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We’re proud to announce Glen and Elaine Spidel have achieved the Leadership Rank of Regional Directors within the Take Shape for Life Organization! Please join us in recognizing them for their incredible achievement!

Help Raise Money for the Shadow Project

Come watch the #1 ranked Winterhawks battle their first-round playoff opponent and help support The Shadow Project, a Portland nonprofit partnering with teachers to foster success for 1,200 school children with special needs. A portion of all Shadow Project tickets will go directly to The Shadow Project. Come have a great time with friends and family and support a great cause.The Shadow ProjectContact: Michael van BronkhorstDirect: 971-230-2969 Download the flyer here.

Announcing a change in ownership

Northwest Massage and Wellness Center located at 245 SE 4th Avenue, Suite G, in historic downtown Hillsboro, has been serving the Hillsboro and Portland communities for 13 years. We are still very dedicated to serving our community with the best in wellness care, and we are now under new management. Toni Powers has been working at the Hillsboro office since the Fall of 2010, and is now the new owner. Veronica Weeks-Basham, the previous owner, is retiring as a Massage Therapist, but is still working in the Hillsboro office part-time through the end of March, 2011. We are open Monday through Friday from 10 to 6, and Saturdays from 10 to 4. We still specialize in Motor Vehicle Accident recovery, as well as pregnancy, deep tissue, cranio-sacral, relaxation and medical massage, and we do accept all PIP insurance and some health insurance. We are very pleased to introduce our newest massage therapist, Mary Parson, who will be in the office on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and we are interested in bringing on another therapeutic bodyworker to start in April. Please call us at (503) 681-9673 or visit us on our website at for more information and to schedule your appointment today! Mention you saw this notice and receive $10 off your first visit for all new clients. We look forward to meeting you soon.

CrossFit Hillsboro Creating Partnerships & Employee Wellness with Hi-Tech Companies in Hillsboro

CrossFit Hillsboro is creating unique partnerships with TriQuint Semiconductor, Cascade Systems Technology, and Radisys Corporation in Hillsboro, Oregon to improve the health and wellbeing of their employees. With the help of CrossFit Hillsboro, these companies are expanding and improving their corporate wellness packages, in an effort to make significant improvements in the lives of their employees. Started in 2009, the “Corporate CrossFit” program is an ongoing initiative to improve the health and wellness of employees through the services of a personal trainer, strength & conditioning coach or CrossFit instructor. By investing in the health of their workforce, these companies gain a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining future and current employees.

CrossFit Hillsboro (CFH) is a dynamic strength & conditioning program, which emphasizes weight lifting and other movements at various lengths of time, and at different intensities, in order to elicit long-term and rapid results. CrossFit Hillsboro conducts its Corporate CrossFit sessions in both private training and group classes to ensure safety and accountability. All classes and sessions are conducted on site at CrossFit Hillsboro. “Never did I push myself like I do at CrossFit Hillsboro. Plus, I didn’t have the camaraderie with the coworkers to help motive me, or the interaction with personal trainers to ensure I was working out smart and pushing myself,” says Michael Higgens, an employee of Radisys who was part of CrossFit Hillsboro’s first corporate partnership. “They provide support and encouragement to get me out of my cube and into class.”

These and other corporations in Hillsboro are investing larger portions of their human resource budgets toward improving the lives and overall wellness of their employees. Some companies have even offered 100% reimbursement to employees who invest in CrossFit Hillsboro’s services. Other companies allow employees to take extended breaks to exercise with an instructor at CFH.

“Our goal is to create the strongest and healthiest workforce in Oregon to not only make signification impacts in the lives of each guest, but also improve the quality of life and livability of Hillsboro,” says Chuck Gonzales, co-owner of CrossFit Hillsboro.

Started by Chuck & Shelly Gonzales of Hillsboro, Oregon, CrossFit Hillsboro (CFH) first opened its doors as Pacific Personal Training (PPT) in 2008 in the Cornelius Pass Business Park, and has since grown to serve over 1200 guests per month. The company offers private training, CrossFit classes, boot camps & partner training. For more information or to schedule an interview with Chuck Gonzales, please call Pacific Personal Training/CrossFit Hillsboro at 503-747-7317 or e-mail



Notice is hereby given that the City of Hillsboro (“City”) is requesting proposals for Facilities Master Planning Services. The City desires to enter into a professional services agreement with a qualified individual or firm who can demonstrate competency and experience in providing comprehensive facilities master planning services to the City.

