Eric Allyn keynote speaker for Nov. 21 event honoring family businesses

A group of 12 Oregon family enterprises will be honored at the 2013 Excellence in Family Business Awards ceremony Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Governor Hotel in Portland.

Study finds disincentives to energy efficiency can be fixed

A new study finds that utilities aren't rewarded for adopting energy efficiency programs, and that reforms are needed to make energy efficiency as attractive as renewables.

Annual spring fashion show held May 31

The annual spring fashion show at Oregon State University will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 31, at CH2M Hill Alumni Center, 725 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Entrepreneurs need to balance risk of persisting with payoff of succeeding

Even though persistence is a key to business success, entrepreneurs might be more successful if they not only knew when to start a business and take risks, but also knew when to abandon it and find something that provides a greater opportunity, researchers said.

Putting a human face on a product: when brand humanization goes wrong

A new study, published online ahead of print in the Journal of Marketing, finds there is a greater backlash by the public when a product branded with human characteristics fails.

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