Whatever your city and state representatives do at City Hall or in Salem, it affects your business. The more you know, the better you can plan, prepare and influence. Today's speakers will share information that will enable you to do just that!
J.L. Wilson is the principal of Public Affairs Counsel, a Salem-based public affairs firm and a leading provider of government affairs, campaign, association management and survey research services for 37 years.
Prior to joining Public Affairs Counsel in 2014, Wilson had a 15-year history in association management as past Executive Director of NFIB/Oregon and past Senior Vice President of Government Affairs at Associated Oregon Industries. Wilson has also been a full-time lobbyist representing business interests since 2000. Before starting his career as an association manager and lobbyist, he served as Legislative Director for two Speakers of the Oregon House.
Ashley Henry, Executive Director for Business for a Better Portland will be speaking. Ashley leads the organization’s efforts to engage Portland’s business leaders in the civic processes that shape the direction of the city. She is passionate about ensuring that our community’s business leaders are connected with strategic opportunities to bring greater shared prosperity to all Portlanders. Just five months after launching BBPDX, the organization was recognized by the Portland Business Journal as one of the region’s Top 25 Chambers of Commerce. Ashley was also personally named as “One of 18 To Watch in 2018” by the Portland Business Journal.
Her work prior to BBPDX has been at the intersection of the business, civic, nonprofit and philanthropic sectors. Her areas of focus have included community development, affordable housing, impact investing, climate and renewable energy policy, and fish and watershed restoration. She’s worked with leading organizations such as Climate Solutions, Stoel Rives LLP, Oregon Business Association, and Oregon Trout.
Ashley is a Senior Fellow with the American Leadership Forum of Oregon. As a singer, she has produced shows at notable venues such as The Doug Fir and Jimmy Mak’s to raise funds for local nonprofits The Wetlands Conservancy and My Voice Music.
Coffee and breakfast goodies sponsored by EPCC. Facility sponsored by Adventist Health.
There has been a last minute room change for tomorrowmorning’s East Portland Chamber meeting. Instead of one of the Education rooms,we will meet in the Columbia Willamette Room is on the LL of the Pavilion whichhas an entrance just off Main Street. Here is the link for the hospital map: Adventist Pavilion Hospital Map 2017.pdf