07.31.12 Your Morning Buzz





RSVP: ELGL Forum with Sean Robbins, Greater Portland Inc. – Please join us on Wednesday, August 1 at noon for an ELGL forum with Sean Robbins, Greater Portland Inc. The forum will be held in the  West Linn City Hall, Council Chambers – 22500 Salamo Road.

RSVP: ELGL Forum with Bob Moore, founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods – The event will be held at Bob’s Red Mill corporate headquarters in Milwaukie (13521 SE Pheasant Ct., Milwaukie, OR  97222) on August 8th. Please note, this is a different location than the store. The event will begin at 11:45 am and last until 1pm. For those who are able to stay longer, a tour of the Bob’s Red Mill facility will begin at 1pm.

Chick-fil-A Flap Not Cities’ Business? Should city leaders “not welcome” Chick-fil-A in their communities?

Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce – Please join State Senator Mark Hass, State Representative Tobias Read, and Beaverton Economic Development Director Don Mazziotti for a Town Hall discussion of Beaverton’s new enterprise zone. Wednesday, August 8, 2012 7-8 PM, Beaverton City Library Auditorium, 12375 SW 5th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97005

Oregon City – City Hall – Please join us for an upcoming event with US Senator Jeff Merkley where he will be addressing senior related issues such as Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid, and the Affordable Health Care Act. This event is on Monday, August 20th, at 1:45pm at the Pioneer Community Center.

City of Tacoma – Opportunities still available to participate in City’s budget development process. The City invites residents to share their priorities for funding City services in the upcoming budget by completing the City Services Questionnaire 2012. The questionnaire will be available online until Aug. 31 at www.cityoftacoma.org and in paper form at Tacoma Public Libraries.


ON THE RIGHT TRACK – An autocentric culture sets a high bar for the rest of the nation as mass transittled by light raillchugs ahead on the West Coast.

Can We Quantify a Good Walk? The factors that make some strolls much more appealing than others.

Transparency in Spending for the Long Haul – States have been on the front lines of a stimulus-driven revolution in accountability. A new report urges them to build on the lessons they have learned.

State audit finds fault with Camas – The city of Camas allocated more than $863,000 in administration salaries and benefits costs for utilities in 2011 without proper documentation for benefits received — a misstep that could have resulted in higher utility rates for the city’s residents, according to the Washington State Auditor’s Office.

Council approves arena agreement 6-3 – Council Chair Larry Gossett and Kathy Lambert say they’ll vote in favor of the arena deal, which seals the deal. The 6-3 vote was taken to applause from the audience.

Redmond leaders say Brandt did much for city – NewsChannel 21 talked Monday with a city councilor and an economic development manager, and they both had one word to describe what they will miss about Brandt: leadership.

Battle over T-SPLOST goes to the end – After years of planning, months of vigorous campaigning and a tug of war over billions of dollars in potential road and transit projects, the fate of Tuesday’s penny sales tax referendum now rests with Georgia voters.


Job Search in Your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s – As you age, you will want to change the types of jobs you seek, the personal brand you introduce, even the way you present your resume.

Never Having to Say You’re Sorry – Every single one of us makes mistakes. Nevertheless, public officials have to pretend that they never do, and when missteps are uncovered, honest errors are treated as carrying malicious intent. The result is a situation that is toxic and at its core truly dishonest.

Memorable résumés: 15 that impressed—for reasons good and bad – This spring, CareerBuilder and Harris Interactive asked nearly 3,000 hiring managers nationwide to identify résumés and cover letters that stood out. Some were bizarre, others hit the right chord and resulted in a job. Here are some responses from the survey.


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Pinterest’s Growth Reaches New Heights – Although the social media platform Pinterest appears to have been an overnight success in mid-2011, it’s really been four years in the making, according to an article on Yahoo Finance. Ben Silbermann, one of Pinterest’s founders and a former Google employee, was the visionary behind the virtual pinboard that flopped before it flourished.

Why Blogging and Social Media Go Together – Blogging has often been called the bridge between social media and search engine optimization. Once you understand it you’ll know why.

5 ways PR pros can use Google+ – Was this an answer to Facebook? Did we finally have a way around the famous opt-out process the giant social network uses? Was Google to be more kind with our private information?

Life After a PR Gaffe Goes Viral – With thanks today to Marc Slavin and PR Daily, I dedicate this column to every business (and businessperson) who has ever suffered and survived a PR experience gone wrong.

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