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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.
 

Oregon national forests get $6M boost

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Two Oregon forests are among the 10 chosen nationally for special funding in an accelerated restoration strategy.
 

Deadline kills half of Oregon measures

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Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Many bills died by the first major Oregon Legislature deadline this Monday.

 
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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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Closing the gap: Community colleges and workforce training

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Thursday, March 27, 2014
03.27.14 thumb collegeBY MARY SPILDE | OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR

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


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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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Why I became an educator

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014
03.04.14 thumbnail teachBY DEBRA RINGOLD | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

How can we strengthen the performance of institutions charged with teaching what Francis Fukuyama calls the social virtues (reciprocity, moral obligation, duty toward community, and trust) necessary for successful markets and democracy itself?


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From the Editor: The human factor

March 2014
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

In this issue, we celebrate our 21st annual 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon project.


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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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Q & A with Chuck Eggert

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Thursday, March 06, 2014
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The founder of Pacific Foods talks about why his company has flown under the radar in Oregon, how saving a family-run chicken hatchery has helped his bottom line and why he thinks organic food is anything but elitist.


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