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Wrench sells hassle-free car repair by bringing mechanics to the consumer

The on-site car maintenance startup called Wrench has serviced more than 2,000 vehicles since launching this summer. I Photo courtesy of Wrench.

December 9, 2016 - 4:11pm

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

Sam Pardue

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

Jill Nelson

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New home for the holidays? Showhomes offers luxury living at rental prices

Home managers Nancy and Robbie Jones decorated one of their homes for Christmas. This is just a taste of some of the luxury they get to experience on a budget. | Photo courtesy of Showhomes

December 8, 2016 - 4:04pm

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

Phillip Ross

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

Matthew "Griff" Griffin

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Manufactured home sales are on the rebound in Washington state

Home by Skyline built this manufactured house. I Photo by Northwest Housing Association.

November 30, 2016 - 5:32pm

Cheers: Annual Holiday Ale Festival turns 21

Hot toddies? Heck no. Portlanders prefer to drink beer outside in November and December at the annual Holiday Ale Festival. | Photo courtesy of Timothy Horn.

November 27, 2016 - 2:05pm

Women-owned businesses are growing, but still face challenges

Teresa Meares, chair of the National Association of Women Business Owners, is also president of DGG Uniform and Work Apparel in Jacksonville, Fla. | Photo courtesy of NAWBO.

November 22, 2016 - 5:04pm

PDX Pop Up Shops launch Downtown retailers

Now in its seventh year, the PDX Pop Up Shops program continues to welcome seasonal shoppers as it strives to boost the energy of retailers in Downtown Portland. | Photo courtesy of PDX Pop Up Shops.

November 22, 2016 - 2:03pm

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