06.08.12 The Morning Buzz




This explains my life in the car.

RSVP: Economist Dr. Thomas Potiowsky, June 13 – ELGL is hosting a luncheon with former State Economist and current Chair of the Portland State Economics Department, Dr. Thomas Potiowsky. The discussion will be on the US recovery and the new economic environment. This information will be relevant to long-term local government revenues and anyone interested in budgeting.

Talkin’ About My Generation with ELGL-Eugene – Please find the attached announcement regarding the upcoming lunch seminar scheduled for Thursday, June 21 in Springfield. Special thanks to Judy Williams at Lane County for putting the agenda together and Jeff Towery at Springfield for agreeing to host us next month.

Info Request: Social Gaming Policy – My organization is researching approaches taken by other cities to regulate “social gaming.” I am focusing on options for licensing, regulating and enforcing an ordinance. Please send along any documents that may aid in framing the issue. I can be reached at kentw@tigard-or.gov.


Haha! so true!!

The Right Way to Engage Residents in a Neighborhood Redesign – In Denver, a new model of how to revitalize older, distressed public housing sites in an ambitious yet sensitive way.

Whatcom County executive: No staff cuts needed, if labor costs stay flat – Whatcom County Executive Jack Louws says county government can avoid employee layoffs in 2013 and 2014, if labor costs don’t increase.


I use to do this!!

10 Elements of Great Company Culture – Building a company culture of engaged employees takes years and requires consistent execution.  I boiled down our culture strategy into 10 essential components I call the “10 Cs of Culture.”

How to Market Yourself Even if You’re Extremely Shy – Let’s face it: selling isn’t for everyone. Some people, including executives and entrepreneurs, panic at the thought of “putting themselves out there,” especially when that means asking colleagues for referrals or reaching out to past clients to drum up new business.

That Famous ‘Skills Shortage’ You’ve Heard About is a Myth – Are we good enough, smart enough, and, doggone it, do people like us? Okay, ignore that last question, and focus on the first two. The issue of whether our workers are talented enough and clever enough for the jobs that actually are out there is an enormously important one.

Inside the UGB

This has got to make you smile:)

Outside the UGB


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