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Revenge Forestry
November/December 2014
BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

A flare-up in the Elliott Forest raises questions about détente in Oregon’s timber wars.

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The 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon 2014
October 2014
14BY KIM MOORE

Proud, diverse and underpaid.

Pride in their organizations’ mission, fairness in the treatment of women and ethnic minorities, flexible work schedules — these are just a handful of workplace characteristics that employees of this year’s 100 Best Nonprofits appreciate about their organizations.

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Knight Vision
October 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY

Travis Knight wants to release a movie a year. Can he pull it off?

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Grape Expectations
October 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE

Well-financed outsiders from France and California are buying up vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley.

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A Recipe for Success
October 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Two businesswomen, two iconic food brands and one food-obsessed city. We thought this sounded like a recipe for good conversation. So in late August, Oregon Business sat down with Wendy Collie, CEO of New Seasons Market, and Kim Malek, owner of Salt & Straw, to discuss their rapidly expanding businesses and Oregon’s trendsetting food scene.

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The Rail Baron
October 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Oil is gushing out of the U.S. and Canada, and much of it is coming from places that don’t have pipeline infrastructure. So it’s being shipped by rail.

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Gone Fishing
October 2014
BY LORI TOBIAS

Business has been good to Laura Anderson, leading some to suggest she must be awfully lucky to find such success in a business notorious for failure. But luck’s had little to do with it.

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A Good Leap Forward
September 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Agriculture businesses ramp up to meet international demand as workforce and succession challenges loom.

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College Hacker
September 2014
BY KLINT FINLEY

Treehouse CEO Ryan Carson builds a 21st-century trade school.

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Tight and Loose
September 2014
BY JENNIFER MARGULIS

As schools implement more rigorous academic standards, holistic and flexible approaches to K-12 education flourish.

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The Private 150: Bigger But Leaner
July/August 2014
BY KIM MOORE

Total revenue increased at Oregon's top 150 private companies, but the number of employees continues to decline as firms downsize in the post-recession economy.

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Canine Inc.
July/August 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Pet parents feed the doggy economy.

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Searching for a Cure
July/August 2014
BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

As health care reform inches forward, insurers, doctors and hospitals seek to improve quality and control costs.

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Private Science
July/August 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

Can wealthy donors rescue scientific research from declining federal funding?

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Hipsters gone wild
June 2014
BY JON BELL

A new generation of outdoor apparel companies targets the young and the urban.

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Proceed with caution
June 2014
0614leadersBY COURTNEY SHERWOOD

Business and civic leaders weigh the risks and rewards of going green.

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The fourth sector
May 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

New business models blur the line between for-profits and nonprofits.

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