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Astoria's evolving downtown | Print |  Email
Robin Doussard
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

11.20.12 Thumbnail AstoriaDowntown Astoria has many assets. It has myriad intact historic buildings from the 1920s, including the lovely renovated Liberty Theater and the Hotel Elliott. There is a great little mix of independent retail shops like Vintage Hardware and Foxgloves. It is a downtown that is real, where you can still shop at J.C. Penney, buy garden supplies and get your shoes repaired. For all those assets, there are challenges, of course.

 
Science, technology as economic drivers | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, November 15, 2012

11.15.12 Thumbnail ScienceThe national Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer conference held this week in Portland underscores the role of science and technology innovation as a national economic development strategy.

 
Leadership lessons from the superstorm | Print |  Email
Guest Blog
Friday, November 09, 2012

imo-blogLeadership is about eliciting the best in others. In order for an organization to truly excel, a culture of bringing out the best in people must permeate it. Leadership expert Michael Beck explains why a culture that embraces a servant leader philosophy accomplishes just that.

 
The uncertain value of economic forecasts | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, November 08, 2012

11.07.12 Thumbnail FinancialConflicting economic forecasts point to the need for more analysis in a data-saturated age.

 
Portland's eco-roof industry falls short | Print |  Email
The Latest
Wednesday, November 07, 2012

11.07.12 Thumbnail EcoroofThe worldwide eco-roof industry is growing rapidly, and Portland is often lauded as being in a unique position to benefit as an early adopter of the green building trend. Yet the city is falling behind on its goal of 43 acres of eco-roofs by 2013. 

 
The year of the river | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, November 01, 2012

11.01.12 Thumbnail WillametteAfter decades of indifference or neglect, the Willamette River is emerging as a star attraction in urban renewal efforts.

 
Overwhelmed? Here's how to beat it | Print |  Email
Contributed Blogs
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

10.31.12 Thumbnail OverwhelmedFor certain kinds of overwhelm the primary problem is that your brain has its activity stuck in the wrong area.  You overcome the feeling, by moving the activity to a different part of the brain.  You act differently, which makes you think differently, and then finally you feel things differently. 

 
Astoria's cruise business slumps | Print |  Email
Robin Doussard
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Norw Pearl 2A violent Mexico and a pricey Alaska meant fewer cruise ships on the West Coast this year, and a subsequent slump in business for the Port of Astoria.

 
Business leaders predict health care cost hikes | Print |  Email
Contributed Blogs
Monday, October 29, 2012

10.29.12 Thumbnail HealthcareAn online survey of 300 readers of Oregon Business magazine indicates a majority holds an unfavorable opinion of the federal Affordable Care Act, believing it will increase private health insurance premiums.

 
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