Sterling Bank Opens First Downtown Portland Branch

Posted by: KirstenNieman in: Financial Services -

I had the opportunity to be on hand at Sterling Bank’s grand opening celebration of their new retail branch in downtown Portland. Carol Mangan, Sterling’s Oregon Market President, Ezra Eckhardt Sterling President and COO and Sandy McDonough, Portland Business Alliance President spoke to approximately 30 Sterling Bank employees during the ribbon cutting ceremony. The branch incorporates the latest Sterling Bank branding designs.

Sterling bank opening


Where were you on Sept. 15, 2008?

Posted by: WendyLane in: Financial Services -

CirisFour years later, the economic crisis continues through a slow drumbeat of negative news that reinforces the notion of Wall Street operating on a different set of rules.

What can we learn from the financial meltdown?

Transparency is your best risk insurance.

Proactive communication involves taking the initiative to frame the issue or describe your company on your own terms. Being open and  honest is important too. Establishing strong media relationships and communicating first gives you the advantage. This not only keeps the lines of communication open, but also establishes a reservoir of goodwill to draw from when an unexpected crisis occurs.


LANE PR makes Portland Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies list

Posted by: KirstenNieman in: Consumer Lifestyle - Food/Beverage - Financial Services -

PBJ event Last night, a handful of LANE PR folks attended Portland Business Journal’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies banquet. Held at the Downtown Hilton Hotel, representatives from 100 different companies walked down the red carpet to receive their award for making the list. Business Journal Publisher Craig Wessel introduced each company, and we are excited to say LANE PR was ranked #88 on the list!


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