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OregonBusiness.com ramps up

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Linda Baker
Thursday, October 24, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

10.25.13 Thumbnail WebsiteWe unveil a new blog network, featuring original reporting and analysis by journalists and subject experts. Other mobile and digital initiatives are underway.

 

 

It's not easy judging green

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Linda Baker
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

05.30.13 Thumbnail GreenPressShould a property manager linked to a massive, pesticide-induced bumblebee die-off make our list of the state’s best green companies to work for?  What about a law firm working on behalf of the coal industry?

 

 

Kate Brown ramps up small business

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Linda Baker
Thursday, June 13, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

06.13.13 Thumbnail KTBOregon's Secretary of State weighs in on “a pile of small business bills,” the advantages of helming an administerial rather than enforcement agency and that old Oregon chestnut: the state's business-friendly ranking.

 

 

Expanding universe

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Linda Baker
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

05.28.13 Thumbnail TomWyattThe recession took a toll on Knowledge Universe-US, the largest private provider of child care in the country. A new CEO aims to turn things around.

 

 

 

Green energy gives way to push button technology

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Linda Baker
Thursday, May 23, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Thumbnail UpdateWhen I heard about Urban Airship moving into the Vestas building yesterday, I couldn't help but note the irony.

 

 

 

Intel and the CEO gender gap

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Linda Baker
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Thumbnail CEOBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

When Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced his pending retirement last fall, there was speculation whether his successor would be a woman. 'Twas not to be.

 

 

Wapato jail attracts film industry

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Linda Baker
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
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“It is madness to have such a perfectly built and fitted prison facility lying idle.” So says Christopher Toyne, a Portland-based actor who serves on the board of the Oregon Media and Production Association.

 

 

 

Technology meets the creative class

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Linda Baker
Thursday, April 25, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

04.25.13 Thumbnail BradSmithThe first WebVisions conference took place in Portland in 2001 and drew 150 people. Now the annual conference, aimed at exploring the future of the web, attracts about 1,200 people from around the world. Executive director Brad Smith speaks about the blurring of the line between techies and designers, and how this convergence will transform the business world.

 

Converting carbon credits to health care

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Linda Baker
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

04.17.13 Thumbnail ForestThe Pinchot Institute for Conservation and PacificSource Health Plans have partnered to provide a first of its kind ATreeM card that uses proceeds from American Carbon Registry-certified carbon credits to provide health care funds to family forest owners.

 

Legal eagle

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Linda Baker
Thursday, April 04, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
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Portland law firm Miller Nash turns 140 this year. Firm chair Dennis Rawlinson, also head of the Portland Business Alliance, talks about the impact of recession, the firm's controversial cases and its long history of community involvement.

 

Defining business friendly

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Linda Baker
Thursday, March 28, 2013
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

03.28.13 Thumbnail StateBizIf I had a dollar for every time a CEO or business owner told me Oregon was hostile to business interests, well, let’s just say I wouldn’t be quite so worried about how I’m going to pay my son’s college tab over the next four years.
 

 
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