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Target officially coming to downtown Portland

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Target signed a lease for space in downtown Portland's Galleria Building on SW 10th Avenue and Alder Street.
 

Nike forms waterless fabric dyeing partnership

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Nike formed a partnership with a Dutch company that has developed a way to  dye fabric without water.
 

New Seasons founder retires

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Chuck Eggert, one of the New Seasons Market founders, retired from the grocer's board and sold back his shares.
 

"App Economy" creates jobs

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012
The growing "App Economy" created 466,000 jobs in the last five years.
 

Lawmakers consider foreclosure prevention bills

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012
The Oregon Legislature is considering two bills that could help homeowners prevent foreclosures.
 

Typhoon fallout continues

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Fallout from the closure of Typhoon restaurants is continuing, with its former COO filing for bankruptcy protection.

 

Ideabox partners with Ikea

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Salem-based Ideabox will unveil a new green home design inspired by Ikea this month.
 
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Banishing oil burners reaps benefits for schools

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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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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Thursday, March 27, 2014
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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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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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Are millennials reshaping politics in the Pacific Northwest?

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

MillennialsThumbA new report explores the impact of millennials on Oregon's business and political climate.


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Branching out

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
DSC04185BY LINDA BAKER

A blueberry bush is a blueberry bush — except when it’s a blueberry tree.


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The 2014 List: The Top 33 Small Companies to Work, For in Oregon

March 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014

100best14logoWebOur 100 Best Companies project turned 21 this year, so pop open the Champagne. Our latest survey gives us plenty to cheer.

 


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Leader's bookshelf

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Friday, March 14, 2014
02.06.14 BooksBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

Five books that will make you a better leader.


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