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Mary Wiley
Works at Very Mary Connections
Attended Portland State University
Lives in Portland, Oregon


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Silicon Valley’s visionaries have been claiming that their industry would change the schoolroom as radically as the office. But the core of the system has changed little since the Middle Ages. Now at last a revolution is under way. At its heart is the idea of moving from “one-size-fits-all” education to a more personalised approach, with technology allowing each child to be taught at a different speed 

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A fellow +SEMpdx board member recently and tragically lost his parents; -- they wanted to see the Myrtle Point Library rebuilt. You can help honor Michael's parents and show your support by donating to this cause from the link found in the below blog post.

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How to work on a sandy beach 365 days a year

No matter where you are or the weather, here's the solution. Cat owners beware, however.


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I hate not knowing the cost at the doctors, but then not knowing how much will my insurance really cover.  "They" just assume we will all just pay to get well anyway, so why bother telling you the cost.

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I like Wordpress because it seems to be more intuitive for my client
Joomla vs Wordpress. What do you prefer to use to market your social content and why?

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Star Trek's tricorder becomes a reality with Scanadu's Scout:

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Stay safe this weekend, everyone.
Officials say if you are caught in such a current, try to stay calm; fighting the current can easily wear out even the strongest swimmer.

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Every once in a while I think about how cool a vintage car would be (Hmmm.. Corvette Sting Ray). Then I watch something like this and crawl back to my modern old-man car.

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Still resistant to hashtags? This article at Forbes might change your mind. - Deb

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At #PDXDMC Portland Digital Marketing Conference, learning how to use G+, ta da

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How to Learn Anything

"The major barrier to skill acquisition isn't intellectual... it's emotional." An excellent reminder of how easy it can be to learn a new skill. Kaufman says it only takes 20 hours.

"Josh Kaufman is the author of the #1 international bestseller, 'The Personal MBA: Master the Art of Business', as well as the upcoming book 'The First 20 Hours: Mastering the Toughest Part of Learning Anything.' Josh specializes in teaching people from all walks of life how to master practical knowledge and skills. In his talk, he shares how having his first child inspired him to approach learning in a whole new way."

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Why (and how) do we judge others? Dive into this question in the latest edition of TEDWeekends ...
Can we help a person to actually change and become a healthy member of society, and if so how? Where rehabilitation is possible, this should be our goal, but understanding what is specifically wrong neurobiologically is key to successful rehabilitation.
Very merry and a little bit wily.
  • Portland State University
    Digital Marketing Strategies, 2011 - 2012
  • Iowa State University
    Art & Design, 1988 - 1992
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Marketing Communications
  • Very Mary Connections
    Marketing Consultant, 2006 - present
  • The Greenbrier Companies
    Senior Corporate Communications, 2007 - 2011
  • Group Mackenzie
    Senior Marketing Communications, 2002 - 2006
  • Dull Olson Weekes Architects
    Marketing Communications Specialist, 1996 - 2002
  • Elizabeth Leach Gallery
    Executive Assistant, 1995 - 1996
  • Macy's Department Store
    Visual Merchandiser/Display Designer, 1994 - 1995
  • Younkers Department Store
    Visual Merchandiser/Display Designer, 1992 - 1993
  • Portland Art Museum
    Visitor Services, 1994 - 1996
  • Des Moines Art Center
    Visitor Services, 1992 - 1993
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Dream of the Suburbs - Vancouvria

If Portland is the place where 20 year olds go to retire, Vancouver is the place where 50 year olds go to avoid income tax. Welcome to Vanco

PHOTOS: Most And Least Religious Cities In The United States

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Why It's Hard to Evaluate New Social Products

Like any tech early adopter, I try and evaluate every new buzzy product that comes to market. These days, many of these come with built-in s

TEDxConcordiaUPortland - Michael Hanna - The Mattress Lot

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6 Groups of People That Can Get Married When Gay Couples Can't

Same sex couples are still working for equal rights while these jerks can get married any time they want.

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By: LiveScience Staff Published: 05/01/2012 12:11 PM EDT on LiveScience Atheists and agnostics are more driven by compassion to help others

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TEDxConcordiaUPortland- Dee Williams - "Dream Big, Live Small"

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This place was an unexpected delight!! A little charming store front with amazing things happening inside. The sandwiches were so good that I want to jump on my bike and go back everyday. We had the hot Asparagus, he bread was perfect combination with the bacon relish and fresh asparagus. Also, had the breakfast Steak and Egg, the flank steak was so tender, the whole thing was a juicy and hearty.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Great place to see a band or event. Enjoyed the whole experience from the "hall monitors" to the drinks and finally the show. Revolution Hall looks fantastic!
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I do not understand how this place is always busy, yet no likes it. It has a pretty good selection of all the essentials and prices are reasonable. Not overly gourmet or organic, but that is what New Seasons is for up the street. The staff has to put up with a lot from their customers, but they all seem to be pretty good and fairly quick. The Bakery is great and always comes through for me. I am always happy with their breads, bagels and cakes.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
4 reviews
We were excited to try this little place for breakfast, since there is always a line. First, the pie was delicious. It has been a long time since I have had pie crust as good. Second, everything else was mediocre and boring at best. The fresh-made bread looked like it would be great, especially, since they give you huge slabs of bread with your meal. The bread was boring and did not hold up in sandwich form, so it was ultimately a fail. Not worth the wait.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago