Thursday, October 20, 2011

Incoming and Outgoing Businesses Around the State

A few business closures and layoffs appeared in this week's Around the State:
  • The Albertsons store on Southeast 122nd Avenue in Portland will close next month. The Oregonian, 10/18/2011

  • Express Blinds and Beyond in Coos Bay is closing. The World, 10/8/2011
  • Repeated funding reductions have reduced the staff of the Enterprise office of Training and Employment Consortium (TEC) down to one person. TEC is the contracted provider for federal Workforce Investment Act services. Wallowa County Chieftain, 10/6/2011

Some closed businesses have reopened, or are being replaced by new ones:
  • Napoleon's restaurant reopened in Salem. It offers savory and sweet crepes and Italian gelato. Statesman Journal, 10/19/2011
  • The Pacific House Restaurant in Tillamook that closed last month will reopen as the Pacific Restaurant. Headlight-Herald, 9/28/2011

  • Quiznos in Newberg closed and was replaced by The Spot 705, a new sandwich shop. The Newberg Graphic, 10/19/2011

But to end this post on a positive note, we've also had several business expansions:
  • Chase Bank will open branches in Bend and Redmond by late next year. They will employ about 20 people. The Bulletin, 10/12/2011
  • Five Guys Burgers will open locations in Beaverton, Milwaukie, and Gresham. Portland Business Journal, 10/14/2011
  • King Estate Winery is adding a four-acre solar energy farm on its 1,033 acres in Lorane. It will provide the land and a group of investors will finance the project with help from the Oregon Business Energy Tax Credit. The Register-Guard, 10/12/2011
Check out the full list of this week's business activities, and click here to run your own customized search of recent announcements.

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