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Big Ideas for Breakfast: Skip Newberry

The Big Ideas for Breakfast event series continues next Wednesday, December 5, as Net Impact Portland and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) welcome Skip Newberry to the podium. Skip, President of the Technology Association of Oregon (formerly Software Association of Oregon) will speak on the Technology Economy.

The Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) has a mission of being the premiere resource for technology connection and innovation in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Its members include corporate technology leaders and professionals, entrepreneurs, start-up business owners, independent contractors, and service providers serving the technology sector. The organization provides networking, professional and business development opportunities by connecting industry leaders, innovators and professionals across Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Skip is an economic development professional, entrepreneur, and attorney with a varied skill set and broad experience building and leading teams in both the private and public sectors. He has a unique lens for the technology economy and will offer insight into emerging opportunities to help build resilience in our region.

Prior to coming on board at TAO, he was the Economic Development Policy Advisor for the Office of Portland Mayor Sam Adams. Earlier in his career, he co-founded LawyerPrep LLC, a legal skills training firm, and then owned SiBOOM Software, a point-of-sale software solution for salons and spas.

The Big Ideas for Breakfast series is intended to give members of the local sustainability community a chance to enjoy a breakfast while networking, learning and co-creating ideas that will help take Portland to the next level of sustainability.

The December 5 event will be held from 7:30 - 9 a.m. at the Ace Hotel's "Cleaners" event space. Click here for event details and online registration.


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By Kelly Doherty: Kelly is the Director of Marketing and Recruiting for the Portland State Graduate Business Programs. She leads the global marketing and branding initiatives and student recruitment strategy for five distinct graduate business programs including: MBA, Master of International Management, Master of Science in Financial Analysis, Master of Real Estate Development and the Healthcare MBA programs.You can connect with Kelly on LinkedIn.


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