RFP documents are available on ORPIN ( Any addenda issued can only be sent to those firms listed on the City’s official vendor list for this solicitation, which is ORPIN.

Sealed proposals must be received by 4 P.M., TUESDAY, March 1, 2011, 5th Floor, 150 East Main Street, Hillsboro, Oregon 97123. Proposals received after the designated time and date will be returned unopened.

Minority/Women/Emerging Small Business (“MWESB”) firms are encouraged to submit proposals in response to this solicitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, or national origin in consideration for an award of any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement.

The City may reject any proposal not in compliance with all prescribed solicitation procedures and requirements and other applicable law, may reject any or all proposals in whole or in part when the cancellation or rejection is in the best interest of the City as determined by the City, and may waive any minor informalities in any proposal.

Karl Dinger
Facilities Development Manager Facilities & Fleet Department
Published: ORPIN February 8, 2011

DATE: December 16, 2010 (2010-12-16)
MACS Worldwide, LLC launches international office in Hong Kong

December 16, 2010 – Hillsboro, OR - MACS Worldwide, LLC, international specialist and supplier of promotional products, announces their new office in Hong Kong, China. The launch of this location marks an international move toward supplying companies across the world with quality promotional products while also boasting strong leadership in customer service.

Shawn Dean, managing partner adds, “Customer Service is defined by far more than taking orders and delivering customized products. The addition of our Hong Kong office sets us apart as an expanding and highly capable product and sourcing solutions company.”

With another office in Atlanta, Georgia, MACS Worldwide is already a leader in the promotional industry. MACS Worldwide is known for bringing ideas to life by branding and trade-marking promotional apparel and products. Contact Shawn Dean with further questions:; 503-753-4268.


MIR Music Annual Drum Sale to Feature Steppenwolf Drummer Ron Hurst November 6 & 7 in Downtown Hillsboro

MIR MUSIC, located in downtown Hillsboro will host its first annual DRUM SALE to highlight exceptional drum kits and present an event where customers can browse a wide selection of Drum Sets. The highlight of the event will be Steppenwolf drummer Ron Hurst who teaches at the store when not touring. He will be offering up his expertise and sharing techniques with customers, fans, and students discussing the different drum kits, tuning and set-up. The special sale will take place in the space next to MIR MUSIC at 343 E. Main Street in downtown Hillsboro. Sale hours are Saturday, November 6 from 10 - 5 and Sunday, November 7 from 12 – 4. (Ron Hurst will be at MIR Music 11/6)

There will be drum sets on display including: Gretsch Catalina, Gretsch Renown, Gretsch Blackhawk, Gretsch Catalina Club MOD, Gretsch Catalina Club Rock Set, Mapex, Allegra and Rockwood. Matador Brass Shell Timbales will also be on display along with a unique selection of Djembes, Doumbeks, Bongos, Bodhrans, Gibralter and Dixon Hardware, Sabian Cymbals, Remo and Evans Drum heads, Vic Firth, Pro-Mark and Vater drumsticks and much, much more!

Direct Labor, Inc. is a proud recipient of the Top Women-Owned Businesses in 2010
Direct Labor, Inc. is a proud recipient of the TOP WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESSES IN 2010 as published in the April edition of Portland Business Journal. We rank #26 out of 100.

This award is bestowed upon Women Owned Businesses with Commitment, Determination and Vision.

We work with sincere honest heart felt attitude. We want to provide the best worker for our client so that their business is very successful. While at the same time we are happy to provide a great opportunity for the worker. It is a win-win situation for all.

Women and Small Businesses are proving to be a valid importance to the making of Community and Leadership. Direct Labor, Inc. is continuing to strive to be one of the fore runners of this vision.

Direct Labor, Inc. is proud to be an example of the power women have when they put their dreams and goals into action.

It is with great honor that we have been awarded this achievement and will continue to push forward in both the name of women and small businesses.

Tuality Garners Five Awards for Healthcare Excellence
Tuality Healthcare staff, departments and programs were recently honored with five awards for healthcare excellence by VHA, Inc., a national healthcare alliance of which Tuality is a member.

The VHA West Coast Performance Awards included trophies for Tuality’s Clinical Information Systems (CIS) department, the organization’s initiative to go tobacco-free, and its committee to detect and prevent ID theft.

Two certificates of recognition also singled out the success of the organization’s program to reduce hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, and the work of Tammy Anderson, a senior clinical application analyst in Tuality’s CIS department.

