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On The Scene: The Portland Bottom Line

sceneblogbwMercy Corps held a book release party Wednesday for the launch of "The Portland Bottom Line: Practices for Your Small Business from America's Hotbed of Sustainability." The book was the brainchild of Peter Korchnak, and it features 51 stories from small business owners with a focus on sustainability.

Groupon comes to Salem

thelatestCapitol City Theater Improv Comedy sold out two weekends in a row after signing up for the online marketing services of the new Groupon-Salem, which launched on the first day of November.

New media and craft beer

imo-blogThe craft brewing revolution predates e-mail, blogs, facebook, twitter, text messaging and all the related new media, but 25 years later the business has been radically transformed by the new media and especially social media.

Bandon Dunes to add another course

thelatestJust months after opening its fourth course in June, the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has completed the permitting process to add a fifth course to its collection of world-class links golf courses, providing more games along the coastal sand dunes, the environment in which the game originated.

Jobs Watch: What's next for business?

ben-blogNow that election day is behind us the next question is: What next? When will the economy turn around and how? Where will the jobs come from? Who will create them? Clearly they will not be in the public sector. What’s next for the private sector?

On the Scene: Notes from a cliffhanger

sceneblogbwThe race for governor remains too close to call after a wild night that saw Republicans dominate nationally and Democrats fight to hold their ground in Oregon.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival shatters records for attendance and revenue

thelatestThe Oregon Shakespeare Festival has closed its 75th Anniversary year with record attendance and revenue numbers. Despite the rainy Oregon summer and the weak economy, the OSF sold 414,783 tickets (94% of capacity) and earned $18.5 million, an increase of 8% over 2009.

On The Scene: Portland gets its app on

sceneblogbwPortland celebrated this week the second round of its CivicApps project, an open source design contest for smart phone applications using Portland data sets to address civic issues.

Businesses that adapt can prosper

thelatestThree Oregon businesses described their success stories at the Kruse Way Economic Forum, and the common message was that to prosper in this economy you have to be able to adapt.