08.01.12 Your Morning Buzz


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.

Office of Personnel Management – Hiring Reform – Internship opportunities for current students and recent grads.


The Case for More Urban Trees  – In many areas, trees are under siege. But our cities need them, for all sorts of reasons.

Coming to a polling place: More Calif. cities look to tax hikes to solve financial woes – There’s a new twist emerging as some of California’s most financially troubled cities look for ways out of their predicaments: They’re declaring fiscal emergencies so they can quickly get tax hike initiatives on local November ballots.

Lane County voters likely to face 2012 public safety tax levy – Public safety may go back on the ballot in Lane County, as commissioners have approved an executive task force to review taking another funding measure to voters.

States’ Hidden Jobless Woes – California and Nevada are struggling with some of the nation’s highest rates of workers who are looking for jobs or not putting in as many hours as they would like, new government data show.

Democrats Pick San Antonio Mayor for Keynote – The Democrats picked San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to deliver their convention’s keynote address, underscoring the premium the party puts on mobilizing votes from the country’s Hispanic population.

Sparks fly in Clackamas rail fight – Both sides in the debate are staking out their positions, rallying support and spending money in the weeks leading up to the Sept. 18 Special Election on Ballot Measure 3-401.

Milwaukie’s attempt to lure professional baseball fails, talks collapse – Milwaukie officials disclosed Tuesday that efforts to bring professional baseball to the city have collapsed, ending months of negotiations and hopes for a project to revitalize the downtown area.

Step Out of the Box: Three Engagement Tools to Shake Up The Way You Reach Out | Engaging Cities – There are so many innovative, exciting ways to do great community engagement these days, and cutting edge communities are inventing new ones every day.

City manager gives raise to foundation – Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz will donate his $8,694 pay raise to the foundation that supports the financially beleaguered Eugene Public Library.


50 words you need to stop misspelling – As writers, editors, and avid PR Daily readers, we are all above-average spellers. We’re the people others call for spelling advice; we’re the ones who kick butt at Words with Friends; we’re the ones who remember the spelling rules we learned in elementary school.

4 Steps to Mastering Office Politics – The drama that unfolds as co-workers and top leaders “play the game,” form alliances, take credit, manipulate, show favoritism or schmooze can be interesting, entertaining, exciting or frightening – depending on your perspective.


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Brands Flock To Google+ But Facebook, Twitter Still More Active – More and more brands are staking their claims on Google‘s social network, signaling that Google+ is becoming a social marketing staple along withFacebook and Twitter. But they still have far fewer fans and followers than on the two leading networks.

Twitter chat: How to best integrate social media at your company – Ragan’s inaugural #RaganSocial Twitter chat was last Wednesday—and we had a great time! Our hosts @SamHosenkamp and @AlexisYezbick posed four questions on social media management to more than 50 active participants.

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