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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.

Jobs Watch: Lithia back in driver's seat | Print |  Email
Ben Jacklet
Tuesday, August 10, 2010

ben-blogThe last time I spoke with Sid DeBoer, his two key suppliers, GM and Chrysler, had recently declared bankruptcy and his company, Lithia Motors, was recovering from its worst year ever. But he had a plan to turn things around. A year and a half later, it seems to be working.

PDX developer launches next phase of live video | Print |  Email
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Monday, August 09, 2010


Portland-based Cascade Web Development has launched a product that takes live video to the next level. From the offices of their 1930's railcar, Cascade Web Development recently introduced new video software called Brandlive.

On The Scene: Portland Saturday Market | Print |  Email
On the Scene
Thursday, August 05, 2010

sceneblogbwThe Saturday Market is an icon of the craft movement and a Portland institution.  But even the market's dedicated 400-plus vendors never expected the boost a new location would bring for business.

Jobs Watch: Betting on the little guys | Print |  Email
Ben Jacklet
Wednesday, August 04, 2010

ben-blogCan a state agency create jobs without wasting taxpayer money? Business Oregon is trying to do exactly that with its new BOOST program. The program approved its first two grants this week, and if you measure such things by jobs promised per dollar invested, this initiative would seem to have potential.

Solar co-op shines in Salem | Print |  Email
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Tuesday, August 03, 2010


The solar co-op effort, which originated in Portland, made its way to Salem yesterday with a goal of bringing solar energy to 100 area residences. The initiative is part of a grass-roots model that provides bulk-pricing to homeowners who want to install solar panels on their homes.

On The Scene: Social networking in the corporate world | Print |  Email
On the Scene
Thursday, July 29, 2010


Four panel members from very different social media backgrounds, ranging from one whose company blocks social media unless approved by management to one who counsels businesses on avoiding lawsuits stemming from social media, came together to discuss how social media is rapidly changing the business world. 
Hamburger Mary's back in town | Print |  Email
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The legendary Hamburger Mary’s is headed back to Portland and sparking a fury of excitement, especially from the gay community that remembers the flamboyant and popular burger joint from years past. The franchise announced it's planning to make the Rose City its 11th outlet, but has kept the location under wraps while negotiating a lease.

Jobs Watch: Innovation, from A to Z | Print |  Email
Ben Jacklet
Tuesday, July 27, 2010

ben-blogI got the opportunity to sit down with Matt Nees and Bryce Yonker the other day, and within an hour my story idea list had doubled in size. There’s a lot going on with tech innovation in Oregon, and Nees, who’s been president of the Software Association of Oregon for about a year now, and his colleague Yonker have a sharp inside view of not only what’s happening, but also what’s coming.

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