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|Articles - October 2010|
|Monday, September 27, 2010|
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BY PETER BELAND AND CORY MIMMS
Our second annual ranking of the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon celebrates what it means to be a great place to work. Read about the top four small organizations, with 10 to 24 employees worldwide.
No. 1 Best Small Nonprofit
Providence Federal Credit Union
“We love working here! We love working here!” VP of operations Denise Wheeland says, punctuating a long list of benefits that no doubt helped this Milwaukie-based credit union rise to the No. 1 spot on the 100 Best Nonprofits list.
“[We’re] not about marketing and sales,” employee Jody Wilson says of the credit union’s efforts to provide quality service to the employees of Providence Health & Services and other affiliated health-care workers in the region. For example, as it tries to keep interest rates stable and even with rising health-care costs, the credit union still provides robust family health-care coverage to its workers.
“The other day we thought it’d be fun to go out as a group to see movies once a month, so now we’re paying for the tickets,” Wheeland says. Paying for movie tickets underlines Providence’s commitment to pay attention to employee needs. Workers also get discounts on a constellation of services, from cooking classes to doggy daycare visits.
Providence Federal regularly earmarks money for charitable donations. Last year, it helped fund “My Little Waiting Room,” a drop-in childcare facility in Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. This devotion to service extends to employees as well.
“I don’t think I’ve donated so much in my life,” Wilson says of the organization’s infectious philanthropic ethic.
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, May 29, 2014
I was in a rut. A few months ago, I was at my desk trying to come up with cover story ideas for our June “green” issue. But I was stuck on a concept that is a bit too tried and true in the magazine business.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY
Brad Baker, CEO and co-founder of Works Electric, is a good husband. His wife, an OHSU employee, sought a more efficient way to commute up Marquam “Pill” Hill, so she asked Baker to build a transportation solution.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
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 fast changing business environment.
Update: We checked in with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who offers his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
Monday, July 07, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
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BY SOPHIA BENNETT
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