The CIS department’s “innovation” trophy focused on its continuing work to manage, refine and improve Tuality’s electronic medical record (EMR) system, which was launched organization-wide in 2008. Specifically noted was the department’s work in streamlining workflows in key departments and enabling interoperability of EMR systems with community clinics.

Tammy Anderson’s certificate of recognition acknowledged her “passion” for her work in the CIS department. She was praised for her innovative ideas, technical expertise and ability to inspire her co-workers.

The initiative to change Tuality to a tobacco-free organization received a “performance achievement in hospital operations” trophy. The organization adopted a comprehensive no-tobacco policy starting Jan. 1, 2009, and was noted for the overall success and speed of the transition, the multi-facetted approach used to provide education and cessation assistance for patients, visitors and employees, and more.

Also receiving a “performance achievement in hospital operations” trophy, Tuality’s Identity Theft Tracking Committee was recognized for its work to validate and reduce the extent of which patients use false identity information. The group helped to raise awareness of the problem for staff and implemented simple yet effective solutions that helped Tuality save more than $400,000 in what otherwise would have been non-billable charges.

The Pressure Ulcer Prevention Program received the certificate for its success at eliminating incidence of the condition (sometimes called “bedsores”) for hospital inpatients. Clinical and education staff worked together to develop successful policies, tools and techniques to ensure consistent preventive measures.

“The diversity of awards this year is a clear indicator of the widespread innovation and excellence that occurs at Tuality Healthcare every day,” said Manny Berman, administrator & chief operating officer, Tuality Healthcare. “There are many individuals who contributed to these successes, and they are to be commended for their dedication to our patients, co-workers and community. Congratulations to all!”

Tuality was publically acknowledged for the awards at the VHA West Coast Fall Summit/Member Awards Event on Nov. 12 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Cascade Tek Ranks 36th On Oregon’s Fastest Growing Private Companies Top 100 List for 2009

See Cascade Tek's feature on News Channel 8 here.

Cascade Tek, a leading product reliability test lab, laboratory oven manufacturer, and environmental chamber sales and service provider, has officially been selected as the 36th fastest growing private company in Oregon.

Cascade Tek, a leading product reliability test lab, laboratory oven manufacturer, and environmental chamber sales and service provider, has officially been selected by The Portland Business Journal as the 36th fastest growing private company in Oregon.

Selections were based on total revenue growth over the past 3 years, from 2006-2008. Cascade Tek has seen their total revenue increase from $2.8 million in 2006 to $5.2 million in 2008, for an 84.69% overall growth. Announcements were made at an awards ceremony held at the Portland Art Museum on June 18th, 2009. “This is the first time Cascade Tek has made the list of Oregon’s fastest growing private companies. It is such a thrill for our entire team,” states Mary Babitz, Vice President.

As a customer driven company with unique service oriented products, the excitement extends beyond the immediate Cascade Tek family, “Seeing our customers on the list was such a great feeling. It means we truly are making an impact in helping Oregon companies bring new and reliable products to market with our product testing capabilities,” says Babitz.

The growth of the company is due in large part to their sustained dedication to environmental testing services. ( )The 17 year old company continues to expand the services capabilities of their state of the art testing lab, encompassing a broader range of customers, Babitz continues, “I am very pleased with how we have been able to continually increase the types of product tests we can perform and how our accreditations and expertise attract customers from all over the world.” For a virtual tour of the lab visit:

For a complete listing of the vacuum oven, lab oven, and testing services offered by Cascade TEK please visit us online at

Tuality Physicians Author Second Edition of Nuclear Medicine Textbook

Tuality Healthcare nuclear medicine specialists Gerbail T. Krishnamurthy, M.D., and Shakuntala Krishnamurthy, M.D., recently announced publication of the second edition of their book, Nuclear Hepatology, A Textbook of Hepatobiliary Diseases.

Published by Springer Publishing Company, the book continues to serve as the medical profession’s only textbook to focus exclusively on nuclear medicine studies of liver and gallbladder diseases.

Such diseases are common throughout the world, and include conditions such as chronic liver disease (cirrhosis), liver cancer, and gallbladder disease due to gallstones. These conditions account for a significant portion of the global healthcare economy.

This current version of the textbook, which the husband-and-wife physicians dedicated to their young grandson, includes almost entirely new content culled from their peer-reviewed medical journal articles published during the nearly 10 years since the book’s first edition.

The doctors analyze and compile study data using groundbreaking software they co-developed. In 2008, the Federal Food & Drug Administration approved the “Krishnamurthy Hepatobiliary Software” suite for use at medical centers around the world as a tool for interpreting and comparing functional hepatology studies.

