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August 23rd Downtown Luncheon

August 15, 2017

JOSEPH HUNT

Joseph is a young entrepreneur who is passionate about encouraging others and helping them rise up to their full potential. He currently does that through his health and life coaching business, Rise Life Academy, which he started this last year.

Joseph grew up in a small town and lived a pretty modest life in the country but as long as he can remember he never let his small beginnings keep him from dreaming big and doing something meaningful for the world. His entrepreneurial spirit goes back to when he was 15 years old when he started his first business as a window washer. By the time he was 18 he got involved with a marketing company where he learned the art of sales and persistence and eventually ran his own branch office of direct sales representatives at the age of 20.

He then moved on to run a manufacturing company with his brother at the age of 21 where he was the chief of sales and was able to bring his families products into reputable chain stores like Market of Choice and Fred Meyers. This leads to where Joseph will be telling his story of facing his biggest battle yet, when his worldly sources of fulfillment and purpose were wiped away from him and how he became immersed in a place of brokenness, confusion, and depression.

Come and hear a story of redemption and how Joseph’s greatest trial led him to his greatest victory, which is a relationship with God and how he learned to live by faith and was slowly brought out of that darkness into a life of victory where he now pursues his purpose and passion of helping others rise up to their full potential and into a life of true fulfillment.

The Downtown Luncheon will take place on Wednesday August 23rd at 11:45 am. We will be meeting at a new location in the month of August.

The Barlow Room

737 SW Salmon St. Portland, OR 97205

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Robert King- June 21st Eastside Speaker

June 11, 2017

Robert King

Portland Police Bureau

You are invited to join us for our Eastside PBL luncheon, on Wednesday, June 21st. Our guest speaker will be Robert King.

Robert was born and raised in Portland Oregon. He has been married for over 33 years to his grade school sweetheart. Robert has worked in the Portland Police Bureau for over 27 years.

Robert has been a friend of PBL for over 25 years and we believe you will be impacted by his words of wisdom and his personal story as a follower of Jesus in our community. 

Registration is required and the cost of lunch is $25.00.

We look forward to seeing you on June 21st!

Location:
McMenamins Kennedy School
The Cypress Room
5736 N.E. 33rd Ave. Portland OR 97211  

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Anthony Jordan- June 28th Downtown Speaker

June 11, 2017

Anthony Jordan

President, Portland Leadership Foundation

You are invited to join us for our Downtown PBL luncheon, on Wednesday, June 28th at the University Club in Downtown Portland. Our guest speaker will be Anthony Jordan.

Anthony Jordan grew up in Portland, Oregon, the son of a 5’1″ feisty Puerto Rican mother and a 6’7″ African American father. Jordan attended Jefferson High School and graduated in 1991. He played college football at College of the Redwoods and Portland State University. With a degree in Youth Ministry from Eastern University in Philadelphia, PA. Anthony Jordan has served the inner NE Portland city for over 20 years.

Jordan began his coaching journey in 1994 with youth football and baseball.  Jordan returned to Jefferson and joined the football coaching staff as a varsity wide receiver coach, with four trips to the AYF National Championships in Orlando, and winning it all in 2013. It was March 2016 when Jordan’s dream coaching position became a reality as he returned to Jefferson High School as the football head coach.

Inspired by youth leadership and development, Jordan has lived out his life’s call by serving with many youth organizations for the past 23 years. Jordan founded the Portland Leadership Foundation where he serves as President. PLF is a faith-based community organization committed to bridging the gap for youth in the city of Portland. From an idea and dream on a post-it note in 2007 to building PLF to a $1.8 million 13 initiative service organization today.  PLF is known for taking good intentions to more effective outcomes.

Jordan’s life motto is, “Once this life I’ve been given has come to an end, I pray that I will have lived a life fully wrung out.” 

Jordan has been married to the love of his life Donita and will be celebrating 22 years of marriage this December. The Jordans have four amazing children and still live in NE Portland where Jordan has committed to serving the city of Portland for the remainder of his life.

The cost of lunch is $25.00. Registration ends on Monday June 26th. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Eastside May Luncheon- Cancelled

May 2, 2017

Eastside Luncheon- Cancelled in May

The Eastside Luncheon will not be meeting in May. We are currently searching for a consistent location in NE Portland for the Eastside gatherings.

We will resume our monthly meetings on Wednesday June 14th. The location will be announced at that time.

Please contact Cathryn Brinkman at Cathryn@moronesananalytics.com or 503-906-1581 if you have any questions.

