Small business and startups

Small business and startups
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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Death with Dignity, for a price
High Five
Thursday, June 24, 2010
A Portland psychiatrist plans to open End of Life Consultants LLC., a business which aims to help patients end their lives.
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Organic brews
High Five
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
$41 million in organic beer was sold last year, more than double what the growing industry made in 2005.
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Rock dust for urban farmers
High Five
Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Portland organic fertilizer company Concentrates specializes in the growing industry of urban farming.

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Top social entrepreneurs
High Five
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Eleek and Sustainable Harvest, both Portland companies, are among America's most promising social entrepreneurs according to a Business Week list.
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