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August 15th ONE Lunch w/ Justin Tucker

July 27, 2018

The men and women of Portland Business Luncheons invite you to join us Wednesday August 15th at 11:45 am to hear from guest speaker Justin Tucker.

Justin grew up in the Rockwood area of Portland/Gresham, in an unchurched family of divorce. He was labeled in school with learning disabilities and “a kid with anger issues.” Thankfully through the encouragement of family and coaches he was able to believe he was more than the labels he was given in school. Justin received Christ at the age of 12 after a friend invited him to a local youth group. Unfortunately, the passion for Christ quickly fell way in high school and Justin got lost in worldly things. After living a life that could have led him to an early death or jail, he encountered Jesus in 2010 and was radically transformed, leaving his old life behind him.

After coming back to Christ, Justin felt the call to inspire youth from his neighborhood. He began by simply showing up to kids’ basketball games, taking them out to eat, and building friendships. He later worked his way through local behavioral schools where he saw the power of one-on-one relationships through intentional mentoring. He worked as a professional mentor at Friends of the Children. At Friends, Justin became a vital part of the lives of nine young men and their families. When he saw the opportunity to inspire children with the love of Christ, Justin joined Faithful Friends. He believes that building relationships with young people who are experiencing tough circumstances can bring generational transformation to the inner-city

Justin Tucker is a new husband and father who serves as the Executive Director of Faithful Friends (a Portland based Christ-centered mentoring program) and is the owner of Nine Eighty Four photography company.

The cost to attend the lunch is $30.00 and pre-registration is required. Please register at this link.

 

 

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July 18th- the ONE Lunch with Guest Andre’ Petett

July 10, 2018

Happy Summer! The men and women of Portland Business Luncheons invite you to another 3rd Wednesday ONE Lunch.

Our July 18th speaker is native Portlander Andre’ Petett. Educated at Jesuit High School, with a B.A. in Finance and Management at University of Oregon and his MBA at University of Santa Clara, Andre’ spent over 25 years in the sales management industry.

For the past 4 years, Andre’ has been busy running Aptly Focused, a business consulting firm, and working with a team to begin multiple new businesses in the Portland area.

In the early 2000’s he helped found a church called Home which focuses on working with homeless youth in downtown Portland. He’s a married father of two and enjoys reading and traveling. This year he plans to return to Modern Pentathlon training.

Register now at this link.

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June 20 PBL ONE Lunch with Clyde Lewis

June 4, 2018
The men and women of PBL are excited to host another ONE Lunch at the Doubletree by Hilton with guest speaker Pastor Clyde Lewis.

Clyde is the Founder of We Care Portland and has a passion to mentor.

We Care Portland exists to empower communities throughout the Portland Metroplex with greater opportunity for education, entrepreneurship, and leadership-providing hope, through relationship, mentoring, after school programs, business and leadership opportunities, job skills, training, and partnerships.
Clyde Lewis was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. He is the son of Clyde and Caillie Lewis and brother of five sisters. Pastor Clyde started preaching at the young age of 14 years old and started a Bible study in his high school.
His journey led him to being ordained at the age of 21. Since then, he has served as a assistant youth pastor at the Church of the Good Shepherd, located in Portland Oregon. His time as an Assistant Pastor led to an opportunity at Northwest community Fellowship where he served as an intern to Pastor Randy West as a church planter.
In 2002, Clyde founded and planted The Church Without Walls where he serves as an Senior Pastor. Shortly after its founding, Clyde married his fiancee Lisa Golden. Clyde and Lisa have two beautiful children, Jaylin and Imani.
Please come and join us! Cost of lunch is $30.00 and pre-registration is required.
REGISTER HERE AT THIS LINK.
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May 16, PBL ONE Lunch

April 23, 2018

DoubletreeJoin us Wednesday May 16, at 11:45 for our PBL ONE Lunch for an intimate and engaging round table discussion at the Doubletree by Hilton.

Our speaker Mike Taylor will be unable to join us due to a family emergency.

Instead of the speaker format, we’ll take the time to enjoy a moderated round table discussion.

