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A new school and new beginning in Vernonia | Print |  Email
Robin Doussard
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

08.22.12 Thumbnail VernoniaFinally, the day had come to savor the victory. It had been five years of uncertainty, fighting, wrangling, and putting up with going to school in some pretty sorry conditions. But after five years of herculean efforts by the community, supporters, funders and others, Vernonia’s new K-12 school was christened.

 
CEOs: just start measuring | Print |  Email
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Friday, August 17, 2012

08.16.12 Thumbnail MeasureFor every leader who loves numbers, there is a skeptic. They both have points — without measures, we cannot tell how we are doing, yet many metrics seem arbitrary or measure the wrong thing.  Meanwhile, often the right goals seem immeasurable.

 
Nonstop flights will boost business | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

08.15.12 Thumbnail AirplaneNew nonstop flights from Portland International Airport will mean increased access for Oregon businesses to key locations. Beyond the obvious boon to consumers, businesses and business travelers will reap a huge benefit from the new nonstops.

 
Tourism's ups and downs | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

08.08.12 Thumbnail TouristIt’s too early in the summer to be definitive about how Oregon’s peak tourism season will shape up, but early reports show Europe’s ongoing economic woes is meaning fewer visitors from the United Kingdom to Stumptown, but more tourism coming from Asia, Australia and New Zealand. The nearly $9 billion industry showed very little growth last year and fingers are crossed that this year will be better.

 
The power of branding | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Friday, August 03, 2012

08.03.12 Thumbnail TeensSnappy marketing and logos help new business models appeal to the teen and young adult market

 
New tech spurs growth of food processor | Print |  Email
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Thursday, August 02, 2012

08.01.12 Thumbnail MeatProcessingAn embrace of a new food processing technology has led to quick growth and job creation for Pressure Safe, a spin-off company of Morasch Meats, a family-owned meat processing and packaging business based in Wood Village.

 
How to not manage your boss | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

08.01.12 Thumbnail BossYou most assuredly do not control or direct your boss.  Nor do you staff him or her. To attempt to engage in any of the standard management behaviors toward your boss is, by definition, insubordinate. Your goal is to be effective, and leadership expert Tom Cox explains how to do that.

 
Creating a more strategic team | Print |  Email
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Friday, July 27, 2012

07.27.12 Thumbnail OfficeMeetingCEOs often have senior leaders who don’t “get a seat at the strategy table.” It’s a tremendous lost opportunity, and it’s almost entirely the fault of the CEO. Leadership consultant Tom Cox explains how to fix it.

 
Boom time for higher education startups | Print |  Email
Linda Baker
Thursday, July 26, 2012

07.26.12 Thumbnail OnlineEdA surge in online education startups may transform higher education landscape, in Oregon and nationally.

 
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