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January 16th Luncheon with Steve Hanamura

December 31, 2018

***Important update for Wednesday’s Luncheon

We are pleased to let you know that Robert King, keynote speaker from our recent PBL Christmas Luncheon will give us a brief update on how we (PBL) are responding to the racial incident that happened recently at the DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton.

If you didn’t have a chance to join us for the Christmas Luncheon to hear Robert’s talk on inclusion and racial reconciliation, here is the video from our program. It is timely in light of the racial incident at the hotel.

 

If you haven’t already RSVP’d, Monday is the last day to register. You won’t want to miss this January 16th lunch with our guest speaker Steve Hanamura from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm in the Oregon Room at the DoubleTree by Hilton near the Lloyd Center.

He spent part of his youth in a Japanese internment camp and experienced prejudice and discrimination first hand. He is both dynamic and impactful in how he tells his story and helps facilitate change.

President of Hanamura Consulting, Inc., founded in 1986, Steve brings over 30 years’ experience to the consulting, training and speaking profession. He is widely sought after in the areas of leadership development, managing and leading diversity initiatives, building effective teams, working with people with disabilities and managing personal and organizational change.

Steve has authored two books, In Search of Vision and I Can See Clearly and was a contributing author to Valuing Diversity. He has served as past president of the Portland Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development and is an emeritus member of The Diversity Collegium, a group of thought leaders in the field of diversity.

Among Steve’s professional honors is the Multi-Cultural Network Trainer of the Year presented by the American Society for Training and Development. He was recognized as one of forty diversity pioneers in the July/August 2007 edition of Profiles in Diversity Journal and has received the Meritorious Service Award for the President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities. He was also privileged to be one of the torchbearers for the 1996 Olympics.

Throughout his life he has experienced prejudice and discrimination but has been impacted by followers of Jesus Christ who have come alongside him throughout his journey. Though blind, he enjoys running and is an avid sports fan. He and wife Becky have three grown sons and seven grandchildren.

 

Register at this link. Cost of the lunch is $20.00 and pre-registration is highly appreciated. 

If you would like to register a group of people, please contact Diana directly at 503-906-1580

Check in at the Oregon Room begins at 11:45 am with program and lunch from 12 pm-1:15 pm.

Parking in the Doubletree garage is complementary. You will receive a validation ticket at the luncheon.

 

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Video from the 32nd Annual PBL Christmas Luncheon with Robert King

December 23, 2018

If you missed the annual PBL Christmas Luncheon with Robert King this year, you can watch the video. Thank you to Jim Standridge for filming and editing.

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Last call for the 32nd Annual Christmas Luncheon, Friday December 14th, 2018

December 12, 2018

Portland Business Luncheons presents the 32nd Annual Christmas Luncheon with keynote speaker Robert King. Friday, December 14th, 2018 from 11:15 am to 1:30 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

Robert King is a retired Commander of the North Precinct of the Portland Police Bureau. In 1991 while on duty, Robert was stabbed by a suspect and survived. Ironically this one traumatic event began a 27-year friendship with Wendell Birkland who was Robert’s attorney through the investigative process.

Their friendship became a catalyst for Robert to become active in racial reconciliation in the community.

Robert has worked with community members and police colleagues to create a space for encouraging diverse people to navigate through differences and see similarities in each other’s humanity.

A Northeast Portland native, Robert attended Central Catholic High School and graduated from Portland State University. Robert and his wife Marci have three grown children. Robert credits his faith in Jesus with the nurturing love he was shown by his Mexican grandmother as a child.

This Christmas season, come be inspired by a message of hope, healing and love from a man who is deeply grateful to have served his community for many years, and who continues to pray for the safety, health and healing of the lives he served.

Buy your tables or seats at this link.

 

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The 32nd Annual PBL Christmas Luncheon with Robert King, Friday, December 14th

December 12, 2018

Portland Business Luncheons presents the 32nd Annual Christmas Luncheon with keynote speaker Robert King. Friday, December 14th, 2018 from 11:15 am to 1:30 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

Robert King is a retired Commander of the North Precinct of the Portland Police Bureau. In 1991 while on duty, Robert was stabbed by a suspect and survived. Ironically this one traumatic event began a 27-year friendship with Wendell Birkland who was Robert’s attorney through the investigative process.

Their friendship became a catalyst for Robert to become active in racial reconciliation in the community.

Robert has worked with community members and police colleagues to create a space for encouraging diverse people to navigate through differences and see similarities in each other’s humanity.

