Kunal Taravade is the Director of Product Engineering at Synopsys, Inc., which creates software to design computer chips. He is the author of many scientific papers and holds over 25 US patents. Kunal has a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University. He lived in Colorado Springs, CO before moving here to Portland in 2001. He is a competitive Toastmaster and enjoys classical music. In his talk today, Kunal will describe the concept of Artificial Intelligence, its uses and misuses, and its implications on individuals and small businesses.
If you have any questions, contact Connie Shipley at 503-830-1028 or Kim Kelly at 503-788-8589.
Christian Kaylor, Workforce Economist for the Oregon Employment Department, will talk on the economic issues facing Portland and Oregon. He gives his analysis, comparing Portland with cities throughout the country. Members have found his insights to be very informative. It will be interesting to get his insights to what the impact will be from the COVID-19 pandemic and the protests this last year. He provides data analysis and advice relating to the Portland economy to local businesses, business associations and government agencies to facilitate intelligent decision making on a daily basis. Before coming to the Employment Department eighteen years ago, Christian worked in various positions in Oregon politics and policy. He has served as Legislative Assistant to the Oregon Senate Minority Whip and Campaign Manager for the Oregon House Minority Leader. A native Oregonian, Christian has a degree in Economics from the University of Oregon.
Business & Built-Environment Consultant with Old i, LLC and Cairn Pacific
Will address the changing patterns of residential development and other real estate issues facing business owners at this time.
Noel Johnson has worked in commercial real estate since 2001 and brings experience in sourcing capitalizing and building innovative, institution-scale housing, office and retail developments. Raised in Minnesota, Noel met his wife Lauren at Williams College. They worked in San Francisco and Chile before returning to her home of Portland Oregon. Since then, Noel has focused on the Oregon and Washington markets and earned graduate degrees from both Portland state University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
During Noel’s tenure as Managing Director, Killian Pacific was recognized as 2015 Development Firm of the Year and won Office Development of the Year from the Portland Business Journal and NAIOP. In an article Nov. 16, 2016, the Portland Business Journal staff reporter Jon Bell wrote: “He helped Killian Pacific redefine the Central Eastside Industrial District with the Goat Blocks, Clay Creative and Viewpoint Construction projects. He also helped add new life to downtown Vancouver with Killian’s Hudson Building. Now, Noel Johnson has joined a team that’s remaking the sprawling concrete and asphalt expanses of the former Conway properties in Northwest Portland. At Cairn Pacific,
LLC, he shares the firm’s ethos of building quality, enduring projects that benefit both neighbors and investors.
Glendoveer Golf Course
14015 NE Glisan St | MAP
Support the Voice of East Portland by joining us for our 10th Annual Golf Tournament. Golfers can enjoy a full day on world class golf course with PRIZES for the top three teams and challenge winners.
Not a Golfer or can’t spare the whole day? Finish your Friday networking at the Golf Awards BBQ and win amazing raffle prizes!
Whether you golf all day or join us for an afternoon BBQ, you can expect to enjoy good food, great networking, a cash bar and raffle prizes. Please join us and support your East Portland Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit, volunteer-run organization advocating for business on the Eastside.
$95 per player | $375 per foursome
Price includes 18 holes of golf, golf cart, BBQ lunch & PRIZES!
Sponsorships & Raffle Prizes:
Advertise your support of the East Portland Chamber of Commerce with a Hole Sponsorship for $150 — other levels of sponsorship are still available. You can also promote your business by donating one or more raffle prizes. Please contact the chamber at 503-788-8589 if you need more info.
For photos of the 2019 event click here.
Thank you to our sponsors:
Driving Range Sponsor:
Drink Cart: Color Innovations
Men & Women KP:
Men & Women Long Drive:
East Portland Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization | PO Box 90186 | Portland, OR 97290 | 503-788-8589