Register for 100 Best Companies survey

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
OBM-100-best-logo-2015 150pxwBy Kim Moore | OB Editor

The 2015 survey launched this week. It is open to for-profit private and public companies that have at least 15 full- or part-time employees in Oregon.


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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

082014BalzacBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Tom Cox interviews Steve Balzac, author of "Organizational Psychology for Managers."


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Portland rises

Monday, August 18, 2014

IMG 2551Portland is in the middle of another construction boom, with residential and office projects springing up downtown, in the Pearl and Old Town. OB Web Editor Jessica Ridgway documents the new wave.


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Poll Wrap-Up

Friday, August 15, 2014

2014 NewPoll-report-newsletterthumbIn this week's poll, we asked readers: "Who should pay for the troubled Cover Oregon website?" Here are the results.


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Is this employee right?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
081314 thumb employeefeelingsBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

When I say, “Your Employee is Always Right,” I do not mean “right about the facts,” but rather “right about how they feel” and “right about how they want to be led.”


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Green Endeavor cleans up

Wednesday, August 06, 2014
080614 ULnew greenendeavorBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Portland startup Green Endeavor strikes gold, inking a partnership with Underwriters Laboratories, an Illinois-based consulting and certification company with offices in 46 countries.


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Community colleges and sustainability

Thursday, July 31, 2014
sustainabilityBY MARY SPILDE | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Faced with the aftermath of the “great recession,” increasing concern about the environment and dwindling family wage jobs, we have some very important choices to make about our future.


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South Waterfront's revenge

Thursday, July 24, 2014
MoodyAveBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

Thursday, July 24, 2014
NNNinvestmentBY CLIFF HOCKLEY | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

With the increasing retirements of Baby Boomers, a massive real estate shift has created a significant increase in demand for NNN properties. The result? Increased demand has triggered higher prices and lower yields.


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Who said we should sell in May?

Friday, July 18, 2014
BullMarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”


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Oversight? Or gaming the system?

Monday, July 14, 2014
AmazonBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

Some people think Amazon’s winking eye logo is starting to look like a hoodwink.


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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

Monday, July 14, 2014
AngelInvestBY TERRY "STARBUCKER" ST. MARIE

I really didn’t know that much about angel investing, but I did know a lot about the entrepreneurial spirit.


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Our Featured Stories

  • The Private 150: Bigger But Leaner
    BY KIM MOORE

    Total revenue increased at Oregon's top 150 private companies, but the number of employees continues to decline as firms downsize in the post-recession economy.

  • Canine Inc.
    BY AMY MILSHTEIN

    Pet parents feed the doggy economy.

  • Searching for a Cure
    BY JONATHAN FROCHTZWAJG

    As health care reform inches forward, insurers, doctors and hospitals seek to improve quality and control costs.

must-reads

61 Oregon businesses make list of fastest growing companies

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Portland-based vacation rental site Vacasa ranked ninth on the new Inc. 5000 list

CEO expected to depart troubled biotch firm

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Galena Biopharma, currently under federal investigation,  is expected to announce the departure of Mark Ahn, its longtime president and CEO.

Sen. Peter Courtney announces plan to retrofit Oregon schools

Thursday, August 21, 2014

His proposal calls on the legislature to spend $200 million on seismic upgrades.

New York based website builder expands Portland presence

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Squarespace has leased space in the Spalding Building downtown, where it will have room for at least 150.

Nation’s largest used car dealer to open in Portland

Thursday, August 21, 2014

CarMax will open outlets in Clackamas, on Aug. 27, and, in late September, Beaverton.

Oregon approves permit for oil train terminal near Clatskanie

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Department of Environmental Quality approved an air pollution permit, which will allow the terminal to move 1.8 billion gallons of oil annually.

Allegations against Scott Kveton head to grand jury

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The sexual assault allegations made against the Portland tech leader will be presented to a grand jury as soon as early September.

Airbnb to collect state taxes

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The short-term rental service will begin collecting the 1% state lodging tax.

Hackers steal Oregon patient data

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Some patients seen by doctors and clinics affiliated with Mc­Kenzie-Willamette Medical Center may have had their personal data, including Social Security numbers, stolen by hackers.

Foreclosures slow down Oregon housing market

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

In Multnomah County there are 91 unresolved court foreclosures and 25 nonjudicial Notice & Sale filings.

Oregon rejects Ambre Energy coal export permit

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Department of State Lands denied the Australia-based company of a key permit it needed for its proposed coal export terminal.

Portland bioscience company receives $200K

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sedia Biosciences Corp. received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid HIV test to use in developing countries.

Oregon legal pot campaign to spend $2.3M

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The "Yes on 91" campaign, which supports the legalization of marijuana for adults, will purchase $2.3 million worth of television advertising.

Portland startup partners with Vevo

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Vadio Inc., a startup that aims to turn Internet listeners into viewers, will partner with the music-video website to help Web radio services host music videos.

Albertina Kerr invests $6.5M to upgrade Gresham facility

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The mental health nonprofit will undertake a $6.5 million reconstruction of its Gresham campus.

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