Blogs

AboutUs launches SEO product for small biz

ben-blogPortland-based AboutUs is launching a new product today designed to help small businesses make the most of their websites.

ClearEdge gears up for potential IPO

thelatestJust $10 million. That's all the CEO of ClearEdge Power told Senator Jeff Merkley that he needs to transform the Hillsboro fuel cell manufacturer into a billion dollar company. The CEO, Russ Ford, guided Merkley through the ClearEdge plant on Tuesday, showing him a wall ready to be torn down and an assembly line ready to be extended. The renovations could boost capacity from 1,500 units a year to more than 10,000.

United Streetcar on track with made-in-USA production

thelatestClackamas-based United Streetcar hosted Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood and a trio of Congressmen yesterday to display the latest progress in the mission to crank out made-in-the-USA streetcars in Oregon, for the nation and the world.

The silent cost of incivility

imo-blogToxic incivility in the workplace is costing money, driving away the best employees — it’s even killing people.

Portlandia: Fact or Fiction?

sceneblogbwWhat’s on the mind of Oregon voters?  Pollster Tim Hibbitts of DHM Research attempted to answer this question at a breakfast hosted by the Portland Business Alliance at the Governor Hotel early Wednesday morning.

The great funding challenge

thelatestPortland lacks the framework it needs to help its web startups grow, said Darius Monsef, the CEO of the website COLOURlovers, to a crowd of fellow web developers Tuesday. Portland needs more investors who know the business, he argues, and more who can inject tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars into budding companies, instead of the millions provided by big venture capitalists.

On the Scene: Angel Oregon 2011

sceneblogbwThe room was packed to standing room only at Wednesday’s Angel Oregon 2011 event at the Governor Hotel, with equal parts entrepreneurs looking for backing and investors looking for opportunities.

Jobs are returning to Oregon

imo-blogFebruary saw the highest monthly jobs gain in Oregon since November 1996. But local economist Patrick Emerson argues that we still have a tough climb ahead of us.

On the Scene: An economic check-up

sceneblogbwThe League of Women Voters of Portland brought in a strong lineup of industry experts and prominent local CEOs for its March 8 forum, "The Oregon and Portland Economy--What's the Story?" Although many depressing statistics were tossed around, the prevailing outlook was positive.