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Tony & Bianca Urdes: Putting people first

PHOTO: Ken Miller and Bianca and Tony Urdes. Photo by Ed Keene/Keene Studio Tony Urdes was a doctor in Romania when the Romanian Revolution broke out in December 1989. A year later he started a new minimum-wage life in Portland. Then he began ascending the ladder to success here. For the past 20 years he…

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Barry Caplan: The staying power of values

Born in Portland 77 years ago, Barry Caplan has been an attorney in his hometown for the past 53 years. Though the Jewish community and legal profession have changed dramatically in that time, he says that the core values of the legal firm where he has spent the past half century have remained constant. In…

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Biz Ins & Outs June 2018

  Ahavath Achim sells Barbur building On April 13, Congregation Ahavath Achim sold its synagogue on Barbur Boulevard to TriMet. Tri-Met has leased the synagogue back to the congregation to use until the congregation’s new synagogue in Hillsdale is completed. The area is slated for development of Westside Light Rail, including a transit stop for…

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BIZ INS MAY 2018

Three-advisor Portland team joins Stifel On April 23, Stifel Financial Corp. announced that the team of Ken Miller; Tony Urdes, CIMA; and Bianca Urdes has joined the firm’s broker-dealer subsidiary, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc., in Portland. The team has more than 65 years of investment industry experience and comes to Stifel from UBS Financial…

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Lovely skin coming to Lake Oswego

Born in a progressive hippie community in Seattle, Lovely Laban loves to share her personal appreciation for natural beauty and help others look and feel their best. “I have always been fascinated with aging and the restoration of our bodies,” says Lovely. “During graduate school, I took a position as a laser nurse and fell…

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Business Profiles 2018

FOURNIER GROUP CEO + FOUNDER DIRK FOURNIER As a teenager working for his father’s insurance agency, Dirk Fournier dreamed of providing a special agency experience. That’s why he founded Fournier Group, and that’s what inspires the Fournier Group team today. The agency provides risk management solutions to diverse people and businesses. Fournier Group’s goal: keep…

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Business Ins & Outs March 2018

PHOTO: Solar panels help power PP&R’s Matt Dishman Community Center. The bureau’s East Portland Community Center, Wilson Pool and Southwest Community Center also have solar panels. Photo courtesy of Portland Parks & Recreation   Artists Rep receives $7 million donation Artists Repertory Theatre announced on Feb. 2 that it had received an anonymous donation of…

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Eugene gets “real” bagels

By Aliya Bree Hall   Lox, Stocks and Bagels in the south hills of Eugene brings traditional East Coast staples to Oregon’s southern Willamette Valley. Owned by New Jersey native Scott Lilly, the shop sells a wide assortment of bagels, as well as soups, salads and bagel sandwiches. The shop opened last summer in the…

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TAX REFORM PROGRAM

PHOTO: From left are Steve Zipper (JD, Gevurtz Menashe) , OJCF Executive Director Julie Diamond, Amy Kutzkey (CPA, Perkin’s & Co.), Erick Hormel (CPA, Perkins & Co), Marshal Spector (JD, Gevurtze Menashe), and PAG co-chairs Josh Blank and Brian Suher. Two things were clear from the Professional Advisors Group of the Oregon Jewish Community Foundation’s…

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