08.17.12 Your Morning Buzz

 

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Participate

ELGL Forum with Charlie Hales, Portland Mayoral Candidate – Please join us on Thursday, September 13 at noon for an ELGL forum with Charlie Hales, Portland mayoral candidate.

Garbage Service Information Request – Veneta is seeking examples of RFPs for waste removal service.  If you have a recent example (within ten years) please send them to Chris Workman, City of Veneta.

Vote: Sales Tax in Oregon? Do you support a statewide sales tax for education in Oregon?

Port of Portland Seaport Celebration – Come join in the fun at the most family-friendly, fun-filled day of adventure on the river this summer! Seaport Celebration, presented by Gunderson, will take you inside the fences of an active marine terminal to explore the working waterfront with activities and excitement for all ages.

Clackamas County, Oregon – The Board of Clackamas County Commissioners (BCC) is seeking a citizen to fill a vacant seat on the Tourism Development Council (TDC). The TDC is charged with directing how Transient Room Tax (TRT) funds are spent and advises the BCC on tourism promotion and development in Clackamas County.

Empowering Champions: Diversity in Leadership – Hear from local leaders about how they have helped to increase diversity in leadership within their organizations. Look forward to learning best practicies and strategies that can be used at companies of any size and/or industry! The Diversity Presentation and Panel discussion takes palce in Portland on August 22nd, 2012 from 9:00 to 10:45a.m. and inclused free coffee and assorted breakfast pastries.

Sen. Richard Devlin hosts town hall at Tualatin Heritage Center – State Sen. Richard Devlin and U.S. Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici will hold a town hall and open forum at the Tualatin Heritage Center at 7 p.m., Aug. 28.

Spotlight

Being Neighborly in Kansas City: Kickstarter for Local Government? In these economic times, passing local taxes and bonds can be a hard sell at the ballot box. Voters may not be inclined to support large scale projects that impact their pocketbooks without an immediate personal benefit. Even if they see the value of a particular public improvement, they may feel that waiting for more abundant budgetary times may be more prudent, just as they are apt to do when managing their personal finances.

Learning about government doesn’t have to be dull – If you think the Snoqualmie Citizens Academy encompasses a group of people sitting in chairs and listening to lectures from city leaders, you’d be mistaken.

 

Career

6 Steps to Negotiating Compensation – After a long interview process and the uncertainty of whether or not you nailed the final round, nothing feels better than getting that offer letter. But wait, what happens if they come back to you with an offer $5K lower than expected, or a job title not in-line with your discussions? This is where you can employ some of the best-practices below to ensure that you come away with the healthiest compensation package possible.

How To Give A Great Speech – Future public speakers of the world, take note. You don’t have to be a Silicon Valley billionaire to deliver a great speech. The best speeches include a clear, relevant message and a few great stories to illustrate it.

Can a CEO’s Success Be Foretold? Consult the Oracle – Some investors try to predict a CEO’s success by studying his or her past.

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World governments increasingly turn to social media to communicate with citizens – Unlike static websites, Web 2.0 technologies promote dialogue and facilitate two-way communication by allowing organizations and individuals to share content, ideas, photos, video and other types of information. Examples include blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Wikipedia.

20 recent statistics about Facebook – The social network has reached nearly 1 billion users worldwide, yet reports have suggested its growth in the U.S. has slowed.

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