Archive for the ‘The ONE Lunch’ Category

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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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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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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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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.