PORTLAND, Ore.  | Easy entry into Oregon’s legal pot market means huge surplus

NonProfit University Blog

PORTLAND, Ore. — When Oregon lawmakers created the state’s legal marijuana program, they had one goal in mind above all else: to convince illicit pot growers to leave the black market. General huge surplus now-legal businesses Oregon's legal pot market portland TodayNews

PORTLAND, Maine | China threatens tariffs on US lobsters as business booms

NonProfit University Blog

PORTLAND, Maine — A set of retaliatory tariffs released by China on Friday includes a plan to tax American lobster exports, potentially jeopardizing one of the biggest markets for the premium seafood. Business China threatens tariffs portland TodayNews US lobsters as business booms

PORTLAND, Maine | Maine lawmakers to Trump: No taxes on China seafood imports

NonProfit University Blog

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine Congressional members are urging President Donald Trump’s administration not to place tariffs on seafood imports from China because it could hurt the state’s lobster industry.

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Try a Mindful New Holiday Tradition

Leadership Solutions International

The first year I was in Denver I attended the ballet, the next I attended Denver Christkindl German market. Today I write from Portland Maine. As a woman from Portland, Oregon it’s also my first time to the “other” Portland.

Book Review: Sharing Cities – Activating the Urban Commons

Beth Kanter's Blog

The book’s case studies offer us hope and inspiration for urban dwellers – that if we put people at the center – not markets, technology, or government – that people can meet their own needs by sharing resources.

Associations Help East Coasters Weather Winter Storm

Associations Now

Paul LePage declared a state of emergency on Tuesday, the Maine Snowmobile Association began preparing snowmobile drivers to transport first responders to work should roads become impassable, according to the Portland Press Herald. Snow wasn’t going to put a damper on the domestic bond market.

Lessons for Associations From the Decline of Groupon and LivingSocial

Associations Now

Jessie Burke, owner of the Portland, Oregon-based Posies Cafe, said that using Groupon was “the single worst decision I’ve ever made as a business owner.”

City-Based Manufacturing Groups Promote Their Economic Might

Associations Now

This spring, Made in NYC , a trade group of 5,700 small and medium-sized manufacturers based in New York City, launched a marketing campaign to promote the value of those businesses. It creates a stronger relationship between the consumer market in these cities and the maker movement.”.

Good News For Celiacs: Barley-Based Beer Gets Association’s OK

Associations Now

More details: About the beer: Omission Beer’s lager and pale ale , offered by the Portland, Oregon-based Craft Brew Alliance , take a different approach to getting rid of gluten than other beers on the market that are made from grains other than barley and hops.

Social Media and Tourism


David promoted the Ann Arbor arts fairs through web marketing; they were conducting interviews and putting photos and press releases online. The top 3 finalists based on the voting were Loudoun County ; Nashville, Tennessee; and Portland, Oregon.

Maine Lobstermen Soften Shell of Longstanding Antitrust Regulations

Associations Now

When the rules were enacted, in 1958, the goal was to prevent price-fixing, but the group says the efforts have gotten long in the too … er, claw, with a lawyer for the association, Mary Anne Mason, pointing out to the Portland Press Herald that antitrust laws have largely dealt with the issue.

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5 Social Media Tips for Social Good Companies That Will Get Your Message Heard (In Less Than 10 Minutes Per Day)


I don’t have the money to hire anyone to do our social media marketing.”. There are SO many social media platforms out there to drive awareness to your organization: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Vine, YouTube… heck, as social media marketers, there are some even we don’t know about!

Should You Crowdsource Your Event’s Note-Taking?

Associations Now

Slack’s potential as a winner in the event space was sho, in particular, at Portland’s XOXO conference last September, where it was seen as a “breakout app.”

Building Experience into your Annual Association Conference

SCD Group

Sean outlined the lessons (for his realtor market) from concerts of two very different entertainers. In Portland, Oregon, a boat ride. Have you ever been part of a “tail gate” party before a college football game? (Or, Or, a pro game?). When I return to Ohio State in the fall for a “big time” college football game, the tailgaters amaze me! Complete barbecue setups. RVs with big screen TVs. Lawn games. Beer and soft drinks. And lots of celebrating.

Lean Impact Series: 10 Changemakers Using Lean Startup Methods For Greater Social Impact

Beth Kanter's Blog

Roughly 70% of India’s economy is tied to agriculture, but rural farmers often have little information about current market prices, which means they often sell below market value. Gateway Green is a project in Portland to turn a stretch of unused land into a multi-use bike park.

On Collins’ “What Makes Powerful Nonprofit Leaders” – a conversation with Association Trends’ 2007 Young and Aspiring Association Professionals


I was asked to start a conversation going with my fellow bloggers/readers and the other eleven 2007 Young and Aspiring Association Professionals (listed at the bottom of this post, who may or may not be familiar with this kind of blog-conversation format) as named by Association Trends back in November.