05.23.12 The Morning Buzz

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Call for RSVPs: 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.

The City of Sandy is recruiting to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission reviews land use applications and advises the City Council on legislative changes and typically meets on the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. The person appointed to this position must live within the city limits.

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Top Five Video Ideas for Local Government - MRSC Insight – The digital futurists predict that within three years 80 percent or more of internet content will be via video.

Lake Oswego-Tigard water partnership officials to rework proposal for treatment plant expansion in West Linn, as residents push backAn ongoing land use battle over the Lake Oswego water treatment plant was expected to boil Wednesday night, with the West Linn Planning Commission slated to vote on a proposed expansion of the plant located in a West Linn neighborhood.

Districting effort on track for vote - Advocates of changing from at-large to district representation will seek signatures come June.

FTA head says MAX project can’t be stopped - Light rail opponents in Clackamas County cannot derail the Portland-to-Milwaukie MAX project, says Federal Transit Administrator Peter Rogoff.

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10 Simple Tricks for Improving Your Communication Style - Are you getting interviews but few callbacks? Chances are you have a great resume, but you might be missing that extra oomph to help you stand out during the interview. The truth is employers are on the hunt for stellar candidates that are as great in person as they are on paper. This is especially true for recent grads.

Permanent beta: Why your career is a work in progress  - Keeping your career in permanent beta forces you to acknowledge that you have bugs, that there’s new development to do on yourself, that you will need to adapt and evolve. It is a lifelong commitment to continuous personal and professional growth.

How Managers Become Leaders - What I found is that to make the transition successfully, executives must navigate a tricky set of changes in their leadership focus and skills, which I call the seven seismic shifts.

How to employ the semicolon in your writing (and why) - Some writers overuse it; less confident writers avoid it for fear of misuse. And it is a peculiar looking punctuation: a period stacked atop a comma. In the realm of electronic communication it has literally become a wink.

Are You Fighting the Future or Adapting To It? Did you know that an additional 0.1 second in the time it takes a web page to load can lead to a 1% decline in customer activity?

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