Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Around the State is all about U

It's almost like an early holiday gift: Around the State on a Wednesday!

Yes, that's right... It's a whole day early. My office is closed tomorrow (Thursday) in observance of Veteran's Day, so we published ATS today. Lucky readers!

What I noticed while reading this week's issue of ATS was several u-named businesses. What I mean is...

The Uptown, a business incubator, opened in Oakridge. It has room for nine tenants and offers workshops, training, and low rents for new and relocating businesses. The Register-Guard, 10/30/2010

Urban Airship, a leader among Portland's emerging class of mobile software developers, announced its second round of venture backing and plans to move to bigger offices in the Pearl District. It has been on a hiring spree since its first investment round in February, growing from four employees to 17. The Oregonian, 11/3/2010

Janis Unique Handbags will open in Newberg. It will also offer scarves and shoes. News-Register, 11/3/2010

And maybe this one is a stretch, but...
Wauna Federal Credit Union opened in Scappoose. It employs four people. The South County Spotlight, 11/3/2010

If you put the all the u's together you could have the Unique Urban Uptown Union. I'm not really sure what the business model would be, but I love that we could call it u-squared for short. Or maybe "u to the power of four" or maybe "u-u-u-u" or maybe...

...Or maybe I should call it a day! Hope everyone has a safe holiday.

The rest of this week's Around the State is available online,
and so are older editions.

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