South Waterfront finally comes to life | Print |  Email
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Monday, August 23, 2010

thelatestThe ribbon-cutting of Elizabeth Caruthers Park last Thursday sent a strong signal that the idealized South Waterfront District isn’t completely lost to a stalled economy. Quite the contrary, it looks as though the neighbors are finally moving in, and so is business.

 
On The Scene: SEO Tips and Tricks | Print |  Email
On the Scene
Friday, August 20, 2010

sceneblogbwSearch Engine Academy Northwest held a short SEO training workshop on August 18.  Essentially SEO 101, the class went over quick changes anyone can make to their website to help the site rise higher in search results.

 
Jobs Watch: Fresh breezes in the Gorge | Print |  Email
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

ben-blogThere aren’t a lot of counties in Oregon with unemployment rates lower than the national average, but there are three of them in the Columbia River Gorge. Even as the state's economy has stagnated, the awesome rise of the robot plane pioneer Insitu as an aerospace powerhouse and other positive developments have done wonders for communities on both sides of the river, especially in the vicinity of Hood River.

 
Oregon Business named top 10 business publication | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010
thelatestOregon Business magazine has been named one of the top 10 small business publications in the country by the national American Society of Business Publication Editors, which also awarded five additional honors to the magazine for excellence in writing and design.
 
Social entrepreneurship heats up in Portland | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

thelatestPortland is earning a reputation as a hub for business minds who want to change the world. Several local companies are finding a way to make a profit and actually do a little good for the world at the same time.

 
FLIR purchases ICx Technologies for $274 million | Print |  Email
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Monday, August 16, 2010
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Wilsonville-based FLIR Systems announced this morning an agreement to acquire ICx Technologies for $274 million. FLIR, maker of thermal imaging and camera system products, will pay $7.55 per share for the detection and surveillance company based in Arlington, VA.

 
The Latest: Here Comes Walmart | Print |  Email
The Latest
Friday, August 13, 2010

thelatestWalmart is making plans for seven new stores that could bring an estimated 2,000 jobs to Oregon. The 152,000 square foot Cornelius Supercenter is set to open next Wednesday morning, the first new Walmart in Oregon since 2007.

 
On The Scene: Web 4.0 engaged content | Print |  Email
On the Scene
Thursday, August 12, 2010

sceneblogbwDigital brand builder Paul Barron stood in front of social media aficionados and restaurant and hospitality industry folks in Lola's Room, above the Crystal Ballroom.  He surveyed the crowd that included award-winning Tweeters and social media brand developers, there to attend a talk hosted by the Social Media Club of Portland. "Media as we know it is over," Barron said.

 
A little boost for downtown retail | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

thelatestDowntown Portland will try to inject the fun back into shopping this fall by joining a host of worldwide cities to indulge in a “Fashion’s Night Out” of events, fashion shows and parties to showcase downtown retail.

 
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