I attended a wonderful Hannukah Party last night. Besides the delicious latkes and matzo ball soup, I was particularly heartened by two pieces of information that I gleaned through the many delightful conversations I had throughout the evening. First, I had the pleasure of meeting Beth Austin of Crescendo Consulting Group. Beth had already heard of Opus having met previously with Ethan. It’s great to learn about other exciting Portland firms like Crescendo and to know that people have heard of Opus. Second, I chatted with Aaron who works at UPS. I love meeting people who work at firms that act as leading indicators like UPS (e.g. shipping companies, box manufacturers). Aaron mentioned that activity at UPS this year was up about 20%. That’s great news for economic growth.