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Mayor Sam Adams to Address Hispanic Chamber Members                   

Mayor Adams

Elected Mayor in May 2008, Sam Adams is a vocal advocate for public arts, well-planned transportation systems, economic development, urban environmental sustainability, and transparency in government.
Coming to City Council with working-class roots, Adams has been persistent in securing support within the city for Portland's business sector. On the legislative level, Adams co-founded the Small Business Advisory Council, created the Neighborhood Business District Grant Program, and reformed the Business License Fee to be more encouraging of economic stability and development. In efforts to bring jobs to the region, he has recruited many businesses to Portland, including the Banfield Animal Hospital, Thortex, and Integra.
Looking ahead, Sam is developing a job creation and economic development platform. He plans to develop Portland's first export strategy within 6 months of taking office as Mayor. He believes that expanding Portland's competitive advantage in the world market relies on supporting growth in the sustainability industry and fostering creative innovation.
Sam looks forward to being the Mayor of one of the most livable cities in the United States. He is confident in Portland's many resources and opportunities and is excited to work with constituents and staff to maintain and improve the city's vibrant culture, environmental ethic, and economic strength.  

Schedule of Events
 Saturday, January 10, 2009
"Financial Aid Workshop"
Space is limited. Please RSVP now to reserve your spot.
Place: NELA Center, 1500 NE Irving St., Portland, 97232
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM                                            

Cost: Free 
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
"Workshop - 10 Steps to Start a Business"
Place: Avita, 5257 NE Martin Luther King Blvd., Ste. 201, Portland, OR 97211
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cost: Free
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
"Workshop - Planning Your Restaurant"
Place: Hispanic Chamber Training Room, 333 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR  97204 
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
Thursday, January 22, 2009
After Hours Networking Event
Place: OBA! Restaurant, 555 NW 12th, Portland, OR  97209  
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
Sponsor: Country Financial
Sunday, January 25, 2009
"10 Steps to Starting a Business"
Place: Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR  97233
Time: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Cost: Free
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Membership Luncheon

Keynote Speaker: Mayor Sam Adams
Place: Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway, Portland, OR  97205  
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Cost: $25 Members/$30 Non-Members
Sponsor: Pacific Power
Pacific Power
Saturday, January 31, 2009

"Primeros Pasos para Comenzar un Negocio"
Place: Midland Library, 805 SE 122nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97233
Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Cost: Free

January 2009
In This Issue
Mayor Sam Adams
Schedule of Events
Scholarship Information
Membership Information

2009 Scholarship Applications Available Now

Click here to  download a scholarship appilcation or call the Hispanic Chamber office at 503/222-0280 and one will be mailed to you.  Applications must be postmarked by January 31, 2009. No Execptions! 
Membership Information
here to become a member

New Members:
IES Commercial
M.J. Ross Group 

New Electronic Format    for HMC Newsletter:
Based on an overwhelming response from our membership survey the Hispanic Chamber's newsletter will now be sent to you via email.   Thank you to all who participated in our survey last year!




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