Guest Speaker: Ernst Helvogt – Aloha Through Time ! The Helvogt Family had been in Aloha since the 1890’s eventually selling property to McKenzie Ford, Southern Pacific Railroad and to make way for Tualatin Valley Highway.
Spotlight Speaker: Lisa Chang of Hula Halau ‘Ohana Holo’oko’a Hawaiian Entertainment is our speaker this month. Lisa’s Hula Halau teaches not only dance, but Hawaiian Culture to a number of students ranging in age and from a large number of communities here in Oregon. Lisa shared a film via computer of performances representative of the Entertainment her business offers and gracefully performed a traditional hula for us. Lisa’s has also been studying Hawaiian feather work, entering one of her feather leis in the Beaverton Arts Commission Show Case last year and took first place for the fine arts and sculpture category. Dennis from Key Bank draws Amy Morris of Grass Skirt Marketing will be our October Spotlight Speaker.
Read all the2013-08-13-Luncheon notes here.
Guest Speaker: Shelley Olyear, Washington County Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator Ways to increase cycle and pedestrian business
Spotlight Speaker: John and Stephanie McDowell – A Cut Above Pawn on TV Hwy.
By day, Stephanie manages E-bay for the business and John runs the retail shop, they are rapidly approaching their one year anniversary as business owners.
The mission of A Cut Above Pawn is to emulate the Pawn Stars experience and be a premier business within the community.
A Cut Above Pawn provides a valuable service to the community by bridging the gap while someone is waiting for an incoming check or just needs a short term loan to make ends meet. They resell good quality merchandise which aids savings within the community and recycles still very usable goods.
Read all the2013-07-11-Luncheon notes here.
Guest Speaker: Washington County Commissioner Dick Schouten, speaking on three topics; Strategic Investment Program/ Gain Share, County Vehicle Registration Fees, and Parkland Expansion in Aloha.
Spotlight Speaker: Sally Fabre, Agape Community Insurance Agency – She is celebrating 40 years in the insurance industry, the last 10 as her own insurance agency. Purpose of insurance is to restore you to prior loss condition. Sally understands how companies think and her clients and what is best for them. Sally enjoys making insurance simple and fun. Her passion is helping people in meeting their needs.
Read all the 2013-06-13-Luncheon notes here.
Guest Speaker: Paul is a self-employed management training specialist who teaches at Portland State and Marylhurst and worked in human resources background with Marriott hotels for 16-17 years. In his volunteer life he is President of a Non-Profit here in Portland called the Earth Wisdom Alliance; started about four years ago. They have been doing symposiums all around the northwest called Changing the Dream. They have a youth version called Generation Wake-Up and it’s about environmental sustainability and social justice…
Spotlight Speaker: Amy Kim – Clean Earth Cleaners (formerly Alpine Dry Cleaners). In 2011 Amy took over and at that time the equipment was very old and the perk machines were very bad for employees, clients and Amy herself. Her first priority was to change the machines; at the same time choosing to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible. Though it was a very expensive equipment change, Amy felt it was the right decision…
Read all the 2013-05-09-Luncheon notes here.