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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...

2011-02-08 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, Inc., the world's largest car sharing network, announced today that it has completed the official launch of programs at eight additional college and university campuses this winter. The company has a presence on more than 225 campuses, making Zipcar the largest provider of campus car sharing in North America and the leading choice for car sharing programs among colleges and universities. Within this network of campus programs, 1.7...

2011-01-20 14:11:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Evraz Inc. NA, a leading North American steel manufacturer serving the flat, long and tubular markets, today announced plans to relocate its headquarters from Portland, Ore. to Chicago, Ill. this June. Evraz selected Chicago primarily for its logistical advantages, which will provide easier access to customers, manufacturing operations and its employees across North America. "We believe this relocation supports our strategic vision as a...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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