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Oregon lawmakers oppose feds on growlers | Print |  Email

The ruling requires wine retailers to apply for status as wine bottling houses to fill growlers.

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Welch Allyn to lay off Beaverton workers | Print |  Email

The company will let go of 84 manufacturing workers.

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Cost of repairing Leaburg Dam rises | Print |  Email

The project will cost the Eugene Water & Electric Board $2.86 million.

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Battle flares over Astoria log exports | Print |  Email

Westerlund Log Handlers want to end its relationship with China National Buildings Materials Import & Export Co.

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Cover Oregon loses another leader | Print |  Email

Aaron Karjala, the health insurance exchange's top information technology manager, has resigned.

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Oregon food stamps, welfare numbers increased slightly | Print |  Email

The numbers of Oregonians relying on welfare and food stamps rose after long-term unemployment benefits ended in December.

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California company purchases Oregon winery | Print |  Email

Foley Family Wines acquired The Four Graces in the Dundee Hills of the Willamette Valley.

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Hardware store to occupy Hollywood Bowl site | Print |  Email

Orchard's Supply paid $7.5 million for the bowling alley.

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Greenbrier Cos. lobbies to build safer oil train tank cars | Print |  Email

The Lake Oswego manufacturer says it's ready to build new cars and retrofit old ones as fast as it can.

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Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad defies order to stop work | Print |  Email

The state ordered the company to stop rebuilding sections of the railroad because it lacks a permit to put material into the Salmonberry River.

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Intel invests in software maker | Print |  Email

The chipmaker invested $740 million for an 18% share in Cloudera.

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Tigard cell company annual sales up 35% | Print |  Email

As Consumer Cellular approaches $500 million in annual revenue, the company will sell its phones at Target.

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Women continue to open more businesses in Portland | Print |  Email

The city hosts 69,000 women-owned businesses, up by about 400 since 2013.

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Closing the gap: Community colleges and workforce training

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
03.27.14 thumb collegeBY MARY SPILDE | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

Community college career, technical and workforce programs present an opportunity to bring business and education together as never before.


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Q & A with Chuck Eggert

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Thursday, March 06, 2014
03.06.14 thumb pacfoodsBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

The founder of Pacific Foods talks about why his company has flown under the radar in Oregon, how saving a family-run chicken hatchery has helped his bottom line and why he thinks organic food is anything but elitist.


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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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Downtime with Ron Green

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Ron Green became president and CEO of Oregon Pacific Bank in August 2013.


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The 2014 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon

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Friday, February 28, 2014

100best14logo ThumbnailThe 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center.


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Making faces

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Thursday, February 20, 2014
02.20.14 Thumbnail ModelsBY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

As retailers consolidate and newspapers fold, the business of modeling shifts to ad agencies, apparel companies and new media.


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How to help your staff solve their own problems

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Friday, March 21, 2014
03.21.14 thumb coxcoffeeTOM COX | OB BLOGGER

During a recent talk to HR Directors, I asked if they saw leaders trying to solve every problem, instead of delegating to and empowering staff. Every head nodded. Every single one.


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