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Tips to help manage arthritis pain

November 1, 2018

Are you or someone you know suffering from arthritis or a related condition? Many people accept chronic joint pain as a normal part of life, often assuming nothing can be done, but there is good news – options are available locally to help relieve your pain by. While there’s no quick fix for arthritis, there…

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Markets Rattling Investors, Fed Still Calm

November 1, 2018

OCTOBER 29, 2018 Equity market turmoil continued throughout last week, raising fresh questions about the Fed’s policy path. I don’t believe that Powell & Co. will panic just yet. I suspect they will take a broad view of incoming data and financial indicators and conclude they have little reason to alter their policy path. This…

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Where Have the Adventurers Gone? Recent Trends in Oregon Entrepreneurship

November 1, 2018

By: Henry Fields If you’ve ever struggled to spell “entrepreneur” you might know that it’s a term borrowed from French. It’s too bad that an early English-language equivalent, “adventurer,” didn’t catch on. The term perfectly captures the swashbuckling, eccentric personality needed to start a business (and it’s easier to spell). Though English needed the loanword,…

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Develop an entrepreneurial mindset with entrepreneurial learning experiences

November 1, 2018

What is Mindset? We all have a mindset, yet often we are not consciously aware of it or the profound effect it has on our lives. Our mindset is the underlying mechanism that can expose opportunities and ignite our ambition, engaging our faculties in ways that enable us to flourish and thrive. Yet, our mindset…

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Job Insights for the Fourth Quarter of 2018

November 1, 2018

By Refresh Leadership on October 30, 2018 in Executive Insights Although 2018 is ending on a strong note for many businesses, recruiting and retention challenges will carry over into 2019. To provide accurate and timely employment forecasts for business leaders, Express Employment Professionals International Headquarters conducts an ongoing Job Insights survey to track quarterly hiring…

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The small towns that survive will be the ones that are open to new ideas

November 1, 2018

BY: BECKY MCCRAY In a world driven by frenetic change, which small towns are going to thrive? We know rural people play a key role in our society, so some small towns will have a future. Some small towns are innovative and progressive. Other small towns are stuck in the past. Is there anything that…

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The Diversity of Local Government in Oregon

November 1, 2018

by Annette Shelton-Tiderman Conversations about government employment are typically very opinionated – regardless of who is talking, the specific focus of the conversation, and where the discussion takes place! No matter which side of the fence people may be on, a county-level analysis of government employment offers insights for any discussion. “To Promote the General…

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Photography, The Photo Ark and Great Visual Storytelling

November 1, 2018

By: Gary Conkling Joel Satore has dedicated his life to capturing intimate, face-to-face portraits of animals that reflect the biodiversity of earth, as well as the dangers of animal extinction. His visual storytelling is strikingly artful, compelling to view and an example of how to show what you mean and feel in a way that…

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This isn’t your grandparents’ logging

November 1, 2018

Being new to the forest sector, I have to admit that today’s logging operations are quite different than the popular-culture image of a burly, bearded man wearing a plaid shirt and carrying an ax. Three recent firsthand experiences have provided me with a clearer picture of how logging is done in Oregon. The first experience…

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More About Oregon Spiders

November 1, 2018

Hobo, Giant House, Black Widow, and Yellow Sac Spiders Hobo (Tegenaria agrestis) & giant house spiders (T. gigantea) The most common spiders submitted for identification at the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) are hobo and giant house spiders. Both spiders were accidentally introduced from Europe. They can be found wherever people live in Oregon. This…

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WHAT’S SUSTAINABILITY GOT TO DO WITH IT?

November 1, 2018

LINKING SUSTAINABILITY CLAIMS TO SALES FMCG AND RETAIL HTTPS://WWW.NIELSEN.COM/US/EN.HTML “All natural,” “fair trade,” “organic”—more and more products across the store include claims of sustainability. But what do all these claims mean? Describing a product as “sustainable” could mean that it’s sourced responsibly, for example, or that it utilizes recyclable packaging—as well as a whole host…

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Trying Times for a Relentless Optimist

October 1, 2018

9/17/2018 Article A Letter from Max Williams, OCF President and CEO We are, unfortunately, living in such cynical times that even good deeds are now met with suspicion. Recent articles and opinion pieces in the New Yorker and New York Times do a stunning disservice to philanthropy at this critical moment in our state and in…

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