Thursday, November 12, 2009

Who Opened, Who Closed?

Another week of change with lots of different business types, including motels, medical offices, manufacturing, and more.

There were a couple of positive announcements related to renewable energy:
PV Powered, a solar products manufacturer in Bend, has added 30 employees since June. It expects to hire more due to demand for its 260-kilowatt inverter. Bend Bulletin, 11-6-09

Marten Law PLLC, a Seattle-based environmental and energy law firm, opened an office in Portland. It will provide clients with regulatory and litigation services in energy, environmental, and climate change. The 12-attorney team will be the area’s largest environmental and energy legal team. Portland Business Journal, 11-9-09

Other interesting news included:
• Two farms near Princeton harvested Harney County’s first mint crop in September using fields that previously grew alfalfa. The distilled mint oil will be sold to Colgate to be used in various products. Burns Times-Herald, 10-28-09

Samaritan Health Services opened Samaritan Rheumatology in Corvallis. It specializes in diagnosing and treating arthritis, auto-immune diseases, and inflammatory diseases in the joints, muscles, and soft tissues. Corvallis Gazette-Times, 11-9-09

Unfortunately, there were also some business closures, such as:
Chuck and Connie’s Diner in Seaside, which opened in mid-September, closed after only a few weeks in business. Coast River Business Journal, 11-2-09

My Barn, an antique and collectible shop in Grants Pass, is closing. The Daily Courier, 11-7-09

Sun Microsystems Inc. will lay off 42 workers across three Hillsboro locations. Portland Business Journal, 11-5-09

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