05.16.12 Morning Buzz





RSVP: ELGL Meets Fortune 100 Company – Did you know Umpqua Bank was named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the 6th year in a row? Learn more about this success from Barbara Baker, VP for Cultural Enhancement at an ELGL forum on Thursday, May 17. ELGL members and other interested professionals can reserve a spot by contacting oregonelgl@gmail.com with your name, company, and position. The meeting will be held at 20085 NW Tanasbourne Drive, Hillsboro OR 97124.


Josephine County votes no on law enforcement levy – The sheriff of Josephine County got ready to hand out pink slips for deputies and draw up release forms for jail inmates after the failure of a $12 million a year levy to make up for the loss of federal timber subsidies.

Milwaukie City Council unanimously advances minor league ballpark to next stage – The councilors’ decision came with a warning to the Northwest League: the league must commit to bringing a team to Milwaukie by July 31. Councilor Greg Chaimov also added language that lets Milwaukie work to bring a minor league team, instead of specifying a Northwest League team.

OC voters turn down third annexation proposal – Third attempt, smallest by far, doesn’t get large enough support from voters.


Don’t Dismiss Your Gen X Talent – The Labor Department recently reported that the number of Americans quitting their jobs has begun to rise. Although the number is still quite low, it is a tentative sign that labor market mobility, which had petrified during the recession, has started to recover. Employers trusting a stagnant economy to keep top talent from leaving would do well to pay attention.

Why Strategies Go off the Rails – Have you ever been in a situation where everyone seemingly agrees on a particular strategy, but somehow it never happens?

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