Social Responsibility

How to Get Involved in Social Media

September 1, 2014
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How to Get Involved in Social Media

Social media is important for any business or non-profit organization. You must be engaging your clients or your customers online in order to thrive in our digital world. It’s no longer a question of whether you should be participating in online conversations, but how you should be doing it. There are two main areas that…

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Why Social Media is Important for Your Business

August 25, 2014
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Our world has forever changed due to social media. The exchange of news or ideas used to take days, even weeks to share. Now we can have all the information we ever wanted in an instant. We can learn about large earthquakes in San Francisco as it’s happening. We can hear about how a company…

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What is Branding and Why Is It Important?

August 22, 2014
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Building an effective brand is one of the most critical investments you could ever make in your business or organization. Great brands thrive. Horrible brands die. Even if you have a fantastic service or product, you can find yourself struggling to stay alive because your brand doesn’t resonate or connect with your audience. Today I…

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How much to tell the public

March 27, 2014
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How much to tell the public

Ever feel like you’re not being told the whole story? Well you’re not. And you should be grateful for it, because the whole story is way too complicated. You’d hate it.  The PR of recycling knows that if you overload people with information they didn’t really care about in the first place, you risk having…

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How to order a ClickHOST hosting account

February 18, 2014
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How to order a ClickHOST hosting account

It may seem obvious to geeks, but the typical business owner may need to see for themselves exactly how you sign up for your web hosting account at ClickHOST. Yes it’s easy, but Stefan makes it even easier by showing you exactly what screens to click on throughout the process. In this step-by-step video Stefan…

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One veteran uses his experiences to connect with the next generation

December 19, 2012
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One veteran uses his experiences to connect with the next generation

By Robert Britt I met Brian Bland just before Veterans Day. Brian, a former Marine Corps corporal who served two deployments in Iraq, had been invited to Reynolds High School in Troutdale, just east of Portland. The school was hosting a Living History Day, a day devoted to recognizing area veterans and inviting them to…

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A thank you to readers, from Street Roots vendors

December 19, 2012
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A thank you to readers, from Street Roots vendors

This holiday season, Street Roots vendors offer up some of their favorite memories with their customers. What follows is a sampling of the many experiences that happen daily between vendors and readers. From all of the vendors, thank you for your support and have a happy holiday! One of my customers she goes out there…

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Vendor profile: Making a pitch for new beginnings

December 18, 2012
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Vendor profile: Making a pitch for new beginnings

By Erin Fenner, Contributing Writer Darryl Goeas, 48, is homeless for the first time in his life. “It’s been kind of scary,” he said. In August, he moved from Reno, his home for 13 years, looking for work. When a job fell through, he was left in Portland’s city center, not knowing where to sleep…

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Comments disabled for this blog in preparation for new News site launch

December 17, 2012
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Comments disabled for this blog in preparation for new News site launch

Dear friends, Commenting has been disabled for this blog. This is a post to let you know and explain why we have just turned off comments to this blog. We are about to unveil a new News site that’s been in the works for over a year, and it’s almost ready to go live. As…

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Philanthropy for the masses: Give!Guide engages community-minded donors

December 11, 2012
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Philanthropy for the masses: Give!Guide engages community-minded donors

by Israel Bayer, Staff writer The Give!Guide, created by the Willamette Week in 2004, started by raising $20,000 for a handful of local nonprofits. Nine years later, it helps raise more than $1.5 million dollars for more than 100 local organizations. The groups span the fields of animal services, the arts, community, education, environment health…

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