01.25.12 The Afternoon Delight

Thank You, Blazers COO Sarah Mensah



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01.25.12 The Morning Buzz

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Vision Action Network – Westside Economic Alliance

Join homeless advocate Philip Mangano for a breakfast briefing co-hosted by Vision Action Network and Westside Economic Alliance, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in Tigard.

Multnomah County Office of Diversity and Equity

What: TriMet & IRCO Community Budget Forum
When: Thursday, February 9, 2012 (reception starts @ 5:30pm, forum begins @ 6:00pm)
Where: IRCO, 10201 NE Glisan Street, Portland, Oregon

Celebrate Tigard – Nominations Requested for the 2012 Tigard Shining Stars Community Awards

It’s that time of the year when the Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates community by calling for Shining Stars nominees.

Hands On Greater Portland

Still time to buy tickets at www.handsonportland.org for the 2012 Heart of the Community Awards lunch – it is going to be a great celebration of the power of volunteering. Join us!

City of Bend : Calendar of Events : Bend City Council Hosts internationally recognized designer for.

Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the Cascadia Green Building Council, is in town to speak and kick off a collaboration between the City of Bend and Cascadia that sprang from a 2011 design competition.


The U.S. Economy: Regions To Watch In 2012 | Newgeography.com

New Geography highlights five regions, including the Pacific Northwest, that are most poised to flourish and help boost the national economy.

Multnomah County, Oregon

On Thursday, Jan. 26, Multnomah County will join the City of Portland in conducting the first citywide test of the emergency notification system. This automated system allows for public alerts to be sent via landlines, cellphones, text and email during emergencies, such as earthquakes or floods. You can register online http://bit.ly/ebNa0S to participate, which would also include you in future emergency alerts. (NOTE: The first test will only send alerts to people who register with a Portland address. Personal information is kept confidential, and is only used to send geographically specific alerts.)

The Latest in Economic Development – 1.25.12

This week’s blog entry uncovers the data behind “Made in China,” explores America’s ongoing competitiveness struggles, looks at a couple examples of entrepreneurial-minded cities, and expounds upon the SBA’s new program to support startups.

America’s Coolest Small Towns 2012

Help us pick America’s Coolest Small Town! Users nominated 647 towns and we narrowed it down to 10.

SOTU 2012 response | nlc.org

Learn more about SOTU 2012 response at nlc.org

Why Portland’s Public Toilets Succeeded Where Others Failed

The Portland Loo’s defense-first design has freed it from becoming a beaten-down haven for illegal activity

Should the U.S. post office be saved? 

The post office has recently announced its desire to close thousands of local post offices, lay off loads of workers, and end Saturday service, en route to cutting operating costs by around $20 billion before 2015.

Inside the UGB

City council to discuss proposed staff layoffs

Dan Cooper to retire as Metro Attorney; Hughes nominates deputy Alison Kean Campbell as replacement

Outside the UGB

Sen. David Nelson (R) of Pendleton won’t run again in District 29

Ballot returns indicate decent turnout for Oregon congressional special election

USDA to close 260 offices, many in Oregon

Cities, Marion County asking residents for reports of flood damage

Santa Monica’s city council + residents look to ‘give teeth’ to the city’s voluntary sustainability plan

What do the Vancouver city council and Mean Girls have in common? 

Economic groups urge lawmakers to find dollars for CRC

Oregon governor hit with disabilities act class action lawsuit