BY VIVIAN MCINERNY | OB BLOGGER
As retailers consolidate and newspapers fold, the business of modeling shifts to ad agencies, apparel companies and new media.
BY MIKE GREEN | OB BLOGGER
Oregon Business speaks with Patrick Quinton, executive director of the Portland Development Commission, about tech startups, equity and community impact.
BY 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.
BY 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.
Plywerk owner Kjell van Zoen talks to Oregon Business about bringing manufacturing back to the United States, lean manufacturing and the value of buying local.
BY 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.
BY 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.
BY 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.
BY 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.