Main Ingredient - August 2012

Sustainability

The Sustainability of Sustainability

Chef/Proprietor Pascal Chureau of Allium, a Neighborhood Bistro in West Linn, remembers growing up in the French countryside, a time when sustainable practices weren’t an optional business model but his family’s way of life. Those childhood influences are so ingrained in Chureau that he continues to relive them every year when the Northwest weather finally warms.

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Sustainability With A Side Of Passion

Sustainability with a Side

Recently, a cultural phenomenon has developed revolving around the concept of sustainability. People across the country are joining in the movement to partake in sustainable practices. However, with so many throwing around terms such as “green” and “eco-friendly,” the idea behind sustainability can become quickly muddled.

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Bounty of Oregon

Bounty of Oregon

The Arnica Foundation presented the 2011 Bounty of Oregon Award to recipient Peter Truitt, of Truitt Brothers, Inc. Peter was honored at the Fifth Annual Bounty of Oregon Award banquet on November 18, 2011. The Award is presented to individuals and organizations that utilize and promote the bounty of agricultural products that come from the state of Oregon.

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Are You Confused About PCI-DSS Compliance?

PCI compliance

Are you confused about PCI compliance? What does it mean to your restaurant? PCI compliance is a major issue facing every restaurant handling credit cards today. With fines starting at $50,000 for non-compliant Point-of-Sale systems that are breached, PCI compliance should definitely be at the top of your to-do list for 2012-2013.

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Reducing Fraud and Increasing Data Security

Reducing Fraud

With fraud and data security threats coming in so many different forms and channels, financial institutions must gain a better understanding of how criminals operate and how risk management is changing. With this understanding, you will have a better chance of mitigating the risks and recognizing attacks before they do serious damage.

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Federal Law – Local Impact

Federal Law Local Impact

Given the recent Supreme Court ruling on healthcare, I fully expect this decision will have an immediate and major impact on not only our nation's healthcare system, but on the actions of both our federal and state governments, and on the course of the November elections.

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Setting Precedence

Setting Precedence

The U.S. Supreme Court recently struck down the harshest parts of an Arizona law targeting illegal immigrants, ruling that the state interfered with congressional authority over U.S. borders, but it let stand a requirement that police check the immigration status of people they stop for traffic or other offenses.

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