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Features
The rise of Comic Town
December 2009

scottyespromoMike Richardson never thought about whether Portland would work as a location to write, publish and produce comics. He just set up shop in the town where he was born and raised, worked at what he loved, and hit upon enormous success.

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Evenstad’s Island
December 2009
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Domaine Serene unfolds telescopically as you enter the property, like some hidden world that appears only when you find the right door: 450 precisely manicured acres above Dundee with seven vineyards divided into pristine grids.

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Now hiring
December 2009

now-hiring-graphicThey’re into strong markets and they know exactly what they’re doing. They’re smart, they’re hiring and they’re poised to grow in the new year.

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The electric acid test
November 2009

NISSAN_EV6Will 2010 be the year Oregon finally realizes its green dream of being a national market for highway-ready electric vehicles?

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Down by the old mill
November 2009

0T5P8680Bob Russell finds his dream in making Butte Creek Mill a thriving business for Eagle Point.

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Trouble in Timber Town: Decades after an industry downfall, towns still grapple with what's next
November 2009

obm 091709 -303Oregon's historically timber-dependent communities struggle to diversify with increasing desperation. What's ahead for these once-prosperous towns? It's a question far from answered.

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Pulling together
October 2009

Tough times are making nonprofits around the state look at partnerships and collaboration to survive.

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Caring mixed with laughter
October 2009

OBMOregonRehabilitation-311Tucked into a generic strip of offices off a heavily trafficked road in Salem, the Oregon Rehabilitation Center feels like the kind of place where every penny of the $1 million annual budget counts. But underneath that thrift runs a rich sense of cooperation and cheer. Because at the heart of it, these people like each other.

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Foosball, focus and bare feet
October 2009

OBMIdealistOrg-238The Idealist.org office is a place where a brighter future refers not to stock options but a gentle reshaping of society. That’s because the nonprofit aims to encourage more service, involvement and action from professionals and volunteers around the globe.

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A workplace full of hope
October 2009

OBMKomen-309In an organization with the simple, yet profound mission “to save lives,” it’s not surprising to see raw emotion cracking the surface of cool professionalism during meetings, phone calls and public events.

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Winning workplaces of the Top 10
October 2009

We study and highlight some of the methods of the 100 Best Nonprofit Companies to Work for in Oregon, 2009.

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Compare and contrast
October 2009

Two important themes emerged in a comparison of the inaugural 100 Best Nonprofits survey and those from the 100 Best Company survey: The two groups of employees are very similar in the importance they place on what makes a great workplace, but their satisfaction levels with several key issues are very different.

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Something wicked
September 2009

Wicked_1Wicked Quick makes buying a pricey T-shirt an act of rebellion and along the way becomes Oregon’s darling apparel startup.

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Intel's top researchers hone a powerful culture of innovation
September 2009

Intel_1Tech giant Intel, Oregon's largest private employer, faces new challenges in its never-ending race to stay ahead of the pack.

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DIY remix
September 2009
DIY_1The indie ethic that defines Portland's music scene is reinventing how the industry does business.
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Kickin' apps
August 2009

APPS_5Hordes of ambitious software developers are making Portland the place for killer app development.

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The raw and the cooked
August 2009

Coffee_13The beans that fuel Portland’s high-octane coffee scene connect Oregon with the globe. Is this growing industry a cup half empty or half full?

 

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