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Business group seeks a prosperous Portland for everyone

Mara Zepeda, co-founder of Business for a Better Portland, believes that advancing a message of prosperity for all segments of the community has clear benefits for businesses. | Photo courtesy of Mara Zepeda

July 10, 2017 - 10:58am

Tony's Chocolonely cooks up chocolate with passion and purpose

Tony's Chocolonely makes six types of chocolate bars, and is on a mission to rid the industry of child slavery. | Photo courtesy of Tony's Chocolonely.

February 8, 2017 - 1:35pm

Oracle exec in Gleneden Beach quits over co-CEO's support for Trump

Oracle exec in Gleneden Beach quits over co-CEOs support for Trump. Photo courtesy of George Polisner.

December 27, 2016 - 1:42pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Katherine Kertzman

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Pollster says please don't kill the messenger

John Horvick, of DHM Research, already is hard at work on behalf of clients, gathering information and insight for the 2017 state legislature and spring ballot measures. Photo courtesy of DHM Research.

November 14, 2016 - 1:44pm

Oregon hopes to ride waves of the future with marine renewable energy efforts

This image shows a wave energy prototype developed by Oregon State University researchers as it was being tested in the open ocean in October 2007. | Photo courtesy of OSU via Flickr.

November 1, 2016 - 4:47pm

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

Marijuana business is like the Wild West, but women, minorities are welcome

Industry leaders believe in better living through tax revenues, corporate policies, activist efforts and other measures involving cannabis. Pictured is a medical marijuana dispensary in NE Portland. | Photo courtesy of Tony Webster.

October 20, 2016 - 7:15pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Chris Pierson

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