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Sponsor Your Table Now for the 32nd Annual Christmas Luncheon, Friday December 14th, 2018

October 22, 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.

Buy your tables or seats at this link.

 

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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.

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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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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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Eastside PBL Lunch with Bob Mumford 11/15/17

November 9, 2017

BobMumfordHeadshotJoin us Wednesday, November 15 from 11:45 am to 1:15 pm to hear from guest speaker Bob Mumford.

Bob worked in the for-profit world for 28 years before losing his job in May, 2016. He served a member of the Oregon Legislature during the 2017 legislative session and helped coordinate the Oregon Prayer Breakfast. He has also been a Young Life leader for high school and middle school kids for 29 years.

Currently Bob is Vice President for the National Christian Foundation in Portland, has been married to Beth for 26 years, has 22 & 20-year old sons and a 17-year-old daughter.

 

Please register today for the luncheon at this link.

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Combined October 25th Luncheon with Speaker Jesse Jackson

October 17, 2017
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(Jesse Jackson at the 2016 annual Christmas luncheon)
As we begin to enjoy the change in seasons, we’re also looking forward to a change to this month’s lunch.
We’re combining our eastside group with our downtown group not only to enjoy each other’s company, but to focus our time together in preparation for our annual Christmas lunch.
Our speaker Jesse Jackson was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, received his Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Management from Oregon State University and for the last 8 years worked for Raimore Construction as General Manager.
More recently, Jesse has been co-hosting the monthly eastside lunches for the past 6 years and has taken an active role in our annual Christmas lunch program.
He and his wife Rachael have three children: Jesse, Jacob and, Joy.
We will be meeting in the lower lounge at The University Club.
1225 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204
Invite a friend and register today. We look forward to seeing you.
Seating is limited so we highly encourage your $25.00 pre-registration