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“No teeth” in Portland’s business rights resolution
January 2008
Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Since its inception, the Small Business Advisory Council has been working to ease the tension between city government and members of the Portland small-business community, who often feel their interests are overlooked when decisions are made.


Green building fee battle
December 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007


At November’s Greenbuild International Conference in Chicago, Portland city commissioner Dan Saltzman unveiled a mandatory carbon fee plan for new construction in Portland.


Q&A with Tim Priest, Greenlight Greater Portland
November 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007


Tim Priest, 37, arrived in Portland last month from Washington, D.C., where he led the Greater Washington Initiative, a regional cooperative marketing initiative similar to the Four County Economic Development Corp., now called Greenlight Greater Portland.


Deal Watch: VCs invest 15 million in Jive Software
October 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007

GNAWING ON A RED VINE, Dave Hersh, who recently negotiated a $15 million venture capital investment in his company, strides through Jive Software’s Portland offices with the confidence of someone who knows he’s got a good thing going.


Columbia Forest Products heads for Greensboro
September 2007
Saturday, September 01, 2007

The sting of the news that Oregon will lose another large corporate headquarters with Columbia Forest Products uprooting to Greensboro, N.C., was softened a bit by the fact that retiring CEO Harry Demorest, a longtime civic and business leader, plans to remain in town and involved. Demorest, 65, will stay on the board of Columbia Forest Products and remain a member of the Oregon Investment Council.


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