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Lessons on Logos (access required)

Glenda LeGendre featured

Do logos matter? I have had many opportunities to work with diverse organizations over the years to help them develop logos and logo identity systems to define, illustrate, and grow their brands. One memorable one was for Sinai Hospital. From ...

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The right tone can establish an ‘environment of excellence’ (access required)

Karen Natzel Web

If I were to take the pulse of your organization today, what would the prevailing attitude, character or mood be? Is it consistent, or does it change with the direction of the headwinds? Is it congruent with the brand presented externally? ...

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Coverage for pre-existing conditions is impossible to insure (access required)

Stanley Hupfeld featured

Winston Churchill in the 1930s warned his fellow countrymen they should be very concerned about the rise of a German politician by the name of Adolf Hitler. While he was wildly excoriated for his prediction, he was ultimately proven to ...

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Multifamily housing: More choices lead to stronger communities

Scot Oliver featured

A bumper sticker from the ‘70s reads, “Houses: everybody gets one before anybody gets two.” Many people are lucky enough to take housing for granted, even two or three of them. But as communities grow and become more desirable, the ...

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Cybersecurity — a business threat for contractors (access required)


Recent strides in the construction industry to automate processes — such as accounting, project management and Building Information Modeling (BIM) software — introduce a corresponding set of new cyber risks. Contractors are vulnerable to the same cyber threats that impact ...

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Law school changed me (access required)

Shawn Healy copy

The experience of law school is unique among graduate-level programs, so much so that law students and lawyers have often told me that law school changed them in some fundamental ways. This realization usually occurs after numerous friends and family ...

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What I learned from the Women in Construction conference (access required)

Roger Lenneberg Web

The University of Oregon School of Law last month held its first Women in Construction conference: “A Conference to Educate and Empower.” On April 27, women and men gathered to learn about the importance of supporting the other half of ...

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Supreme Court decision has considerable import for Idaho business


On May 22, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling on the seemingly mundane topic of patent venue: In which federal district courts may a patent holder file a patent infringement case? The case was TC Heartland, LLC v. ...

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Investigating Trump’s plan to crack down on foreign labor (access required)

rich meneghello

Among the many executive orders signed by President Trump in his first 100 days in office, one in particular stands out as having the potential of changing the way that many businesses in Oregon operate. On April 18, the president ...

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