Monthly Archives: April 2014

Taking Tribal Global – Discovery and Goosebumps

April 29, 2014
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Taking Tribal Global – Discovery and Goosebumps

Discovery and Goosebumps with Jo Green!   As guest editor for this blog—Taking Tribal Global—this is the bit that brings you lots of cool stuff including chat and stories from Tribal Bellydancers from around the world, I invite you into my Dance Den, my virtual cubbyhole, to think and discuss Gypsy Caravan Tribal Bellydance (TM) goodness. Hello…

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Art of Catering Dishes on Food Trends and Favorite WCEP Events

April 29, 2014
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Art of Catering Dishes on Food Trends and Favorite WCEP Events

Smarsh Holiday event 2013, an Art of Catering favorite. Creatively adapting to diverse dietary restrictions from a growing population of vegan, nondairy, and gluten free clients without jeopardizing taste or the Portland “foodie” experience can be a catering challenge–though Art of Catering (AOC) has developed solutions to meet these dietary standards while offering innovative menu and service trends…

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Tribal Bellydance in the mountains

April 28, 2014
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Tribal Bellydance in the mountains

Tribal Bellydance in the mountains Back in Portland, refreshed after a weekend of dance, laughter, hot spring soaking, friendship, sweat, more dance, meditation, healing, journaling, deep talk, love, and more dance…yes, that was our 21st annual women’s Tribal bellydance retreat at Breitenbush Hot Springs in Oregon, that I host every year in the spring. This…

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Why Be a B? An Open Letter to Fellow Business Owners

April 28, 2014
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Why Be a B? An Open Letter to Fellow Business Owners Tim Masson, a friend of mine and CEO of Ian Martin Group, recently wrote one of the best articles I have ever read about the value of B Corp certification. Tim shares how Ian Martin Group recently raised their B Impact Assessment score (a free tool that…

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Why Be a B? An Open Letter to Fellow Business Owners

April 28, 2014
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Tim Masson, a friend of mine and CEO of Ian Martin Group, recently wrote one of the best articles I have ever read about the value of B Corp certification. Tim shares how Ian Martin Group recently raised their B Impact Assessment score (a free tool that measures a company’s overall social and environmental performance) from 88…

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Wanted: Smart Grid Policies for 14 Million Homes

April 28, 2014
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The multifamily home market  is not the only segment that is missing out on Smart Grid benefits. There’s another market segment that is also woefully absent from participation in Smart Grid-enabled programs and solutions.  And just like the multifamily challenge, it is mostly caused by the absence of federal, state, and local policies.  There are…

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Benjamin Graham and Index Funds

April 26, 2014
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Benjamin Graham and Index Funds

Sunriver, Oregon Benjamin Graham is considered by many to be the father of value investing.  For more information on one of his last conversations, go to this site. Interviewer:  Can the average manager of institutional funds obtain better results than the Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Standard & Poor’s Index over the years? Graham: …

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Taking Tribal Global–Friday What I’m Loving…

April 25, 2014
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Taking Tribal Global–Friday What I’m Loving…

Friday What I’m Loving… Here I am, supposed to be finishing up packing yet another dance weekend…this is our 21st yearly women’s Tribal Bellydance reteat that we drive into the mountains for! But I needed to put some words down on the page before I can get my day kickstarted. And instead of packing last…

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In-house Custom Built Urban Farmer Collection

April 24, 2014
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In-house Custom Built Urban Farmer Collection

The industrial chic and pleasantly contradictory concept of the Urban Farmer look is versatile for any event from corporate seminars to weddings. West Coast Event Productions has been developing an extensive Urban Farmer collection over the years, building various innovative and custom pieces in-house using a mixture of wood materials, sleek metals, and complementary neutral…

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Home & Garden Idea Fair

April 24, 2014
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Home & Garden Idea Fair

The Home & Garden Idea Fair will be held April 25, – 27, 2014 at the Clark County Event Center, located at 17402 NE Delfel Road in Ridgefield, WA, just nine miles north of the I-5 bridge at exit 9. It‘s a fun filled show, with activities for the entire family. Admission is FREE and…

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