Thursday, January 14, 2010

Lots of businesses announed changes this week!

We heard about many different types of businesses making changes this week. Companies ranged from a take-out restaurant in Coos Bay to a retail store in Newberg to a biofuels plant in Halfway (near Baker in Eastern Oregon). Here are just a few of the many announcements:

Green Lightning Laundry will open next month in Coos Bay. The World, 1-12-10

Sacred World, a retail shop specializing in Native American jewelry and art, has moved from Jacksonville to Ashland. Ashland Daily Tidings, 1-4-10

Blue Heron Paper Co. in Oregon City, a producer of newsprint and specialty paper products, will reorganize under Chapter 11. Fifty employees will be laid off. Portland Business Journal, 1-7-10

Outlaw Exhaust, an auto repair and customization shop, opened in St. Helens. South County Spotlight, 12-16-09

International Game Technology will close its Corvallis office this summer, laying off 57 people. Some employees may have a chance to relocate with the company, primarily in Las Vegas. Statesman Journal, 1-10-10

Farrol’s Restaurant in Rickreall, which closed in 2006, will reopen next month with new owners. Polk-County Itemizer-Observer, 1-7-10

Want to know which restaurant, store, and biofuels company we were talking about (or read some of the other business news from this week)? Check out the latest issue of Around the State.

Older issues also available.

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