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October 19th Eastside Luncheon With Guest Speaker Jomo Greenidge

October 10, 2016

 

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Portland Business Luncheons Presents You With Jomo Greenidge

You are invited to join us for our Eastside PBL luncheon Wednesday October 19th. Our guest speaker will be Jomo Greenidge.

Entrepreneur. Educator. Youth Advocated. Minister. Deejay. Gamer. Geek.

jomo-face-sideRegardless of the hat he is wearing at the time, Jomo Greenidge is a technologist who loves Jesus Christ, kids, gadgets, helping people, and otherwise working on really cool projects. His diverse background includes education, theology, community development, event management, and media design. For over 25 years, Jomo has been utilizing those skills on the front lines of youth and young adult ministry projects in a variety of roles.

His current project is BlackPDX.com, where is rallying the African-American community of Oregon and SW Washington to help improve educational outcomes. When not blogging, designing, coding, prototyping, or spending time with his family and friends, you can catch him on Xbox Live attempting to improve his pathetic gamescore.

He lives in Northeast Portland with his wife and two sons.

RSVP is required and the cost of lunch is $20.00. You are encouraged to invite and register a guest. Don’t miss this!

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Debi Laue Speaking at Downtown Luncheon October 26th

October 7, 2016

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You are invited to join us for our Downtown PBL luncheon, on Wednesday, October 26th at the University Club. 11:45-1:15. Our guest speaker will be Debi Laue.

Debi’s smile is contagious. She was labeled as the “nice girl.” Because of that label 40 years ago people told her she would never make it in Real Estate because she was “too nice.” As it turns out, nice girls don’t finish last!

Daughter of Wilsonville’s first mayor, Debi Laue has always called Wilsonville home. And with nearly 40years in the real estate business, Debi is a recognized expert who is committed to her client’s real estate needs.

Winner of both the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors, Master Circle’s Realtor of the Year Award and the Wilsonville First Citizen Award, Debi has a long and successful history serving Wilsonville area buyers and sellers.

When she does step away from real estate, Debi enjoys hiking and family dinners, and stays actively involved in her community.

Plan to join us and learn how you too can beat the odds.

  • Space is limited and an RSVP is required
  • The fee 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

Michael Larlee mlarlee@dadco.com

Tim Miller tmiller@watrust.com

We look forward to meeting with you soon!

For questions about this week’s luncheon contact:

Jennie Mitchell jennie@jennielmitchell.com 503-906-1581

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September Luncheon with Guest Speaker Raymond De Silva

September 13, 2016

raymond-desilviaYou are invited to join us for our Downtown PBL luncheon, on Wednesday, September 28th at the University Club. Our guest speaker will be Raymond De Silva.

Raymond De Silva’s grandmother always said he reminded her of “Elvis” because of the way he wore his hair and the shoes he would wear. Thus, began his passionate love of all things music. Having grown up in Oregon, the spirit of Portland has been firmly imprinted on his heart. Hi local loyalties are pledged to the Oregon Ducks and Trail Blazers.

On top of his zeal for music, the music industry and musicians, he is a successful, unconventional, and creative business strategist. Raymond began his education in the business industry by studying the stock market in an advanced economics class in high school. He even began his first business venture in high school, selling candy bars out of his locker.

High School is also where Raymond’s passion for the music industry blossomed. He blew off a homework assignment to research bands and artists on MySpace that he believed would, one day, be popular. His taste for music centers on the Motown era, specifically the “Hitsville USA” studio. Motown music symbolizes a coming-of-age celebration and is timeless. It was the key to racial integration in music and created a sound that appealed to people of all races.

Raymond continues his love for music today. He is currently the artist manager for recording artist Brant Colella. During the last few years, he launched Luis Palau’s Creative Arts Alliance, mentored musicians, and founded a music festival aptly named Portland Soundcheck showcasing the talent of his hometown of Portland, Oregon.

He desires to develop musicians to use their talents to share the gospel in powerful, relevant, and imaginative ways. Raymond has a M.A. in Spiritual Formation and a B.A. in Organizational Communication from George Fox University. He has also served as a band pastor for Sixteen Cities. He has worked with artists from NBC The Voice, American Idol, and MTV. He has a heart to bring people together to experience the emergence of new cultures and forge new grounds between music on the cusp and listeners.

Join us to hear Raymond share is personal faith story and pivotal power nuggets he learned along the way. You don’t want to miss this!