Their work involves using quantitative, comparative data to analyze organ functions as opposed to structure. “Measuring function can give you information months or even years before physical changes take place in the organs,” said Dr. G. T. Krishnamurthy. For instance, he said nearly half of all women who experience pain related to gall bladder problems have not developed detectable gallstones.

While medical journal reviews of the new edition are pending, international experts praised the first edition for its detail, structure and depth of useful information.

Dr. G.T. Krishnamurthy said practicing nuclear-medicine physicians are the primary audience for this book. “They can use it as a reference guide or as instructions to help them conduct these tests for themselves.”

Dick Stenson, president & CEO, Tuality Healthcare, acknowledged the Krishnamurthys and their “trailblazing work” in hepatobiliary disease diagnosis.

“Their ongoing innovations not only serve their patients at Tuality, but also benefit people around the world,” said Stenson. “With the publication of this second edition textbook, they have reaffirmed Tuality Healthcare’s status as a center of excellence for liver and gallbladder diseases.”

New members, leadership for PCC Board
The board of directors gained two members this summer, joining familiar faces Harold Williams and David Squire, who were sworn is as chair and vice chair for 2009-10

For the upcoming 2009-10 year, David Squire was sworn in as vice chair of the Board and Deanna Palm was appointed to be the new member from Zone 7, replacing Marilyn McGlasson. Harold Williams was sworn in as the Chair in July and Gene Pitts as a new member representing Zone 6, replacing Jaime Lim.

photoA former PCC student in the early 1980s, Deanna Palm assumes the role of Zone 7 representative, which covers western Washington County. The lifetime Washington County resident has been president of the Greater Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce since 2001. Palm leads the chamber in establishing relationships with the businesses, community and local governments as well as implement all of the chamber board’s polices, administering the budget and participates and promotes the chamber.

“As a PCC alum, I know first hand what a positive impact an education at PCC can have on your career and in my position at the Hillsboro Chamber I have seen how responsive and adaptable PCC can be to rapidly changing workforce development requirements,” Palm said. “I appreciate the confidence that the other Board members have placed in me and look forward to working with them and the dedicated staff at Portland Community College.”

The PCC Board of Directors consists of seven members elected by zones to four-year terms. The board members govern the college, which includes selecting the president, approving the hiring of other staff and faculty, approving the college budget and establishing policies that govern the operation of the college.

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Portland Community College is the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, serving approximately 87,200 full- and part-time students. It is also one of the top-20 largest employers in the Portland metro area and the 41st largest community college in the nation in terms of degrees issued. PCC, which is roughly the size of Rhode Island, has three comprehensive campuses, five workforce training and education centers, and 200 community locations in the Portland metropolitan area. The PCC district encompasses a 1,500-square-mile area in northwest Oregon and offers two-year degrees, one-year certificate programs, short-term training, alternative education, pre-college courses and life-long learning.

7.5-ton magnet arrives for a new neurosurgical imaging system at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
WHEN: 8 a.m., Saturday, June 13
WHERE: Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, 9205 SW Barnes Road, Portland

Suspended by a crane 16 stories tall, a 7.5-ton magnet for the world’s most advanced intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging system will move into its new home at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Saturday morning.

Delivery of the high-tech magnet brings Providence St. Vincent one step closer to offering patients the world’s most advanced iMRI. Once construction of the operating room suite is finished, Providence St. Vincent will be the first medical center on the West Coast – and one of only 16 in the world – to have the neurosurgical imaging system, called “IMRISneuro.”

IMRISneuro allows Providence Brain Institute physicians to take three-dimensional images of the brain during surgery. “We are thrilled to have this new tool that allows us to pinpoint the location, size and shape of a tumor in the operating room,” said Daniel Rohrer, M.D., co-medical director of Providence Cranial Services. Typically, doctors perform brain surgery and then take an MRI several days later to confirm the entire tumor is gone. “Taking images during surgery allows us to double-check our precision immediately, while the patient is on the operating table,” said Rohrer.

The new iMRI will be ready for use on patients early this fall. Providence St. Vincent also will act as an IMRISneuro luminary site on the West Coast. This means medical teams from both Asia and the western United States can visit the hospital and train in the iMRI neurological suite.

“With our recent 100 Top Hospitals recognition, Providence St. Vincent stands out as one of the best hospitals in the country. This new technology ensures we can offer patients needing brain surgery the safest care available,” said Janice Burger, the hospital’s chief executive.

