Main Ingredient - September / October 2015

Good Neighbors

Good Neighbors

When E. D. (Elbert) Mondainé, senior pastor at Celebration Tabernacle Inc., moved his small congregation to Portland’s street-tough Kenton neighborhood in 2007, he knew that there would be challenges on the road to salvation. Mondainé operated Fridays Espresso with members of his flock yards from a bus station that often brought more trouble to an already troubled part of town.

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Eradicate Micromanagement

Eradicate Micromanagement

On-fire employees—the kind you’re perpetually attempting to hire, develop, and retain—need some latitude to make decisions in the workplace. The companies that are known for being the best places to work train, trust, and empower their people to think and act on their own.

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ORLA Legislative Report 

Legislative Report

The 2015 Oregon Legislative Session came to a close on Monday July 6, 2015 just after 6:00 pm. The consensus among many of the pro-business groups was that this year was the most partisan session in recent memory. Aside from the deliberations surrounding the legalization of marijuana, it was difficult to find any other issue where compromise was reached.

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Cause Marketing

Cause Marketing

The restaurant industry is the nation's second-largest private-sector employer, a provider of nearly 13 million jobs.  The industry not only fosters economic growth, but it’s also become a source where organizations seek philanthropic support, enabling restaurants to support their local communities and raise awareness with customers on dozens of societal challenges from hunger to chronic disease.

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Negotiating The Rental Rate 

Negotiating Leases

Every tenant wants to pay the least amount of base rent possible. Every landlord, however, wants to get more rent. In negotiating your rent, it’s important to realize that not all tenants pay the same rent per square foot – that’s negotiable based on many factors. It’s equally important to understand that the landlord’s asking rental rate is based on what they need to satisfy their financial commitments and what they feel that the market will allow.

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