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FDA approves Wilsonville-based device | Print |  Email

RevMedx Inc. won U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval for the XStat, a device that shoots sponges into a deep wound to stop internal bleeding.

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How to boost web traffic | Print |  Email
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY  | OB WEB EDITOR

04.10.14 thumb seo-trafficSEMpdx hosted a workshop this week for entrepreneurs, website developers and others interested in search engine optimization (SEO).  Here are a few tips and tricks aimed at bumping up your search engine rankings.

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Wilsonville company to develop drone technology | Print |  Email

HoneyComb Corp. received a $150,000 grant from Oregon BEST to pursue drone research.

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Oregon economic pace quickens | Print |  Email

A statewide measure of economic activity shows Oregon grew faster than average.

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Coburg to ban medical pot vendors | Print |  Email

On a 5-1 vote, Coburg City Council voted in support of a ban, saying it didn't have time to study how to regulate dispensaries.

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Paris company purchases Beaverton firm | Print |  Email

Bureau Veritas acquired Quiktrak, a company that specializes in inventory auditing and asset verification matters.

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Bend craft brewery to open Portland outlet | Print |  Email

Bend's 10 Barrel Brewing Co. announced it will move into the Pearl District.

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Portland maintains nation's lowest office vacancy rate | Print |  Email

The Rose City has a vacancy rate of 11%.

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Eking out a living | Print |  Email
04.08.14 thumb ourtable-coopfarmsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

It may be obvious, but most farmers don’t make a lot of money. According to preliminary data from the 2012 Agriculture Census, 52% of America’s 2.1 million principal farm-operators don’t call farming their primary occupation. Farm cooperatives may offer a solution.

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500,000 Oregonians have yet to file tax returns | Print |  Email

The Oregon Department of Revenue reports that approximately half a million Oregonians have not filed their personal income tax returns.

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Plan to open Willamette Falls to the public moves forward | Print |  Email

Four million dollars is needed to fund the design phase of the public vantage point at the falls.

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Nike's stock buyback passes $2.5B | Print |  Email

The company announced a four-year $8 billion share repurchase program in 2012.

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Portland health companies to simplify patient data | Print |  Email

The city's most prominent health systems are working together to provide clinicians easier access to health care information.

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Community colleges and sustainability

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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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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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Oregon Business wins awards

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Monday, June 30, 2014

ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.


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Risks & rewards of owning triple net investments

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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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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014
OGCLogoBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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The Scott Kveton affair

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Wednesday, July 09, 2014
ScottKvetonBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Scott Kveton, the CEO of Urban Airship is taking a leave of absence from the company. As the story continues to unfold, here’s our perspective on a few of the key players.


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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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