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Friday, December 03, 2010

thelatestPortland-headquartered Naturally Advanced Technologies plans to begin using flax to make organic thread with the same patented technology the company uses to process hemp.

 
Design Forum/PDX brings job hopes | Print |  Email
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Thursday, December 02, 2010

thelatestThe City of Portland Economic Development Strategy has a goal of creating 10,000 jobs within the next five years through an industry cluster strategy. The initiative has fostered some promising projects for job growth within the Portland metro area.

 
Handling the day you didn't expect | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, December 01, 2010

imo-blogWhat do you do when your work day takes an unexpected turn that makes your original plan impossible to achieve? Management consultant Tom Cox discusses the importance of Plan B.

 
An Irish Parable | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

imo-blogOnce upon a time, there was a country where bankers, fed up with regulation, dissatisfaction, and downright hostility,... went on strike, not once, but three times. That country was Ireland, as economist Umair Haque points out in a compelling parable highlighted by University of Oregon economist and guest blogger Mark Thoma.

 
On the Scene at Emma | Print |  Email
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Monday, November 22, 2010
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Ever wonder what the deal is with that building on East Burnside that features three images of a woman wearing glasses, accompanied simply by the word "Emma?"

 
FedEx ramps up in Troutdale | Print |  Email
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

thelatestFedEx's new 447,000-square-foot shipping facility in Troutdale is humming with activity as the company prepares for the holiday madness. Local managers have hired part time and full time workers and employment at the facility is up to 550 jobs and growing.

 
Handling broken promises | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

imo-blogI just had a client ask about how to best handle a nagging problem -- his people were loose and lax about keeping internal promises and hitting internal deadlines.  It raises a question: How can you handle broken promises, with high integrity?

 
Pendleton partners with Levi's | Print |  Email
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Monday, November 15, 2010

thelatestPendleton Woolen Mills and Levi Strauss and Co. launched a collaborative collection of men's and women's trucker jackets last week, intended for buyers of American-made products. It's the latest in a series of apparel collaborations for the iconic Oregon company that manages 75 stores and employs 900 people.

 
On The Scene: The Portland Bottom Line | Print |  Email
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Friday, November 12, 2010
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.
 
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