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Archive for March, 2012

Problems mount for CRC bridge

By Oregon Small Business Association, Recent developments regarding the funding, design, and purpose of the Columbia River Crossing’s (CRC) plans for a new bridge linking Portland and Vancouver have renewed concerns of opponents who believe the project is ill conceived, too costly, or who question the integrity of the whole process. Recently, the U.S. Coast […]

Cash mobs offer sales booms

By Oregon Small Business Association Small, locally-owned businesses across the country are getting a boost from a new phenomenon called cash mobs which have found their way to Oregon. The economic counterpart to flash mobs, cash mobs are mass runs on a local business for the purpose of buying products and generating income. Started in […]

Oregon Contractors can take continuing education courses online

Online continuing education courses revamps how contractors renew licenses By Oregon Small Business Association Oregon licensed building contractors are finding they have to take an extra step to renew their state Construction Contractors Board (CCB) licenses this year. Effective October 1, 2011, the CCB began requiring contractors to complete continuing education credit hours. Most residential […]