The fine minds over at OFFICE PDX (2204 NE Alberta) are putting together a discussion panel on Innovation During A Recession, featuring some people you might want to beg for a job network with: Michael Shea, creative director of Nike; Nicholas Weigel, director of Laika/house (fresh off what's looking like a successful Coraline debut); and Jeff Kovel, founder of Skylab Architecture. The moderated discussion should cover how the recession will affect each company externally as well as internally, including budgetary and hiring issues, what's being done differently in each industry to keep clients and team members happy. I don't know about you, but the lamentations and beating of breasts about the economy are getting pretty effing old. I'm ready to hear ideas for solutions, and see some action. The panel takes place at the store on Thursday from 6-8 pm, and is free and open to the public. OFFICE is also offering a 15% off promotion on Pina Zangaro Portfolio Covers that coincides with the event.

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Put your fresh, innovative ideas here.