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The One Motorcycle Show Moves Entire 2020 Program to Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland

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  • Organizers anticipate 200 custom motorcycles, 50 artists, 80 vendors, six bands and 60K attendees at its 11th annual show
  • Pro and amateur flat track races move onsite and include 15 classifications, $10K purse

 


PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#SkidmoreOwingsMerrillSee See Motor Coffee Company, which operates the One Motorcycle Show (the One Show), announced that the 11th annual edition of its motorcycle art show, race, and cultural celebration of singular renown will move to Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Oregon. The iconic venue, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, opened in 1960. It is considered a masterwork of mid-century modern architecture and gives the One Show five times the space it had last year.

The move to the 197,000-SF venue puts all events for the 2020 One Show in one place for the first time. That includes the gallery of more than 200 customized motorbikes representing all eras, which is the heart and soul of the show, more than 50 artists, Saturday’s professional and amateur flat track races, four concerts, and more than 80 gear and apparel brands coming together to keep classic motorcycle culture alive. The One Show runs from Thursday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9, 2020. Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, will support the show as its headline sponsor. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 6.

“We built the One Show as a bonfire stoked by motorcycles as art, sport, and culture. This leap to the Memorial Coliseum makes room for more attendees, which was needed, and the message now more than ever is ‘everyone is welcome,’” said Thor Drake, founder of the One Motorcycle Show. “The One Show is for riders, non-riders, moto-curious, and everyone in between — young and old. It’s a celebration.”

Motorcycle Racing at the One Show

Returning Saturday evening is the One Pro Race, which kicks off the 2020 Super Hooligans National Championship Circuit and the professional indoor flat track schedule for the year. For the first time, the races are under the same roof as the wider One Show programming. The Pro Unlimited, Super Hooligans and Women’s classifications will split $10,000 in prize money, while there are 15 classifications total throughout Saturday.

Sponsors, Vendors and Numbers

The larger footprint was a direct response to the exponential growth of the One Show over a first decade that brought it from an industrial warehouse to a metropolitan sports arena. The 2019 event attracted 20,000 visitors over three days with more than 60 percent traveling from out of town. The 2020 show will be its largest-ever by far, with organizers estimating a 300 percent jump in attendees to 60,000 during three days of scheduled events and a comparable rate of out of towners.

As a result, there is a 25 percent increase in sponsor, vendor, and exhibitor opportunities at the 2020 edition of the One Motorcycle Show. Organizers expect a cross-section of manufacturers, parts, food, beverage, apparel, and moto-related industries to be represented. Travel Portland has committed to collaborative marketing efforts to drive tourism in relationship with the show, which aligns with the agency’s focus on experiences that drive visitation to Portland during the winter months.

Indian Motorcycle will support the 2020 One Motorcycle Show as headline sponsor, its second year involved with the show. The venerable motorcycle company leads a growing list of brands involved with the show including Stumptown Coffee, Diageo, Miller High Life, The Jupiter Hotel, Lardo, Grassa, Dehen Knitting Company, Filson, ICON Motosports, Atwyld, Danner, Rev’it, Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys, Biltwell Helmets, and many more to come. Brands interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the One Motorcycle Show can contact Marian Janes at marian@seeseemotorcycles.com.

About Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle is America’s first motorcycle company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com or IG: @IndianMotorcycle.

About See See Motor Coffee Company

See See Motor Coffee Company combines engines and espresso under one roof with a vision to keep motorcycling alive year-round in the Pacific Northwest (PNW). By creating a place for motorcyclists to meet and connect, See See has made friends with enthusiasts all over the world. Welcoming curious newcomers and hardcore enthusiasts alike, See See was ground zero for the explosive growth of the One Motorcycle Show and the resurgence of motorcycle culture across the PNW. The original See See Motor Company cafe is located at 1642 NE Sandy Blvd in Portland. It is online at IG: @seeseemotorcoffee or www.seeseemotorcycles.com.

About the One Motorcycle Show

The 11th annual One Motorcycle Show, presented by Indian Motorcycle, will take place Friday, February 7 through Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland, Ore. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, December 6. For ticket, hotel accommodations or other information including custom-built bike, art, vendor and race submissions visit www.the1moto.com/. IG: @the1moto.

