Our very own Todd Mobley reaches his 22nd anniversary as of March, 2019. Here are points of reference:
- 1997: A house was only $171,000 even in a great area. Interest rates in 1997 were 7.5%. Average income was only $46,000 a year
- In 1997, two restaurants around the corner from our office were going strong, and like Todd, they are still working hard: Hubers Portland’s oldest restaurant had been serving up its famous Spanish coffee for about 20 years by then. Opened in 1902 as The Olympia Saloon, Kelly’s moved to its current location in 1957, and by 1997, its loyal customer base felt right at home at this beloved biker bar.
- The 1997 NFL draft was notable for its high-profile offensive linemen. The first overall selection was Orlando Pace, who appeared in seven consecutive Pro Bowls from 2000 to 2006 and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2016. No slacker himself, Todd has participated in at least a dozen Traffic Trivia playoffs.
- In 19-97, Tri-Met had a hyphen.
- Eric Clapton’s “Change the World” won eight awards, including three Grammy Awards at the 39th annual ceremony in 1997. Little known fact: the original title was “Change the Transportation World.” A fitting anthem for Todd on his 22nd anniversary with the firm.