ELGL News and Notes
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Jason Lugo, University of Oregon
Today: Bill Wyatt, Port of Portland Executive Director – Free lunch! We’ve had a cancellation for the lunch but that individual is donating her prepaid lunch to the first one to email [email protected]
January 29: ELGL Central Oregon Meet Up
The High Five
Does Human Capital Tend to Cluster in Center Cities or the Suburbs? According to new research, where college-educated folks live has a lot to do with population size.
As Washington County develops, affordable housing gap remains a challenge – At a time when the need for affordable housing is rapidly outpacing supply in Washington County, the off-white duplex with the worn siding on Southeast 53rd Avenue in Hillsboro doesn’t look like much.
Governor speaks plainly – Kitzhaber warns that politically risky decisions are required in 2013.
A Poorer San Bernardino, and a More Dangerous One, Too – Five months after San Bernardinofiled for bankruptcy — the third California city to seek Chapter 9 protections in 2012 — residents here are confronting a transformed and more perilous city.
Fear of Earmarks Sparks Split in Sandy Aid Bill – When House Republicans decided to ban earmarks in 2010, they boasted the move would change the way Washington does business. It has, though perhaps not in the way they intended. The ban has changed the way pork is parceled out, while hampering Congress’s ability to do its business at all.
The Fiscal Cliff
The Career Center
3 Van Halen-Inspired Management Hacks – So here are 3 Van Halen-inspired tactics I like to deploy for employee quality assurance.
Guest blog: How many pages should your resume be? There you are, late one evening, rushing to update your resume so you can respond to a hot job opportunity. But the moment your fingers touch the keyboard, your brain serves up the question that bedevils every job seeker.
Sitting Is the Smoking of Our Generation – As we work, we sit more than we do anything else. We’re averaging 9.3 hours a day, compared to 7.7 hours of sleeping Sitting is so prevalent and so pervasive that we don’t even question how much we’re doing it. And, everyone else is doing it also, so it doesn’t even occur to us that it’s not okay. In that way, I’ve come to see that sitting is the smoking of our generation.
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 Gresham is offering two free information fairs about energy efficiency Saturday, Jan. 19 and 26, to raise awareness about the benefits of energy conservation and opportunities to increase home energy efficiency.
The World Wide Web
What Businesses Are Still Doing Wrong on Social Media – Here are 5 tips for small business owners (and business people at all levels, really) to be more likeable and ensure greater success using social media.
Plus-One This: Proof That Google Plus Will Prevail – Google Plus has been written off as a universal flop – but a deeper look proves that we will all eventually succumb to its siren song.