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Learn how to green your workplace and lower your environmental footprint at the office. Oregon Business presents a two-hour "Greening Your Workplace" seminar on May 28th, 2014 at the Nines Hotel in Portland.

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Seneca Jones bids on Elliott State Forest land | Print |  Email

The Eugene-based timber company bid on the forestland to deliberately challenge environmental groups that warned they would sue.

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McMenamins turns to outside investors | Print |  Email

Portland's McMenamins Inc. hopes to raise $8 million in equity to fund its latest project.

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Metro looking to curb tailpipe emissions | Print |  Email

The regional government is collecting ideas on how to help Portland reduce tailpipe gas emissions by 20%.

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AT&T to hire 3,000 workers | Print |  Email

The company will add 125 full-time positions in Seattle, Portland, Salem and Eugene.

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Are millennials reshaping politics in the Pacific Northwest? | Print |  Email

MillennialsThumbA new report explores the impact of millennials on Oregon's business and political climate.

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Coal terminal request another permit delay | Print |  Email

Ambre Energy requested the Department of State Lands wait 30 days before deciding on the coal export terminal proposal in Boardman.

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Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools | Print |  Email
04.02.14 thumb co2schoolsBY APRIL STREETER | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.

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Intel looks beyond PCs | Print |  Email

The world's largest chipmaker established a $100 million fund in China focusing on products beyond personal computers.

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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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Eking out a living

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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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The more they change, the more they stay the same

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
100-best-collageBY BRANDON SAWYER

The 100 Best Companies get more creative with perks and more generous with benefits; employees seek empowering relations with management and coworkers.


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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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Powerlist: Meeting perspectives

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

A conversation about the event-planning industry with sales directors from McMenamins and the Portland Art Museum. 


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Barrister bands

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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An intellectual property attorney by day, 48-year-old Stoll Berne attorney Tim DeJong is a singer and guitarist by night.


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Spreading the wealth

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
HiResBY PAIGE PARKER

A money management firm broadens its reach. 


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Why I became an educator

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
03.04.14 thumbnail teachBY DEBRA RINGOLD | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?


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