A Northeast Portland native, Robert attended Central Catholic High School and graduated from Portland State University. Robert and his wife Marci have three grown children. Robert credits his faith in Jesus with the nurturing love he was shown by his Mexican grandmother as a child.

This Christmas season, come be inspired by a message of hope, healing and love from a man who is deeply grateful to have served his community for many years, and who continues to pray for the safety, health and healing of the lives he served.

Doors open at 11:00 am

Buy your seats at this link.

 

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November 14th PBL Luncheon with Mike Taylor

October 29, 2018

The men and women of PBL are excited to host another luncheon at the Doubletree by Hilton, Wednesday November 14th at 11:45 am to 1:15 pm.

Our November speaker is Mike Taylor who has been involved with PBL since 1992.

Mike has more than 35 years experience in the financial services industry bringing his experience to advisory firms and plan sponsors in the West, through Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC.

He’s been married to Debbie for 40 years, the father of 3 adult children, and their 3 spouses, the grandfather of 8, and enjoys golf, fishing and hunting.

We’re excited to have you join us!

Cost of the lunch is $20.00 and pre-registration is required.
Register today at this link.
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A Lunch Conversation with Luis Palau 10-18-18

September 27, 2018

Portland Business Luncheons Presents: A Lunch Conversation with Luis Palau, Thursday, Oct.18th 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton

*Update 11/2/18

Moderated by Douglas and Katy Crane, this wonderful luncheon hosted by Portland Business Luncheons featured a delightfully candid interview with evangelist, Luis Palau. The Palau family has been a huge part of Portland Business Luncheons annual Christmas Lunch for many years, and we wanted to honor that legacy by hosting Luis at one of our monthly lunches one last time.

If you missed the luncheon, here’s a video of the interview with Luis.

PBL Oct 2018 Luis Palau from Doug Crane on Vimeo.

The men and women of Portland Business Luncheons invite you to join us Thursday, October 18 at 11:45 am to enjoy hearing from our extra special speaker, Luis Palau.

Luis and his family are dear friends of PBL. For over 25 years, he and many of his closet friends played a essential role in the life of PBL.

More importantly, Luis has shared the gospel of Jesus in dramatic and personal ways for years at our largest event of the year – our Christmas Luncheon.

Several of our close friends met Jesus in a personal way through Luis’ amazing gift of sharing the gospel with spunk, humor, and captivating stories.

You are not going to want to miss this lunch!

Luis has been diagnosed with cancer and will have an opportunity to share his personal journey through a moderated question and answer time.

The cost to attend the lunch is $20.00. Pre-registration is required and capacity is limited. Please register at this link below.

Please register today at this link so we have an accurate headcount for lunch.

 

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Thursday, September 20th ONE Lunch with CJ Robbins

September 8, 2018

The men and women of Portland Business Luncheons invite you to join us Thursday, September 20th at 11:45 am to hear from guest speaker, CJ Robbins.

CJ has been working towards social justice since he first noticed inequity on the playground in elementary school. Back then, the fight was to protect the kids who couldn’t protect themselves from bullies. Now he works to elevate the voice of the voiceless and advocate for the value of those voices which are so often invalidated.

CJ moved to Portland to pursue a law degree at Lewis & Clark Law School. While in law school, he was reminded of his experience as a mentor at Rosemary Anderson High School, where he witnessed vast inequities facing young people in all areas of life. These stark inequities in education, employment, health, and most notably the justice system, made him begin to ask some of the questions that would eventually lead him to work in social justice. Along this path, CJ clerked at the Lewis & Clark legal clinic and Metropolitan Public Defenders as a certified law student. This certification allowed him to carry a small caseload and try cases and motions in Multnomah County. During his time at Lewis & Clark, CJ also served as President of the Black Law Students Association and as a member of the Admissions and Diversity Committees.

After law school, CJ clerked for District Court Judge Kenneth Walker. Through this experience, CJ saw that no one in the justice system is directly responsible for addressing unacceptably inequitable outcomes. So, when his clerkship ended, CJ decided that he would find a career path focused on systemic, outcome-focused, equity.

As Black Male Achievement Coordinator for the City of Portland, CJ brings his passion, focus, and critical thinking tools to drive the vision that every Black male will have opportunity, and access to health, safety, and success.

When he is not doing equity work, CJ is spending quality time with the family. He loves making, enjoying, and playing music; and believes he still has a few more good years of competitive basketball in him.

Please come hear CJ’s personal journey of faith and how it impacts his work with inequity.

The cost to attend the lunch is $20.00 and pre-registration is required. Please register at this link.