05
Mar

Rejecting the corporate grind: Dutch Bros – Oregon Business, March 2009

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It’s hard to miss the blue and white windmill embossed on dozens of Dutch Bros. drive-through coffee stands planted around the state. The quirky logo is going to be even more common as the company plans to expand in the middle of one of the worst economic downturns in U.S. history.

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01
Mar

Hotel Car Service Comes to Seattle Suburbs: Heathman Hotel – Hotel Business, March 2009

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While competing upscale hotels here in the Seattle suburbs are busy cutting services as a reaction to the recession, the four-diamond Heathman Hotel in Kirkland, WA, has decided to move in the opposite direction, adding a touch of complimentary class in the form of a recently established town car service to area businesses during the morning and evening rush hours.

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27
Feb

2009 MBA grads ponder a challenging job market: University of Phoenix – Portland Business Journal, February 27, 2009

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Four months ago, Amy Quick, a student in the MBA program at George Fox University, had a dream job in the business travel division of American Express.

When credit markets soured last fall, however, she joined thousands of Oregonians in search of work. And she quickly realized the hard truth: An MBA is no longer a ticket to Easy Street.

“The MBA market is becoming oversaturated very quickly,” Quick said. “MBAs are losing their jobs every day. It’s not going to necessarily win a position anymore. ”

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