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Power players
August 2009

PowerPlayers_2The chiefs of BPA, Northwest Natural, PGE and Pacific Power can't see the energy future, but they know one thing: Change is coming and it won't be simple.

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Sea change
July 2009

0505sushi020When Kristofer Lofgren decided to brand his new sushi restaurant “sustainable,” he knew he’d need to fight the perception that environmental consciousness comes with a higher price tag.

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Barons of barter
July 2009
OBMTradia-576No cash? No problem. Trade it! For businesses that join trade clubs, it's not all about the Benjamins.
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Rose's family recipe enables Beaverton Foods to prosper over the long haul
July 2009

BeavertonFoods-031The $21 million Beaverton Foods empire was founded on Mama’s smarts, and her descendants are not resting on their hot and honey mustards.

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Gaining ground
July 2009

OBMWellpartner-135Most of Oregon's private companies struggled in 2008, but a handful of well-positioned upstarts achieved impressive growth.

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Heat wave
June 2009
GreenJohnSorensonCommunity-owned heating plants are an old idea garnering new enthusiasm as climate change and alternative energy needs make their 19th century technology right for the future.
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The fine green line
June 2009

GreenHawthorneAuto1Oregon companies rely on green seals and local support groups to show there's substance behind their sustainable business claims.

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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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