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Chinook run looking big
Columbia River chinook salmon appear to be rebounding powerfully from past abuses, bringing new opportunities for Oregon's sport, commercial and tribal fishermen.
Read more at the Daily News Online.
UO's top lawyer is out
UO President Richard Lariviere announced that he will not renew the contract of Melinda Grier, the university's general counsel.
Lariviere has been working to clean house after a slew of improprieties involving the university's athletic programs, capped by a deal to pay former athletic director $2.3 million.
Read more at the Register-Guard.
Panel opens 600,000 acres to logging
The Oregon Board of Forestry voted 5-2 to ramp up logging in state forests from Tillamook to Santiam.
The plan would boost logging in state forests to 200 million board feet, raising money for schools and services, but conservation groups are not happy.
Read more at Business Week.
Umpqua pays back TARP
Umpqua's parent company, Portland-based Umpqua Holdings, has announced $9.7 million in profits for the first quarter, full repayment of its TARP money and an improved credit position.
But Umpqua still has some work ahead to recover fully from the downturn, the Oregonian reports.
Read more at Oregon Live.
Lattice nets $11 million
Lattice Semiconductor, which failed to make a profit for years, has announced first quarter revenues of $70 million and $11 million in profits.
President and CEO Bruno Guilmart, who took over the formerly troubled company in June 2008, says bookings are holding strong and he expects a good 2010.
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Oregon-based Environments helps companies create inspired workspaces. “Simply put, we help companies future-proof their workspaces,” says Chris Corrado, president. Since 1988,Environments has witnessed firsthand the changing landscape of business. Native Portlander and Environments founder Corrado says, “We help our clients navigate the complex realities of the workplace today and plan for their future in a very mindful, strategic way. We think of ourselves as their partners in the process.”
One hundred years ago, the Willamette River might easily have been mistaken for a sewer. Unchecked industrial activity and decades of pollution made it unrecognizable compared to the clean river that now flows north for 187 miles from Eugene through the center of Portland.
Sussman Shank LLP served as lead counsel for both the sale of 9 assisted living, memory care, and independent living campuses in Washington, Oregon, and California to a publicly-traded REIT, and the acquisition of 11 single-tenant net lease properties. This transaction was unique because it included both the sale of licensed senior housing facilities and a complicated 1031 tax deferred exchange transaction.
The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) will be presenting its third annual Entrepreneurial Summit on Friday, June 5 at Castaway in Portland, Oregon.
On June 13th Mayor Charlie Hales will attend nonprofit organization Dream Change’s inaugural Love Summit and will introduce one of its keynote speakers, Dan Wieden of Wieden+Kennedy advertising agency.