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Richard Singer's vision for NW 23rd

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS13When developer Richard Singer was 3 years old, he and his two siblings received a building on NW 23rd Avenue as a gift from their grandfather, Harry Zell, one of the two brothers for whom the now-closed Zell Bros. Jewelers was named.
 

Nike helps nonprofits from Oregon to Sudan

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS11Two new grant programs backed by Beaverton-headquartered Nike, one local and the other global, are pouring seed money into projects from Clatskanie to Kenya.
 

Counties, timber company exchange property

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
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Private land in Lincoln, Benton and Polk counties has been exchanged for state land to allow for better road placement and easier management.

 

SAM Medical expands in Wilsonville

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS09SAM Medical Products in Wilsonville created a better way to treat battle injuries after its co-founder, Sam Scheinberg, served in Vietnam as a medic and saw how poorly splints worked on burned skin.
 

Geothermal investments heat up

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS07The ongoing construction of a $124 million geothermal plant near Neal Hot Springs was made possible by a $102 million Department of Energy loan this summer, the largest of its kind given to a geothermal project in the country. The DOE investment and other proposed government incentives are making geothermal development in the state more feasible after years of complications from large overhead costs and environmental concerns.
 

David Evans gets NOAA contract

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Big deals, mergers and transactions of the month.
 

Injury ends football career, but leads to innovation

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Articles - November 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
1110_ATS03The pro football draft day of 1994 was the worst day of Brian Cassidy’s life. Once ranked among the top prospects in the nation, Cassidy watched as player after player was drafted and he was overlooked.
 
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