Get Your MBA…in 2 Years

Eight months ago I wrote a post – Get Your MBA…in 30 Seconds – which is about Fast Company’s “30 Second MBA” resource. It’s an online “curriculum” with advice and insights from people working from the trenches — entrepreneurs, business professionals, executives…those who are making things happen in the business world. I had no idea … Continue reading

Origins of “Morning Roast” + Anthony the Barista

When I decided to start a blog, I knew I needed an awesome name for it. Days and weeks went by as tried to figure out what to name this blog. Finally one night, the words “morning roast” popped into my head. “Morning roast” is usually associated with a morning cup of coffee. Since I … Continue reading

An Award-Winning Oregon State Fair!

Last week, during the International Association of Fairs and Exposition (IAFE) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the Oregon State Fair was awarded several awards in a number of categories. One of them involves the “Twitter Adventure” promotions event that I spearheaded while I was with Travel Salem and then the Oregon State Fair. The 2010 … Continue reading

Anthony Tham = Award-winner? [Preview]

Award-winner Anthony Tham…sounds nice, but I definitely can’t take all the credit. Last week, during the International Association of Fairs and Exposition (IAFE) Annual Conference in Las Vegas, the Oregon State Fair was awarded several awards in a number of categories. One of them involves the “Twitter Adventure” promotions event that I spearheaded while I … Continue reading

“America’s Greatest Marketer”

One of the things I do “on the side” is work for the Salem chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. I sit on the board of directors – co-chairing the VP of Professional Development with Susan Appleby from SEDCOR. Each month we have meetings at the Salem Chamber of Commerce with different presenters … Continue reading

To the Future and Back

If I had a DeLorean like Michael J. Fox did in the movie Back to the Future, I would fly back in time to the early days of the website. It would be interesting to watch how people and businesses reacted to this “new technology.” The internet, or “World Wide Web” as some people would … Continue reading

One Year Later…

Frigid temperatures, school buses roaming the streets, and my favorite, streaking colors as I drive around town, marks the season of fall. One of my favorite spots in Salem to view colorful fall foliage is near downtown on Gaines Street in between Summer and Winter Street. I like to say “Fall colors appear between Summer … Continue reading