Please join us on December 10th to celebrate the East Portland Chamber of Commerce and East Portland Non-Profit Organizations assisting the hungry and homeless with Awards, Prizes, Delicious Buffet Breakfast and More! Please bring a WRAPPED raffle prize donation.
The East Portland Chamber of Commerce is honored to recognize Human Solutions, SnowCap Community Charities, JOIN, PACS, My Father’s House, Crossroads Church and members of the Chamber that have given generously of their time and effort to make East Portland a great place to live and work. Breakfast buffet includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, french toast, fresh fruit, assorted danishes, coffee, tea and chilled juice. This event is sponsored by Adventist Health.
See you in 2015! January 7th – Education AM with Ursina Teuscher
Please join us on January 7th for a presentation on “Increasing Personal Productivity in Healthy Ways” by Ursina Teuscher, PhD.
January 7th | 7:30-9:00am
1417 SE 107th Ave
Working toward long-term goals is difficult for everybody, because it requires such extensive efforts in delaying gratification. This talk will present practical guidelines and techniques that help you optimize your personal productivity, based on the most recent neuroscience.
You will first learn about advances in neuro-psychology and get insights into how our brains work. We will then discuss ways to apply this knowledge to your own work situation and let it guide your best practices. In particular, we will talk about prioritizing, realistic and sustainable scheduling, increasing focus and concentration, and about the fine art of taking breaks and recharging.
Ursina Teuscher has earned her doctoral degree (PhD) in psychology and a professional degree (MS) as a career counselor from the University of Freiburg, Switzerland.
As a decision coach/consultant, she helps individuals and organizations think more creatively and systematically about their decisions, and achieve their goals. One of her specialties is working with small business owners on strategic planning and time management. Ursina’s published research, books and teaching over the last decade have focused on cognitive psychology and neuroscience, decision-making, and coaching techniques. She is currently teaching decision-making and career counseling at Portland State University (PSU), Marylhurst University, and at the Small Business Development Center at Portland Community College (CLIMB PCC).
Street Fund Update
On December 3rd, City Council again debated the proposed Portland Street Fund. As a reminder, this debate was a second ‘First Reading’ of the ordinance to address the inclusion of a 6-year sunset clause. In addition, Mayor Hales and Commissioner Novick introduced an amendment to maintain current levels of funding for street maintenance during future budget years. This proposal still isn’t yet in final form; during the Dec 3rd hearing as per The Oregonian article, Commissioner Novick said, “I think we’ll be cooking up another amendment over the next week.” Additional amendments may address business rates for home-based businesses and the progressivity of the personal income tax. Visit www.OurStreetsPDX.com to see the amendments from the 11/20 and 12/3 hearings.
City Council is now tentatively expected to vote on the Portland Street Fund on Wednesday, December 17th.
This delay provides another opportunity for neighborhood businesses and business districts to share their position on the Portland Street Fund.