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THE BENEFITS AND DANGERS OF DIGITAL RECEIPTS

December 8, 2013 No Comments

Retailers Seek to Entice Customers with Convenient Payment Options  Lake Oswego, Ore. – Dec. 6, 2013 – With the probable demise of physical cash in the near future, many retailers—large and small—are adopting point-of-sale solutions to accommodate the increasing use of debit and credit. The ease of implementation, gentle learning curve and competitive fees are […] Commentary, Information

Newspapers Nearing Death

May 8, 2012 No Comments

So true, so true… … from MICHAEL S. MALONE I can’t precisely place the moment when I stopped reading newspapers, but it was sometime during the dot-com boom. My family went off to Africa for a couple months one summer, cancelled our newspaper subscriptions, and when we got home never really got around to re-subscribing. Eventually, […] Commentary

Ten Reasons to Shop Locally?

April 23, 2012 No Comments

I have lived in La Grande for 17 years and currently help run four local businesses. I love La Grande. Bless our Chamber of Commerce. They do an excellent job for our community. Occasionally however, I have to roll my eyes a bit at their promotional materials so I write this to provide a bit […] Commentary

Hot Lake Springs – Revisited

January 1, 2011 2 Comments

Looking from the South, this view shows the older 1864 wooden structure, on the right, that burned down in 1934. A sprinkler system saved the newer brick structure that was built in 1908. Back in 2001, I went with some relatives to sneak a visit to the old Hot Lake “sanatorium”. We explored it thoroughly […] Tags: , , , , , , , , Commentary

INFOMERCIAL INCONVENIENCES

April 16, 2014 No Comments

Consumers Who “Call Now” May Get More Than They Bargained For   Lake Oswego, Ore. – Nov. 30, 2012 – While most shoppers enjoy hunting for holiday gifts in stores or online, others prefer spontaneous product pitches on television. Infomercials lure buyers with hard-to-find-elsewhere gifts and “call now” offers on appliances, cosmetics, jewelry, novelty items and […] Commentary, Information, News

Mother’s Day Train Offers Brunch Served With Scenery

ELGIN, OREGON  Area residents and visitors looking for a fun way to celebrate Mother’s Day might want to consider...

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North Powder Huckleberry Festival Invites Food and Craft Vendors

NORTH POWDER, OREGON  The North Powder Huckleberry Festival committee is seeking craft and food vendors for their eighth annual...

U.S. World Class taekwondo is 2014 Oregon Business of the Year

Lake Oswego, Ore. – March 26, 2014 – Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is proud...

NEOEDD Seeks Projects

It’s time to submit projects for the Northeast Oregon Economic Development District’s (NEOEDD) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). Economic...

BBB Warns Consumers about Vancouver-based Blue Moon Coin

Lake Oswego, Ore. — March 13, 2014 — More than two dozen people have contacted Better Business Bureau to...

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“Grandparent Scam” Targets Portland Woman

Lake Oswego, Ore. — March 12, 2014 — Frantic calls from grandchildren in trouble arrive late at night; they...

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