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Portland Business Alliance events are among the highest-quality networking and professional development gatherings in the Portland region, attracting more than 7,500 people each year. The Alliance offers a wide variety of events to help members boost their visibility, connect with civic and business leaders, and raise their awareness of local and regional issues.

As a benefit of membership, Alliance members can post their company events to our Member Events Calendar.
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For questions, please contact:
Ashley Odil, Senior Event Manager, 503-552-6742
Sandra Butler, Senior Membership Events Coordinator, 503-552-6770
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Building Business Connections at the Moda Center

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Name: Building Business Connections at the Moda Center
Date: November 28, 2017
Time: 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM PST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Come hear from Mark Katches, editor and vice president of content at The Oregonian, he will be giving a talk on the state of the news organization.  

A new twist on an old tradition, Building Business Connections is the new format for the Alliance's premiere networking program. Blending networking, resources and inspiration, Building Business Connections encourages lively discussion, focused connection-building conversations and educational opportunities to help attendees make new business connections, build their business and prosper.

Mark Katches
Editor & VP of Content
The Oregonian|OregonLive

Event Sponsor:

Series Sponsors:
Oregon Business Magazine

Presented By:

Oregonian Media Group


Attendance at Alliance events is a benefit of membership. It is Alliance policy to welcome first time non-members to attend up to two networking events (ShopTalk and Building Business Connections) without charge. Members can attend the event free of charge with a first time non-member guest. Please contact Rebecca McCulloch at 503-552-6759 by 2:00 p.m. Friday Nov. 24, for more information.

If you arrive after 8:00 a.m., we will not be able to seat you in the structured networking portion of this event.

Free Parking in the Garden Garage: located on Winning Way

New to Alliance events?  Look for Ambassadors wearing a blue ribbon to greet you, answer any of your questions and introduce you to other members.

Connect with us on Twitter at Alliance events using #pbaevents and tagging @PDX_BizAlliance.

By registering for this event, I agree that the Portland Business Alliance/Partners in Diversity (the “Alliance”), its, employees and agents have the right to photograph, videotape and record me at this event and use my photographed, videotape and/or recorded name, likeness, voice, and statements to promote the Alliance, including without limitation, a derivative use, without compensation to me, at the sole discretion of the Alliance and I release the Alliance, its agents, affiliates, and licensees from all liability connected to their use of my name, likeness, voice or statements including, without limitation, any right of privacy or publicity claims.

Event Sponsors:
Moda Center
2 Center Court, Rose Room 4th floor
Portland, OR 97227
Contact Information:

FREE - Online
$8.00 - At the door

$20.00 - Online
$25.00 - At the door

No cancelations or refunds.

Online registration closes at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 27, but you can still attend by paying at the door.
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Event Sponsorship & Hosting

Sponsoring or hosting an Alliance event is an exclusive member benefit. To learn more about these opportunities, contact Alliance senior event manager, Ashley Odil.
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