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The San Diego Comic Con has begun again for another year, and the behemoth convention continues to pull in business interests from across entertainment industries. Oregon news out of this year's SDCC is running the gamut from "this place is huge!" to tidbits from the state's comics and television industries. Below is some of the Oregon-related items we're following.
NBC Television show "Grimm," which is both filmed and set in Portland, has a presence at SDCC. They continues to show Portland some love, as shown by their tweet:
This is great continuing news, because as our September 2012 Celluloid Forest story reported, $130 million was spent in Oregon in 2011 producing film, television and TV commercials, up from $62 million in 2009.
And he links to a handy little graph that indeed shows the convention's meteoric rise:
And its presence is felt all the way in Portland in terms of Twitter traffic this year. Portland Trends (@trendinaliaPDX) monitors trending Twitter topics in the city, and discovered that #SDCC had cracked the top 20:
|Get on the bus!|
|Bike Chic: 7 stylish options for cyclists|
|Beam Me Up|
|Emperor of the Sea|
|Epitaph for a Boondoggle|
A new report highlights how Oregon bankers are giving back to their communities.
Since 1932 Tidewater Transportation & Terminals (operating as Tidewater Barge Lines and Tidewater Terminal Company) has operated a multicommodity transportation and terminal company based in Vancouver, Washington. The friendly expression on the company’s shipping containers reflects the attitude of about 330 safety and community-conscious employees but belies how complicated the barge business really is.
The Port of The Dalles has run marine facilities since the 1930s, but they are part of a larger mission to strengthen the local economy. They focus on regional economic development with a strong bent toward adding good-paying jobs in high tech, manufacturing and other industries.
The Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
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Registration is now open for Portland Business Alliance’s Annual Meeting, one of the largest business gatherings in Portland each year.