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Tualatin clean tech firm secures $25M | Print |  Email

Powin Energy Corp. secured a $25 million investment from a Hong Kong-based manufacturer to develop its battery storage technology.

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Oregon winemakers eyeing record grape harvest | Print |  Email

If late-season rains hold off until the last grapes are picked, a quality harvest will come just as the state's 2012 vintage wines hit the market.

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Washington manufacturing firm sold to Portland company | Print |  Email

LaCrosse Footwear Inc. acquired White's Boots, which has been operating in Spokane for 99 years.

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Veneta farm begins making craft beer | Print |  Email

Plough Monday, an organic hops farm and brewing company, brewed its first batch of beer in April.

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Keen triples production at Swan Island factory | Print |  Email

Keen Inc., a footwear retailer, will make 300,000 shoes this year at its Portland shoe factory.

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ESI forecasts steep decline in current quarter | Print |  Email

Electro Scientific Industries reported a 24% decline in sales last quarter and lost $8.3 million, 27 cents per share.

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ESCO shuts down production line in NW Portland | Print |  Email

The manufacturer will lay off 20 full-time employees and about 50 temporary workers from its original Northwest plant.

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Jive Software tops quarterly sales forecast | Print |  Email

Jive's Q2 sales totaled $43.4 million, up 23.2% from last year.

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Music City firm acquires Rumblefish | Print |  Email

Nashville-based SESAC purchased the Portland company, which developed a platform for musicians to micro-license music for use on websites. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Community colleges and sustainability | Print |  Email
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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Oregon lags in export growth | Print |  Email

The state's share of the nation's exports has fallen from 1.5% in 2008 to 1.2% in 2013.

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ViaWest sells for $1.2 billion | Print |  Email

The data center operator with a facility in Hillsboro was acquired by Shaw Communications, a Canadian telecommunications and media company.

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FEI reports another weak quarter | Print |  Email

The Hillsboro-based tech company profits totaled $24.9 million, or 59 cents per share.

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Portland rises

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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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Is this employee right?

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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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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
070814 thumb disputive-innovationBY LINDA BAKER  | OB EDITOR

The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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Poll Wrap-Up

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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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OB Video: Dress for Success

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Wednesday, July 02, 2014
DFSOBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Dress for Success Oregon promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.


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Podcast: Interview with Steve Balzac

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

082014BalzacBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

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


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Why I became an Oregon angel investor

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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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