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RSVP for ELGL Forum with Patrick Quinton, PDC Executive Director – The rescheduled ELGL forum featuring Patrick Quinton, the Executive Director for the Portland Development Commission, is fast approaching. Mr. Quinton will be speaking on economic development issues in the Portland area. The luncheon will be May 2, 2012 from 11:45 AM-1:15 PM at 1900 SW 4th Ave., Room 2500 A.


Put Down the Smartphone and Pick Up a Pencil – Put down that smartphone; pick up that pencil. Employees are being encouraged by their companies to try visual note-taking to explain complicated concepts to colleagues and clients.

The 5 Etiquette Rules That Still Matter Today – The word may sound stodgy. But courtesy and manners are still essential–particularly in business. The ‘elevator rule’: Don’t discuss the meeting till you’re out of the elevator … and the building.

Stress Is Not Your Enemy – How often do you intentionally push yourself to discomfort? I know that sounds a little nutty, but here’s why I ask: subjecting yourself to stress is the only way to systematically get stronger — physically, emotionally.


Lane County Could Chop 224 Full-Time Jobs | KEZI – The county says it must cut $100 million, and $16 million of that is proposed to come from the general fund.

City of Yakima New Release – City Manager finalist candidate Marianna Marysheva-Martinez has withdrawn from the interview process as of late Monday afternoon. Today, the Yakima City Council added Anthony O’Rourke to the list of finalists to interview later this week.

Health Authority director says reform plan should cut waste = Oregon Health Authority Director Dr. Bruce Goldberg made no guarantees Tuesday as he spoke to a roomful of local heath care professionals about the major overhaul coming to the Oregon Health Plan this summer.

Damascus mayor accuses councilors of illegal meeting – The councilors dismiss the accusations as ‘comical,’ saying they didn’t discuss City Council business.

Editorial: Tell us more about budget ax process – We have a number of quick observations, questions and thoughts that might help you prepare for the Wednesday meeting of the Corvallis Budget Commission.

An expensive smoking gun – Other suggestions on how to improve LIBOR welcome IT IS supposed to be constructed using banks’ own honest estimates of what it costs for them to borrow money.

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