D.A. Davidson Helps University Students Beat the Markets

Posted by: Rob Bitter in: Financial Services - Media Relations -

With US equity performance sending the Dow Jones Industrial Average well above 14,000 for the first time since 2007, D.A. Davidson has been making sure student investors take advantage. Through D.A. Davidson & Co.’s Student Investment Program, student portfolios at the University of Oregon and University of Utah have gained 19.72% and 21.54% respectively from the beginning of the school year through February – well over the S&P 500’s 3.78% growth over the same time period.


Happy 60th Birthday, Music & Arts!

Posted by: AmberRoberts in: Consumer Lifestyle - Digital/Social -

For 60 years, Music & Arts, the largest band and orchestra instrument retailer and lesson provider in the country, has been helping music teachers, band directors and beginner musicians live out their passion for music. The company works directly with schools, parents and communities to ensure music classrooms and band members are fully outfitted with the best instruments and music accessories available.

To celebrate Music & Arts unwavering passion for music during this milestone birthday year, they just launched a “Share Your Passion” Facebook Contest, inviting musicians age 13-18 to submit a photo and description that explains why they are passionate about music.

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Searchfest Reminds: Brands Need SEO to be “found” in Today’s Digital World

Posted by: Jeff Bunch in: Digital/Social -

Searchfest 2013 has drawn a sold-out crowd in Portland today. Top practitioners from across the U.S. are gathering to share best practices about digital marketing with novices and experts alike. Portland-based SEMpdx is the host of the annual event.

The popularity of the once “geek” event has been rising over the past few years, as was captured by Allan Brettman of The Oregonian today. It is truly a broad-reaching event.



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