Congrats! OBA Members Shine Among “Most Admired”

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Members Nike, Intel, Columbia Sportswear, OHSU, and Providence Health & Services rank in top 5 overall in Portland Business Journal‘s 2014 Most Admired Companies List

OBA is proud to recognize member companies recognized recently by the Portland Business Journal following rankings by more than 500 Oregon and southwest Washington CEOs as “Oregon’s 2014 Most Admired Companies.” Following are OBA members recognized with the honor in the “All Industries” listing:

Nike
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November 4 2014: Election Night Parties!

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vote 2014

 

We’re adding events as we receive them to our list of election night events! Check back for updates.

U.S. Senate

  • Sen. Jeff Merkley: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, 921 SW 6th Avenue Portland,  7:30-11:30 p.m.
  • Dr. Monica Wehby: Sentinel Hotel, 614 SW 11th Ave., Portland, 7 p.m.

Governor’s Race

  • Gov. John Kitzhaber: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, 921 SW 6th Avenue Portland,  7:30-11:30p.m.
  • Rep. Dennis Richardson: Monarch Hotel, 12566 SE 93rd Ave., Clackamas, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

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OBA’s Ryan Deckert and others Speak Out on Negative Campaign Rhetoric

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Published by The Oregonian on Oct. 31, 2014

By Ryan Deckert, Jeff Stone and Bill Perry

We, as leaders of business and agricultural groups in Oregon that represent leading employers in both small and large businesses, know that elections are rough-and-tumble and rhetoric and anecdote can sometimes substitute for facts and data.  We get it – and largely accept that this is the nature of modern political campaigns.  That is why we have never ...

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OBA Announces Early Endorsements

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Election 2014: OBA Endorses Legislative Champions


Oregon Business Association’s Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced its early support of members of the Oregon House of Representatives and Senate running in the November 2014 general election. John Russell, President of Russell Development Co. is OBA PAC Chair.

“This is our chance every two years to recognize a group of leaders in the state who make tough decisions to enhance Oregon’s economic competitiveness and quality of life,” Russell ...

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OBA Endorses Governor Kitzhaber

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In an unprecedented early endorsement, the Oregon Business Association Political Action Committee (PAC) Board of Directors announced today that it has formally endorsed Governor John Kitzhaber for re-election.

The governor recently announced that he will run for a historic fourth term in office.

 “It’s no surprise that the national media has paid so much attention to Oregon because Governor Kitzhaber has shown the country how to govern by bringing people together,” said John Russell, founder of ...

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THANK YOU! House Passes Bridge Funding

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The Oregon House approved a bill today in a  45-11 (4 excused) vote authorizing the state to issue $450 million in bonds to fund the state’s portion of a $3.4 billion project that would replace the Interstate 5 bridge over the Columbia River. The Senate is expected to vote March 4.

We applaud our legislators for approving this legislation and encourage the Senate to do ...

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