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Staycations boost fairs and festivals

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS09Many of Oregon’s largest festivals and fairs reached record-breaking attendance this summer, a sign that many Oregonians decided on staycations this year.

 

Dealwatch: Purchases lift Intel, FLIR, Blount

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Intel, Greenbrier, FLIR and Vestas: this month's Dealwatch column includes some major Oregon businesses. We round up the big transactions, mergers and deals of the month.

 

Young CEO takes the pledge for charity

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
1010_ATS08The list of billionaires agreeing to give the bulk of their fortunes away to charity is growing: Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg, Paul Allen.  Bryan Sims. If you’re unfamiliar with that last name compared to the ones preceding it, that’s understandable.
 

Portlandia brings cash to the city it satirizes

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS07The IFC TV show Portlandia will do more than parody and exalt the city’s quirky nature: Its production has created jobs and further raised Portland’s status as a film-friendly city.

 

Oregon Business wins awards

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Oregon Business magazine has been named one of the top 10 small business publications in the country by the national American Society of Business Publication Editors, which also awarded five additional honors to the magazine for excellence in writing and design.

 

Industries ready for river shutdown

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS06Three navigation locks along the Columbia and Snake rivers will close in December for the longest period ever, prompting the grain industry to adapt and the barge lines to plan layoffs.

 

Single-serve wine catches on

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Articles - October 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

1010_ATS05James Martin has his hands full these days. On the heels of an ambitious redevelopment of a downtown historic flour mill into a new wine-tasting room and cultural center, the 46-year-old entrepreneur from The Dalles is pushing a first-of-its-kind new product into the California market, hoping to pioneer the largely untapped “ready-to-drink” market for wine.

 
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