Thursday, April 9, 2009

ISES April Member Showcase

On April 28th, ISES Portland will be hosting a very special TWO PART event!

THE FIRST PART is the annual ISES Member Showcase, held from 10am - 12pm. This is FREE for all events industry professionals to attend! Come see and network with event suppliers and planners from a wide range of businesses, all under one roof.

And what a roof it is! We'll be hosted by the Scottish Rite Center, at 709 SW 15th Street. Situated in the heart of downtown Portland, the Scottish Rite Center is a unique Northwest landmark. For decades, the historic building was at the very core of Portland's social and business fabric. Now, it is a unique and very special location for events, entertainment, and gatherings of all types!

THE SECOND PART  of our April event will be our usual monthly luncheon, held from 12pm - 1:30pm. This will be a paid event, and as always, the $30 fee buys you a delicious lunch, great networking, and on-the-money education. We'll start the luncheon promptly at the close of the showcase, and it will be held right in the same building.

Lunch will be provided by Katering by Kurt. Founded in 1986 by Kurt and Jeanne Struben, they are honored to be among the Green Caterers listed in the City of Portland Office of Sustainable Development. In 2007, they were recognized with a Blue Works Award for their continued efforts in environmentally responsible practices.

Our very special speaker for this luncheon will be Kathie Nelson. Here's what she will be teaching us:

Changing Rules: Doing Business in a New Economy

No more business as usual! With the shift in the economy, it is a whole new ball game these days. Things have to change. Figuring out where to start can be overwhelming. Statistics show that those who prepare for times of change are those who do more than just survive, they can thrive.

Prepare yourself to lead your customers and community. Entrepreneur and strategist, Kathie Nelson will inspire you with fresh insight and tools to sort through conventional business wisdom with critical new business strategies to guide you through the upcoming year.

At this powerful event you'll learn to:
  • become the "Voice of Reason" in a turbulent business climate
  • to better identify your ideal customers and grab their attention
  • to get un-stuck when you find yourself stalled out
  • successfully re-purpose, re-tool, or re-position yourself - and why you must do it
  • create a business dashboard that keeps your finger on the pulse of the activities that make you money
Kathie's signature talks leave audiences motivated with tools in hand to more effectively serve customers and build sustainable businesses doing what they love.

WHO'S KATHIE?
Kathie Nelson, founder and CEO of Connectworks, is a serial entrepreneur and born powerhouse when it comes to connecting people to business growth. Kathie is a three time author, highly sought after speaker, top tier business strategist, and coach. Her contributions have impacted local organizations like Women Entrepreneurs of Oregon, Portland Business Alliance, and IKEA Portland as well as businesses across the US from boutique law firms to wineries to day spas. Find out more about Kathie and her latest e-book "Turn Passion to Profit", The Essential DIY Guide to Package your Talent, Leverage your Time, and Get the Clients you Want" at www.KathieNelson.com

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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