N/NE Neighborhood Economic Development Summit hosted by PDC

image001Please see below for details on the N/NE Neighborhood Economic Development Summit.
The Portland Development Commission is hosting a North/Northeast Portland NeighborhoodEconomic Development Summit Thursday, May 30th, from 8:00am – 2:00pm. The event is designed for interested business owners and community members. Several NECN Board members and staff will be attending all or part of this event, we invite you to join us.
N/NE Neighborhood Economic Development Summit:

Growing Business, Connecting Communities 

Achieve your vision for a successful business in Portland by tapping into the power of partnerships and smart fundamentals.

Featuring keynote speakers Mayor Charlie Hales and Mr. Michael Bush, serial entrepreneur and president and founder of The 8 Factors.

The day will also include breakout sessions with local experts, and in-person access to resources for small businesses and community organizations.

Breakfast and Lunch included. Free, register at nedsummit2013.eventbrite.com.

Summit Agenda

8:00 – 8:30: Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30: Opening speakers including:

  • Charlie Hales, Mayor, City of Portland
  • Patrick Quinton, Executive Director, PDC
9:40 – 10:40: Breakout Sessions
  • Business Best Practices: Ready to move from business basics to best practices? Position yourself for profitability with day-to-day operations done right. Understanding your financials, cash flow management and practical business planning. Put the right tools in place to build your foundation for long-term success.
  • The Value of Business District Associations:
    Do you know what your business district does – or if you even have one? Learn from some of the city’s best organized associations to promote your local assets and advantages. Reach out to discover the value of community engagement in maximizing your business opportunities.
  • On the Spot Connections:
    Our Resource Room offers face time with representatives of financial, business, workforce development and community resource organizations. Get help navigating your path to a better business and learn more about what you hear during the day.
10:40 – 10:50: Break
10:50 – 11:50: Breakout Sessions
  • Getting Ahead of the Game:
    Ever feel like you’re just running in place? Get off the treadmill and pick up strategies to push you closer to your goals for growth. Learn to make the smart choices about where to put your energy and investment; how to get loan- or expansion-ready; and find local resources that will help you explore regional, national and international markets.
  • Know Your Neighborhood:
    Whether your neighborhood is getting older, younger, more diverse, more expensive or just adjusting to the global recession, change in the one thing you can count on. As your community changes, will you be ready? How to adapt and capitalize on whatever change comes your way. Find out how to spot the trends, adapt your business plan and make the most of shifting demographics and market dynamics.
  • On the Spot Connections:
    Our Resource Room offers face time with representatives of financial, business, workforce development and community resource organizations. Get help navigating your path to a better business and learn more about what you hear during the day.

11:50 – 12:00: Break

12:00 – 1:15: Lunch and Keynote

  • Introduction: Nancy Hales, First Stop Portland
  • Keynote speaker Michael C. Bush,
    - Mr. Michael C. Bush is the president and founder of 8 factors (the8factors.com), an action-oriented framework that has been taught over a decade and utilized by thousands of successful entrepreneurs. Mr. Bush has more than 30 years of experience as an entrepreneur, business turn-around-consultant, and educator. He has taught entrepreneurship courses at Stanford University and is a member of President Obama’s White House Business Council.

1:15  - 2:00: Networking and light refreshments

Norm Krumholz on Equity Planning in Action

The Toulan School Graduate Students of Color and Planning Club are pleased to announce a special event on Thursday, May 30th.  PSU has the honor of hosting a distinguished figure in planning and public policy, Norm Krumholz. As a planner and professor of equity planning, Norm Krumholz, will be closing the May equity series with his experiences and insight on planning as a tool to reach more equitable outcomes in our communities. Professor Krumholz will share with us his experiences in both practice and planning education, and connect his lessons learned to how Portland can plan for a more fair and equitable future. If you, your community, or agency are concerned about policies and plans that impact public services, schools, housing and affordability, jobs, transportation, and general quality of life – this event is for you!
Portland area panelists will include:
Joe Zehnder (Chief Planner, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability), and
Kayse Jama (Executive Director, Center for Intercultural Organizing).
Moderated by Professor Lisa K. Bates.
Please come and join the conversation!
Norm Krumholz on Equity Planning In Action
Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Portland State Smith Memorial Union, Room 327/8
1825 SW Broadway (Google Map), Portland OR 97201
Free and Open to all.  Refreshments will be served.
Please contact pamphan@pdx.edu for ADA accommodation.

Background and Biography
Norm Krumholz is a professor at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University (CSU). He is a past-president of both the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners. In 1987 he was awarded the Prize of Rome from the American Academy of Rome. Krumholz has served as a planning practitioner in Ithaca, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland, where from 1969-1979 he was planning director under Mayors Carl B. Stokes, Ralph J. Perk, and Dennis J. Kucinich.
Krumholz has written or edited five books on planning and urban neighborhoods, and has published articles in many professional journals. His book, Making Equity Planning Work: Leadership in the Public Sector (with Professor John Forester) won the Paul Davidoff award from the Associated Collegiate Schools of Planning for the best progressive book of the year.

Portland Playhouse presents The Left Hand of Darkness

Portland Playhouse is pleased to announce the conclusion of its 2012-2013 season with The Left Hand of Darkness.

A genderless society… Political intrigue… Crossing 800 miles of ice… The Left Hand of Darkness, the much-anticipated world premiere stage adaptation of the groundbreaking, gender-bending 1969 novel by Ursula K. Le Guin, is a co-production between Portland theatre companies Hand2Mouth and Portland Playhouse. Join Genly Ai on a trek across the cold, isolated planet of Gethen – a place where human beings are neither female nor male, and society is not defined by sexual difference. The Left Hand of Darkness opens on May 4 at the Playhouse. Tickets are $15-$39 and are available at Portlandplayhouse.org.


Complementary events associated with The Left Hand of Darkness include an April 28th screening of the gender-bending film Orlando at the Hollywood Theatre, selected by Ursula K. Le Guin as a film counterpoint to the project; a May 1st live broadcast of OPB’s Think Out Loud at Portland Playhouse, featuring Ursula K. Le Guin and collaborating artists; and two special post-matinee talkback events, an ice cream social on next-gen feminism with Bitch Media, sponsored by Ruby Jewel, on May 19th, and a scholarly panel discussion with Le Guin scholar Tony Wolk and gender theorist Ann Mussey (both of Portland State University) on May 25th.

This production and complementary programming for The Left Hand of Darkness was made possible by support from the following: National Endowment for the Arts; the Equity Foundation; the Oregon Humanities (OH), a statewide nonprofit organization and an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Yip Harburg Foundation; the Office of Neighborhood Involvement and the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, dedicated to the livability of inner North and Northeast Portland, the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is an independent 501c3.

PORTLAND PLAYHOUSE is dedicated to producing quality, intimate performances in which the interaction between artists and audience is paramount. Housed in an old church in Portland’s King Neighborhood, the Playhouse has quickly garnered a reputation in the city for the quality and substance of its productions. Under the Artistic Direction of co-founder Brian Weaver, Portland Playhouse was voted “Best Theatre Company in the City” by Portland Monthly in 2012. More at portlandplayhouse.org.