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2011-09-09 21:00:00

More than 300 participants expected to attend conference that explores how communities build civic infrastructure to help improve outcomes for kids Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) September 09, 2011 More than 300 educators, elected officials, community leaders, business leaders and others from 20 communities throughout the United States are expected to attend the second annual national Strive Network convening September 15 and 16 at the Governor Hotel downtown. The convening, titled...

2011-08-09 07:22:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To better understand the dynamic behavior of cities, the City of Portland and IBM (NYSE: IBM) have collaborated to develop an interactive model of the relationships that exist among the city's core systems, including the economy, housing, education, public safety, transportation, healthcare/wellness, government services and utilities. The resulting computer simulation allowed Portland's leaders to see how city systems work together, and in turn...

2011-07-27 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fourth year in a row, the challenge is on. Starting this week, 36 selected participants across the U.S. and Canada have pledged to give up their personally-owned vehicles for 30 days and seek alternative methods of transportation as part of Zipcar's Low-Car Diet challenge. Participants will walk, bike, take public transit or use Zipcar to get where they need to go - equipped with Zipcar memberships and prize packages that include new...

2011-06-22 12:50:00

SEATTLE, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Bank, the bank subsidiary of Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), today announced that it was recently recognized by Seattle Business magazine as one of Washington's "100 Best Companies to Work For." Ranked 35th in the small-companies category, Pacific Continental was the only bank to place in the "banking and financial services" segment of the small-companies category. In acknowledging the award, Pacific Continental's...

2011-06-20 07:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZIP), the world's leading car sharing network, today announced the launch of its fourth annual Low-Car Diet challenge. As part of the challenge, Zipcar is calling for car owners in participating markets to pledge to give up their personally-owned vehicles for 30 days and seek alternative methods of transportation, starting July 25, 2011. Participating markets in this year's Low-Car Diet challenge include Atlanta,...

2011-06-09 09:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ecopalooza Project is proud to announce the 2nd annual Ecopalooza concert, a 100% solar-powered Wine and Jazz event raising awareness about clean energy and raising funds for the installation of a solar panel array to a local high School. On Saturday, July 23, 2011, Ecopalooza sponsors Amtrak, The Green Economy, Providence Portland Medical Center, and Gunderson will join music, wine and solar energy lovers to enjoy a concert and wine tasting...

2011-05-19 19:00:00

PHOENIX, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Louis' Citygarden, a 2.9-acre richly landscaped sculpture garden and park that has altered the perception of the city's downtown and catalyzed nearby development, has received national recognition as the 2011 winner of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Amanda Burden Urban Open Space Award. The award for the park was based on a competition to recognize an outstanding example of a well-used public open space that has spurred regeneration and...

2011-04-21 10:24:00

DENVER, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today ViaWest, a leading provider of colocation, hosting, and managed services, announced the grand opening of its twenty-first enterprise-class data center located in Portland, Oregon. Hillsboro II is the company's second data center investment in the region. Grand opening ceremonies are scheduled for May 12 and will feature tours of the new facility, product overviews, and local celebrity appearances. ViaWest is the largest privately held...

2011-03-09 00:00:28

On Thursday, March 10, 2011, both of Phagans School of Hair Design salon locations in Portland, OR, will be hosting fundraisers for the Tristan Hicks Wellness Fund. Tristan, the 2-year-old son of a former student, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in February. Phagans will match all profits raised by salon services at the Lloyd Center and Clackamas Town Center locations and donate it to the fund. Portland, OR (PRWEB) March 8, 2011 On Thursday, March 10, 2011, Phagans School of Hair Design...

2011-03-04 14:00:00

EUGENE, Ore., March 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the bank holding company of Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was again recognized by Oregon Business magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon. Statewide, nearly 14,000 employees from 263 employers participated in the publication's annual survey. Rated as the highest-ranking bank in the large-company category, Pacific Continental's 26th place ranking marks the...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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