Category Archive for 'Oregon Coast Community'

For many, Newport is tourist destination, sporting two lighthouses, a lively Bayfront district lined with shops and restaurants, and miles of rugged, majestic shoreline. For others, it is a fishing port, home to the most productive fishing fleet on the Oregon coast and a thriving working waterfront. But to marine scientists from Oregon State University, […]

Oregon state legislators are considering House Bill 3451 to establish at OSU an Oceangoing Research Vessel Program. This bill fits into a larger multiyear effort to grow the marine science economic sector for Oregon. It began over four decades ago with the establishment of the Hatfield Marine Science Center, initiated with investments from the state […]

At a meeting of the Yaquina Bay Economic Foundation (YBEF) on May 29, I shared the following thoughts with members and guests: “In the five years my wife and I have been in Newport and in my involvement in YBEF, members have already seen me try out a few initiatives and watched them “not go […]

In 2010, Advanced Research completed a report for the Oregon Wave Energy Trust on Wave Energy Infrastructure Assessment for Oregon. I write this blog to express my thoughts on the use of the Oregon territorial sea for wave energy activities. Oregon is well positioned to serve the state and the nation in the responsible consideration […]

On May 6, 2011 I gave public testimony to the Oregon Joint Ways and Means Committee in support of ocean observation and research. The Committee had come to Newport, Oregon to hear the public share thoughts on how to deal with the budget shortfall. They were contemplating eliminating 20% in funding for Oregon’s statewide support […]

Since my selection by the SBA as the small business person of the year for Oregon, I have asked myself, why should the president of such a small company be selected for this honor? I have been fortunate to live in as intellectually active an area as Newport, Oregon. In some ways, Newport is no […]

Forming good relations between businesses Small communities offer unique opportunities to help businesses be successful. One is to form strong business relationships with local vendors. In this day and age when everyone is looking for the cheapest cost, they often overlook what may be the “best value”.  By “best value”, I mean doing business with […]

Our company recently completed a wave energy infrastructure assessment for Oregon. In our investigation we spoke with wave energy developers in Scotland, Ireland, England, Norway, Canada and the US states of Oregon and New Jersey. We also met with port authorities and infrastructure providers on the Oregon coast in Coos Bay, Reedsport, Newport, Tillamook, and Portland. As a result of […]

Is Your Business Ready to Sell to Them?

Selling to the Federal Government is something most small business owners don’t even consider. Yet, a small number of fortunate small business owners across the nation do sell products and services to Uncle Sam, and get paid well as a result.

Recently our town, Newport, Oregon, began air service to and from Portland International Airport (PDX to those in the know). Today I took my third trip with the new airline, called SeaPort Airlines. My feeling is