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Green Inc.
June 2009

GreenMarcGaudinOregon's 100 Best Green Companies are blazing a variety of trails toward sustainability.

 

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The 100 Best Green Companies
June 2009

GreencrayonsThe 100 Best Green Companies rankings were calculated by Oregon Business research editor Brandon Sawyer and research partner Davis, Hibbitts & Midghall based on confidential employee surveys and a report completed by each company.

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To your health
May 2009

HealthFeature1From stronger teeth to sharper eyes to a rewired brain, Oregon innovators are finding ways to keep us living longer and better.

 

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A region uncorked
May 2009

WineFeature2Driven by demand and nurtured in the diverse terrain, Southern Oregon’s wine industry begins to come of age.

 

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Gorilla Capital pulls in revenues as the foreclosures pile up
May 2009
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Gorilla Capital is changing how homes are bought and sold and shaking up the real estate status quo.

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A tale of two subsidies
May 2009

0509CoverIt was the best of deals, it was the worst of deals. Why Genentech worked and Cascade Grain failed.

 

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Forecast: foggy with slippery conditions
April 2009

CloudWhy were the state’s economic forecasts so seriously off the mark? Is there a more sure-footed way to predict the state’s fortunes?

 

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Going green
April 2009

AlainGracianetteOregon’s business schools are tailoring their MBA programs to address sustainability issues and appeal to student and business needs.

 

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It’s a small world
April 2009

CamiOetmanWhen the going gets tough, microenterprises get going. The down economy is proving a great time for entrepreneurs to take business into their own hands

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The vast underground economy grows in Oregon - and globally
April 2009

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Oregon's $18 billion underground economy is exploding as the recession pushes more transactions under the table.

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No. 1 large company: Hitachi Consulting
March 2009
HitachiConsulting.jpgIt was 2002 and for a handful of business management and IT consultants in Portland, it was the worst possible nightmare. The company they worked for, Arthur Andersen, one of the storied "Big Five" accounting firms, was imploding.
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No. 1 small company: Rose City Mortgage
March 2009
RoseCityMortgage.jpgWhen you walk into the office of Rose City Mortgage, it has the warm embrace of home. CEO Renee Spears pads around in her socks and sweats, good-luck Buddhas are sprinkled about and dogs are nearby.
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The 2009 100 Best Companies List
March 2009
100BestBrand2.jpgOur annual ranking of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon turns Sweet 16 this year with an astounding 30,000 employees participating.
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Good news for small papers
February 2009

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Oregon is dominated by small daily and weekly papers. While they haven't dodged the recession's wrath,  in today's declining newspaper market smaller is turning out to be better.
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Housing downturn hits senior sector
February 2009

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The ravaged condo and residential markets in Oregon have received most of the attention in the housing collapse, but the downturn, which has sapped many retirement funds, finally is reaching another housing sector: senior-living communities.
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What will save Central Oregon?
February 2009
WitchitaYMCA.jpgWelcome to Central Oregon, where the economic news is grim and the bottom is nowhere in sight.
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Down the line
December 2008

FrankDulcichThe future of the seafood industry rests  with leaders such as Pacific Seafood’s Frank Dulcich, and his ability to balance strong-willed business tactics with collaboration.

 

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