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2011-03-04 14:00:00

EUGENE, Ore., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the bank holding company of Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was again recognized by Oregon Business magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon. Statewide, nearly 14,000 employees from 263 employers participated in the publication's annual survey. Rated as the highest-ranking bank in the large-company category, Pacific Continental's 26th place ranking marks the...

2011-02-08 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's largest car sharing network, announced today that it has completed the official launch of programs at eight additional college and university campuses this winter. The company has a presence on more than 225 campuses, making Zipcar the largest provider of campus car sharing in North America and the leading choice for car sharing programs among colleges and universities. Within this network of campus programs, 1.7...

2011-01-20 14:11:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Evraz Inc. NA, a leading North American steel manufacturer serving the flat, long and tubular markets, today announced plans to relocate its headquarters from Portland, Ore. to Chicago, Ill. this June. Evraz selected Chicago primarily for its logistical advantages, which will provide easier access to customers, manufacturing operations and its employees across North America. "We believe this relocation supports our strategic vision as a...

2011-01-18 13:01:00

PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, January 19, the USS JFK Museum will present a detailed business plan to the Portland City Council (7:00pm) in hopes to gain their support in the effort to bring the decommissioned aircraft carrier to Casco Bay. The Navy requires organizations seeking to acquire the ship in their donation program to have the support of its host city as part of the "Phase II" submission. The Portland City Council must vote in favor of the project...

2011-01-13 15:40:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SoloPower, Inc., a California-based manufacturer of flexible, thin film solar cells and modules, announces it will locate a high volume manufacturing facility in Wilsonville, Oregon. The initial phase of this expansion will be the construction of a 75 MW manufacturing line which will create 170 new jobs. Upon completion, the facility is expected to have nameplate capacity of 300MW, employ approximately 500 people, and have a total investment...

2011-01-13 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Portland Regional Chamber and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine are pleased to announce a new program called Business Boosters that will bring down the cost of a Chamber membership for small businesses in the Portland area. Beginning today and running through February 13th, the initiative enables the first 100 businesses with fewer than 50 full time employees that join the Chamber to receive a 50% discount off the year's...

2010-12-28 00:00:36

18 Companies in Oregon and Washington and One Couple from New Mexico Got Together to Send 12.6 Million Holiday Greetings of Joy in the Portland Metro Area Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) December 27, 2010 The Portland, Oregon, metro area may very well have the highest level of holiday spirit of any major metropolitan area in the U.S. Why? Because 18 companies in Oregon and Washington and one couple from New Mexico got together to send 12.6 million holiday greetings of joy to everyone in the cities...

2010-12-10 15:00:00

EUGENE, Ore., Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the holding company of Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was recently recognized as one of Oregon's most admired companies in the Portland Business Journal's 2010 Most Admired Companies survey. Once again, Pacific Continental placed in the top ten within the "Financial Services" category. In a survey sent to some 1,800 chief executive officers and top-level managers throughout...

2010-12-06 08:15:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar Inc., the world's largest car-sharing service, announces the results of the company's third annual Low-Car Diet challenge. During the challenge, 262 participants in 12 cities across the United States and Canada pledged to give up their personally owned vehicles for 30 days by finding other ways to meet their transportation needs. In total, participants ended the month-long challenge by walking more than 5,400 miles, making 1,667 trips...

2010-11-22 06:05:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising, television and entertainment industries, today announced that its Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, David Chemerow, will conduct one-on-one meetings with investors at the Collins Stewart Media/Telecom event on December 1, 2010 at the Omni Berkshire hotel in New York City. About Rentrak Corporation Rentrak is a global...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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