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|Friday, May 04, 2012|
BY LINDA BAKER
In the past six months, the Software Association of Oregon has been trying to shed its stodgy image and become more relevant to the increasingly vibrant — and youthful — high-tech startup community. If last night’s 2012 Member Recognition Gala & Industry Awards is any indication, the organization is well on the way to winning a few hearts and minds.
• Michael Gray, chief technology officer for GlobeSherpa, a “mobile ticketing” startup, with an app for iPhone, Android, and Blackberry that lets users purchase and use transit tickets — bus, light rail, trains, waterway — with a click of the button. A member of the Portland Seed Fund's second class of start ups, GlobeSherpa aims to bring "sanity to mobility” in a fractured U.S. transit market, said Gray. The company expects to perform a beta test of the app in June in four yet-to-be named cities. Here’s hoping one of them is Portland, where fumbling for change on TriMet feels so 20th century.
Linda Baker is managing editor of Oregon Business.
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY ANNIE ELLISON
Portland tech veteran Ben Berry is leaving his post as Portland’s chief technology officer for a full-time role producing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) aimed at first responders and the military. Berry’s AirShip Technologies Group is poised to be on the ground floor of an industry that will supply drones to as many as 100,000 police, fire and emergency agencies nationwide. He reveals the plan for takeoff.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
While most categories of commercial real estate have performed well, one of the most robust has been apartment buildings.
Wednesday, June 03, 2015
As part of our green workplaces story, Oregon Business checked out a community service project undertaken by Portland Youth Builders, a nonprofit alternative high school. In partnership with Whole Foods, PYB built garden boxes for a Home Forward housing site. Home Forward is a government agency that provides housing for low income residents and people with disabilities.
Friday, May 22, 2015
BY HANNAH WALLACE
Travelers have always come to Oregon for its natural beauty. But will the increasing popularity of agritourism, European-style hiking getaways and forest resorts relax Oregon's notoriously strict land-use laws?
Thursday, June 11, 2015
In 2014, total revenue for camping and day use in Oregon State Parks was a little more than $17 million. That figure may even higher this year "because we've had exceptionally nice weather," Hughes says.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Oregon’s new marijuana law is expected to lead to a bevy of new business opportunities for the state. And not just for growers. Law firms, HR consultants, energy efficiency companies and many others are expected to benefit from the decriminalization of pot, according to panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast meeting on Tuesday.
Friday, May 08, 2015
BY CHRIS NOBLE | PHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN
Hagfish may not have evolved much over the last 300 million years, but their protein-heavy slime promises advances in super-materials.
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