OBA Board Meets with Governor Kate Brown

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This week, OBA welcomed Governor Kate Brown to her first formal meeting with Oregon business leaders since taking office. Held on the NIKE campus, the session provided the opportunity to present our 2015 legislative agenda to Governor Brown and share with her the business view of Oregon’s complex economic landscape and OBA’s policy priorities to bring balanced policy solutions to some of our state’s most persistent issues like lagging rural ...

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A First for Oregon

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Kate Brown was sworn in this morning as Oregon’s Governor.

Governor Brown is the consummate Oregonian by way of Minnesota.  During her 17 years as an Oregon legislator, she worked hard on both sides of the aisle on issues critical to the state. She is friendly, smart and committed to holding our state together in these unprecedented times.

We look forward to working with the ...

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Kudos! OBA Board Member Mel Sears Promoted to Deputy Regional Business Manager for Parsons Brinckerhoff’s West Region

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Mel Sears, PE, PMP, has been named Deputy Regional Business Manager for the U.S. West region of Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global infrastructure strategic consulting, engineering and program/construction management organization. In his new position, Mel will work with managers in Parsons Brinckerhoff’s offices in the West to enhance relationships with key clients, expand business development opportunities, and invigorate marketing and pursuit efforts.

Mel has ...

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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:

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November 4 2014: Election Night Parties!

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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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Shankar Vedantam to Keynote OBA Statesman Dinner

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Join Us October 21 for the 14th Annual OBA Statesman Dinner at the Oregon Convention Center with Keynote Speaker Shankar Vetantam

Join us for a night of celebrating science, discovery and the power of human potential as we honor the Knight Cancer Challenge and Phil and Penny Knight with the 2014 Statesman of the Year award.
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Keynote Speaker Shankar Vedantam,
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