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Dayna McErlean's Portland Empire

How one woman transforms ramshackle spaces into business dynamos.

07/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

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Mining the Future

ESCO's John Dillon makes drilling quicker and more profitable

06/03/2013 By Marty Patail

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Babysitters of the Future

Start-up WeVillage gives modern parents better daycare choices.

05/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

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TIE Oregon Fuels Portland Start-Ups

Nitin Rai gives local tech a kick in the pants.

03/22/2013 By Zach Dundas

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Swift Collective's Profitable Playground

Big-time clients flock to the local digital marketing agency.

02/19/2013 By Tamara Feingold

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Cable Guy

A new leader hauls Warn Industries, the nation’s top winch maker, out of a rut.

01/24/2013 By Ramona DeNies

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Behind the Scenes with ADi's CEO Kate Ertmann

A local company animates how products really work.

12/19/2012 By Zach Dundas

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Columbia Helicopters Turns to Nation Building

A local company moves beyond its logging roots to help troops in Afghanistan.

11/21/2012 By Will Lambeth

Profile

How Kettle Chips Creates New Flavors

Meet the woman who invents every Kettle Chips flavor.

10/16/2012 By Kelly Clarke

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The Man Reinventing Columbia Sportswear

In the lab with Woody Blackford, Columbia Sportswear's man for all seasons.

10/16/2012 By Julian Smith

Business

Buzz Worthy

Viso makes a brash play in the energy-drink market.

09/21/2012 By Georgia Perry

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Data Wizards

A fast-growing firm conjures answers to complicated problems.

08/23/2012 By Martin Patail

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Risky Business

A freshly minted start-up survivor thrives by shifting gears in tough economic times.

07/18/2012 By Zach Dundas

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Virtual Vending

A vending machine visionary gambles on touchscreen technology.

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas

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Beyond the Bulb

Schoolhouse Electric’s growing business means more aesthetically deft accessories for the home or office.

05/25/2012 By Zach Dundas

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Tree Titan

He speaks for the trees.

04/27/2012 By Bill Lascher

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True Calling

Ruby Receptionists successfully answers the call for friendly phone facilitators.

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

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Raising the Barre

Barre3’s ballet-Pilates-yoga fusion has attracted some big names—including Louise Ciccone, better known as Madonna.

02/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas By Ramona DeNies

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Mobile Mappers

Feeling lost at Powell's or the Portland Art Museum? There's an app for that.

12/23/2011 By Ramona DeNies

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New Seasons

Local snowboarding CEO has outerwear ideas that go beyond the slopes.

11/23/2011 By Ramona DeNies