10.23.12 Your Morning Buzz

Posted on October 23, 2012

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“Horses and bayonets” becomes latest debate catchphrase

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Creatives and the Crisis – Since the start of the economic crisis, creative class workers have fared substantially better than others.

What Are the 7 Keys to a Strong Community? – Parks, community schools, and other essential elements.

The future of central Portland: City looks to river as new front yard – When planners and citizen activists laid out the first big plan for downtown 40 years ago, the Willamette River was an obstacle to be overcome. When they updated their thinking in 1988, the water had become something to be admired from a safe distance — say the height of downtown’s two-story-high harbor wall.

Plastic bag ban clears City Council – The Eugene City Council on Monday night flexed its environmental muscle, approving a ban on plastic bags and a statement in opposition to coal trains.


The Fiscal Cliff



Get Involved

ELGL Central Oregon Presents Brenda Bartlett, CPA – Thursday, October 25th, Redmond City Hall, Address:  716 SW Evergreen Ave, Time: Noon-1pm (bring lunch with you), Occupational Fraud – Is Your Government at Risk?

RSVP: Spend Your Halloween with Adam Davis, DHM Research – Please join us on October 31 for a conversation with Adam Davis, DHM Research at the Tualatin Library Community Room (18878 SW Martinazzi Avenue, Tualatin, OR 97062). To RSVP, send an email by October 29th to ELGL project coordinator, Megan Messmer – [email protected]

Forty Under 40 nominations – The Portland Business Journal is seeking the 2013 – 40 under Forty. If you know an amazing executive under 40 years old, nominate them now!

Planning downtown Portland’s future: Live chat with Anna Griffin at noon Tuesday – Portland city leaders are in the process of coming up with a plan to guide development in the central city through 2035. Planners and a committee of citizens and stakeholders will present guiding principles to the Portland City Council on Wednesday.

University of Washington Evans School 2012–2013 Recruitment Fair Schedule – An Evans School representative will attend each of events below to answer your questions and distribute information about our programs. We look forward to seeing you there.

Committee volunteers needed – The City of Keizer is soliciting applications for volunteers to be considered to serve on the following committees.

River Terrace Kickoff Meeting – The City of Tigard is holding a kickoff meeting for the River Terrace Community Plan project on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The meeting will be held at Deer Creek Elementary School, located at 16155 SW 131st Avenue in Tigard.


The Workplace

Moving This Year? 10 Helpful Tax Tips – If you moved–or are planning to move–this year to start a new job you may be able to deduct certain moving-related expenses on your tax return. You may be able to deduct these expenses even if you kept the same job –  but moved to a different location.

Note to Gen Y Workers: Performance on the Job Actually Matters – We’ve all heard about how millennials have been raised by “helicopter parents,” who hover over them and protect them from criticism and disappointment. The result is a “teacup” generation of young people who may appear outwardly perfect, but are easily shattered. For years, they have regularly been given pats on the back, often just for showing up.

Disconnection at the Heart of Corporate Failure – Have you ever watched TV with the volume down and the radio on in the background? Some may describe that as crazy, some call it multi-tasking whilst others may sadly say ‘oh we have that all the time at work, everyone talking at once, no one listening, saying one thing and doing another’, creating confusion, misalignment and disconnection, and even at times manifesting as corruption and unethical practice.

State CIOs Balance Innovation and Legacy, Survey Says – At the 2012 NASCIO Annual Meeting held in San Diego, the association, along with TechAmerica and Grant Thornton LLP, released a survey that discusses how state CIOs deal with the continual introduction of new technologies, such as mobile devices and applications, social media, big data, cloud computing and public safety broadband, while simultaneously providing essential IT services to states.


The Social Network

You Know Twitter’s “Favorite” Button? It Could Have Been Called “Thanks.” – For years now, Facebook and Twitter have had their respective “like” and “favorite” buttons. They’re simple, straightforward ways to show appreciation for a status update or a tweet without verbally replying (and Google, too, has its +1 button.). They’re popular, too: Facebook processes nearly 3 billion “likes” on a daily basis.

How To Manufacture a Twitter Following, One Payoff at a Time – It took a stingy merchant to convince Splurgy co-founders Brian Kim and Michi Kono they had stumbled onto a potential jackpot of a business idea.

3 Ways to Grow Your Email List With Twitter | Social Media Examiner – One of the most powerful aspects of social media is just how well it integrates with building a strong email list for your business.

Don’t be a social media ‘one-hit wonder’ – Blasting your way to social media fame might be fun, but sustaining it requires hard work.

5 tips for handling a Facebook firestorm – If you’ve never had a negative event blow up on Facebook, your turn is probably coming. What are you going to do when a comment, post, picture, or news item goes viral in the wrong way? Here are five tips that will help you navigate the critical first 48 hours.

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Twitter: Mitchell Silver

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