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5 takes on failure, straight from the OEN Summit

On Wednesday I attended the annual Oregon Entrepreneurial Summit, where nine business owners shared "True Grit" stories about failure and success during the entrepreneurial journey.

Once the guacamole was gone and everyone had a tamale or two on their plate, the crowd of more than 175 was ready for a night of entertaining anecdotes from aspiring and arriving business owners who struggled, failed — and persevered.

Here are five takeaways from the event:

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Saved by Zero?

Just more than six months ago the Federal Reserve Bank raised the benchmark Federal Funds rate by 0.25 percent — the first rate hike in nine years.

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New device uses worms to detect toxins

As Portland and other cities grapple with the fallout from environmental pollutants, a Eugene company develops a natural method to test for environmental toxins.

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