Portland is at the forefront of another movement. It has nothing to do with recycling, vote-by-mail, land-use planning, or weed. The Portland-made zeitgeist in the air is the Maker Movement, part of a global trend away from mass-manufactured goods and … Continue Reading
Performing arts and culture of many kinds are widely believed to enrich our lives, spark community vitality and even improve student test scores. They’re also the first to be dismissed as unnecessary frills in budgetary hard times.
Biz503 brought together industry experts who know the answer to this question, along with some pitfalls aspiring rock stars face. Take advantage of this opportunity to tune in to our encore episode … Continue Reading
Many in Portland’s music community are in mourning, with the passing Monday night of their friend and mentor Tim Ellis, beloved musician and music producer. As his friend and musical partner violinist Aaron Meyer put it, “Tim was a world
Are you working harder than ever in your retail business, but feel like you’re running in place? With constant changes on the ground and online, shifting consumer trends challenge entrepreneurs to start reinventing the retail industry daily.
Although free-market Milton Friedman followers believe the only “social responsibility of business is to increase profits,” others disagree – and think businesses owe something back to their communities for using public resources. Luckily, there’s new evidence that doing good not … Continue Reading