June 16, 2018

We’re excited to announce that we moved offices! Though we’re less than a mile away from our previous location, we’re already enjoying a calmer neighborhood that’s closer to home for all of us.

The office is so! much! bigger! Not only do we...

December 7, 2017

Parking Kitty is receiving a prestigious award. Learn about the creative work that went into one small part of this innovative endeavor -- the logo.

October 5, 2017

Earlier this month, we had the honor of sending social media coordinator Hailey Bachrach off on a new adventure. Sources say she has arrived in London and is already taking it by storm in her new research position with King's College London / Shakespeare's Globe.

It was...

November 21, 2016

Why Making Something Pink Doesn’t Make It Perfect for Grown Women

I stumbled across these earplugs at Walgreen’s. I’m a connoisseur of earplugs; I can’t sleep without them and keep a small stockpile around the house. I saw this package and thought, “these are ‘women’s e...

November 14, 2016

In 2016, Forbes Magazine named Portland the fourth most bike-friendly town in America. Wait, what?? Number 4?? We're not even on the podium! We have some keeping up with the Joneses to do around here.

Meanwhile, in 2016, Parachute Strategies proudly claimed it's first g...

August 12, 2015

On August 6, 2015, I attended my final Portland Design Commission hearing as a Design Commissioner. For the uninitiated, the Portland Design Commission is a quasi-judicial body that reviews and approves new buildings and major renovations in Portland's downtown and cen...

April 9, 2015

In my strategic planning work, I often coach clients on how to make their work lives better by asking them to change habits, which is really asking them to spend their time differently. The conversation is often framed by questions like, "if you had an extra hour or tw...

February 3, 2015

...by Guenevere Millius

 

On January 12, a Facebook notice popped up in my phone: “Today is Lesley Poirier’s birthday.”

 

Indeed, it is, I thought.

 

I met Lesley at work. She took over as the community outreach manager at South Waterfront Community Relations, one of my mark...

January 6, 2015

... by Julia Sylla

 

At Parachute Strategies, we’re just finally sweeping up the tinsel after a lovely holiday season. Settling back into our regular routine is a relief after the giddy whirl of November and December. That said, there’s one vestige of the season that we’...

October 13, 2014

...by Gwen Millius and Julia Sylla

 

Becky Graham of Graham Group LLC, came to Parachute Strategies looking for a new website. Her goals for the site will look familiar to many small business owners:

 

  • It had to be affordable. She wasn’t in the market for the Dom Perig...

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