BY JIM CARTER | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR
Over the years, smart investments made in regional infrastructure — rivers, rails, runways and roads — have provided Oregon businesses with efficient and cost effective access to foreign markets. This fall the Portland City Council will make a decision that has statewide, if not national, implications for Oregon’s continued trade strength — the annexation of West Hayden Island.
BY ANGELA DECKER | ASHLAND CORRESPONDENT
Farmers and vintners fear that looming cuts to Oregon State University’s Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center (SOREC) could damage the region's pear, wine and agriculture/livestock industries, valued at over $80 million.
BY OB STAFF
PORTLAND – About 300 people turned out today for Oregon Business magazine’s fifth annual celebration of the 100 Best Green Companies to Work for in Oregon.
BY TOM COX | BUSINESS TIPS CONTRIBUTOR
One of my most popular articles is “Three Steps to Writing a Perfect Thank You Note." If you already write thank-you notes regularly, it’s a great reminder of the basics. For the rest of us who don’t, it provides a simple checklist that lets us dramatically increase the likelihood we’ll offer thanks in writing — and in the process, we’ll discover we’re making huge investments in our relationships. Here’s a fresh take on the topic, with some guidance on avoiding common errors.
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
Sean Robbins, CEO of Greater Portland Inc., dropped by the OB offices yesterday to demonstrate a new economic development app aimed at marketing the Portland region. The app, which launches today, was developed by digital marketing agency Storycode.
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