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Q & A: Patrick Quinton

02.14.14 Thumbnail UberBY MIKE GREEN | OB BLOGGER

 Oregon Business speaks with Patrick Quinton, executive director of the Portland Development Commission, about tech startups, equity and community impact.

Football predictions

02.13.14 Thumbnail Superbowl investmBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST CONTRIBUTOR

Investor returns in January usually predict what the returns will be for the entire year. The Seahawks win may offset this calendar trend.

What does it mean to do video?

02.04.14 Thumbnail VideoBY MARK BLAINE | OB BLOGGER

Even after years of video experimentation on the web, media companies still struggle with what it should be, how it should be done, how much we should spend on it and how much readers/users/viewers really want it.

Video feature: Plywerk frames a movement

01.28.14 Thumbnail PlywerkPlywerk owner Kjell van Zoen talks to Oregon Business about bringing manufacturing back to the United States, lean manufacturing and the value of buying local.

Raising the minimum wage: Is it worth the fight?

01.23.14 Thumbnail MinWageBY ERIC FRUITS | OB BLOGGER

Oregon’s minimum wage workers rang in the New Year with a raise. At $9.10 an hour, the state now has the second highest minimum wage in the country.

How can Portland sustain so many new restaurants?

imageBY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER

I’m thrilled that Portland’s restaurants are thriving. But who are these people who can afford to dine out several nights a week? They can’t all work for Adidas, Intel, or Nike—or some new tech start-up or innovation consultancy firm.

The future of SEO

01.17.14 Thumbnail SEOBY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR

Speaker Joe Griffin, co-CEO of the digital marketing firm iAcquire, shares his predictions about the future of search engine optimization (SEO) as it continues to evolve.

Crowded ERs reflect systemic failures

01.16.14 Thumbnail ERBY JOE ROJAS-BURKE | OB BLOGGER

An economic study of emergency room utilization in Oregon set off a thundering media stampede earlier this month. I was struck by the cut-and-paste sameness of much of the reporting and how awfully little it had to say about the untreated wound that is causing all the pain: the hole in our healthcare system where a robust primary care infrastructure should be.

Window displays: nostalgia in the digital age

BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER

12.18.13 Thumbnail HolidayStoreEven in an age of stealth marketing and covert advertising, that most transparent brand messenger – the window display – remains a powerful tool for identifying and defining a store to passersby.