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One Motorcycle Show
Media Contact + Press Passes:

Tori George Drake

See See Motor Coffee Co.

tori@seeseemotorcycles.com

Ryan Leverenz

Lew Leverenz Associates

415-999-1418 mobile

ryan.leverenz@lewleverenz.com

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Shortages of Low-Skill, Middle-Skill, and High-Skill Workers Causing Revenue Declines and Other Headaches for Employers, TrueBlue’s Latest Study Finds

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TACOMA, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–While there has been a lot of discourse around the shortage of high-skill workers in the U.S., a new study by staffing giant TrueBlue shows a significant percentage of employers are also struggling with deficits in low-skill and middle-skill workers – and dealing with a host of business challenges as a result.

According to TrueBlue’s nationwide survey, which included nearly 1,500 managers (HR, operational, and business), skills shortages are widening across skills categories:

  • 32% of managers can’t find workers to fill low-skill positions (generally classified as those that may or may not require a high school diploma and require little to no experience)
  • 46% can’t find workers for middle-skill jobs (typically require some experience and continuing education such as college courses, an apprenticeship or certification, but don’t necessarily require a four-year college degree)
  • 35% can’t find workers for high-skill jobs (typically require a four-year degree or higher and specialized experience)

Low unemployment coupled with globalization, accelerated technology advancement, and evolving work models are creating talent deficits across all skill levels within organizations,” said Patrick Beharelle, CEO of TrueBlue. “The skills supply is not keeping up with demand, which is fueling a greater intensity in an already competitive labor market and adversely impacting productivity, service quality, and revenue growth for businesses.”

Impact of Talent Shortages on Businesses

The top three business challenges managers are experiencing due to prolonged job vacancies within their organizations include:

  • Quality – More than a third of managers (35%) reported that extended job vacancies have caused lower product or service quality.
  • Turnover – 25% have seen higher employee turnover.
  • Revenue – 23% said their companies experienced a decline in revenue.

To address talent shortages and minimize associated business impact, 2 in 5 companies (41 percent) reported that they plan to raise compensation for entry-level workers and nearly half (46 percent) plan to train and hire the long-term unemployed in the coming year.

Survey Methodology

This SurveyMonkey survey was conducted online in the U.S. by TrueBlue between September 23 and October 15, 2019. It included 1,499 managers (HR, operations and general). The survey was across regions, industries, and company sizes.

About TrueBlue

TrueBlue (NYSE: TBI) is a global leader in specialized workforce solutions that help clients achieve business growth and improve productivity. In 2018, the company connected approximately 730,000 people with work. TrueBlue’s PeopleReady segment offers on-demand industrial staffing services, PeopleManagement offers contingent and productivity-based, on-site industrial staffing and driver staffing services, and PeopleScout offers recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed service provider (MSP) solutions to a wide variety of industries. Learn more at www.trueblue.com.

Contacts

Jennifer Grasz

Vice President, Corporate Communications

jgrasz@trueblue.com
(312) 840-6327

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Law Firm of Estey & Bomberger Reports: Uber Says Nearly 6,000 Rapes, Sexual Assaults Occurred in Two-year Period

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SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The law firm of Estey & Bomberger reported today that Uber’s long-awaited sexual assault report was released Dec. 5, with the ride-hailing company admitting that 5,981* passengers and drivers were raped or sexually assaulted between 2017-2018.

“I applaud Uber for releasing the data that acknowledges there is a problem with sexual assaults occurring in rideshare. While we believe these assaults were preventable, Uber’s report represents a tremendous step for ride-hailing safety,” said Estey & Bomberger attorney Mike Bomberger. “I think there are many positive measures Uber is taking. However, Uber still has an obligation to help the victims who have been raped and assaulted and facing a lifetime of emotional pain. They will need ongoing therapy.”

Estey & Bomberger represents more than 100 ride-hailing sexual assault victims.

