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On the scene: Emerging energy solutions

sceneblogbwIn the past, picturing alternative energy solutions might have conjured up images of a VW bus running on vegetable oil reclaimed from local fast food joints. Now, especially in the Northwest, new energy solutions are so much more.

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Making the case for Portland's global cred

imo-blogSaskia Sassen first coined the term "global city" in her book The Global City, published in 1991. She defined a global city as one that tangibly influences world affairs in terms of politics, culture, and various socio-economic means. John Jay, global creative director for Wieden + Kennedy, says that Portland is coming of age as a global city. Oregon Business web editor Emma Hall explores what that means.
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Oregon's growing spirits industry

sceneblogbwOregon's craft distillers are beginning to hold their own when it comes to national attention right alongside the big boys of local beermakers and Willamette Valley winemakers. From House Spirits' Aviation Gin to Clear Creek Distillery's pear-in-the-bottle brandy, Oregon's spirit entrepreneurs are making waves in the industry.

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On the scene: keeping afloat in a sea of mobile trends

sceneblogbwMobile advertising has hit an all-time high, and apps have exploded in the U.S. and globally. What should a business do to keep up? Web editor Emma Hall finds a few answers at a recent Innovation in Motion panel.

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Innovative leadership from the Pacific Northwest

sceneblogbwWhat is it about Portland that makes it a hub for a new type of business that focuses just as much on sustainability as on profits? In a room packed with MBA students, small business owners and local politicians, three young, innovative CEOs explained the answer on a recent panel titled "Not Your Grandma's CEO: Innovative Leadership from the Pacific Northwest."

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On the Scene: OB's 100 Best Nonprofits

sceneblogbwMore than 500 people celebrated the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work For in Oregon last night at the Portland Downtown Hilton. The 100 Best were named by Oregon Business magazine in its third annual survey of nonprofit workplace practices.
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Greater Portland Inc.'s Economic Summit

sceneblogbwPolitical and business leaders gathered at the Portland Art Museum to celebrate Greater Portland Inc.'s transformation into a public-private sector economic development organization.

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On the Scene: Multnomah Food Summit

sceneblogbwAt the second annual Multnomah Food Summit, Tom Osdoba posed a question to a group of nonprofit workers and food growers: We don't always buy the absolute cheapest house, car or clothing we can find, so why do we buy the cheapest food?
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On the Scene: 100 Best Green Companies awards

sceneblogbwIn other states, being part of the 100 Best Green Companies would be a cakewalk. But in Oregon it takes a lot more to be top ranked since it's almost a requirement to use sustainable practices if you want to do business here.
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