Local company adds a new division in its efforts to help Oregon residents during an incessantly rising unemployment rate.
Direct Labor, a local temporary employment agency, adds a new division, Job Club of Oregon, geared towards empowering those currently looking for work by arming them with the essential tools they need when looking for that next job/career opportunity.

Job Club of Oregon, based in Hillsboro, OR, recently “opened its doors” with the hopes of providing additional services to those individuals who are among the many fighting for employment opportunities on a daily basis. Knowing looking for work is tough in any economy, it is even more difficult with today’s unemployment rate continuing to rise. By collectively utilizing the right individuals and resources, Job Club of Oregon now provides the following services to companies and individuals alike:

• Outplacement Services for companies facing a tough lay off situation and wish to provide their employees with an addition to a severance package being offered.

• Classes and seminars in Networking, Resume/Cover letter writing and interviewing skills.

• Customized resumes and cover letters with hard and soft copy distributions and tools to update on a regular basis.

• Career Assessments utilizing the Motivated Appraisal of Personal Potential or MAPP model to help individuals assess and identify the right career path and tools necessary to not only obtain that next job, but potentially find that next career opportunity.

• Career Coaching which includes one on one time with a career coach to analyze and address the aspects of your career assessment, establish and implement an employment plan and guide you through the tools you need to best market yourself in the professional industry.

• Networking opportunities in house with local job seekers and career coaches to discuss and address local opportunities, what works and what doesn’t and where individuals are finding the best success rates.

“Now is the time that individuals need to be proactive with their job search, learn to market themselves and have the right tools to do so. It’s a whole new ball game these days and those that have the tools to play are the ones that are going to come out ahead.” - Dorothé Wilms Jangala - CEO/President

A full range of classes and services are available to accommodate most needs. To register for a class or to get more information, an individual or company representative can call the office at 503.640.1996, visit the Job Club of Oregon website at or send an email with inquiries and/or requests to

Job Club of Oregon is a subdivision of Direct Labor Inc, a full service temporary employment agency with over 30 years experience whose mission is to be the best problem solving resource to our clients, a solid and responsible employer to our workers, a place for our staff to grow in skills and abilities and provide a positive contribution to the communities we serve.

Dr. Lesley M. Hallick Named 17th president of Pacific University
logoPacific University alumna and Trustee Mindy Cameron ’65 chaired the Presidential Search Committee and made the announcement before a crowd of students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members. Hallick will begin serving as Pacific President on August 1, succeeding Dr. Phillip Creighton, who has served as Pacific President since 2003. Creighton joined Cameron in welcoming Dr. Hallick to Pacific. Cameron said the committee searched for a leader who embodies the passion for knowledge and service that our community values.

“Dr. Hallick’s experience at a multi-campus university, coupled with a foundation in the sciences and as a professor, researcher and board member, gives her a unique breadth of experience working with diverse groups in the academic, scientific and professional world,” said Cameron.

Dr. Hallick comes to Pacific from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) where she served a 20-year tenure as the chief academic officer. Dr. Hallick also comes with a long history of commendations for her work with students and the communities she has served. She currently serves on boards for Northwest Health Foundation, Oregon Historical Society and Oregon Healthcare Workforce Institute. Throughout her tenure at OHSU, Hallick has developed a reputation for building partnerships in and out of the university, developing and improving upon new and existing programs of study and garnering internal and external support for programs and partnerships. These skills will be much welcomed at Pacific University, a school that boasts programs at four locations in Oregon (Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Portland and Eugene) and more than 3,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.

There Must Still Be Time to Create Art, Linda Holland has Time to be Featured at Influence Gallery

The director of Tualatin Valley Artists, the non-profit group of artists who show their art in Influence Gallery is a busy woman, yet she still finds time to paint her watercolors and put together a show for the month of June.

Linda Holland, Hillsboro resident for over 20 years will show many of her never-before-seen watercolors at Influence Gallery, 131 SE 3rd Avenue with a reception on First Tuesday/Artwalk, June 2 at 5:30 p.m. The show ends on July 2.

Holland finds time for painting between the jobs she has volunteered for that keep her busy. She organized the Tualatin Valley Artists group in 2007 and with the help of some valuable members, has kept it viable for two years although the group has weathered some tough times.

As if that wasn't enough, she volunteered to help find the artists and musicians who fill the participating businesses for Artwalk - that keeps her busy.