“It’s important to remember when reading this report that only one in three women report their sexual assault,” Bomberger said. “Therefore, the number of women who have been sexually assaulted is certainly much higher than reported here.”

Bomberger reiterated his call for all ride-hailing trips to be digitally recorded.

“We’re pleased that Uber is now testing cameras in Texas. That’s the real solution to this problem – if drivers know they’re being recorded they won’t rape and assault,” Bomberger said.

Estey & Bomberger is asking Lyft and Uber sexual assault victims, along with former employees of the ride-sharing firms, to contact its office by calling 866-964-1708 or emailing info@lyftsexualassaultlawyers.com.

*statistic courtesy NPR “Uber Received Nearly 6,000 U.S. Sexual Assault Claims in Past 2 Years,” Dec. 5, 2019.

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Ed Vasquez, 408-420-6558

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Best’s Market Segment Report: AM Best Maintains Global Reinsurance Market Outlook at Stable

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OLDWICK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AM Best has maintained a market segment outlook of stable on the global reinsurance industry for 2020, citing a stabilized pricing environment — albeit at levels below long-term adequacy — the continuing alignment between traditional and third-party capital and ongoing stability in the global life reinsurance segment.

A new Best’s Market Segment Report, titled, “Market Segment Outlook: Global Reinsurance,” states that although rates in the non-life reinsurance market have improved modestly, pricing has not kept adequate pace with the changing risk dynamics, as illustrated by loss development from events such as hurricanes Irma and Maria and Typhoon Jebi, and potential losses from more-recent events (e.g., Hurricane Dorian). Property catastrophe pricing still is being driven by the availability of third-party capital; however, the increasing interdependence between traditional capacity and third-party capital through joint ventures, retrocession and direct ownership should serve to more closely align return objectives for the market overall. Third-party capital also represents a benefit in the form of stabilized earnings of rated balance sheets, due to tail risk being assumed by this capital.

Overall market conditions are improving, but AM Best remains concerned about insufficient rate adequacy relating to certain U.S. casualty lines, a steady decline in the benefit of favorable reserve releases and the pervasive low interest rate environment. The collective effect of these factors requires underwriting discipline, and failure to react to these pressures could adversely affect the segment.

The report outlines other factors that are driving the stable market segment outlook, including:

  • AM Best believes alternative third-party capital will hold the line on future return expectations following the recent heavy catastrophe loss years;
  • A decline in capital consumption and earnings volatility, due in part to the increased utilization of third-party capital in retrocessionaire programs;
  • Greater emphasis on underwriting discipline due to pressure on interest rates and potential slower economic growth globally;
  • Improving pricing momentum driven by higher loss costs, coupled with lower loss reserve redundancies;
  • Increased demand for non-life reinsurance due to primary companies’ recent loss experience, as well as new risk transfer opportunities and mergers and acquisitions;
  • Stable operating performance among life reinsurers, which continue to maintain defensible market positions and offer services beyond risk transfer that create hurdles for new entrants.

To access the full copy of the overall global reinsurance briefing, please visit http://www3.ambest.com/bestweek/purchase.asp?record_code=292334.

Separate briefings on the non-life and life reinsurance segments can be viewed at:

To view a video with AM Best Associate Director Scott Mangan about the global reinsurance market segment outlook, please visit http://www.ambest.com/v.asp?v=globalreoutlook1219.

AM Best is a global credit rating agency, news publisher and data provider specializing in the insurance industry. The company does business in more than 100 countries. Headquartered in Oldwick, NJ, AM Best has offices in cities around the world, including London, Amsterdam, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. For more information, visit www.ambest.com.

Copyright © 2019 by A.M. Best Company, Inc. and/or its affiliates.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Contacts

Robert DeRose
Senior Director
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5435
robert.derose@ambest.com

Greg Carter
Managing Director
+44 20 7397 0288
greg.carter@ambest.com

Michael Porcelli, FSA
Director
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5548
michael.porcelli@ambest.com

Christopher Sharkey
Manager, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5159
christopher.sharkey@ambest.com

Jim Peavy
Director, Public Relations
+1 908 439 2200, ext. 5644
james.peavy@ambest.com

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