 

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Kent Hotaling Speaking Downtown on May 24th

April 20, 2017

 

You are invited to join us for our Downtown PBL luncheon, on Wednesday, May 24th at the University Club. 11:45 am-1:15 pm. Our guest speaker will be Kent Hotaling.

Kent Hotaling was born and grew up in Eugene, Oregon. He began his journey with Jesus as a sophomore at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. He spent the next 62 years learning to follow Jesus and helping others to do the same.

He is married to Kay and they have three sons and eight grandchildren. He and Kay have three sons and eight grandchildren. He and Kay have lived in Seattle, Montreal, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. where they helped political, business and professional leaders meet in small groups to explore issues of faith.

Kent has traveled extensively in Africa encouraging discipleship. He has helped to coordinate National Prayer Breakfast in the U.S., Canada, and several African countries. He now lives in McMinnville, Oregon with wife, Kay. He continues to meet with men and couples walking with them in their journeys of faith. He writes the occasional piece on what they are learning.

  • Space is limited and an RSVP is required. Registration ends on Monday May 22nd.
  • The fee for lunch is $25.00
  • Lunch not guaranteed without reservation
  • We can accommodate most dietary requests with advance notice

REGISTER HERE

If you have questions about Portland Business Luncheons or would like to know how to better connect with the group, feel free to contact any of the following leaders.

Jennie Mitchell jennie@jennielmitchell.com

We look forward to meeting with you soon!

For questions about this week’s luncheon contact:

Cathryn Brinkman Cathryn@moronesanalytics.com 503-906-1581

 

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Eastside April 19th Luncheon with Guest Speaker Robert Justus

April 7, 2017

 

Portland Business luncheons invites you to join us for lunch on April 19th. Our guest speaker will be Robert Justus.

His commitment to helping others began in his late teens when he worked in the once flourishing mining communities of Appalachia and then Arizona. When the mines shut down, Justus volunteered to work with unemployed families.

He witnessed destitute families lose their homes, families separate, and the suffering that poverty brings. The experience has been one of the driving forces behind his lifelong commitment to help low income and struggling people.

In 1991, after earning a Master’s in Theology with an emphasis on justice and peace education from the State University of New York, Justus started dating his wife and moved to her home town Portland, Oregon. There he founded JOIN in 1992, a non-profit aimed at finding permanent housing for homeless people.

In 2007, Justus also co-founded Home First Development, a company that builds affordable housing for low-income people affordably without government subsidy. He built 241 affordable apartment units in 2016 and will be breaking ground on 237 affordable units in 2017.

Justus lives with his wife, Liesl, on a floating home on the Columbia River. He has two college-aged children. In his spare time, he likes to hang out with homeless     people, at St. Francis Dining Hal because as he says, “they keep it real.”

The Eastside Location has moved to Warner Pacific at Egtvedt Hal. The address is 2219 SE 68th Ave., Portland, OR 97215.

Registration is required and cost of lunch is $20.00.

We look forward to seeing you on April 19th!

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Jill Viggiano Speaking at Downtown Luncheon on April 26th

March 28, 2017

You are invited to join us for our Downtown PBL luncheon, on Wednesday, April 26th at the University Club in Downtown Portland. Our guest speaker will be Jill Viggiano.

Jill Viggiano spent 19 years working in commercial real estate before retiring to become a full- time mom. As an active volunteer, Jill couldn’t help but raise her hand and take on leadership roles in the community.

The opportunity to form and advance philanthropic organizations and their causes kept her engaged in both local and national efforts. Jill’s style is to create a team environment where cooperation and accomplishment happen while having fun.

When her husband survived a massive stroke in 2008, Jill focused her skills on his recovery. She now assists him in his day-to-day needs as well as in his speaking career.

Jill wrote Painful Blessing, a book about her spouse and caregiver experience shedding light on the real life impact of acquired brain injury, and providing hope and encouragement to those facing significant challenges.

Jill’s story will touch your soul and inspire you to press through any circumstance.

The cost of lunch is $25.00. Register today and invite a friend.

  • Registration closes Monday April 24th and is required
  • The investment for lunch is $25.00
  • Lunch not guaranteed without reservation
  • We can accommodate most dietary requests with advance notice

REGISTER NOW

If you have questions about Portland Business Luncheons or would like to know how to better connect with the group, feel free to contact any of the following leaders.

Jennie Mitchell jennie@jennielmitchell.com

Serena Morones serena@moronesanalytics.com

We look forward to meeting with you soon!

For questions about this week’s luncheon contact:

Cathryn Brinkman cathryn@moronesanalytics.com  503-906-1581