June 30, 2008 - Horizon Air cuts NW flights while adding passengers

From OregonBizReport,   Record high fuel prices have moved Horizon Air to trim back flights while purchasing newer planes that carry more passengers and are more fuel efficient.   Horizon will be reducing Medford-Portland flights from five to four, Eugene-Portland from three to two and completely ending service to Klamath Falls and […]

June 25, 2008 - Bush picks Portlander to lead Small Business Administration

 Presient Bush chose his assistant Commerce secretary for economic development, Sandy Baruah, to lead the nation’s Small Business Administration.  Sandy Baruah is a former Portland businessman who left to serve the Bush Administration in 2001.  The appointment must be confirmed by the Senate.   The current acting administrator is Jovita Carranza.  

June 23, 2008 - Increasing patient satisfaction: A key benefit of improving patient flow performance

From Stockkamp & Associates, White Paper on Patient Satisfaction, Lake Oswego   When hospitals set out to improve patient flow efficiency and performance, they typically seek outcomes such as lower patient length of stay, better use of existing resources and capacity, and the ability to serve more patients.   However, more […]

June 19, 2008 - POll: 65% want Portland-Vancouver bridge improvement

From Riley Research — A large majority of area residents (65 percent) think the Interstate 5 Bridge between Portland and Vancouver is inneed of improvement, with 35 percent saying that improvements are needed “urgently,” and another 30 percent saying “somewhat urgently.” Nearly three-quarters of residents (71 percent) think the Interstate […]

June 18, 2008 - Oregon gas prices hit another record

AAA Idaho/Oregon Press Release — “The national average drops two-tenths of a cent, ending nine consecutive days of record highs. But Oregon?s average for regular unleaded sets a new record high again today, although prices in some of the state?s metro areas saw slight declines overnight.” AAA Oregon Public Affairs […]

June 16, 2008 - McCormick & Scmick’s expands into Maryland.

The seafood chain began in Portland in 1971 and now has grown to 80 stores nationwide.  It will be opening at the National Harbor in Maryland today.    The Maryland Business Gazette reported “At Monday’s opening, a line of dignitaries will perform the restaurant’s traditional fish toss to deliver the first fresh […]

June 13, 2008 - Mentor Graphics Expands Nucleus Platform Solutions

Mentor Graphics Expands Nucleus Platform Solutions to Freescale i.MX31 Processor for Multimedia Applications WILSONVILLE, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mentor Graphics Corporation (Nasdaq:MENT) today announced expansion of its platform solutions program by adding support for the Freescale i.MX31 Product Development Kit (PDK) platform based on the i.MX31 multimedia applications processor. Based on the Nucleus® […]

June 13, 2008 - Poll: Health insurance costs are the leading workplace issue

From Moore Information, Portland.   Health insurance costs are the leading workplace issue concern for U.S. workers today, and respondents are more likely to be concerned about these costs today than they were a year ago. Despite this increased level of concern, another recent national study suggests that employers are underestimating […]

June 12, 2008 - InFocus Presents High-Powered Meeting Room Solution

WILSONVILLE, Ore.–InFocus Corporation (NASDAQ:INFS), the industry pioneer in digital projection technology, today introduced its IN3100 series, an inventive meeting room multimedia projector. The new IN3100 series is the world’s first projector series featuring DisplayLink™ technology, using a standard mini-USB cable to instantly synchronize laptop with projector. In addition, the IN3100 […]

June 10, 2008 - Information overload for consumers, financial planners

By Andrew Frazier, Frazier Hunnicutt Financial     Today’s world provides us easy access to information, some we seek out and some that is forced upon us. We all receive snippets of information from TV programming, newsletters, websites, newspapers, advertisements, radio shows, magazines, periodicals, and books.  Everyday we are presented […]