07.26.12 Your Morning Buzz



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RSVP: ELGL Forum with Sean Robbins, Greater Portland Inc. – Please join us on Wednesday, August 1 at noon for an ELGL forum with Sean Robbins, Greater Portland Inc. The forum will be held in the  West Linn City Hall, Council Chambers – 22500 Salamo Road.

RSVP: ELGL Forum with Bob Moore, founder of Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods – The event will be held at Bob’s Red Mill corporate headquarters in Milwaukie (13521 SE Pheasant Ct., Milwaukie, OR  97222) on August 8th. Please note, this is a different location than the store. The event will begin at 11:45 am and last until 1pm. For those who are able to stay longer, a tour of the Bob’s Red Mill facility will begin at 1pm.

Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue – TVF&R Battalion Chief Ian Yocum is a national finalist for Volunteer of the Year in the Classy Awards for his off duty volunteer work with Medical Teams International. Voting ends this Thursday, so help Ian by casting today at: http://www.stayclassy.org/classy-awards/vote.


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What Vancouver Gained By Hosting the Olympics  – The Games have a lot of naysayers. But Vancouver’s former planning chief says the 2010 games made his city stronger.

Virginia Developer Is on a Mission to Revive His Town – The Kirk Avenue Music Hall, a four-year-old club named for its downtown block here, offers an unexpected perk to its performers: an apartment. For a night or so, before or after gracing the stage, artists stay at no charge in a loft a block away, signing the guest book with notes of gratitude.

America’s Leading Creative Class Counties  – A county-by-county breakdown of the U.S. creative class.

5 finalists named for Soldotna city manager post – The Oregon men up for the position are Rick Hohnbaum, who was business manager at Compliance Services of America in Gardiner, and Newport City Manager James Voetberg. Both men have previous experience in Alaska city and borough-level government.

Vital Signs of City Performance – There’s no universally accepted definition of urban success in the 21st century. But a new report offers up more than two dozen indicators that cities might want to use to measure themselves.

Economic Baseball Theory of the Day: Is the Ichiro Effect Real?  Local media outlets reported that the city could be set to lose millions in Ichiro tourism: Seattle and its region welcomed about 64,000 Japanese tourists last year, nearly twice the number of people who visit from runner-up China. Tom Norwalk, president of the Seattle Convention and Visitors bureau, told MyNorthwest.com the loss would be “gigantic.”

Colorado shooting: The long road to Theater 9 – In the darkness of Theater 9, smoke began to rise. Stephen Barton saw flashes and heard loud pops coming from near a front exit.

Why most cities don’t bury power lines – In late June, a freakish and powerful “derecho” storm in the Washington, D.C., area knocked out a bunch of power lines and left more than a million homes without electricity for several days (weeks, in some cases). Sure enough, local officials began calling on the one local utility, Pepco, to bury its power lines underground.


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5 Things Remarkable Bosses Never Do – What you don’t do can sometimes make a bigger impact than what you do.

How to Master the “Informational Interview” In this turbulent market, it seems that many people are reevaluating their careers. Some know exactly they’d like to do: they want to switch from Wall Street to Silicon Valley or transition from product marketing to sales – while others aren’t sure of the next step.

Swearing at work could affect your career – If your mother ever told you to watch your language as a kid, that may have been good advice for your career.

What to Look for When Hiring a Quality Community Manager – As we work everyday to find high-impact strategies for community involvement, it is natural to wonder if there’s another step we can take to ensure our social media initiatives are successful. One job role that has been emerging lately is that of the Community Manager. Do you currently have a community manager for your agency or project?

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