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Oregon BEST gives out commercialization grants

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Monday, April 01, 2013

Oregon BEST gave $150,000 to researchers who developed a window coating that cuts heat transfer, as part of its $1 million commercialization grants.

 

Islabikes chooses Portland for North American HQ

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Monday, April 01, 2013

United Kingdom-based children's bike maker Islabikes selected Portland as the location for its new U.S. headquarters.

 

Oregon lawmakers want open enrollment reform

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Monday, April 01, 2013

Some Oregon lawmakers are trying to curtail a law that opens school boundaries.

 

Better Bean Co. goes national

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Monday, April 01, 2013

Wilsonville-based Better Bean Co. is taking its once farmer's market booth beans to stores nationwide.

 

Oregon blueberry farm expands

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Monday, April 01, 2013

Dave and Barbara Brazelton's blueberry farm has grown over the past 35 years to become a leading supplier of blueberry stock to commercial growers all over the world.

 

Beaverton, Banner Bank offering storefront loans

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Monday, April 01, 2013

Downtown Beaverton businesses can now apply for low-interest loans between $5,000-50,000 from Banner Bank to improve their storefront facades.

 

Oregon Senate passes wine growler bill

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Friday, March 29, 2013

The Oregon senate voted unanimously to let wineries, restaurants, grocery stores and wine shops dispense wine in growlers of up to two gallons.

 
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100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

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Monday, March 03, 2014

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Check out interviews with employees from some of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon winners and find out what makes their company a great place to work.


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Small business sales go big

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

Sales of small businesses surged in 2013 according to the biggest Internet marketplace of such transactions, BizBuySell, increasing to 7,056 reported sales, a 24% increase over 2012, when they dropped 7%. Portland Metro sales tracked by the site grew 9% to 73, capping three years of solid growth. On top of that, Portland’s median sale price jumped 67% to $250K, versus just 13% to $180K nationally. Portland was one of just six metros tracked where the median sale price matched the median asking price, with sellers getting, on average, 92% of what they asked.

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The future of money

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JAKE THOMAS

An ancient institution moves slowly into the digital age. 


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Downtime with Ron Green

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Ron Green became president and CEO of Oregon Pacific Bank in August 2013.


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Powerlist: Meeting perspectives

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BY BRANDON SAWYER

A conversation about the event-planning industry with sales directors from McMenamins and the Portland Art Museum. 


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Fuel's gold

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
BY SOPHIA BENNETT

The coastal town of Coos Bay appears poised to land every economic development director’s dream: a single employer that will bring hundreds of family-wage jobs and millions in tax revenue. 


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Speeding up science

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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The medical research enterprise wastes tens of billions of dollars a year on irrelevant studies. It’s time to fix it.


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