September 2010

Disaster business helps FLIR

0910_ATS02Recent disasters around the world have helped boost the fortunes of FLIR Systems, the Wilsonville-based manufacturer of thermal imaging cameras used in the private and government sectors.

Astoria brewery expands downtown

0910_ATS01Fort George Brewery is set to fire up its recently installed 30-barrel brewing system by the end of September, an expansion in the blighted area of downtown that is paving the way for new jobs.

David Snodgrass grows Dennis' 7 Dees

0910_Tactics01There is only one plant in the CEO’s office at Dennis’ 7 Dees, a nondescript tree shrub with large green leaves. But outside David Snodgrass’ window is a well-tended and landscaped garden with native bushes, shrubs and other flora designed by his business, Oregon’s largest landscaping and garden store business. The soft-spoken 56-year-old likes to say landscaping and gardening is in his blood.

Reader Input: candidates should cut and spend

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As the campaigns for local and state offices heat up, we asked readers to tell candidates what was important to them.

From the Editor: Miami football vice

robin-BLOGSummer is cooked.  Put away the shorts, grab your sweatshirts and get ready for fall. And we know what that means. College ball is finally back.