On the Scene: Online reputation management

“Do one or two things well,” said Josh Breese, director of strategy at Anvil Media. “Don’t do everything poorly.” Breese was one of four panelists who participated in an Oregon Business forum yesterday on social media and online reputation management.  Speakers talked about the importance of responding to negative online reviews, organic vs. paid media … Read more

Oregon’s transportation crisis ‘at a tipping point’

The state’s underinvestment in transportation is at a crisis point that will force the hand of the public and private sector to consider alternative funding sources, said panelists at an Oregon Business Hot Topics, Cool Talks discussion this morning.

‘Offering paid family leave saves us money’

Providing paid time off to new parents saves businesses money by reducing hiring costs and boosting employee retention, said panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast meeting today on how employers are redefining their approach to parental leave.

Aviation Traffic Drives Growth for Port of Portland

The Port of Portland is contemplating adding gates at Portland International Airport for the first time in 20 years, signaling how increased airplane traffic is the main source of growth for the airport operator. Bill Wyatt, executive director of the Port of Portland, said the airport is running out of parking space because of increased … Read more

Entrepreneurs: Driving a new era of clean, green change

During a panel discussion held Tuesday night at the Joinery, a group of small business owners, startup executives and a developer grappled with the entrepreneurial challenges and opportunities of sustainability: how to define the term, obstacles to implementation and the need to catalyze a bold new era of clean, green leadership in Oregon.

Business Called on to Help Address Affordable Housing Crisis

The private sector needs to play a bigger role in increasing the amount of affordable housing for Portland’s low- and moderate-income residents, said panelists at a breakfast seminar hosted by Oregon Business magazine today.