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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


November 30, -0001 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

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