How can CIOs become more central to the process of setting strategy and direction for an organization? management consultant and author Tom Cox makes the case that the relationship begins with trust --- trust that must be earned.
Mark Thoma, a University of Oregon economist, uses his own small-town upbringing to explore why there is a difference in attitudes toward regulation between more conservative rural areas and larger cities that are generally much more liberal.
The basic economics are undeniable — bigger is cheaper in brewing. So where does that leave nanobrewing? Basically as a foot in the door, according to Patrick Emerson, author of The Oregon Economics Blog.
The 25th anniversary of "The Goonies" brought a deluge of fans to Astoria last weekend. I trekked along with family to take it all in: the celebration of an adventurous gang of young misfits; the strange assortment of fans who literally come from around the world; and of course, the dual spectacles of Astoria and the cultural tourism business.
Tuesday evening while other politicians watched returns and rehearsed election party speeches, Portland’s well-regarded former mayor Bud Clark was waxing eloquent on another subject: “Industrial hemp is not marijuana,” he declared. “You can’t smoke hemp. It’s like smoking rope… It’s a good thing and it can be made here in America.” Clark was enumerating the economic virtues of industrial hemp as co-emcee of the first annual Hemp History Week, marked by almost 200 events in 31 states and the nation’s capital.
Now that the The Oregonian has tip-toed into international luxury suites and pulled the drapes on obscene travel perks enjoyed by our state's pension fund officers on the dime of the slick firms that want their money…
Wage gaps and workforce shortages are threatening the quality of care and supports to Oregonians with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Who’s caring for those who care for our most vulnerable residents?
Over 300 attendees will gather to learn from 50+ regional leaders pushing the sustainability needle forward. GoGreen Portland offers a distinct platform of bringing people together across industries and sectors to build viable networks and cross-pollinate best practices throughout the regional business community.