Business for a Better Portland celebrates second birthday

More than 300 Oregonians on Tuesday celebrated the second anniversary of Business for a Better Portland, a business group that started as a sort of alternative chamber of commerce, but whose membership has quickly grown to include many of the compa.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 11th, 2018

How this Portland startup is turning biz development classes into an accessible "workout"

Ciara Pressler launched Pregame to get business development resources to the masses.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 10th, 2018

A Portland expert offers these 5 ways to use key performance indicators for successful growth

Savvy business leaders have always known that what gets measured really is what gets done.  Today, what gets measured is often labeled as a KPI, a key performance indicator. In theory, KPIs measure companies’ most important financial and operati.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 10th, 2018

A Portland turnaround expert on how blockchain technology will impact your business

What is blockchain?  In simplest terms, blockchain is a complex, promising, evolving digital method for conducting, tracking and validating chains of transactions or activities in a way that is open, public and trustworthy and eliminates the need f.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 10th, 2018

Why a community-partner approach to diversifying construction trades benefits the community

The construction sector in the Portland Metro region continues to boom – and in a variety of ways. Metro and the city of Portland jointly commissioned a study in 2017 to research the construction field, a high-growth industry due to business and.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 7th, 2018

Worksystems and regional partners address the need for diversity in construction workforce

As the ongoing economic recovery has led to business growth and infrastructure investments, the construction sector has boomed, making it a high-growth industry in the Portland Metro Area. However, the career opportunities generated by this growth are .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsSep 7th, 2018

Portland family business barrels into Ohio for acquisition

A Portland-based business family has added an Ohio steel drum manufacturer to its portfolio of container companies. General Steel Drum LLC, which is owned by the Stavig family of Portland, announced Thursday that it had acquired North Coast Cont.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 30th, 2018

Minority and women business owners on mission to diversify Portland and Oregon at large (Infographic)

Driving diversity in the workforce — both in employment and compensation — is a big job, and most respondents to our survey say it’s a task that should rest on business owners more than anyone.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 30th, 2018

Warren Buffett’s Market Indicator Eclipses 148% on His 88th Birthday

The 'Oracle of Omaha' celebrates his birthday with his favorite market indicator near all-time highCheck out Warren Buffett Stock Picks » Download GuruFolio Report of Warren Buffett (Updated on 08/29/2018)Related Stocks: BA, CAT, MMM,.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytAug 30th, 2018

Cool Spaces: Hyphn transforms its business and its Northeast Portland studio (Photos)

Before longtime friends Matt Newstrom and Shastan Jee acquired SmithCFI and renamed it Hyphn, the office furniture company had treated its space at 620 N.E. 19th Ave. more as a showroom than a studio. But as Newstrom and Jee have expanded the com.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 23rd, 2018

Elon Musk is the ‘poster boy’ of a culture that celebrates ‘obsessive overwork’

'He is really the poster boy of a contemporary culture that celebrates impulsive authenticity and obsessive overwork,' said one business school professor......»»

Category: topSource: washpostAug 22nd, 2018

Former PBA CEO Sandra McDonough appointed CEO of Oregon Business & Industry

Less than a month after stepping down as president and CEO of the Portland Business Alliance, Sandra McDonough has taken the same post at Oregon Business & Industry. McDonough led the PBA, one of the city's largest business chambers with more than .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 21st, 2018

Why these Apple alums launched their startup in Portland, not Silicon Valley

When Apple Inc. alums Heather and Justin Knapp decided to start their own business, they didn’t want to do it in startup saturated Silicon Valley. Instead, the two negotiated remote working with the technology giant and set up shop in Portland in sp.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 20th, 2018

Home of the Day: Elegant Country Estate

By Kristen Kohnstamm, Principle Broker Home of the Day is presented by the Portland Business Journal with Cascade Sotheby's International Realty. This is your invitation to view some of Portland's most-luxurious properties. Come inside and take a look a.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 19th, 2018

Meet the Portland tech recruiter: John Boone of ProFocus Technology

As part of our How Oregon Works: Technology special section, the Portland Business Journal reached out to several local recruiting and staffing firms that work with the technology sector. What types of companies do you work with? ProFocus Technology.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 9th, 2018

25 Surprising Facts About the US Census

The U.S. Census Bureau celebrates its birthday on August 2. It was 228 years ago, in 1790, that Congress, then in its second year, assigned 350 marshals the responsibility of counting the less than 4........»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstJul 31st, 2018

Attention Portland tech companies: Are you hiring? (Survey)

If you work for a tech company, and your tech company is hiring, the Portland Business Journal would love to get some information from you. As part of our ongoing How Oregon Works series, our Aug. 10 edition will examine the roles that Portland tech.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 27th, 2018

Austin Industries celebrates a century in business in 2018

Austin Industries, one of the largest construction managers in the United States (ranked 34 on Engineering News-Record’s list of Top 400 Contractors), is celebrating 100 years of successful business operations this year. Austin Industries is the par.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 27th, 2018

These are Portland"s 25 favorite restaurants for 2018

Restaurants come, restaurants go. That's especially true in Portland, a city in which food purveyors must regularly redefine themselves and their services and business operation strategies to simply stay afloat. In this year's, the fourth, edition.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 26th, 2018

Portland cannabis business accelerator aims to boost women execs

Oregon is getting its first cannabis-industry accelerator, and it’s focused on women. Industry attorney Amy Margolis is behind The Initiative, which plans to take applications in September for an initial class of businesses "with a preference toward.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 25th, 2018

Masazo Nonaka, World’s Oldest Living Man, Celebrates 113th Birthday

Here's his secret to longevity. Masazo Nonaka, the Japanese man holding the Guinness World Record for longest living male, turn.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneJul 25th, 2018