Linda Baker

OB features update

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As summer winds down, we update a few feature stories that appeared in our print publication this past year.

OregonBusiness.com ramps up

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

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

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 the state's business-friendly ranking.

 

Expanding universe

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

BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Thumbnail Update Urban Airship is moving into the Vestas building. That's what you call ironic.

 

 

Technology meets the creative class

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

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.

Defining business friendly

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.
 

The 2013 100 Best Companies are announced

BY LINDA BAKER | OREGON BUSINESS EDITOR

0313 Cover ThumbnailThe 20th annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon list was announced Thursday night at an awards dinner at the Oregon Convention Center. There were 273 companies participating in this year’s 100 Best survey, which analyzes Oregon companies’ best practices toward creating great places to work. This year, almost 14,000 Oregon employees completed the survey.

Business accelerator mini-boom continues

BY LINDA BAKER | OREGON BUSINESS EDITOR

01.24.13 Thumbnail MentorNew business accelerators sprout, underscoring their importance to the entrepreneurial ecosystem while raising questions about incubator success rates.