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ShopIgniter co-founder steps aside

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Co-founder Alan Wizemann will remain on the board of ShopIgniter, but is stepping aside as chief product officer to be a consultant for Target.

 

Oregon state property tobacco ban in effect

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

State workers in Oregon can no longer smoke or chew tobacco outside their offices.

 

Cannon Beach entrepreneur develops salt company

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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Cannon Beach Sea Salt Company owner Jonathan Johnston took a year and a half to get his sea salt process down to a tee.

 

Oregon school officials emphasize safety

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Oregon school leaders are emphasizing safety as many schools re-open for the first time since the Connecticut school shootings.

 

Tax deadline prompts spike in donations

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Oregon nonprofits benefited from a last-minute rush as donations came in before the end-of-year tax deduction deadline.

 

Oregon gets minimum wage increase in the new year

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Oregon's minimum wage went up 15 cents to $8.95 beginning Jan. 1.

 

Conscious Commuter seeks $1.5M

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Portland-based fold up electric bike designer Conscious Commuter wants to raise $1.5 million in debt financing.

 
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