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Rose Garden? What Rose Garden? It's the Moda Center now

Thats where Moda derives from and we feel its a direct fit [with the Blazers]. Moda Health emerged as the Blazers naming-rights partner after a lengthy search process that involved contact with 317 companies. McGowan brought on Premier Partnerships, a naming-rights advisory firm, to sift through potential sponsors that ranged fromelectronics and technology firms, to financial services companies, to renewable energy companies. Although the Blazers have undertaken three separate sets of layoffs in less than a year since McGowan took over as president, the new revenue stream from this agreement will not be used to hire personnel. Rather, McGowan will look to make capital improvements to the Moda Center, the Blazers practice facility and the area directly surrounding the Moda Center known as the Rose Quarter. Those upgrades could include improved wireless network access, a redesigned fountain near the buildings main entrance, new exterior lighting and more locally focused food and beverage options in the arena. Longer-term plans include upgrades to the arenas luxury suites and club levels.
Fuente: http://nba.si.com/2013/08/13/moda-center-rose-garden-arena-name-change-portland-trail-blazers/

What Rose Garden? Goodbye Rose Garden, hello Moda Center. Portland Trail Blazers President and CEO Chris McGowan and the owners of Moda Health on Tuesday morning announced the new partnership and arena name. Moda Health offers health and dental insurance to individuals and companies. The company was formerly known as ODS. I hope fans understand this is what it takes to take us to the next level, said Blazers CEO Chris McGowan.
Fuente: http://www.katu.com/news/local/The-new-name-for-the-Rose-Garden-is-here-the-Moda-Center-219436111.html?tab=video

1 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs This story is part of Deb Porterfield New products: V-MODA headphones let you share music Deb Porterfield, Special for USA TODAY 3:40 p.m. EDT June 1, 2013 This weekly roundup takes a look at the practical and sometimes quirky aspects of tech products. The Crossfade M-100 headphones from V-MODA start at $310. (Photo: V-MODA) Travelpak+ can charge two USB devices at a time iBT4 Boombox works with iPhone, Android and Blackberry Tivoli Audio Music Reciever wirelessly transmits music from Bluetooth SHARE 20 CONNECT 17 TWEET 1 COMMENTEMAILMORE Headphones mix it up The first time you see the Crossfade M-100 headphones from V-MODA you will probably think, "These look expensive." And at $310 a pop, you'd be right. But the M-100 certainly packs in a lot of nifty features, in part because the developers used input from DJs, producers and other folks who put a premium on sound quality and versatility. Its microphone cable includes a control for pausing music and accepting phone calls while its cushioned earphones provide comfort while blocking unwanted noise. And the sound is clear enough to let you hear the subtleties of the music without turning up the volume to uncomfortable levels.
Fuente: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2013/06/01/crossfade-headphones-travelpak-charger-ibt4/2367091/

For those who have access to health care, the costs are staggering, and for those who do not, they are prohibitive. Elisabeth Rosenthal's ongoing series in The New York Times ("Paying till it hurts") explores the roots of high health care costs, which are clearly multiple. One of the factors is excessive marketing costs. Moda Health is my insurance company. My premiums are going to pay the estimated $40 million for the Moda Center sponsorship. This is money that could go toward lowering my health care costs or making resources available to Algunos mitos a cerca de la joyería those less fortunate. Perhaps Moda Health's most recent annual report (2011) says it best: "For us, corporate giving is not about handing money to organizations that will splash our logo up on their walls.
Fuente: http://blog.oregonlive.com/myoregon/2013/08/letters_moda_healths_arena_inv.html

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