PPL’s monthly business data workshop starts on 24th September from 12 pm to 1:30 pm. In this monthly business data workshops, we would be looking at how business and business owners can make use of PPL’s databases to start, maximize profit margins and potentially grow their businesses.
You would be introduced to how to use online research tools to save you time, money and credibility which can be accessed (with your PPL card) at the Library, from home or office.
Access thousands of sample business plans
Conduct in-depth market research via reports not freely available on the internet
Determine your competition is (how many employees they have, average annual sales are, management team) using our online business directory
Find out consumer spending behavior specific to geographic location (e.g., how much does the average person in Portland spend on baked goods per year?)
Read full-text trade journals and popular magazines in the areas of business and industry
The 1968 Project aims to highlight some of the historic events of the year. From protests and famous battles to chart-topping popular hits and box office smashing film, 1968 was a huge historical year with reverberations that we still feel today. The 1968 Project looks to grab snippets of these events on a monthly basis and list them here with links for further exploration.
July 3rd Chairman Mao Zedong issues the July 3 Public Notice. This “notice” denounced the violent “counterrevolutionary” crimes and chaos. In the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, it was estimated that over 80,000 people were killed before and after the notice.
The movie Salt and Pepper, starring Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford, is released in cinemas.
July 6th The FBI sends out a memorandum to its field offices outlining its approved COINTELPRO (COunterINTELligencePROgram) for disrupting anti-government organizations. The program was exposed in 1971. In 1976 a Congressional Select Committee deemed the FBI’s program as unconstitutional.
July 7th The Yardbirds play their final concert at the LutonCollege of Technology in Bedfordshire, England.
Photo from the 1968 US Yarbirds tour. Unknown photographer.
Leo Sowerby, winner of aPulitzer Prize in 1946 for his cantata, Canticle of the Sun, passed away at a summer choir camp.
July 12th The Best Nest by P.D. Eastman is published by Random House Children’s Books.
Alexander Dubcek, the leader of Communist Czechoslovakia, who had enacted democratic reforms, is given a two week deadline by the Communist leaders in Moscow to justify those reforms, later dubbed the “Prague Spring.”
The 17 July Revolution occurs in Iraq as the Ba’ath Party takes over the government. The 17 July Revolution was a bloodless coup which brought the Arab Socialist Ba’ath party to power. Saddam Hussein was a major participant of the coup.
Super Session is released by Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills.
The first ever Special Olympics were held at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. Over 1,000 developmentally disabled kids from the US and Canada. The event was organized by Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Today the Special Olympics is the largest sports organization for kids and adults with intellectual disabilities with over 5 million athletes from 172 countries.