08.23.12 Your Morning Buzz






ELGL Forum with Charlie Hales, Portland Mayoral Candidate – Please join us on Thursday, September 13 at noon for an ELGL forum with Charlie Hales, Portland mayoral candidate.

Garbage Service Information Request – Veneta is seeking examples of RFPs for waste removal service.  If you have a recent example (within ten years) please send them to Chris Workman, City of Veneta.

Poll: Are You a True Oregonian? How would you answer this answer? The question has become a topic of conversation after Metro announced results from their latest Opt In survey.

ELGL Poll: Will Missouri Senate Candidate Drop Out? What do you think?

Hillsboro Baseball Team Name – They’re looking for your help in suggesting the perfect name! Submit your idea and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a prize pack including a pair of 2013 Season Tickets.



What Big Cities Lose When They Lose Their Small Businesses  – An East Village food shop owner discusses the post-recession difficulties facing Mom-and-Pops.

The Uncomfortable Politics Behind the History of Urban Fires  – A new book offers a sweeping look at how fire – and the way we’ve responded to and manipulated it – has shaped cities in every part of the world.

Cities Have Long Been Skeptical of Economic Development Spending – To the long list of policymakers who have debated the wisdom and efficacy of cities and states using grants and tax breaks to attract companies, add Albert Weigel. Mr. Weigel was secretary of the South Bend, Ind., Chamber of Commerce in 1916.

Slow Ride – The Portland streetcar is coming to the east side, but records show it’s too broke to provide the service boosters promised.




Crazy job interview questions – Quick! Name as many uses for a brick as you can in one minute. If “doorstop” and “construction” are the only two answers you can come up with, you might have just ruined your chances of landing your dream job.

5 Things Failure Teaches You About Leadership – Understandably, most people would rather not talk about their failures, but it sure does teach one how to manage adversity; for example, to understand why certain dots didn’t connect in their career, or why certain relationships or opportunities went awry.

Three Leadership Traits that Never Go Out of Style – None of the leadership lessons that I have learned, unlearned, or relearned ever since have left as indelible an impact as the ones I learnt as a child.

Interview Body Language Mistakes That Can Cost You The Job – Here are some interview body language mistakes that could cost you a job offer.

Turbocharge Your Career Before Breakfast – When we think of our jobs, we tend to think of things we have to do. There are meetings that consume much of the day, and emails about scheduling those meetings that consume all the pockets of time in between.

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22 Social Marketing Tips Your “Social Media Expert” Won’t Tell You – “Social media experts” are great at “connecting” and “joining the conversation”. But they’re terrible at marketing.

How to be a Twitter standout – The things that make the community of women in this category so qualified are numerous.

Changing with these digital times – The new media landscape is vast, ever-changing and hard to regulate, which is why the city of West Linn recently adopted a new social media policy. The policy drew upon concepts from the city of Portland and the Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue policies and does not apply to an employee’s personal use of social media during non-work or after work hours.

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