Thursday, October 25, 2012

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
10301 NE Glisan Street, Portland, Oregon 97203

8:00 am to 1:00 pm. Networking 1:00-2:00 pm

Breakfast and lunch will be served

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8:00-8.30 am | Registration
Networking, coffee, breakfast

8:30-9:30 am | Welcome and Opening Speakers
Jeff Cogen, Multnomah County Chair;
Rey Espana, Coalition of Communities of Color of Multnomah County;
Ping Khaw-Sutherland, Asian American Pacific Chamber of Commerce President;
Patrick Quinton, Portland Development Commission Executive Director;
Other elected officials and sponsors

9:30-10:30 am |  Panel: Resources to Compete
East Portland businesses and financial providers will discuss how they’ve succeeded in today’s economy, and what resources and tools will be needed to connect and compete in the future. What’s your success story? What’s working and what’s not working? What gaps need to be closed?

10:30-10:45 am | BREAK

10:45-11:45 am | Panel: Connecting and Collaborating
Community organizations and businesses will share successful strategies on how they are supporting neighborhood businesses in diverse communities and with ongoing challenges. How is your neighborhood doing? What can local organizations, government and the private sector do to make things better?

11:45-12:00 pm | BREAK

12:00-1:00 pm | Lunch served at tables

 12:00-12:15 pm | City of Portland Mayor Sam Adams

12:15-12:50 pm  | Keynote Speaker U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)

12:50 pm | Closing Remarks
PDC Executive Director Patrick Quinton

1:00 pm | Summit Adjourns

1:00-2:00 pm | Networking
Attendees, community organizations, private sector banks and lenders, public resource providers, small business technical assistance experts, PDC and other staff.


East Portland Neighborhood Economic Development Summit 2012 

Thank you for your interest in the East Portland Neighborhood Economic Development Summit. Unfortunately, all seating is full at this time. If you want to be on a waiting list if space becomes available, please complete the registration process by clicking on the button below. We will collect names and contact people about vancancies in the order they applied. Thank you again for your interest in this event.

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Jacqueline Hudson, PDC