• A veritable Renaissance man . . . creative philanthropist extraordinaire . . .  of nearly inexhaustible curiosity and energy.  Not since the late Victorians has any person accomplished as much in a single . . . concentrated life.”


’68 MBA University of Portland alumnus honored

Robert B. Pamplin, Jr., who earned his MBA at the University of Portland in 1968, was a recent recipient of the 2012 Business Achievement Award, awarded by Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society. 

The highly selective and noteworthy honor is awarded annually to no more than four international leaders who have made significant achievements in business while also enhancing a community and humankind through their generosity. Those selected have also shown ethical leadership throughout their careers and exemplify the integrity consistent with the ideals of Beta Gamma Sigma.

out of 600 SITES, CIVIL WAR Trust honors PAMPLIN PARK

(Petersburg, Va.) – Nov. 13, 2012 – The Civil War Trust named Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier the Discovery Trail Site of the Year.  The Civil War Discovery Trail is a network of more than 600 historic sites in 32 states.  The recognition comes during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which many involved in Civil War and historic preservation see as an especially important time for reflection and remembrance.  The Trust annually honors individuals and organizations nationally that show extraordinary dedication to preserving Civil War battlefields.

“In addition to its outstanding interactive exhibits that bring history to life for young visitors, with particular emphasis on the experiences of common soldiers, Pamplin has recently partnered with the Trust on joint-interpretive trails,” said Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer.  “Pamplin Historical Park does an excellent job of interpreting history to people of all interests and backgrounds.   It is an extraordinary example of one family’s lasting educational gift.”  

Recognized by Reaching and Empowering All People (REAP) for business & community leadership


Portland, Ore. – Jan. 28, 2013 – Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr., president and CEO of the R.B. Pamplin Corporation, received the REAP Men of Legacy Award for his approach to entrepreneurism, support of education and passion for philanthropy. REAP is a Portland-based nonprofit organization that encourages youth leadership through conferences, mentoring and dropout prevention programs.

The selective honor is awarded annually to no more than five Oregon leaders who have made significant achievements in their vocation, while also enhancing their local communities through mentorship and philanthropy.

The award was announced on Jan. 17 at REAP’s annual Men of Legacy Luncheon.

“It is an honor to receive this award,” said Pamplin. “REAP’s objectives to support and mentor are valuable assets to our community, and I am proud to be a part of its mission.”

Pamplin expands community newspaper portfolio with six weekly papers from Eagle Newspapers Inc.

Portland, Ore. – Jan. 8, 2013 – Pamplin Media Group, Oregon’s largest community news organization and a subsidiary of R.B. Pamplin Corp., has expanded its reach with the acquisition of six weekly newspapers from Eagle Newspapers Inc., a Salem-based company. The transaction, which was effective immediately, has expanded Pamplin Media Group’s presence throughout the Portland-area and in Central Oregon. The newspapers included in the acquisition are: the Canby Herald, Madras Pioneer, Molalla Pioneer, Newberg Graphic, Wilsonville Spokesman and Woodburn Independent.





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