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|Articles - August 2010|
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Leaner companies earn more profits on lower sales, and IPOs return.
LIST RESEARCH AND STORY BY BRANDON SAWYER
Ten years ago Oregon had 80 publicly traded companies. That crew has dwindled by well over a third during the past decade with just 51 this year. In fact, the state hasn’t had so few public companies since 1993 when there were 44. A look at some of Oregon’s once-prominent companies provides good examples of what happened. Many were acquired by other companies, such as Willamette Industries, which was bought by Weyerhaeuser in 2002. Several moved headquarters out of state, such as Louisiana Pacific, which left for Nashville in 2004. A few even dissolved in bankruptcy such as Crown Pacific Partners did in 2004. Still others, such as Elmer’s Restaurants in 2004, chose to return to private ownership, perhaps prompted by tighter reporting restrictions imposed by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
Friday, February 27, 2015
VIDEO: 2015 100 Best Companies to work for in Oregon
Thursday, February 05, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
We ask chiefs of staff for the scoop on Oregon legislators.
Monday, February 09, 2015
BY MEGHAN NOLT
VIDEO: Gifford's Flowers brings family approach to PSU-area shop.
Wednesday, April 01, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Can Oregon remain small but mighty in a global food economy? That was one of the questions raised during this morning’s panel discussion on agriculture exports.
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER
Founded 12 years ago, Keen Inc. likes to push the envelope, starting with the debut of the “Newport” closed toe sandal in 2003. Since then, the company has opened a factory on Swan Island and a sleek new headquarters in the Pearl District. The brand’s newest offering, UNEEK, is a sandal made from two woven cords and not much more.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The big news at Oregon Business is we’re getting a ping pong table. After reading the descriptions of the 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon, a disproportionate number of which feature table tennis in the office, I decided it was time to bring our own workplace into the 21st century. It was a tough call, but it’s lonely at the top, and someone has to make the hard decisions.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY JASON NORRIS, CFA | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Pets.com, GeoCities, eToys, and WorldCom … blasts-from-the-past that all signify the late 1990s Internet bubble. Yet we believe the dynamics of the market, specifically in technology stocks, are much different today than it was during the late 1990s.
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A new report highlights how Oregon bankers are giving back to their communities.
Since 1932 Tidewater Transportation & Terminals (operating as Tidewater Barge Lines and Tidewater Terminal Company) has operated a multicommodity transportation and terminal company based in Vancouver, Washington. The friendly expression on the company’s shipping containers reflects the attitude of about 330 safety and community-conscious employees but belies how complicated the barge business really is.
The Port of The Dalles has run marine facilities since the 1930s, but they are part of a larger mission to strengthen the local economy. They focus on regional economic development with a strong bent toward adding good-paying jobs in high tech, manufacturing and other industries.
The Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
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Registration is now open for Portland Business Alliance’s Annual Meeting, one of the largest business gatherings in Portland each year.