Past Speakers

A Story of Intergenerational Love – February 12th

A Story of Intergenerational Love – February 12th

Date/Time: Tuesday February 12th, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Location: The Sentinel 614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor Portland, OR Leah Klass is a storyteller, poet, entrepreneur and more.  Perfect for this Valentine's season, Leah will share the amazing story of how she 'accidentally' found a piece art in a rather unexpected place.  Something captured her curiosity so she went on a search to discover the artist and more of her work.   The story of Leah's journey to learn about the piece of art is fascinating to say the least. The art will be on display at our Portland...

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Lime Scooters – 2019 Plans in Oregon – February 5th

Lime Scooters – 2019 Plans in Oregon – February 5th

Date/Time: Tuesday February 5th, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Location: The Sentinel 614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor Portland, OR Learn what makes Lime tick, findings from the 120 Portland E-scooter pilot, and plans for e-scooters in Portland through 2019. ** Jeremy Nelson is General Manager for Lime in Oregon. As a 12-year veteran of the carsharing industry, he had the opportunity to launch and grow operations in Seattle, Philadelphia, and Portland. He is now a veteran in the nascent e-scooter sharing business, having over 12 weeks of experience. Jeremy believes Lime’s...

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Life of Travel – January 29th

Life of Travel – January 29th

Date/Time: Tuesday January 29th, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Location: The Sentinel 614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor Portland, OR Tom is a fifth generation Oregonian and was born and raised in Grants Pass, Oregon.  He graduated from Grants Pass High School and graduated from The University of Oregon with a degree in English. During his time at Oregon he was a member of Theta Chi Fraternity and was the Interfraternity Council President.  His sophomore year he studied at St. Peters College of Oxford University in England. Tom’s work experience began with the National Park...

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Hazelnut Farming in Oregon – January 22nd

Hazelnut Farming in Oregon – January 22nd

Date/Time: Tuesday January 22nd,2019 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Location: The Sentinel 614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor Portland, OR An accomplished and "Hands-On" CEO, General Manager, Sales & Marketing and Supply-Chain Executive. Experience includes Sales Management, Marketing, Digital Marketing, Strategy and Business Development and Supply Chain development & Management. Has diverse food industry background and operational knowledge with extensive international management experience. Grows companies by building sales organizations, managing business development from...

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ShelterBox – January 15th

ShelterBox – January 15th

Date/Time: Tuesday January 15th, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Location: The Sentinel 614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor Portland, OR When Bill Woodard retired after a 32 year career as and executive with Meier and Frank Department Stores he began to look for a way to stay engaged with those in need.  His nearly yearlong quest lead him to ShelterBox, a Rotary inspired humanitarian aid organization and Rotary International Project Partner, that provides emergency shelter solutions to families who have lost everything to a disaster. For the past 6 years, Bill has been a...

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Economic Forecast – January 8th

Economic Forecast – January 8th

Date/Time: Tuesday January 8th, 2019 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Location: The Sentinel 614 SW 11th Ave, 3rd floor Portland, OR On January 8th we will be hosting our annual Economic Forecast where the best and brightest will gather to discuss the upcoming economic trends for 2019. We will be joined by a panel comprised of Dr. Bill Conerly, Dr. Tom Potiowsky and Dr. John Mitchell. Panelists: Tom P. Potiowsky Dr. Potiowsky is the chair of the Economics Department at PSU and was the Co-Director of the Applied Economics...

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