Ebb and Flow: PSU Biz dean resigns; Legacy GoHealth likes Uber

A weekly list of hires, fires and promotions, as well as retail and restaurant openings and closings:

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The future of Google Fiber may be uncertain as Mary Beth Henry, director of Portland community technology office, announces her retirement as of July 31. Henry has been instrumental in courting Google to bring the fiber-optic service to Portland.

Less than a year after joining Portland State University as its business school dean, Daniel Connolly has resigned as of June 30. The reason for his departure is unclear, as is his next position.

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Portland-based Schoolhouse Electric is moving up and out. In the past few years, the lighting and decor company has opened new locations on the East Coast, but it has also grown out of its 125,000-square-foot building and onto the fourth floor in Northwest Portland. Oregon Business profiled the company back in 2013, discussing how founder Brian Flaherty grew from a small shop to a lifestyle company. 

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Legacy GoHealth is continuing to expand its reach with two additional urgent care centers to open this year. The Legacy-GoHealth partnership is also getting trendier — think a partnership with Uber to get patients to the facility. Facilities in Lake Oswego and the Pearl will open next week.

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Century Bar — a sports bar/event space from the owners of the Bye and Bye, Jackknife and Dig-a Pony — was supposed to open last August. The space should open now June 10, the same say as the NBA finals Game Four. 

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It was just last year Wildfang opened a boutique in Portland, but with $1.75 million raised from investors, the clothing and accessory shop will seek a U.S. expansion.

 

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