Thursday, May 20, 2010

Open! Closed. Many of Each Around the State this Week

News of layoffs and business closings offset business opening announcements in many regions around the state.

Along the Oregon Coast:
  • Wheeler Pharmacy in Wheeler closed. It employed seven people. Daily Astorian, 5-4-10
  • Pacific Coast Books, a used book store, opened in Lincoln City. News Guard, 5-12-10
  • The Clatskanie School District will cut five teaching positions and about four classified positions for the next school year. The Clatskanie Chief, 5-12-10
  • Seaside Beads opened. In addition to beads, it also sells rings, walking sticks, black-light tiles, hand-carved rocks, and tapestries. Coast River Business Journal, 5-1-10
In Central Oregon:
  • 500 Boxing Fitness in Bend closed. Bend Bulletin, 4-29-10
  • Big Lots will open a store in Bend. Bend Bulletin, 5-19-10
  • Lello and Beef, an Italian restaurant, will open in Klamath Falls. Herald and News, 5-2-10
  • Klamath County plans to lay off 20 to 25 employees in the 2010-2011 fiscal year. About 20 would come from the sheriff's office, one position would be eliminated in the planning department, and another in the juvenile department. Herald and News, 5-5-10
In the Willamette Valley:
  • Oregon State University plans to add at least 25 faculty positions and invest $5 million in an endowment program designed to retain top instructors. The money for the new positions will come from savings OSU achieved in its education and general budget over the last two years. Portland Business Journal, 5-14-10
  • Sunwest Management Inc., which once ran the nation's fourth-largest network of assisted living centers, will lay off 150 workers at its Salem headquarters. Portland Business Journal, 5-19-10
Read more announcements from these and other regions in this week's Around the State.
Older issues are also available.

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