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Beaverton startup nets $1.1M from investors | Print |  Email

Puralytics, which makes water purification systems, is in the middle of a funding round; the total equity offering is $2.3 million and remains open.

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Oregon cities rush to approve local tax on pot | Print |  Email

Ashland city administrator Dave Kanner estimates that a 10% tax on recreational marijuana could raise nearly $1 million per year.

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Nike CIO makes Fortune's '40 Under 40 List' | Print |  Email

Anthony Watson is No. 19 on Fortune's "40 Under 40 List" of business luminaries.

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Cylvia Hayes admits to 'green card marriage' | Print |  Email

Oregon's First Lady admitted to marrying an 18-year-old Ethiopian immigrant 17 years ago so he could retain residency in the United States.

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Urban Airship hires new CEO | Print |  Email

Brett Caine, former President of Citrix Online, was named the new chief executive officer of the Portland-based mobile alerts startup.

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Port of Portland export terminal to expand | Print |  Email

Canpotex Limited, which operates the facility at Terminal 5, plans to invest $140 million to improve its efficiency.

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Old Town Chinatown building to get $20M revamp | Print |  Email

The 117-year-old Whidden & Lewis Building renovation is scheduled to begin next year.

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Eugene wants public comment about taxing marijuana | Print |  Email

The city will hold a public hearing to ask residents if it should impose a municipal tax on recreational marijuana.

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Portland may allow 'Airbnb-style' rentals in apartments, condos | Print |  Email

Residents—whether they rent or own the unit—could apply for a permit to rent out a bedroom in their home for less than 30 days.

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Innovation: a critique | Print |  Email
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A Design Week panel discussion raises questions about how innovative we really are.

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Nike fulfills pact with Oregon | Print |  Email

The sportswear company has created more than 2,000 jobs in the state in the past two years.

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Vigor Industrial to meet with North Portland neighbors | Print |  Email

The shipbuilder will discuss the ways the company plans to reduce emissions and odors from their 64-acre Swan Island facility.

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Opportunity initiative would create college fund for Oregon students | Print |  Email

Measure 86, also known as the Oregon Opportunity Initiative, would require the Legislature to create a fund dedicated to providing financial aid to Oregon students who are attending college or enrolling in technical training programs.

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Podcast: Turn Things Around with David Marquet

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Friday, October 17, 2014
davidmarquet thumbBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you move from a command-and-control leadership model to one of true empowerment and accountability? David Marquet did, and he took notes along the way.


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Fly Zone

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

The black soldier fly’s larvae are among the most ravenous and least picky eaters on earth.


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100 Best Nonprofits announced

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

100NP14logo4WebOregon Business magazine has named the sixth annual 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon.


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The Rail Baron

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER

Oil is gushing out of the U.S. and Canada, and much of it is coming from places that don’t have pipeline infrastructure. So it’s being shipped by rail.


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Growing a mobility cluster

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Friday, October 31, 2014
0414 bikes bd2f6052BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Why are there so few transportation startups in Portland?  The city’s leadership in bike, transit and pedestrian transportation has been well-documented.  But that was then — when government and nonprofits paved the way for a new, less auto centric way of life.


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Gone Fishing

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY LORI TOBIAS

Business has been good to Laura Anderson, leading some to suggest she must be awfully lucky to find such success in a business notorious for failure. But luck’s had little to do with it.


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The Backstory

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014

In our cover story this month, Wendy Collie, CEO of New Seasons Market, and Kim Malek, owner of Salt & Straw, discuss their rapidly growing businesses and Portland’s red hot food scene. The conversation provides an interesting lens through which to explore trends in the grocery store and restaurant sectors.


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