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O'Neill Electric Expands Green Projects

O'Neill Electric Inc. will be honored as Construction Contractor of the Year at the Minority Business Opportunity Committee's 2007 Minority Enterprise Development Week Awards luncheon Wednesday, Oct. 3. at the Oregon Convention Center.
Maurice Rahming founded O'Neill Electric Inc. with Alida (Ali) O'Neill in 1998.
Starting out as an electrical apprentice during high school more than 12 years ago, Rahming progressed through working as a journeyman wireman ...


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Vancouver Is Fastest Growing City in State

Majority of growth in America occurring in suburban cities

VANCOUVER, WASH. — Vancouver remains the fastest-growing large city in the state of Washington, according to new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Seattle continued to grow at a healthy pace, and Spokane remained just ahead of Tacoma in their perpetual battle for the title of state's second largest city, according to estimates covering the period from 2000 to July 1, 2006..............


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Business Owner Nasir Najieb Sees Promise on Prescott

In the 10 years since he graduated from Grant High School, Nasir Najieb has earned his bachelor's and master's degrees, started a family and gone from barista to business owner.
It's the sort of career achievement that takes most people 20 years, but for Najieb, it's just the beginning.
"I want to continue to develop this show and, eventually, open another," Najieb says. "I'm a pretty confident person and it's never bothered me to take a chance."
Opening a coffee shop on a somewhat hidden corner off Prescott Street and 14th Avenue might be considered risky to some entrepreneurs.


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Harley-Davidson Motor Company Promotes Bozeman to Vice President

MILWAUKEE — Harley-Davidson Motor Company announced in early May that Dave Bozeman, 38, has been named Vice President and General Manager, Harley-Davidson Powertrain Operations, located on Capitol Drive in Wauwatosa, Wis., and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.
In his new role, Bozeman's responsibilities have expanded to include manufacturing process and product development innovation while continuing to oversee the production of transmissions and engines for Harley-Davidson Sportster and Buell motorcycle models.

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Tax Credit Fund Helps Firms in Lean Times

It's not unusual for small-business owners to find themselves in a financial pinch once in awhile. There's an unexpected emergency or a temporary downturn in sales. Or there's a need to expand, and the bank won't approve a loan for the entire amount needed.

To bridge that funding gap, small-businessoperators will be able to turn to the Portland Development Commission for loans through a new program soon to be offered to businesses in Portland's low-income neighborhoods.

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