The 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.
Once 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.
Economist 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.
How 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.
As the number of foreclosures plateaus, more homeowners are sinking their heels into their properties, refusing to vacate repossessed properties. This is contributing to the bogged down state of the housing market.