Feb 21, 2012
Jim Benson

Small talk: Milwaukie’s first food cart opens; a guide to Tumblr for small …

Steak Shack.JPGView full sizeA recent transplant from Toronto, Canada, Dave Majers mans Milwaukie’s first food cart Monday through Friday. The Steak Stack specializes in ribeye sandwiches and burgers. A roundup of the top news for area small businesses. Check back Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays for the latest edition.

Food carts: Milwaukie’s first food cart, the Steak Shack, opened last month.

Social Media: Mashable outlines a guide to Tumblr for small businesses and mentions Portland’s Ace Hotel.

Taxes: The Oregon delegation offered a mixed vote on the payroll tax cut extension. And the Associated Press explains what President Barack Obama’s budget means for small businesses.

Wine industry: Oregon wine symposium predicts strong sales and fair weather in 2012.

Storefronts: A Sandy yarn store owner draws inspiration from her friend and mentor killed on 9/11.

Agriculture: For Oregon farmers, oil-rich canola is either promise or peril.

Calendar: Oregon’s small business advisory council meets Thursday at 10 a.m. in Business Oregon’s World Trade Center office.

Anything missing? Leave your news below.

Molly Young, @PDXSmlBizNews

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