Thursday, May 23, 2013

Business News Around the State

This week's Around the State business news includes a variety of establishments, including restaurants, taphouses, retailers, and even a biomechanics lab.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar will open in Medford later this year. Mail Tribune, 5/22/2013
  • Naked Winery will open a tasting room in Bend. Cascade Business News, 5/16/2013
  • FORCE Laboratory, a biomechanics lab, will open in Bend. It will provide orthopedic research into sports injuries. Cascade Business News, 5/9/2013
  • Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon premium wireless retailer in the U.S., opened a store in The Dalles. The Dalles Chronicle, 5/15/2013
  • B2 Taphouse will open in south Salem. It will offer 30 craft beer and cider selections. Statesman Journal, 5/15/2013
A few announcements include closures or layoffs:
  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield will lay off 56 employees across four states, including 14 in Medford. Another 30 employees will see their jobs eliminated in coming months. Mail Tribune, 5/16/2013
  • Moonstruck Chocolate Co. will close its Lake Oswego cafe. Portland Business Journal, 5/8/2013
  • Bob Stone Freeway Autocenter in Hood River will close. Hood River News, 5/14/2013
For more information about the latest business activity, visit the Around the State page on

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