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The 50 highest-paid CEOs in Oregon
September 2006

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This year’s ranking of the highest-paid public company CEOs in Oregon saw total compensation fall  0.4%, in contrast to last year’s 17.7% increase. The drop was the result of a 33% decline in overall bonus amounts.

 

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Energy on the edge: Can fuel cells replace batteries?
August 2006

{safe_alt_text}The world is increasingly moving to wireless sensors for everything from water and gas meters to shipping container tracking devices to temperature sensors in industrial freezers (read: Wal-Mart). Over their decades-long life, these devices require several rounds of batteries, which are inexpensive, and labor to physically replace them, which isn’t.

 

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Health plan advice from 100 Best companies
August 2006

2006 100 Best CompaniesOut of all the benefits besides cash with which companies can attract and keep employees, none is more appreciated than health coverage. But at a time when health care costs are rising faster than inflation, offering a high-quality plan is easier said than done.

 

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Northwest vineyards squeeze profits from concerts
August 2006

First, grow the grapes. Then make the wine. And next, book Bob Dylan? With an increasing number of players in the winery business, several vineyards are relying on hosted concerts to market and create an outlet for their food and drink.

 

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The annual list of Oregon's public companies
August 2006

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It was a strong year for overall revenue and profits, while the net number of companies remained the same and and total market value slipped.

 

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Oregon's 2006 top private 150 companies
July 2006

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Revenue growth headlines our annual list of privately held Oregon-based companies.

 

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Portland immigration lawyer finds purpose helping families
July 2006

Stephen Manning wishes that U.S. immigration law was simple to understand, easy to obey and fairly applied. Until then, he’ll just keep taking the government to court.

 

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Leadership series: Q&A with Linux creator, Linus Torvalds
June 2006

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Torvalds runs a global empire from his basement, rarely sees his colleagues and works mostly in his bathrobe. And it’s still more organization than he likes.

 

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Oregon startup bets on ammonia to deliver clean energy
June 2006

Ammonia is one of the most common chemicals on earth. It cleans countertops, fertilizes crops and keeps industrial freezers cold. But can it propel our cars into an age of clean-burning fuels?

 

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Tillamook economy diversifies with nature-based tourism
June 2006

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Travelers to rugged Tillamook County are mostly left to their own imagination. There are no arcades, quaint downtowns, outlet malls or bustling bay fronts. Few hotels and no resorts. And only one man-made attraction to speak of, albeit a popular one: the cheese factory, up Highway 101 from windswept, quiet downtown Tillamook.

 

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More pre-K education makes good sense for business
May 2006

Coalition sees the economic payoff in helping Oregon's neediest preschoolers.

 

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Economic development’s new outlook
April 2006

A different kind of agency head and a renewed focus on strategy signals a new era for the Oregon Economic and Community Development Department.

 

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Leadership series: Working in two worlds
April 2006

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A Native American businessman blazes a path for tribal business that reaches beyond the reservation.

 

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100 Reasons to go to work
March 2006

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The 100 Best provide a thousand answers, large and small. The competition to be the best keeps getting tougher. In this year’s 12th annual 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon survey, 260 private and public companies, nonprofits and government agencies participated along with 29,049 of their employees. That’s the largest number of companies and employee participants since the launch of the 100 Best list. How do companies get on the list?

 

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David Evans and Associates: Leading for a change
March 2006

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At David Evans and Associates flexibility is paramount, but so is planning for the future

 

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Presenting the 100 Best
March 2006

2006 100 Best Companies

What makes a winner? To find out, just look to Weston Dealerships and U.S.Cellular, the small and large companies that took the top spot in this year’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon. They got there by providing excellent benefits, a worker-oriented culture and myriad ways to learn and grow.

 

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The Weston way: the top small Best Company
March 2006

2006 100 Best Companies

It’s all in the family at Weston Dealerships, the no. 1 small company to work for in Oregon

 

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