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Join homeless advocate Philip Mangano for a breakfast briefing co-hosted by Vision Action Network and Westside Economic Alliance, Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites in Tigard.
What: TriMet & IRCO Community Budget Forum
When: Thursday, February 9, 2012 (reception starts @ 5:30pm, forum begins @ 6:00pm)
Where: IRCO, 10201 NE Glisan Street, Portland, Oregon
It’s that time of the year when the Tigard Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates community by calling for Shining Stars nominees.
Still time to buy tickets at www.handsonportland.org for the 2012 Heart of the Community Awards lunch – it is going to be a great celebration of the power of volunteering. Join us!
Jason F. McLennan, CEO of the Cascadia Green Building Council, is in town to speak and kick off a collaboration between the City of Bend and Cascadia that sprang from a 2011 design competition.
New Geography highlights five regions, including the Pacific Northwest, that are most poised to flourish and help boost the national economy.
On Thursday, Jan. 26, Multnomah County will join the City of Portland in conducting the first citywide test of the emergency notification system. This automated system allows for public alerts to be sent via landlines, cellphones, text and email during emergencies, such as earthquakes or floods. You can register online http://bit.ly/ebNa0S to participate, which would also include you in future emergency alerts. (NOTE: The first test will only send alerts to people who register with a Portland address. Personal information is kept confidential, and is only used to send geographically specific alerts.)
This week’s blog entry uncovers the data behind “Made in China,” explores America’s ongoing competitiveness struggles, looks at a couple examples of entrepreneurial-minded cities, and expounds upon the SBA’s new program to support startups.
Help us pick America’s Coolest Small Town! Users nominated 647 towns and we narrowed it down to 10.
Learn more about SOTU 2012 response at nlc.org
The Portland Loo’s defense-first design has freed it from becoming a beaten-down haven for illegal activity
The post office has recently announced its desire to close thousands of local post offices, lay off loads of workers, and end Saturday service, en route to cutting operating costs by around $20 billion before 2015.
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I’m the co-founder and executive director of ELGL. I love my job. Other things I love: local government, my family, my dog Michael Jordan, sandwiches, naps, books, and skee-ball.