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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

thelatestRemember when Gov. John Kitzhaber told the state's business leaders that rural and metro Oregon must grow at the same pace? "Creating 15 jobs in Coos Bay," he said, "is the same as creating 500 jobs in Portland." Well, Coos Bay just landed 250 jobs.

 
Orchestra earns a million in six months | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

sceneblogbwIt only took Orchestra Team six months to earn $1 million after graduating from regional entrepreneurial incubator Portland Ten's 10-week training program. The software company started with the petroleum industry, and now is moving into the craft beer market.

 
The Freshwater Trust to launch conservation market | Print |  Email
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

thelatest A local environmental group is developing a market-based approach to the enduring challenge of conserving freshwater habitat.

 
AboutUs launches SEO product for small biz | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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 | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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 | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

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 | Print |  Email
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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.
 
Portlandia: Fact or Fiction? | Print |  Email
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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.

 
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