Entertainment for the reception will be a five-piece band that plays a retro post-modern, contemporary style of music with a new grass spin called the Dismal Niche Orchestra or DNO, for short.

Jeff Harness, who plays guitar and sings says comedy plays a large role in their show as they are there to entertain. “In this life,” he said, “we all carve out our own dismal niche – part of the soggy Pacific Northwest mind set.” He adds his own bit of philosophy, “Remember, if you tap your feet to the music enough, moss can't grow between your toes.”

Paul Savanac plays the banjo and mandolin in the musical group and Barry Hagan does an amazing job with the tuba and bass. Dr. John Keys brings a multitude of instruments in like the dobra, mandolin, lap steel, and the six and 12 string guitars; Chuck Gilman plays the harmonica and helps Harness with the vocals.

But the star of the show is watercolorist Linda Holland who has been painting for over 30 years. After retiring from her career in publishing, (she owns Holland Graphics, Inc., Portland, now being run by her daughter and son) Holland thought she's take it easy and travel some while dabbling in her true love and pastime, painting. She did that for awhile but soon realized she wasn't using her creative energy.

With all that excess creative energy she went back to her original dream of spending her days showing art in a gallery while painting and talking to anybody that wandered in about art. That dream became a reality with TV Artists and had an added benefit: she got to show other artists' art also. Now her creativity juices began flowing again.

She gained popularity with a series of dragon and baby paintings and then went on to portraitures. Some of her more famous portraits were of Mayor Tom Hughes, the beloved principal of Glencoe High School, the well-known postal carrier of downtown Hillsboro and the owner of Main Street Books. As one of her fans said, “Linda, you've really found your niche.” (Not to be confused with the Dismal Niche Orchestra listed above).

Holland's next creative adventure will be to ask the new Chief of Police of Hillsboro if she will let her do her portrait.

Paintings included several people known in the local music scene since she has made a point to be involved in the Open Mic held every Friday at Influence. She has painted music groups like Couch, the band and Mick Schaefer of the Tree Top Tribe who plays regularly at The Venetian in Hillsboro and Don Haupt of Blues fame.

But throughout the different periods she never gave up her love of flowers. “Painting flowers soothes my soul,” she said. And they are soothing to look at also. There will be a collection of them at the show too.

The reception will be a double celebration. Moving into the new gallery space deserves a Ribbon-Cutting as a member of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce. So if you want to get in on those festivities be sure to come early... by 5:30 p.m.

Who are TV Artists? They are folks, just like you, who saw a way to do something good in our community. Tualatin Valley Artists is an organization of creative people dedicated to improving Hillsboro's quality of life by enhancing its cultural arts. Their vision isn't set by committee but by hearts and souls willing to work together for something they believe in, and they do so in an atmosphere of encouragement and opportunity. For more information about Tualatin Valley Artists call 503-956-5604 or go to

For more information about the artist and the show call Linda Holland, 503-956-5604 or go to For information on the Dismal Niche Orchestra send email to or Google Dismal Niche Orchestra.

Semiconductor Executive will be Recognized at the AeA Oregon Technology Awards Event in May
The Oregon Council of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association) announced today the selection of Ralph Quinsey, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Hillsboro, Ore.-based TriQuint Semiconductor, as the 2009 Technology Executive of the Year. Quinsey will be recognized publicly for the honor at this year’s Oregon Technology Awards program May 7, 2009 at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Ore. Quinsey’s company, TriQuint, (NASDAQ: TQNT) is a leading radio frequency (RF) product manufacturer and foundry services provider in the semiconductor industry.


Quinsey was selected as the Technology Executive of the Year based on his leadership in his company, the greater Oregon community and the technology industry. Quinsey’s results- and employee-oriented approach to guiding TriQuint has contributed greatly to the company’s year-over-year growth over the past three years during a challenging period for much of the semiconductor industry. In his spare time, Quinsey contributes to his community in a variety of ways including his membership on the advisory board of Portland State University’s Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science, which receives input and funding from TriQuint.

Quinsey is widely recognized as streamlining the operations and focusing the market direction of TriQuint since he joined the company in July 2002 as president and CEO. While TriQuint has received mainstream exposure for its products’ place in many of the industry’s leading smartphones, the company also supplies products for WLAN, GPS, basestation, WiMAX, and defense and aerospace markets.

For this year’s award, Quinsey was chosen by a collection of the program’s previous Technology Executive of the Year and Lifetime Achievement Award recipients who make up the Selection Committee. They evaluated nominations from the committee and from the technology community at large.



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