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“Coffee Kickstart” Kicks in Gear

BESThq members engaged at Coffee Kickstart.

BESThq members engaged at Coffee Kickstart.

A new, signature event of BESThq is the “Coffee Kickstart.” The executive briefing style event provides members and guests a rapid-fire way to start to move their business forward. Occuring every Tuesday from 7:30am-8:30am, come check it out and get connected to Beaverton’s hot new business community. A sample kickstart agenda / notes are posted below:   BESThq’s Coffee Kickstart Comments Purpose: Executive Briefing – Monday Coffee Kick-Start provides prospective business opportunities and critical business news and networking / collaboration with other members early in the work week. At Coffee Kick-Start meetings, members start their week off right and set-up a successful, profitable week. 1. Self Introductions 2. Shout Out (30 seconds to highlight another member’s success and/or demonstration of Relationship, Empowerment & Inclusion) a. OAME Youth Entrepreneurship Event b. Beaverton Chamber – Coffee Connection 7:45 c. Ramos Inc / AMEX d. Building Family relationships – Powell Butte Retreat Center –north of Redmond 3. Opportunities Briefing (see below) 4. Member / Sponsor Profile – West Hills Electric, Kendrick Mitchell 5. Discussion on www.BESThq.net and blog / calendar update – check it out! a. “Brown Bag Business Boost” this week – 8/18 at noon; for Members b. Career Seekers – 11-1pm John’s Incredible Pizza; Wednesdays (Douglas Goodrum) c. Beaverton Celebration Day d. Federation of Philippine American Chambers Convention – 8/18-20 – Special Discount available!!! 6. Thanks to all for your participation! Opportunities briefing: 1. National
  • Current economic crisis parallels 1937 fall
  • The United States’ current economic crisis is roughly paralleling a similar crisis the country endured back in 1937-38.
  • Market closes higher to end wild week
  • Mortgage rates hit new lows
  • Standard & Poor’s downgrades Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
2. Regional
  • Boeing to complete 787 testing this weekend
  • Oregon leaders prepare for massive spending cuts
  • Google buys Motorola Mobility for $12.5B
  • – Google Inc. said Monday it plans to acquire Motorola Mobility for $40 per share in cash, or a total of about $12.5 billion.
3. Local
  • Metro says CRC impact needs more study
  • List: Portland’s top engineering firms
  • Lawsuit highlights importance of construction safety
  •  Personal injury lawsuits are rare – they usually become workers’ compensation cases, under the state’s exclusive remedy doctrine – but when they happen, they serve as a reminder that construction firms need to take all precautions possible. Compensation for architects remains stagnant
  • With relatively little work to be had over the past three years, compensation for architects has remained stagnant.
  • Kaiser hospital under construction hits legal snag in quest for LEED
  • The Westside Medical Center, a Kaiser Permanente complex under construction in Hillsboro, is on track to be certified Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design gold, but when an installed insulation material was declared illegal in Oregon, the company paid approximately $500,000 to have most of it removed.
  • City approves urban renewal expenditure for Veterans Memorial Coliseum
  • Portland City Council voted 4-1 Wednesday to allow $2 million in urban renewal funds to be spent on plans for renovating Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Read more>>
  • PDC Capacity Study Survey – http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FYVWQWF
Call for nominations: Innovation in Sustainability It’s that time again – Sustainable Business Oregon is excited to recognize some of the local companies that are helping to establish our region as a beacon for sustainable business. But we need your help. The award categories are: • Product • Operations • Supply Chain • Advocacy • Leadership (Annual individual award) We’re asking you to help us identify the true innovators – those organizations that push the envelope every day and make an impact in the business community. Please note: Self-nomination is acceptable. Questions? Mason: (503) 219-3433 | masonwalker@bizjournals.com | @SustainableBzOR

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