03.08.12 The Morning Buzz



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Veterans and Family Center – There’s still time to donate new or gently used business clothing to help our returning veterans ace their job interviews as they transition back to civilian life. Items may be taken to the Salvation Army Veteran and Family Center, 14825 SW Farmington, right here in Beaverton, through Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Can you spare a few moments to take our new survey on teleworking? American City & County and GovPro have combined to research the uses, barriers, and success of teleworking in government. We would appreciate your feedback on our survey!

88 Ways To Make A Stranger Smile – What have you done to make someone smile? Do you need a suggestion or two, read this!


This is awesome!! No excuses for not working out! I must remember this and get my butt into gear!! :o)

State and Local Public Pensions – Let the Truth Be Told – A General Accountability Office (GAO) study of state and local government pension plans released on Friday, March 2, confirmed what the National League of Cities (NLC) and many other national groups representing employers and state and local pension plans have been saying for years:  Public pensions are not facing a short-term crisis

Knowing when it’s green: A Citizen’s Guide to (LEED for) Neighborhood Development | Kaid Benfield’s – If you are like most of us, you have wondered whether or not a proposal for new development in your community was a good idea, whether it was environmentally friendly, or whether you should support it.

States and local governments face new voting laws in 2012 – A dizzying array of new voting laws will affect state and local governments across the country in the 2012 elections.

Low-Cost Ways To Show Employees They’re Highly Valued – Here are 30 low-cost ideas for small businesses who want to show employees that they are highly valued.

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