Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
Dick Sass launches innovation fund
July 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010

0710_ATS04Dick Sass, 67, recently partnered with medical devices expert Brian Brandell and longtime Portland investors Wayne Embree and Brock Metcalf to launch the Biomed Innovation Fund. His goal is to raise $20 million to help young companies that have developed “extraordinary technologies.”

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Defense against Carl Icahn
High Five
Friday, June 25, 2010
Wilsonville's Mentor Graphics is taking a "poison pill" as a defensive measure against corporate raider Carl Icahn.
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Incubating digital marketing
High Five
Friday, June 25, 2010
Web analytics company WebTrends is creating a "digital marketing incubator," an office for independent entrepreneurs to collaborate.
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Google AdWords searches for new business
July 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010

0710_ATS11Portland Google executive Alan M. Moss, director of online sales for the Americas, stopped by Southeast Portland in late May as part of an effort by Google to publicize its massive economic impact. After the event Moss sat down with managing editor Ben Jacklet.

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Romanian immigrants dominate adult foster care niche
July 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010

0710_Romanian01Some 85% of the 900 adult foster homes in metropolitan Portland are owned by first- and second-generation Romanians. “They dominate the industry here,” says Grover Simmons, a lobbyist for the Independent Adult Foster Home Association of Oregon.

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