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Jobs Watch: What's next for business? | Print |  Email
Ben Jacklet
Thursday, November 04, 2010

ben-blogNow that election day is behind us the next question is: What next? When will the economy turn around and how? Where will the jobs come from? Who will create them? Clearly they will not be in the public sector. What’s next for the private sector?

 
On the Scene: Notes from a cliffhanger | Print |  Email
On the Scene
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

sceneblogbwThe race for governor remains too close to call after a wild night that saw Republicans dominate nationally and Democrats fight to hold their ground in Oregon.

 
Oregon Shakespeare Festival shatters records for attendance and revenue | Print |  Email
The Latest
Tuesday, November 02, 2010

thelatestThe Oregon Shakespeare Festival has closed its 75th Anniversary year with record attendance and revenue numbers. Despite the rainy Oregon summer and the weak economy, the OSF sold 414,783 tickets (94% of capacity) and earned $18.5 million, an increase of 8% over 2009.

 
On The Scene: Portland gets its app on | Print |  Email
On the Scene
Friday, October 29, 2010

sceneblogbwPortland celebrated this week the second round of its CivicApps project, an open source design contest for smart phone applications using Portland data sets to address civic issues.

 
Businesses that adapt can prosper | Print |  Email
The Latest
Thursday, October 28, 2010

thelatestThree Oregon businesses described their success stories at the Kruse Way Economic Forum, and the common message was that to prosper in this economy you have to be able to adapt.

 
Under-developed tourism industry holds promise for Southwestern Oregon | Print |  Email
The Latest
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

thelatestOnce the busiest exporter of lumber in the world, the International Port of Coos Bay no longer booms with business, and neither does the area around it. Now the Southwestern coastal area is exploring ways to trade big timber for small businesses generating income from tourism.

 
What a volatile economy means to banks | Print |  Email
Guest Blog
Monday, October 25, 2010

imo-blogEconomist Bill Conerly sees the New Cyclicality hitting banking along with the rest of the business community. What does this mean to banks? Greater loan losses, more balance sheet variability, and some human resource challenges.

 
Columbia's Omni-Heat gear heats up sales | Print |  Email
The Latest
Friday, October 22, 2010

thelatestColumbia Sportswear reported record sales numbers for the third quarter due to promising backlog orders and strong sell-through for a new winter line led by the company's innovative new Omni-Heat products.

 
How CIOs can earn greater trust from the executive team | Print |  Email
Guest Blog
Thursday, October 21, 2010

imo-blogHow can CIOs become more central to the process of setting strategy and direction for an organization? management consultant and author Tom Cox makes the case that the relationship begins with trust --- trust that must be earned.

 
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