Columbia's Omni-Heat gear heats up sales | Print |  Email
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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
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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.

 
Foreclosures will not budge, and neither will some homeowners | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

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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.

 
Jobs Watch: Intel commitment brings needed momentum | Print |  Email
Ben Jacklet
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ben-blogThe business and political leaders who gathered in a circus tent this morning for Intel's big announcement were almost giddy with optimism, and it's easy to understand why.

 
Time to enforce bike laws | Print |  Email
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Friday, October 15, 2010

imo-blogIt's no secret that bad bike behavior has become commonplace in Portland. OSU economist/bike commuter Patrick Emerson makes an economic case for a new regulatory approach to bicycling.

 
On The Scene: Local Search | Print |  Email
On the Scene
Thursday, October 14, 2010

sceneblogbwLocal search is a topic that didn't exist just a few years ago, but now 20% of all Google queries are local searches - and that percentage doesn't even include smartphone searches, which are local by default. It's a big change, and it's only just begun. Here are some tips for making the most of local search to market a business's goods and services.

 
The hair design business keeps growing | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

thelatestOn Saturday mornings, Beau Monde College of Hair Design in downtown Portland is a hive of energy, with customers coming and going, students honing their skills and even a little dance session to get things started. The scene is emblematic of a niche industry that has grown in Oregon while many others have suffered.

 
On The Scene: Portland Fashion Week | Print |  Email
On the Scene
Thursday, October 07, 2010

sceneblogbwPortland Fashion Week kicked off Wednesday night with an Installation Show featuring local artists and designers. The show brands itself as "the world's only comprehensively eco-conscious production of fashion week."

 
California’s brain drain is Oregon’s gain | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

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Out-of-state tuition dollars are saving the Oregon University System from financial strains as money for higher education continues to dry up. More and more Californians are pouring into Oregon schools, and university officials are happy to take their money.

 
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