|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Lorraine Clarno, 503.350.2006|
|August 13, 2018
|Dianne Danowski Smith, 503.201.7019|
BUSINESS @ THE SPEED OF CHANGE: B2B EVENT EXPLORES THE NEW
USER ECONOMY AND LEADING BUSINESS CHANGE
Beaverton Business Summit date and content is announced. Check social at @BeavBiz2018
(Beaverton, Ore.) — “Businesses set up for success are those that adapt at an increasing rate of change,” said Steve Smelley, Chief Operating Officer at PayneWest Insurance, the Presenting Sponsor for the 2018 Beaverton Business Summit.
PayneWest is partnering with the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce to roll out the annual Beaverton business event, set for Thursday, November 8.
“Content at the Summit comprises key business-to-business topics designed to be immediately relevant and showcase networking opportunities, so firms can be local, stay local and grow locally,” said Chamber President Lorraine Clarno. “This is a key event illuminating how the chamber works to promote every aspect of our local economy.”
Morning keynoter Victoria Trabosh, a TEDx presenter who espouses a leadership-built-on-wisdom style, will present ‘Leading Change and Facing the Storm,’ about best practices of how businesses of all sizes and shapes must learn to manage change. The afternoon keynote by Bill Tracy, vice president at Structured Communications Systems, homes in on the ‘New User Economy’ to show businesses how to adapt and compete using trends set by large companies.
Content and topics will feature sessions including, “The New Language of Business for Young Professionals,” “3 Proven Steps to Eliminate Abrasive Behaviors (and Harassment) in the Workplace,” “What’s Up Beaverton: Up Close with Beaverton’s Community and Economic Development Experts,” and “Local Electeds: Sharing Oncoming Priorities,” as well as emerging intel on diversity and inclusion, tax law updates, health/wellness in the workplace, social media trends, and small business resources.
“We are also excited to announce the event will also feature the Summit Biz Exch@nge, a local marketplace designed for companies and professionals to interface and network among attendees,” said Rhonda Reister, manager of Beaverton’s E-Suites, and chair of the Beaverton Business Summit 2018.
Key partners underwriting the event include PayneWest Insurance; Nike; Portland General Electric; Kaiser Permanente; Aliat; Tektronix; Metro West Ambulance; Madden Industrial Craftsmen; Moomaw Mesirow & Godfrey, LLP; Willamette HVAC; Publix Northwest Public Relations and Public Affairs; and the City of Beaverton. Registration is now open:
https://beaverton.org/events/calendar/#cid=135&id=842&wid=1601&refid=18531055. Participation is open and not limited to Chamber members.
Find out more at the Chamber’s Website https://beaverton.org/events/beaverton-business-summit/, and on the social feeds @BeavBiz2018 on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.
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Beaverton Business Walk presented by Wells Fargo
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 from 12-4 PM
Beaverton Chamber of Commerce, 12600 SW Crescent St, Ste 160, Beaverton, 97005
We need all volunteer hands on deck to visit retailers in Beaverton. As part of our high touch approach, we are checking in with Beaverton-based businesses to ask three questions. How is business? How is doing business in Beaverton? What’s your biggest business challenge? While we can’t promise solutions, we have found that we can often connect folks to resources and often improve their situation. It’s a great experience that allows you to learn a lot about the businesses in our community we don’t even know are here. Our volunteers in the past have loved it and look forward to the next chance. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Jon-Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:30am–2:30pm
Warner Pacific College, 2219 SE 68th Avenue, Portland, OR 97215
Objective information is provided in a non-selling atmosphere to assist existing, new, and startup entrepreneurs with business questions and problems. Keynote Speakers include Oregon Governor, Kate Brown and Prosper Portland Director, Kimberly Branam. Individual 90-minute workshops will be held in two rooms throughout the day, with a break for lunch. Workshop topics are:
For new businesses:
For existing businesses:
This event is free the public and includes free parking.
The Class of 2016 is launching Beaverton Awareness Day May 14