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The year of the river

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Linda Baker
Thursday, November 01, 2012

11.01.12 Thumbnail WillametteAfter decades of indifference or neglect, the Willamette River is emerging as a star attraction in urban renewal efforts.

 

Realizing biotech's promise

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Linda Baker
Thursday, October 25, 2012

10.25.12 Thumbnail MicroscopeAfter a decade of promises, Oregon's biotech sector shows signs of growth, although lack of venture capital and business accelerators continue to thwart industry development.

 

Smaller share of Oregon high school graduates choosing Oregon colleges

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Linda Baker
Thursday, October 18, 2012

10.18.12 Thumbnail CollegeCostResident enrollment at Oregon universities is increasing but the share of Oregon high school graduates choosing Oregon colleges is declining by a small amount. 

 

The entrepreneur's perfect pitch

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Linda Baker
Thursday, October 11, 2012

10.11.12 Thumbnail EntrepreneurAt OEN's latest PubTalk, aspiring entrepreneurs get feedback from investor panel as they pitch products and services ranging from mobile apps to sustainable food solutions.

 

Tenants drive green building results

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Linda Baker
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

10.03.12 Thumbnail GreenBuildingThe LEED Gold certification of the Fox Tower spotlights the role of tenants in achieving energy and cost savings in green building.

 

The flight of Hummingbird

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Linda Baker
Thursday, September 27, 2012

09.27.12 Thumbnail HummingbirdAfter years spent laying the groundwork, pioneering natural foods companies in Eugene are experiencing a surge in growth, including Hummingbird Wholesale.

 

Highlights from the OEN awards

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Linda Baker
Friday, September 21, 2012

09.21.12 Thumbnail EntrepreneurThe Oregon Entrepreneurs Network celebrates with an Academy Awards theme, praise for Oregon's community-oriented start up scene, and zero female award nominees.

 

Foreclosures shifting to courts

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Linda Baker
Thursday, September 13, 2012

09.13.12 Thumbnail ForeclosureA new court ruling and mediation requirement are helping shift foreclosures to the courts, with uncertain impacts on homeowners and Oregon's stock of underwater homes.

 

Vetting Merkley's mass refinancing plan

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Linda Baker
Thursday, August 16, 2012

08.16.12 Thumbnail HomeSen. Jeff Merkley's Rebuilding American Homeownership plan would allow underwater homeowners who are current on their mortgage to refinance at lower rates. Local bankers, realtors and economists weigh in on the proposal.

 

PDX overfed, other areas go hungry

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Linda Baker
Thursday, August 09, 2012

08.09.12 Thumbnail FarmersMarketThe city’s proposed public market shows there’s no end to Portland’s love of food as urban development tool. Meanwhile, other neighborhoods are still waiting for a grocery store.

 

The power of branding

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Linda Baker
Friday, August 03, 2012

08.03.12 Thumbnail TeensSnappy marketing and logos help new business models appeal to the teen and young adult market

 
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