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Pamplin receives Matlack, diabetes awards

October 08, 2001

Dr. Robert B. Pamplin, Jr., ’64, ’65 and ’66, owner and founder of the new Portland Tribune newspaper, received the Jack Matlack Board of Directors Award from the Portland Advertising Federation.

“Bob Pamplin is a true pioneer in the communications industry in Oregon,” says Pat Johnson, president of the federation. “He recently launched the Portland Tribune as his gift to the city of Portland, and his vision of relevant, meaningful, local information is pervasive in all his media properties.”

Pamplin is founder of Pamplin Communications, a Portland-based multimedia holding company with 18 Portland-area newspapers, including the Portland Tribune, and six radio stations.

In addition, Juvenile Research Foundation and the Portland Rose Festival Association honored Pamplin and his wife, Marilyn, for their exemplary dedication and commitment to their children, family and the Oregon community. The ceremony took place at the Roses for Parents Gala in June.

Pamplin is president and chief executive officer of R. B. Pamplin Corp. and founder of Columbia Empire Farms and Your NorthWest retail stores.

He chaired the Lewis & Clark College Board of Trustees from 1991 to 1996 and is now a life trustee. Pamplin was the first recipient of the College’s Morgan S. Odell Medal and received an Aubrey R. Watzek Award in 1998.

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