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Oregon Capitol gets EV chargers

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Three new electric vehicle chargers are now installed near Oregon's State Capitol.

 

Legislature bans Waldo Lake motors

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Oregon House approved a measure banning all gas-powered engines from Waldo Lake. It now goes to Gov. Kitzhaber.

 

Portland bandage-maker acquired for $3M

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Portland-based surgical bandage-maker HemCon Medical Technologies was acquired for $3 million by a Connecticut company.

 

Clatskanie ethanol plant now shipping crude oil

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Cascade Grain's $200 million ethanol plant is now being used to store and ship crude oil.

 

Rising housing costs hurt working Oregon families

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

One in four employed families in Oregon face a severe housing burden, according to a new report.

 

Hales proposes arts tax deal

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Portland mayor Charlie Hales proposed a deal on the controversial 2012 city arts tax.

 

Salem-Keizer to sell Middle Grove

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Salem-Keizer School Board approved the sale of Middle Grove Elementary School for $1.2 million.

 
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Oregon Business wins awards

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Monday, June 30, 2014

ASBPEOregon Business magazine won two silver awards for excellence in writing in the National American Society of Business Publication Editors Western region competition.


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South Waterfront's revenge

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Remember the naysayers?  Those who called the South Waterfront aerial tram a boondoggle?  Those who rejoiced at the massive sell off of luxury condos at the John Ross and Atwater Place?


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Interview: Dr. Mark Goulston

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Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.


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Q&A: David Lively of Organically Grown Co.

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Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.


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Trends in business succession

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The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.


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Updated: Disrupting innovation

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The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation  — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment. 

Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.


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EPA Standards: A breath of fresh air for the region

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EPABY ANDREA DURBIN | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.


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