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2010-11-09 09:58:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Five Dignity Memorial funeral, cremation and cemetery providers in the Portland area, all members of the Green Burial Council, now offer green burial and cremation products and services designed to provide customers with a wider range of memorialization options. Earth-friendly products include caskets, urns and clothing, as well as eco-conscious tribute options. Dignity Memorial providers will also support Friends of Columbia Gorge by...

2010-11-09 08:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar Inc., the world's leading car-sharing service, announced today that it has expanded to 31 additional college and university campuses this fall. The company now has a presence on more than 225 college and university campuses across North America, potentially serving up to 1.7 million students, faculty and staff. "This fall, Zipcar has gone back to school in a big way," said Zipcar Chairman and CEO, Scott Griffith. "We are expanding at...

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2010-11-02 06:55:00

New study explores relationship between urban trees and crime Along with energy conservation and storm-water reduction, scientists may soon be adding crime-fighting to the list of benefits that urban trees provide. Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service's Pacific Northwest (PNW) and Southern Research Stations have published a new study that suggests that certain types of city trees may help lower property and violent crime rates. Their study"”which is posted online in advance of its...

2010-09-29 06:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising and entertainment industries, today announced Carol Hinnant, Senior Vice President of National Network Sales for the Advanced Media and Information (AMI) division at Rentrak, will be a featured speaker during Multichannel News' Hispanic TV Summit. During the "Hispanic Consumer Behavior and Their Viewing Habits" panel, Ms. Hinnant will share her...

2010-09-08 20:30:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Lybeck will assume the CFO position effective September 9th, and brings over 15 years of executive financial leadership to the Portland, Oregon based member-owned company comprised of over 200 leading independent tire retailers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100908/SF61842) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100908/SF61842) John Kreidel, CEO of Tire Factory said, "We are very pleased to have Walter join the Tire Factory...

2010-08-30 18:09:00

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Timbercon, Inc., a fiber optic product and solution manufacturer headquartered in Lake Oswego, Oregon, was ranked on Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list for the fourth year in a row. Timbercon ranked 3316 for 2010. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) "We are thrilled to be named by Inc. Magazine as one of the nation's...

2010-08-18 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- CauseOn(TM) (http://causeon.com) today announced a new approach to online discount couponing with the launch of its first site in Portland, Ore. CauseOn will not only focus on giving consumers amazing deals, with discounts ranging from 50 percent to 90 percent, but will give up to 20 percent of its revenues to a cause of the customer's choice. CauseOn also announced its first five cause partners, led by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the global leader...

2010-08-17 08:47:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar Inc., the world's largest car-sharing service, is challenging car owners nationwide to participate in its third annual Low-Car Diet. Beginning September 14, 2010, participants in Zipcar cities across the United States and Canada will pledge to personally give up their vehicles for 30-days and find other ways to meet their transportation needs. Participants will be given a Zipcar membership and other incentives designed to make their...

2010-07-27 06:05:00

PORTLAND, Ore., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), the leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the advertising and entertainment industries, today announced that David Chemerow, the company's Chief Operating Officer and CFO, will give an overview of the company and its growth strategies, and conduct one-on-one investor meetings, at the 2010 Oppenheimer Annual Technology, Media & Telecommunications Conference on August 11, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. ET...

2010-06-15 13:30:00

EUGENE, Ore., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Continental Corporation (Nasdaq: PCBK), the bank holding company for Pacific Continental Bank, today announced that it was recently honored and recognized by The Seattle Times as one of the Northwest region's top 20 companies of the decade. The "top 20" list recognizes publicly traded companies, headquartered in Washington, Oregon or Idaho, that have provided shareholders with the highest total returns between 2000 and 2009....


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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