We hope you join us!

Please pre-register at this link.

 

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April 18th ONE lunch

March 30, 2018

Carl Taulton_PBL Speaker***Note: last minute venue change to the DoubleTree by Hilton. 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland,Oregon, 97232

Join us for our April 18th ONE Lunch to hear from guest speaker Carl Talton.

Carl is the former Executive Chair and CEO of the Portland Family of Funds and its affiliate United Fund Advisors currently serving  in an ex-officio capacity.

He is the former Vice President of Government Affairs, Economic Development, Community Development and Business Development for Portland General Electric where he retired in 2003. Prior to PGE he served 25 years with Pacific Power and Light where he served in numerous executive roles including the Senior Public Affairs Representative and Director of Retail Business Operations.

His community and civic activities include 10 years on Oregon’s Economic Development Commission and 15 years on the Portland Development Commission including 3 terms as Chairman. He has a 40 year record of extensive community service, initiating and serving on the boards of numerous civic and community based organizations focused on economic development, housing development, health issues and education.

Current and recent board activities include the Northwest Health Foundation, Concordia University Council of Trustees, Governors Metro Regional Solutions Committee, San Francisco Federal Reserve Community Advisory Council, Black Investment Consortium for Economic Progress, NNE Economic Development Alliance, Albina Head Start, NNE STEAM Coalition, and National Community Fund.

Carl was born and raised in the Portland area and resides with his family in NNE Portland where he has lived since early childhood.

We’ll be meeting at our new location at the Courtyard by Marriott.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Registration for the luncheon is required.

Register here at this link.

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February 21st ONE lunch

January 11, 2018

We’re happy to announce announce Tom Kohl as our February 21 guest speaker for our PBL ONE lunch.

Judge Kohl was appointed to the bench in Washington County, Oregon by Gov. John Kitzhaber in April of 1997. Prior to his appointed, Judge Kohl was the city attorney for a small, rural community for 14 years.

As a lawyer, Judge Kohl specialized in employment law the last 14 years of his private practice. Since his appointment, Judge Kohl has been elected three times and currently is on assignment, part time, as a senior judge for the State of Oregon.

He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky (BA) and the University of Toledo (JD). He headed the birth of the Washington County Adult Drug Court in 2005 and was the only judge for the drug count until his retirement on January 1, 2016. The Washington County Drug Court received state-wide and national recognition.

As of December of 2015, the drug court had 169 graduates, saving the state over 9 million dollars in incarceration costs. Judge Kohl was also the Presiding Judge in Washington County from 2006 through 2010. He was President of the Oregon State Circuit Court Judges’ Association from 2010-11.

In 2006, Judge Kohl’s daughter, Megan, was brutally murdered. The killer was tried and convicted of aggravated murder several years later. Judge Kohl wrote and published a book, “Losing Megan; Finding Hope, Comfort and Forgiveness in the Midst of Murder” in 2012.

Recently the book has opened the doors of prisons for Judge Kohl to share his powerful story with inmates. He has spoken in prisons around the country including Oregon, Washington, Georgia and Louisiana (Angola Prison) and has recently returned from speaking in prisons in Rwanda and Indonesia. Judge Kohl lives in Hillsboro with his wife, Julie.

Please pre-register at this link.

 

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We’re making some changes…stay tuned!

January 10, 2018

Happy New Year! Starting February 21, the women and men of PBL will host a combined luncheon each third Wednesday of the month in a new location. We can’t wait to begin again with a renewed energy and commitment to bring people together for encouragement to authentically live out our faith through the sharing of business and life stories.

We’re excited about the New Year and what it means for PBL. We just finished up the year with our annual Christmas Luncheon, and look forward to seeing you again at our monthly luncheons.

If you couldn’t attend our annual luncheon with keynote Larry Anderson, be sure to watch the video here.

Our mission is to love God love and others, and by combining our two monthly lunches into one single event- the ONE Lunch, we’ll have greater opportunity to make the most of our time together.

You can register for the ONE Lunch here.