Main Ingredient - April 2011

Battening Down Business

Like many of his peers, Dave Machado runs his restaurants differently than he did just a few years ago. In an industry that has seen more than its share of businesses close during tumultuous times, he and his fellow surviving restaurateurs have become much better about minding the details of their operations. They've proven that adopting best practices in cost control, marketing, and customer service can make the difference between smooth sailing, staying afloat, or sinking.

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2011 Legislature

2011 Legislature

Oregon's House is showing that their coalitions will set the bar this session for what is and is not politically viable—and as far as business is concerned it is a virtual paradise of opportunity, compared with last session's overt anti-business climate.

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Culinary Credit

More than one hundred culinary students representing 26 Oregon high schools competed in the statewide 2011 Oregon ProStart High School Culinary Championships event on February 19th.

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Triple Aim to Health Insurance

Despite legal and political uncertainty surrounding the federal Affordable Care Act, Oregon's Health Insurance Exchange is moving full-steam ahead in Salem.

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Targeted Tax Dollars

Lodging taxes have been a major topic of discussion in Oregon over the past year, and continue to be a topic during the current legislative session, although there has not been a hearing yet in Salem.

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