Last weekend, I had the good fortune to be invited to join my "home town orchestra", the Santa Cruz Symphony
to accompany Portland celebrity Storm Large
and her band in a performance in the local Civic Auditorium. The entire event was a one-day affair--early morning flight to SFO, a Silvercar
drive down the coast, a single rehearsal, and an amazing and moving performance that evening. Not only is Storm an incredible musician, but a vivacious (and colorful) personality. If you have the opportunity to see her perform with Pink Martini or with her own band (and you don't mind a bit of colorful language and bawdy humor), I wholly recommend getting to a show! If you need corroboration, look to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame
who voted her Artist of the Year in 2015.
In other news, Portland is enjoying tremendous business growth and a huge increase in commercial real estate values. This combination is resulting in a large number of office expansions and relocations. It's a good time to be a real estate developer, architect, contractor, or lender. But, the prospect of moving a business headquarters or one of its branch offices can be daunting and stressful.
Fortunately, we have a track record for success in office moves whether managing telecom installations, server room build-outs, infrastructure cabling, or day-of-show help-desk support to work out the kinks for your relocated staff. These days, we are managing several office moves simultaneously and can transfer a large part of the stress for your administrative and tech leaders from their backs onto ours. One recent move-project customer complimented our project team thusly:
Your team did great! All the guys (and April!) were a joy to work with: diligent, easygoing, clear communicators. I really appreciate that you guys were able to help us out on such a short turnaround.
If you have an office move on the horizon, get in touch and let's talk about how to reduce some of the stress for you and your crew!