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Big Ideas for Breakfast: Bringing Resiliency Full Circle

ISSP and Net Impact Portland are presenting their final installment of the Big Ideas for Breakfast event series on the morning of Wednesday, June 19.

This month's talk will complete the year's focus on the theme of "Resiliency." The panel discussion will explore how technology, arts, nonprofits, business, community and food are interconnected.

Panelists include:

  • Skip Newberry, President, Technology Association of Oregon. He is a Portland-based economic development professional, entrepreneur, and attorney who previously served as the Economic Development Policy Advisor for the City of Portland Mayor's office of Sam Adams.
  • Stephen Marc Beaudoin, Executive Director, PHAME Academy. He is the winner of the 2011 Skidmore Prize for excellence in emerging nonprofit leadership — and is a nonprofit executive with more than a decade of experience in nonprofit management, arts and culture leadership, fundraising, communications/marketing and special events.
  • Jodie Emmett de Maciel, Brand Manager, Fishpeople. Her relationship to food production began at 2 years old, when her parents bought 100 acres in SE Michigan and turned it into an apple orchard and cider mill, which grew steadily for many years and is now a cultural icon in the region. In addition to operating a small commercial farm business, she is the Brand Manager for Fishpeople, a sustainable seafood venture that provides seafood entrees that are sustainable, local, affordable, healthy, and delicious.

The public is invited to attend the June 19 event, which is being held at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown (550 SW Oak St). Early registration for ISSP and Net Impact members is only $28 and $32 for non members. Admission will be $40 at the door.

Details and registration are available online.


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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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