Knight Stepping Down As Nike Boss

By Jim McCoy Wed 1st July NewsNikePhil Knight

Nike Chairman Phil Knight plans to step down, and says he wants President and CEO Mark Parker to succeed him.

Knight, 77, says he plans to stay involved with the company after he steps down as chairman. Parker has been Nike's president and CEO since 2006.

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Governor: Nike Is More Than Fulfilling Promise Of New Jobs

By Jim McCoy Wed 8th October NewsjobsNike
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office says that Nike is reporting that they have created more than two-thousand full-time jobs since January of 2012. This more than fulfills an agreement between the shoe and athletic apparel giant and the state where Nike had promised to create 500 new jobs by the end of 2016 in exchange for certainty and support for the expansion of company headquarters.Read More »

OHSU Campaign Gets $100 Million Boost

By Jim McCoy Mon 28th July Newscancer researchNikeOHSUPhil Knight
Oregon Health & Science University says its drive to match Nike co-founder Phil Knight's challenge for cancer research has gotten a $100 million boost. OHSU officials said Monday the gift from a donor who asked to remain anonymous puts the campaign over the $400 million mark. Last year, Knight offered $500 million to OHSU if it could raise an equal amount by Feb. 4, 2016.Read More »

Former NFL Star Sues Nike

By Jim McCoy Mon 14th April SportslawsuitNikeShawne Merriman
Former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman is suing Nike for trademark infringement and unfair competition over its Lights Out apparel line. The suit, filed on behalf of Merriman's Lights Out Holdings LLC, was filed in U.S.Read More »

Nike On The Dow Jones Index

By Jim McCoy Wed 11th September NewsBusiness newsDow JonesNike
Beaverton-based Nike Inc. has been added to the Dow Jones industrial average in a six-company shakeup of the most widely known barometer of the U.S. stock market. The footwear and sports apparel company was added along with Visa Inc., and the Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Read More »

December Email Reveals Nike's Expansion Plans

By Jim McCoy Thu 7th February NewsNikeOregon business
A lawyer for Nike told Gov.Read More »

Where Will Nike Expand?

By Jim McCoy Fri 11th January NewsNikeOregon business
Nike says it has not yet made a decision where to expand in Oregon. A spokeswoman, Mary Remuzzi, said Thursday it's moving ahead with those plans now that the Legislature acted. The state passed a law at a special session last month to freeze the tax structure for Nike for 30 years if it invests at least $150 million to create 500 more jobs. The Oregonian reports that Nike is consideriRead More »

Legislature In Special Session Discussing Nike-Related Bill

By Jim McCoy Fri 14th December NewsNikeOregon legislature
The Oregon Legislature meets in special session Friday to consider a tax deal for Nike Inc. in return for jobs. Gov.Read More »

Kitzhaber: Process Awkard, But Bill Is Critical

By Jim McCoy Thu 13th December NewsGov. John KitzhaberNikeOregon legislature
Gov. John Kitzhaber acknowledges his decision to abruptly call the Legislature into special session to approve a tax incentive for Nike is "extraordinarily awkward." But the governor says the potential economic development benefits are worth it.Read More »


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