My Road Trip in Rural NE Oregon

My Road Trip in Rural NE Oregon

It’s blowing a gale out here in Union County. The sky is nearly black with clouds hanging low over the mountains. The sweeping vista in front of me offers up occasional dots of farmhouses with their clusters of windbreak trees, but that’s about it. I have...

Crashing and Burning: The Stock Market, Money, and You

When yields on the 10-year Treasury note fall below 2%, you know the final vestige of a “safe” investment on Wall Street has fallen. Is the shit hitting the fan and should you pay attention? We think so. Two upcoming events at Hatch Lab will help you understand those...

Amy Cortese Shines a Light on Local Investing

While we’ve been championing local investing here in Oregon, Amy Cortese has been giving voice to this movement across the nation. She describes it as a “revolution going on under the radar.” Amy is an author, speaker, and frequent contributor...

Michael Shuman Gives Us the Facts on Local Economies

Any conversation about growing your local economy likely begins and ends with Michael Shuman. He is an internationally recognized expert on the topic—in fact, he wrote the book on the matter, or four to be exact. Michael Shuman is an attorney, author, entrepreneur,...