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PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTO - A Mandelli machine at Boeing's plant in Gresham uses a robot to pluck the correct milling spindle and put them into place to fashion a wing component. Operations Technology Managers are increasingly neeed to mediate between the engineers who run such machines and write the software and the executives running the company.
February 24, 2017

Problem solvers and communicators gravitate to Operations and Technology Management

by Joseph Gallivan
New half-engineering, half-business degree at the University of Portland is a hit with local advanced manufacturers.
FILE PHOTO - Troutdale Airport.
February 24, 2017

House bill to challenge port control of Troutdale Airport

by Zane Sparling
Rep. Chris Gorsek's measure could affect runway-shortening plan, create nine-person board
EO MEDIA GROUP - Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would prevent employers from recovering legal fees when they prevail in wage disputes, and would allow claimants to file liens against their employer's property before winning judgment.
February 14, 2017

Bill would prevent employers from recovering attorney fees in wage disputes

by Mateusz Perkowski/Capital Bureau
Oregon lawmakers are considering a bills changing the rules for wage disputes.
JULES ROGERS - The Tuck Lung building located at 140 N.W. Fourth Ave. was first constructed in 1867 as the first joss house, or Chinese temple, in Chinatown.
February 23, 2017

Battle over Chinatown

by Jules Rogers
Battle won; decades-long war still waging between social services and business development Battle over Chinatown
(Image is Clickable Link) 2017 Governor's Marketplace Conference
February 23, 2017

2017 Governor's Marketplace Conference

by Pamplin Media Group
The Governor's Office and the State of Oregon have made it a priority to create equity in public contracting and procurement; bringing opportunities, access and connection for small business to thrive in Oregon.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Brian Libby, architecture critic.
February 22, 2017

Light and delight

by Brian Libby
In times of darkness, the Portland Winter Light Festival gives viewers lots of reasons to smile.
JULES ROGERS - Clinton 50 Lofts are located near Clinton City Park and the commercial strip along Division Street.
February 22, 2017


by Jules Rogers
This week featuring Clinton 50 Lofts, Restoration Hardware and the CCC Harmony Campus
(Image is Clickable Link) Vance Tong
February 22, 2017

Tell us what you think.

by Vance Tong
We would like your opinion on our columnists and coverage.
COURTESY: PORT OF PORTLAND - A recent study showed that for the first time in the Ports history, the Port of Portland was the west coasts no. 1 auto exporter. These Ford trucks are on their way to overseas markets.
February 21, 2017

Port of Portland No. 1 West Coast auto exporter

by Jules Rogers
This is the first time it has been No. 1 according to data that goes back to 2003. In second place for exports is the Port of Long Beach in California.
(Image is Clickable Link) Port of Portland
February 21, 2017

2018 Portland International Airport Terminal Wayfinding Masterplan

by Pamplin Media Group
The Port of Portland (Port) is seeking a provider to create a wayfinding masterplan
February 20, 2017

Multnomah County and Metro offer small business open house on Feb. 22

by Joseph Gallivan
Small businesses can learn how to do business with Metro and Multnomah County.
COURTESY OREGON LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION - Bottle deposits in Oregon will double to 10 cents on April 1. Under a bill proposed in the Legislature, even cans for which only a 5-cent deposit was paid can be redeemed for the full 10 cents until Sept. 1, 2018.
February 18, 2017

Oregonians could see bottle deposit windfall under bill

by Claire Withycombe/Capital Bureau
The state's bottle and can deposit will double to a dime April 1.

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Feb 18, 2017


by Julia Anderson
If you think it can't happen to your business, you're probably wrong
COURTESY: PETE ECKERT - One of Bainbridges recent projects included designing office space for Bright.md.
Feb 18, 2017

Company culture, employee collaboration drive office interior…

by Melody Finnemore
When it comes to designing workspace that is going to be effective for a diverse group of employee work styles and job functions, the first conversation has to be about the company's culture,…
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: VANCE TONG - Death panel for Obamacare: (L-R) Kraig Anderson, Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary at Moda Health; Bruce Howell, Healthcare Industry Group Leader, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt; Eric Hunter, President & CEO, CareOregon, K. John McConnell, Ph.D., Health Economist & Director of the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness, Oregon Health & Science University.
Feb 17, 2017

Traumacare: son of ACA

by Joseph Gallivan
Experts agree that dismantling Obamacare in Oregon is going to be slow and disruptive.
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP: JOSEPH GALLIVAN - Julie Sullivan and her colleague Ground Ups founder Carolyn Cesario (LEFT)  offered samples at the Portland Night Market recently.  Selling premium products to people with a conscience is a common business model  in the Benefit Corporattion, Impact Investing and Social Entrepreneur worlds.
Feb 17, 2017

Impact capitalism! Social entrepreneurs getting the upper hand

by Joseph Gallivan
Conference shows how social entrepreneurism can also be good business
(Image is Clickable Link) Metro
Feb 17, 2017

Request for Proposals: Metro on call creative development and…

by Pamplin Media Group
The Communications department of Metro, a metropolitan service district organized under the laws of the State of Oregon and the Metro Charter, located at 600 NE Grand Avenue, Portland, OR…
(Image is Clickable Link) Metro-Multnomah
Feb 17, 2017

Small Business Open House

by Pamplin Media Group
Come mingle with Metro and Multnomah County staff at an early evening Open House.
COURTESY: SKYWARD - Skyward staff test a drone which uses thier manageent system. Skyward was bought Feb 16 by its investor Verizon Ventures for an undisclosed amount.
Feb 16, 2017

Power boost: Verizon acquires Skyward

by Joseph Gallivan
Portland drone operations management company absorbed into the mothership of chief investor and cell phone giant Verizon.
PARIS ACHEN/CAPITAL BUREAU - Emily Salisbury, associate professor of criminal justice at University of Nevada Las Vegas and editor of Criminal Justice and Behavior, speaks about women in the criminal justice system at the Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit at the Salem Convention Center Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.
Feb 16, 2017

Women's prison focus of state summit, legislative session

by Paris Achen/Capital Bureau
Researcher tells Oregon Justice Reinvestment Summit women offenders should be treated differently in effort to downsize state's prison population.
(Image is Clickable Link) Port of Portland
Feb 16, 2017


by Pamplin Media Group
The Port is soliciting proposals in response to this multistep request for proposals for the Portland International Airport Airfield Lighting Emergency Generator Replacement.
COURTESY: LITTLE FOXES - Pfeifer plans to carve 100 unique foxes from reclaimed wood in her Northeast Portland woodworking studio.
Feb 16, 2017

What does the Fox say?

by Michaela Bancud
This sculptor of adorable animal critters is a veteran of Kickstarter, having launched eight prior campaigns to fund various art and book projects.
OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Plant manager Carol Suckow stands in a long row of shelves in a second-floor storage area for smaller Subaru parts. The boxes are not yet in use, but will be once the warehouse fills up with 50,000 different parts.
Feb 17, 2017

Massive Subaru warehouse gears up

by Quinton Smith
Facility to employ 50 workers after full operations begin in April
PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP FILE PHOTOS - Zidell's recent partnership with PP&R plans parks for the South Waterfront District's future.
Feb 15, 2017

A health and wellness-oriented South Waterfront

by Jules Rogers
Zidell partners with Portland Parks & Recreation; advances South Waterfront District master plan

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