Portland Metro Area

Portland Metro Area
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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New dye could help police fight crime
July 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010

0710_next01Rob Strongin’s work developing chemically complex dyes has led him from cancer to crime. Strongin, a professor of chemistry at Portland State University, made the transition after the Orange County Sheriff’s Department asked him to develop a dye that could make fingerprints on bloody surfaces show up more clearly.

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