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WMFDP to host $56K diversity training | Print |  Email

White Men as Full Diversity Partners is putting on a three-day diversity training conference in Welches at the foot of Mt. Hood.

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EWEB drops developer | Print |  Email

The Eugene Water & Electric Board eliminated Paradigm Properties, leaving three firms with the chance to acquire and redevelop the utility's 17-acre riverfront property.

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Attack of the Robin Sages | Print |  Email
070714 thumb linkedinfakesBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.

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Intel, chipmakers, pressured to make deals | Print |  Email

As cash reserves swell, chipmakers are rushing to find partners for industry deals.

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Oregon food processor, cold storage company expand | Print |  Email

The 90-year-old companies, NORPAC Foods Inc. and Henningsen Cold Storage Co., built a new 260,000-square-foot warehouse in Salem.

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Distilleries add to Oregon market | Print |  Email

According to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, distilleries generated $53 million in sales — approximately 12% of total liquor sales in the state in 2011.

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Lloyd District hotel to close for $10M renovation | Print |  Email

The Red Lion Hotel near the Oregon Convention Center will close September 2nd and reopen next year as Hotel Eastlund.

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Vancouver to open first pot store | Print |  Email

A recreational marijuana store, Main Street Marijuana, will open its doors on Wednesday.

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Trends in business succession | Print |  Email
TrendsBY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS

The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.

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Adidas and Walmart shoe designer settle lawsuit | Print |  Email

Adidas America Inc. and Elan Polo Inc. settled a trademark lawsuit over whether an Elan Polo shoe infringed Adidas' three-stripe design.

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Former Jive Software CEO launching new company | Print |  Email

Dave Hersh is starting a new company called RipFog.

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Portland city council to legalize 'Airbnb-style' short-term rentals | Print |  Email

Short-term rentals in single-family homes will be considered legal as long as the host pays a $180 permit fee, has their home inspected every six years, pays lodging taxes and lives on-site for at least nine months out of the year.

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Zidell family considering two more South Waterfront buildings | Print |  Email

The family owns 33 acres at South Waterfront and is planning an apartment building and an office building.

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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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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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The global challenge

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Friday, June 27, 2014
062714 thumb globalmarketBY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER

Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.


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100 Best Green Companies Keynote Speech

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Friday, May 30, 2014

green2014-069Watch the 2014 100 Best Green Companies keynote speech by Eric Friedenwald-Fishman.


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EPA Standards: A breath of fresh air for the region

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
EPABY ANDREA DURBIN | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.


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Attack of the Robin Sages

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Monday, July 07, 2014
070714 thumb linkedinfakesBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.


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OB Video: Building trade ties with the EU

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Monday, June 16, 2014
BritEmbCampionBY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR

The Oregon economy could get a boost from a new trade agreement being negotiated between the U.S. and the European Union.


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