December 2008

Recession? Not at the Christmas shops

For Lindy Simmons and Judy Lynch every day is Christmas. Their Forever Christmas Gifts & More shop is open year-round and sits in the heart of Christmas Valley on a stretch of Christmas Valley Highway in Lake County.


A tiny fashion cluster

WestEndFashion1The West End Fashion District of Portland, a four-block stretch pinched between West Burnside and Southwest from Ninth to 13th, is hailed by fashion critics as a sort of high-end boutique-central for the modern female fashionista.


Keeping employee spirits up in a downturn

It’s not often the relocation of a business to a smaller office space is credited for improving employee morale.


Trimming the office party without cutting the fun

Company holiday celebrations are an expression of employee appreciation and just because business may be down for the year and cutbacks loom, that doesn’t mean you should ditch the party.