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|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.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
BY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
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.
Monday, July 14, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER
Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.
Friday, June 27, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER
Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
BY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS
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.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Remember the naysayers? Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle? Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?
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Forest Grove sees growth in the burgeoning food and beverage scene.
Fifty-one Lane Powell lawyers were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® (Best Lawyers) 2015; of those selected, 23 lawyers are from the Firm’s office in Portland, Oregon.
Barran Liebman is proud to announce that Andrew Schpak, a Partner of the firm, has been named Chair of the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division for the 2014-2015 bar year.
Vanessa Sturgeon and Miller Nash LLP were selected as leaders in encouraging female advancement.