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Typhoon closure spotlights evolving restaurant scene

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Linda Baker
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Linda Typhoon closed one month after being charged with unfair labor practices. But the restaurant's closure also spotlights changes in Portland's ethnic food scene. Managing editor Linda Baker reports on Typhoon and culinary authenticity.

 

Business accelerators grow outside Portland

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Linda Baker
Thursday, February 02, 2012

LindaBusiness incubators are all the rage in Portland.  Now tech accelerators are spreading around the state.  Managing editor Linda Baker reports on Oregon’s accelerator fever.

 

Bob's sage advice on staying independent

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Linda Baker
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Linda What does it take to remain an independent business? Managing editor Linda Baker talks to Bob Moore, the 82-year-old founder of Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, about not selling out.

 

The business case for retrofitting schools

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Linda Baker
Friday, January 20, 2012

LindaHundreds of schools are expected to collapse in a major quake. Managing editor Linda Baker reports on the business case for seismically upgrading Oregon classroom buildings.

 

Women help power startup scene

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Linda Baker
Thursday, January 12, 2012

LindaOregon’s startup landscape features a growing number of female entrepreneurs and investors. Managing editor Linda Baker reports on a new generation of women-founded companies.

 

Internet search grows in Bend

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Linda Baker
Thursday, January 05, 2012

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Why is Bend is a hotbed of search marketing firms? Managing editor Linda Baker reports on the man, and the company, that birthed SEO in Central Oregon.

 

 

Peer-to-peer vehicle sharing arrives

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Linda Baker
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

LindaPersonal carsharing is coming to Portland in February. The new service allows car owners to rent out their own cars and spotlights a new "collaborative consumption" business model.  Managing Editor Linda Baker reports on Getaround.

 

Food-processing jobs go unfilled for lack of skilled workers, say employers

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Linda Baker
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

LindaEven though Oregon has a 9 percent unemployment rate, some food-processing companies say they can't find enough mid-skill workers to fill their jobs, and workforce training is lagging in the state. OB managing editor Linda Baker reports from the Oregon Leadership Summit.

 

PDX: More St. Louis, not so much Austin

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Linda Baker
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

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Portland’s urban peers aren’t quite who we thought they were.  That’s one of the takeaways from a new metro area economic study released this week by the Value of Jobs Coalition. Oregon Business managing editor Linda Baker looks at what cities Portland really resembles.

 
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