Strategic Planning- On One Page By, Dave Chin

August 29th, 2012

Strategic Planning – On One Page

Submitted by Dave Chin, ActionCOACH of Portland

Strategic planning is not a scary proposition. In fact, I’d argue, you actually do it more often than you think you do. David Allen, is his blockbuster book, “Getting Things Done,” says humans are actually “planning machines.”

 

 

 

 

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Strategic Planning- On One Page By, Dave Chin

August 29th, 2012

Strategic Planning – On One Page

Submitted by Dave Chin, ActionCOACH of Portland

Strategic planning is not a scary proposition. In fact, I’d argue, you actually do it more often than you think you do. David Allen, is his blockbuster book, “Getting Things Done,” says humans are actually “planning machines.”

 

 

 

 

(more…)

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Coffee Connection fun! Key Bank- August 24, 2012

August 24th, 2012

The Coffee Connection held this morning at the Bethenny branch of Key Bank proved to be yet another fun time for Chamber members! There were fabulous door prize giveaways, including a Timbers jersey autographed by Darlington Nagbe , discount passes for Columbia Sportswear, and four of our members turned up sporting matching violet shirts! Coincidence or planned… you be the judge, but all of them were looking sharp and ready to take on another day of taking care of business!

 

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Social Bridge Media Presents Fall Classes

August 22nd, 2012

Your Business is Losing if you aren’t Maximizing Social Media

In an effort to provide you the best small business education, we are pleased to share these opportunities with you.

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and more – whether you are just beginning or advanced, do-it-yourself or looking for professional help
check out their fall schedule.

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Social Bridge Media Presents Fall Classes

August 22nd, 2012

Your Business is Losing if you aren’t Maximizing Social Media

In an effort to provide you the best small business education, we are pleased to share these opportunities with you.

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and more – whether you are just beginning or advanced, do-it-yourself or looking for professional help
check out their fall schedule.

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Business Matters! To Blog or Not to Blog & How to Make the Most of It - November 7, 2012

August 22nd, 2012

To Blog or Not to Blog & How to Make the Most of It

Join us November 7, 11:30- 1 pm to hear Maren Symonds discuss how blogging is a valuable tool for businesses who seek a committed following, a regular stream of leads, and/or better placement for their website on search engine results pages.

If you are new to blogging or you simply want to sharpen your skills, you’ll learn best practices to help you reap the benefits of this online marketing tool.

What you will learn in from this presentation:

  • Whether or not blogging is a good fit for your paticular business concentration
  • An understanding of the different types of blog posts and the purposes they serve
  • A step-by-step process for creating top-notch posts
  • A brainstorming guide to get your blogging juices flowing

About the Presenter :

Symonds is a seasoned business strategist, marketing guru, and published author. Prior to founding Build Followers Communications, she held sales, marketing, product development, and IT positions in start-up and multi-million dollar companies. Her consulting experience spans a premier management consulting firm, two customer contact consultancies, and private practice. She has a BA from UC San Diego, an MBA from Stanford University, and an MDiv from Duke University.

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Business Matters! To Blog or Not to Blog & How to Make the Most of It - November 7, 2012

August 22nd, 2012

To Blog or Not to Blog & How to Make the Most of It

Join us November 7, 11:30- 1 pm to hear Maren Symonds discuss how blogging is a valuable tool for businesses who seek a committed following, a regular stream of leads, and/or better placement for their website on search engine results pages.

If you are new to blogging or you simply want to sharpen your skills, you’ll learn best practices to help you reap the benefits of this online marketing tool.

What you will learn in from this presentation:

  • Whether or not blogging is a good fit for your paticular business concentration
  • An understanding of the different types of blog posts and the purposes they serve
  • A step-by-step process for creating top-notch posts
  • A brainstorming guide to get your blogging juices flowing

About the Presenter :

Symonds is a seasoned business strategist, marketing guru, and published author. Prior to founding Build Followers Communications, she held sales, marketing, product development, and IT positions in start-up and multi-million dollar companies. Her consulting experience spans a premier management consulting firm, two customer contact consultancies, and private practice. She has a BA from UC San Diego, an MBA from Stanford University, and an MDiv from Duke University.

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Lorraine's Birthday- Crunchy Cake!

August 21st, 2012

This week, we are celebrating the one and only Chamber President, Lorraine Clarno’s, birthday! There were lots of laughs between crunching, as the cake was rather untraditional–consisting of a beautiful varitey of veggies, “baked” by Operations Manager, Evelyn Orr, and inspired by Pinterest! Happy Birthday, Lorraine!

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September First Friday!

August 15th, 2012

September First Friday, Downtown Beaverton

 

“By all these lovely tokens

September days are here

With summer’s best of weather

And autumn’s best of cheer.”

–       Helen Hunt Jackson, 1850-1885, September (more…)

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SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party

August 15th, 2012

SEMpdx Rooftop Networking Party, August 14th at the Hotel deLuxe overlooking Portland’s skyline.

It was a beautiful evening… met many news faces and represented Beaverton! Chamber member Candice Brehm of Fixed Fee I.T. was even interviewed by KGW news channel 8, see her interview here http://www.kgw.com/video?id=166209606&sec=547617&ref=rcvidmod!

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