Daimler hosts Career Day for high school students

Over 200 high school students interested in careers in engineering and the skilled trades got a first-hand look at the Western Star truck manufacturing plant and the Product Engineering Validation facilities at Daimler Trucks North America during the company’s annual Career Day on April 15. The initiative is one of multiple community giving programs supporting education in science, technology, engineering, and math and Career Technical Education in Portland and southwest Washington under the Daimler Education in Motion campaign.... read more

Special meeting on 4/16 for businesses to give PBOT feedback

On April 10 Commissioner Novick released the results of a poll focused on street maintenance and funding; as noted by The Oregonian: “Both the $8 and $12 [monthly] tax revenue estimates factor in heavy contributions from the business community.” Willamette Week updated its story on the issue with the following: “UPDATE, 3:30 pm: PBOT spokesman Dylan Rivera tells WW the transportation bureau has adjusted its figures—and plans to seek an equal fee from businesses. That means the fee could raise as much as $52 million a year for PBOT.” Funds raised would address street maintenance and safety improvements. Mayor Hales... read more

Exceed Enterprises and its services to business and industry

At the April Swan Island Business Association meeting, Exceed Enterprises shared how their business partnerships enable people with disabilities to contribute to society through meaningful employment and increased independence, self-confidence, and dignity. Established in 1968, Exceed is a non-profit organization that excels in providing vocational and personal development services for people with disabilities. Serving the Portland metropolitan area, Exceed offers a variety of options and opportunities through rehabilitation services, community-based and on-site business environments, personal services and community activities. Exceed provides Oregon companies with high quality services such as, packaging, assembly and sub-assembly work, kitting and marketing support. Some of... read more