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|Friday, April 06, 2012|
The Tillamook Area Chamber's first "cash mob" pumped $518.56 into Anderson Florists, a downtown business.
Store owner Robin Faber said she first heard about the cash mob program in the Headlight Herald. When Chamber Director Justin Aufdermauer called to say Anderson Florists had been chosen as the first destination, "I was really excited. It was like winning the lottery."
Cash mobs have been springing up in communities across the country. The Tillamook event is initiated through Facebook. On a page called “Tillamook Cash Mob,” would-be shoppers are invited to meet at a pre-determined time and place – but they don’t know where they’ll be shopping.
When the group of strangers meet, a store or restaurant is announced as the destination. Each mobber commits to spending $20 at the announced location.
Read more at The Tillamook Herald.
Friday, June 27, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB BLOGGER
Over the last several months we have seen a wave of cross-border acquisitions, primarily U.S.-based companies looking to purchase non-U.S.-based companies. There are a few reasons for this, but the main culprit is the U.S. corporate tax system. The United States has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.
Friday, July 18, 2014
BY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST CONTRIBUTOR
Back in May, we shared a common Wall Street quote about investing, “Sell in May and go away.” Fast forward to July and the most common question we have been getting from clients is, “When is the market pullback going to occur?”
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Thursday, June 12, 2014
BY ANDREA DURBIN | OB GUEST BLOGGER
Last week, the Obama administration took an important and welcomed step in the effort to protect the health and well-being of all Oregonians by limiting carbon pollution from existing power plants.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
BY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS
The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
BY ERIC FRUTS | OB BLOGGER
Last year, the housing market in Oregon—and the U.S. as a whole—was blasting off. The Case-Shiller index of home prices ended the year 13% higher than at the beginning of the year. But, was last year a blip, or a trend?
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