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Oregon-based Nike and Adidas America stand to benefit from Jeremy Lin's newfound celebrity status.
Surprising or not, Lin's rise is welcome at Nike and at Portland-based Adidas America. Both have significant growth plans in Asia, and some analysts had been concerned about the NBA's prospects in the region in the wake of Chinese star Yao Ming's retirement last year.
It's been almost three weeks since Lin, teetering on the precipice of unemployment, was delivered a different destiny. But it took time for companies that pride themselves on quick product turnarounds to respond.
A Nike brand "Linsanity" T-shirt was first distributed Friday to Foot Locker stores nationwide.
And it wasn't until Tuesday that Adidas, official uniform and apparel supplier for the NBA, revealed plans to start selling the Taiwanese-American's jersey in China -- despite intense interest in Lin's story in the world's most populous country. In this country, Lin's jersey has been the hottest seller on the NBA website since he broke into the headlines.
Read more at OregonLive.com.
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BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
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Friday, March 27, 2015
BY AMY MILSHTEIN
Damian Smith bets on changing himself — and Portland — through consulting.
Friday, February 27, 2015
BY OB STAFF
Oregon Business held its 22nd annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon celebration Thursday night in the Oregon Convention Center.
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT | OB CONTRIBUTOR
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
BY KIM MOORE | OB RESEARCH EDITOR
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BY LINDA BAKER
Everyone knows cell phones and driving are a lethal combination. The risk is especially high for teenage drivers, whose delusions of immortality pose such a threat to us all. Enforcement alas, remains feeble; more promising are pedagogical approaches aimed at getting people to focus on the road, not their devices.
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR
Baseball is returning to Portland and city officials are hoping economic opportunity comes with it.
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Since 1932 Tidewater Transportation & Terminals (operating as Tidewater Barge Lines and Tidewater Terminal Company) has operated a multicommodity transportation and terminal company based in Vancouver, Washington. The friendly expression on the company’s shipping containers reflects the attitude of about 330 safety and community-conscious employees but belies how complicated the barge business really is.
The Port of The Dalles has run marine facilities since the 1930s, but they are part of a larger mission to strengthen the local economy. They focus on regional economic development with a strong bent toward adding good-paying jobs in high tech, manufacturing and other industries.
The Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Like the advent of the locomotive, the cloud creates business opportunities that simply weren’t possible before now. Get up to speed fast in May at an exciting cloud-empowered Portland event.
Registration is now open for Portland Business Alliance’s Annual Meeting, one of the largest business gatherings in Portland each year.