Home Must Reads Trail Blazers president brings many changes in first year

Trail Blazers president brings many changes in first year

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Portland Trail Blazers president Chris McGowan brought numerous business operations changes in his first 13 months on the job.

The front office has been heavily overhauled. The business office's numbers-crunching analytics staff has been beefed up, helping drive decision-making on ticket pricing, among other things. Multiple websites were eliminated and recast into one. The Blazers' smartphone app, launched last year but never fully operational, was scrapped in favor of another that actually works. And the organization hired a new food-services partner, which brought four local food vendors into the arena.

Above all, McGowan's brief tenure may be assessed for accomplishing a task that had eluded previous team presidents: selling the naming rights to Blazers' arena.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

 

More Articles

Startup or Grow Up?

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY JON BELL

Startup culture is all the rage. Is there a downside?


Read more...

Powerlist: Colleges and Universities

September 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation about higher education with the presidents of the University of Oregon and Clackamas Community College, followed by September's powerlist.


Read more...

A Taste of Heaven

September 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
BY VIVIAN MCINERNY

Craft beer comes to Mount Angel.


Read more...

Grape Expectations

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE

Well-financed outsiders from France and California are buying up vineyards and wineries in the Willamette Valley.


Read more...

The 100 Best Companies survey is open

News
Friday, October 24, 2014

100-best-logo-2015 500pxw-1How does your workplace stack up against competitors? How can you improve workplace practices to help recruit and retain employees? Find out by taking our 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon survey!


Read more...

Gone Girl

News
Monday, September 29, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Wehby disappears, Kitzhaber fails to disclose and Seattle gets bike share before Portland.


Read more...

True Blood

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

Antibiotics really aren’t magic bullets.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS