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Friday, March 18, 2011
imo-blogToxic incivility in the workplace is costing money, driving away the best employees — it’s even killing people.
 
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Thursday, March 17, 2011

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 | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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 | Print |  Email
Ben Jacklet
Wednesday, March 16, 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 | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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 | Print |  Email
On the Scene
Friday, March 11, 2011
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.
 
Seaport to fly to Salem | Print |  Email
Ben Jacklet
Thursday, March 10, 2011

thelatestPortland-based Seaport Airlines plans to begin running daily flights between Portland and Salem this spring for business and political travelers.

 
Walden, Oregon farmers fight pesticide buffer | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

thelatestEnvironmentalists take the EPA to court over the enforcement of pesticide buffers as congressmen from the West protest the buffers altogether.

 
Innovation Program picks up momentum | Print |  Email
The Latest
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

thelatestThe new Innovation Program in Portland State’s Maseeh College of Engineering is already cooking up some interesting projects, including a novel water filtration system, a mechanism for measuring traffic on foot-bridges, and a noise cancellation mechanism for cars.

 
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