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Focused on innovation

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BY JON SHADEL

Vigilant enters a New Year with a new president.

 

Off the charts

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BY PAMELA JORDAN

How George Fox has become one of Oregon's largest private universities.

 

All about craft

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BY JON SHADEL

Forest Grove sees growth in the burgeoning food and beverage scene.

 

Art as a reflection of people and society

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BY JOHN TAFT

For generations, art has been central to religions, societies and cultures. Pictures and other artistic mediums have been used to tell a story and capture important moments in time. More than that, they cause people to think and reflect.

 

The other health insurance exchange employers need to pay attention to

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BY ANGELA DOWLING

Amidst all the press and public discussion surrounding health insurance exchanges like Cover Oregon, there is another emerging option that experts predict will actually surpass public exchanges in popularity in the next few years.

 

Innovation with clean diesel construction

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BY JILL R. LONG

When I hear that a real estate project is faced with environmental issues, the first thought that comes to mind is not one of compromise and collaboration.

 

Cashing in on Portland's real estate boom

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BY DAN COOK

Investors flock to city’s thriving commercial real estate market.

 

TriMet helps fuel the Portland Metro area economy

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BY DAN COOK

The ongoing expansion of TriMet’s light rail system has done much more than provide an attractive transportation choice for millions of riders every year.

 

Outdoor recreation = Job creation

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BY TINA LASSEN

Firms like Keen Footwear and Chris King Precision Components build — and benefit from — Oregon’s robust recreation infrastructure.

 

Polishing profits: Ten ways to "Spring Clean" your business

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BY BRIAN DEVEREUX

For most small business owners—including those with a solid direction—a secure financial future doesn’t simply happen. Instead, it must be carefully managed to meet your most important goals and leave little to chance.

 

Plugging the leak

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BY DARIN M. SANDS

Guidelines for a data breach response plan.

 

Tourism reels in business

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By Tina Lassen
PHOTOS BY EZRA MARCOS

Marketing the state brings new business, new jobs and a better quality of life for everyone.

 

Are we ready? Oregon business and disaster preparedness

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BY MICHAEL R. WARFEL

Living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest means enjoying our wonderful surroundings, while remaining aware of the multiple types of natural disaster threats that we face:  winter storms, windstorms, floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis.“

 

Tourism futures

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BY PAMELA JORDAN

Oregon State University's hospitality degree program invests in next-generation leaders.

 

How agents can help you navigate Affordable Care Act

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BY TIM RASCH | INDEPENDENT INSURANCE BROKER

Allowing individuals to access their own healthcare options has created more difficulty instead of making things easier. There are so many examples that illustrate why agents are more important than ever in helping businesses and individuals determine the healthcare coverage that best fits their need.

 

Growing family business

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1113 YS OSU 01When the Portland-based manufacturing company Glass Alchemy, Ltd. was first nominated for an Oregon State University Austin Family Business Excellence in Family Business award in 2004, husband-and-wife team Henry Grimmett and Susan Webb-Grimmett, were honored and optimistic about their chances of winning.

 

Recent Court Decisions Shine a Renewed Light on the Desirability of Employee Arbitration Agreements

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Some employers have embraced the use of employment arbitration agreements as a way to manage and mitigate the rising costs, risks and liabilities associated with employment-related claims. Historically, employment arbitration agreements require employees to present employment-related claims, such as employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, harassment, or claims for wages or compensation to an arbitrator, in lieu of proceeding to court.

 

Connections: That's what Boly:Welch is all about

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1013 YS BolyWelch 01Boly:Welch was founded in 1986 based on a close connection between Diane Boly and Pat Welch. The two had worked together at another recruitment firm and shared certain core values: passion for their work, a sense of humor, a commitment to their community and a desire to create a healthy, nurturing work environment.

 

An appetite for travel

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1013 YS TravelOregon 03They sip. They sup. Visitors sampling Oregon's renowned culinary products bring their appetites - and their wallets. 

 


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