  • The fee 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

Tim Miller  TMiller@watrust.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

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July Luncheon with Guest Speaker Lauree Austin

July 18, 2016

Headshot_LaureeAustin 2014You are invited to join us for our Downtown PBL luncheon, on Wednesday, July 27th at the University Club. 11:45-1:15. Our guest speaker will be Lauree Austin.

Lauree is a native Oregonian who spent five years in the Czech Republic prior to becoming a Fundraising Strategist and On-Air Host at i58:10 Media.

She has developed her specialized skills in media and fundraising communications from her work in radio domestically and abroad as an on-air personality as well as serving as a creative communications director in Central and Eastern Europe.

As an ICF trained coach she has consulted with both Fortune 500 and non profit executives and teams around change, management and communication. She is a skilled facilitator and storyteller and brings a dynamic energy to any program and experience. Lauree has traveled to more than 46 countries, with the list ever-expanding.

Join us to hear Lauree share her faith-story. She is a young woman you just want to know and hang out with. She is creative, fun, dynamic and a thought leader who connects with many in our community and around the world.

  • The fee 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.

Erick Bjorge erik@erikbjorge.com

Jim Eney jimeney@frontier.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

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June 15th, 2016 Eastside Luncheon With Special Guest Charle Young

June 6, 2016

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Portland Business Luncheons Presents You With Charle Young

charle young jrYou are invited to join us for our Eastside PBL luncheon Wednesday June 15th. Our guest speaker will be Charle Young.

College Football Hall of Fame and former All-American football player from USC, Charle Young is looking forward to sharing a message of hope. Young helped the USC Trojans win a national championship. He was sixth overall player taken in the 1973 NFL draft, selected by the Philadelphia Eagles. He earned Rookie of the Year honors and led the NFC in receiving for a year while going on to three Pro Bowls in Philadelphia. He also helped the Los Angles Rams reach a Super Bowl in 1979 and San Francisco 49ers in 1981.

He ended his 13-year NFL career in Seattle, where the veteran leader was brought in to help teach a team how to win. Young was voted team captain and the Seahawks went to the playoffs for the first time in team history! Making a stunning run to the AFC Championship game in 1983 and to the second round the following year after a then-franchise best 12-4 regular season.

He and his wife, Colleen, raised five children in Seattle. Charle II played football at Stanford and his youngest, Chancellor, played at Duke. His daughters, Candace and twins Cerenity and Chanel, ran track at USC.

Since his football days, Young has been an entrepreneur; involved in construction, car dealerships and other business projects. He’s been a minister, operated the Charle Young Environmental Learning Center and had his own radio show.

As a man of humility, he doesn’t define himself as a businessman or ex-football player. “I am nothing more than a purveyor of hope,” he said. “That’s what I am. Everybody needs hope. Without hope, people die. They give up. We don’t want anybody to give up.”

RSVP is required and the cost of lunch is $20.00. You are encouraged to invite and register a guest. Don’t miss this!

Click here for a link to register for this luncheon with Charle.

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Adrienne Livingston-Eastside Luncheon May 18th

May 16, 2016

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Ambridge Center, May 18th 2016

Please join us this Wednesday, May 18th from 11:45am to 1:15pm at the Ambridge Center to enjoy the season with friends in the business community and to hear from guest speaker, Adrienne Livingston.

Adrienne is the Director of Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiatives at World Venture. She has been working with the individuals involved in Sex-Trafficking since 2014 when she resigned as the Executive Director of the Black United Fund of Oregon., Adrienne is a graduate of Oregon State University and Western Seminary.

Join us for lunch and to hear Adrienne share her personal story of faith, family and community service. Register Here

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Eastside PBL with Charles McGee

April 12, 2016

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Charles McGee

Ambridge Center, April 20th 2016

Charles is CEO and President of the Black Parent Initiative (BPI). He and Johnell Bell established BPI in 2006 to assist families in achieving financial, educational, and spiritual success. This vision is actualized by inspiring, engaging, and mobilizing parents, caregivers, foster and adoptive parents to improve the educational outcomes of Black children. BPI is currently the only culturally specific organization in Portland focused solely on supporting low to moderate income parents in Multnomah County as a vehicle for enhancing the lives of Black youth.

BPI provides parent education on topics such as adult literacy; effective parenting and financial literacy; prevention and early intervention services; family stabilization services; in-school advocacy; and early childhood development advocacy.

Join us for lunch and to hear Charles share his personal story of faith, family and community service.  REGISTRATION LINK