|NEW IN 2012!! |
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Friday, January 6th at 5:00 pm.
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|For the first time in over a decade, the South Metro Leadership Forum will be holding breakfast meetings, and we are going to start off 2012 with an incredibly important issue if you work, manage or own a business: the legislative agenda for the 2012 Legislative session starting in February.|
We have gathered three prominent business advocates who will share what their agenda is going to be during the month-long session. During the meeting, which will be held at the McMenamins Old Town Church in Wilsonville's new Old Town Square development, you will have the opportunity to find out not only how you can help, but also have access to these important business advocates.
The program will feature:
Betsy Earls, VP and Counsel for Associated Oregon Industries manages AOI's Education and Workforce Development Policy Council, Health Care Policy Council and the Oregon Retail Policy Council. Earls worked for AOI from 1992 to 2002 in a number of significant policy areas and, after working with one of the state's top law firms for six years, returned to AOI in 2008.
Jan Meekcoms, state director National Federation of Independent Business: Jan brings with her experience in small business, lobbying and politics in her role as a business advocate. The mission of NFIB is to promote and protect your right to own, operate and grow your business and continue to be involved in business discussions at the legislature.
Jeff Stone, executive director of the Oregon Association of Nurseries: Jeff is also the co-chairman of the Coalition for a Working Oregon. Between his two responsibilities, Jeff wants to make sure business in Oregon starts to not only grow, but flourish. Stone brings a breadth and depth of experience with government, having been the chief of staff of the Metro Council and also worked for United States Senator Bob Packwood.