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Portland website helps restaurateurs find workers

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Portland entrepreneurs Kirk Thornby and Peter Bro launched Poachedjobs.com, a job site specific to the high-turnover-plagued restaurant industry.

 

Vogue Knitting boosts Imperial Knits Yarn

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Imperial Knits Yarn at Maupin's Imperial Stock Ranch is gaining a high profile nationwide, thanks to Vogue Knitting.

 

Bend named DogTown USA

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Bend has been named DogTown USA, the nation's dog-friendliest city by Dog Fancy magazine.

 

Oregon CCOs go live this week

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Monday, July 30, 2012

The first of Oregon's new coordinated care organizations go live August 1 with 260,000 patients.

 

Lane County RV industry reinvents itself

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Once Lane County's second largest industry, the RV industry is reinventing itself.

 

Oregon's lack of sun could lead to earlier deaths

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Monday, July 30, 2012

A new study from OSU shows that Oregon's lack of sunlight could lead to low levels of vitamin D and earlier deaths among older adults.

 

High grain prices benefit NW farmers

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Monday, July 30, 2012

Rising grain prices from the nationwide drought are benefiting many Northwest farmers with above average yields.

 
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03.20.14 thumb internetBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

I don’t think anyone can (or should) remember what it was like to get things done without the internet. This milestone in technology has certainly benefited brick-and-mortar companies and subsequently launched a new era of businesses.


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Buy the book

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Oregon is home not only to many fine writers but also several accomplished small publishers.


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Small business sales go big

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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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Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

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04.02.14 thumb co2schoolsBY APRIL STREETER | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Three years ago, PPS set out to begin to convert the 1930s-era boilers from diesel/bunker fuel to cleaner-burning natural gas. Oregon’s largest school district has realized impressive carbon dioxide emissions reductions, setting an example for public and private institutions.


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Closing the gap: Community colleges and workforce training

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Community college career, technical and workforce programs present an opportunity to bring business and education together as never before.


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Fuel's gold

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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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The solution to youth unemployment

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02.27.14 Thumbnail TeenworkBY ERIC FRUITS

Because they have little chance of working for someone else, today’s teens need to be entrepreneurs. But, first, we must teach our teens that entrepreneurship starts small.


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