s story that’s illustrated on the cover by a fabulous shot taken at House Spirits in Portland.
Which is also a good way to introduce our new art director, Jon Taylor Carter, a man with a background in design and Broadway. And reality shows. There’s nothing JT can’t do. You might have noticed his work already. Since the June issue, he’s been morphing the design of Oregon Business into a more bold and dynamic direction. Not one to take the easy way out, he spent hours at several locations for our cover story by contributing writer Lucy Burningham, working with photographer Paula Watts to capture the personalities and product behind Portland’s craft distillers.
Yes, yes. A tough job, but somebody’s got to do it. Like I said, JT is a clever man. And you might need one of those good, stiff craft-distilled drinks after reading our annual evaluation of Oregon’s public companies. Ten years ago there were 80 companies and this year there are only 51. Total revenue for the list this year was $43.2 billion, a drop of 14% compared to last year. The bad economy has taken a big bite out of the public sector just as it has private companies, which last month’s issue outlined in detail.
Outside the pages of the magazine, our website, OregonBusiness.com, also has been morphing. If you aren’t a regular reader, then you might want to check out two new features we recently launched to bring web readers more and faster news.
The Latest is a new blog that reports on timely business issues and trends, which have included employment credit checks, Timbers ticket sales, the drenched berry season, medical marijuana and more.
And in early July, Oregon Business became the nation’s first business publication and first magazine to use Nozzl Media’s real-time streaming technology to create Business News Now. Nozzl is a Portland startup helmed by former journalist Steve Woodward. The brainacs over there figured out how to harness the output of 350 content sources, such as news organizations, private and public companies, universities, the SEC and more, to create an exclusive and customized real-time news stream for us. There’s also a cool little filter that allows users to tailor what they see.
So kick back. Grab a drink. Head for the back yard with our magazine under your arm or our website on your laptop. Enjoy the latest.
|OHSU researchers work on AIDS vaccine|
|Lean in? Not Sabrina Parsons.|
|Oregon agriculture - not just a commodity|
|The cable guy|
|Outside the box|
|20,000 apply for 400 jobs at Ikea in Spain|
|Twitter names first female board member|
|U.S. fast food workers strike|
|WalMart pays legal fees for bribery probe|
|Google ramps up plan to make robots|
|Sales on Cyber Monday reach new heights|
|CNN plans major changes|
Produced by the Oregon Business marketing department
When the Portland-based manufacturing company Glass Alchemy, Ltd. was first nominated for an Oregon State University Austin Family Business Excellence in Family Business award in 2004, husband-and-wife team Henry Grimmett and Susan Webb-Grimmett, were honored and optimistic about their chances of winning.
Some employers have embraced the use of employment arbitration agreements as a way to manage and mitigate the rising costs, risks and liabilities associated with employment-related claims. Historically, employment arbitration agreements require employees to present employment-related claims, such as employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, or claims for wages or compensation to an arbitrator, in lieu of proceeding to court.
Produced by the Oregon Business marketing department
Boly:Welch was founded in 1986 based on a close connection between Diane Boly and Pat Welch. The two had worked together at another recruitment firm and shared certain core values: passion for their work, a sense of humor, a commitment to their community and a desire to create a healthy, nurturing work environment.
Dunn Carney will host its annual Ag Summit on Jan. 10, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in Wilsonville, OR. We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Sherri Noxel, Director of the Austin Family Business Program at Oregon State University College of Business as our Keynote speaker.
The Naa Amerley Palm Education ("NAPE") Foundation recently awarded two more Lane Powell/Lee Nusich Scholarships to deserving students attending institutions of higher learning in Ghana. Including the most recent recipients, a total of 48 scholarships have been awarded to Ghanaian university students since the scholarship foundation started in January 2009.
Unitus Community Credit Union, a Portland-based credit union with more than 80,000 members, has announced the addition of Brian Alfano as Vice President of Member Services. Alfano will provide strategic leadership over Unitus’ member experience to ensure consistency across delivery channels, including branch operations, member support, and products and services.