ELGL News and Notes
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January 15: Bill Wyatt, Port of Portland Executive Director
January 29: ELGL Central Oregon Meet Up
The High Five
The NHL May Have Been Quiet, But Teams’ Real Estate Guys Sure Were Busy – The seemingly interminable delay left the downtowns of many hockey towns quieter than usual. But while restaurants, bars, and parking attendants were taking big hits to their bottom line, many NHL teams stayed busy, Or at least, their development guys did. Some teams changed arenas, others asked for new ones, and some even pushed forward with condo towers and mixed-use complexes.
In Colorado, the National Debate on Gun Laws Plays Out – A state where gun ownership crosses political divides is becoming a national test case for what kind of regulations can garner support.
$1M a month? Tickets from speed cameras add up – The city could garner more than $1 million a month if drivers are mailed $189 tickets at the rate they were in December.
Seattle officials are calculating, preparing for climate change – Seattle officials predict that parts of the city will be under water as the shoreline creeps higher because of global climate change.
Detroit: after decades of urban blight, technology boom gives Motor City hope – As hi-tech firms spring up in areas better known for destitution and drugs, Detroit has found something new: optimism
The Fiscal Cliff
The Career Center
How Stress Affects the Body – Ever wonder the kinds of effects stress can have on the body and your everyday life? Stress is recognized by many as the No. 1 proxy killer disease today. The American Medical Association has noted that stress is the basic cause of more than 60 percent of all human illness and disease. Below are some insightful stress facts that many people are unaware of.
Over 50, and Under No Illusions – IT’S a baby boomer’s nightmare. One moment you’re 40-ish and moving up, the next you’re 50-plus and suddenly, shockingly, moving out — jobless in a tough economy.
Etiquette Lessons for the Braggart: Step 1, Don’t Pretend to Be Humble – MOST of you are probably not aware that, in the last month, many seniors in high school have learned whether they have been accepted to their top-choice college.
The Secret Art Of Negotiating: Take Your Ego Off The Table – Think negotiating is all bluff and bluster? Think again. According to Rony Ross, founder and executive chairman of Panorama Software, a provider of business intelligence software to 1,600 customers in 30 countries, the secret to successful negotiating is to take the ego out of the equation.
Want Motivated Employees? Put Them In Contact With The People They Help – Motivational talk from higher-ups is just that–talk. If you want better sales and revenue, make sure your employees know who it is their work benefits.
Study Suggests Fix for Gender Bias on the Job – Researchers say they have found an effective fix for gender discrimination in promotion and job assignments.The solution: Consider several candidates for a position at the same time rather than individually.
Invitation to the Cutting Edge Communities Symposium – Lynn Peterson, Transportation Policy Analyst for Governor Kitzhaber, has invited ELGL to the Cutting Edge Communities Symposium.
Lake Oswego water treatment plant expansion: Live chat, noon, Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Join West Linn and Lake Oswego reporter Victoria Edwards for a live chat about the battle over an expansion of Lake Oswego’s water treatment plant in West Linn.
The City of Salem currently has 20 boards, commissions, and committees appointed to research and advise the Council on issues in each specifically focused area. Please browse through the column on the left and find a wide variety of information on each board & commission, including current members and membership requirements. Applications are considered active for two years.
The Planning & Development Department seeks volunteers to serve on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Advisory Committee. Applications are currently being accepted to fill vacant positions from the Special Interest pool, Neighborhood pool, and the Voter pool. City of Eugene residents with special knowledge or expertise regarding community needs and services benefitting low and moderate income persons, affordable housing development and financing, community & economic development are especially encourage to apply. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on January 14, 2013.
The World Wide Web
The do’s and don’ts of social media from the Women’s Conference – Social media has become quite the marketing tool for businesses and most definitely is not a fad.
Survey: 13 percent rate their company as ‘advanced’ in social media – A Ragan/NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions survey shows that few social media whiz-kids regard themselves as experts, and most in the field are still figuring it out.