Join us for a lively informative discussion on business development and prospects for 2012. We will hear from Sean Robbins, CEO of Greater Portland Inc. and learn how they are streamlining the economic development process in the greater Portland region and how it will specifically impact Beaverton & Washington county.
Business Luncheon: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Big Al’s Barrows Road
Time: 11:15 am – 1:00pm
Members in advance: $24
Guests & Walk-ins: $30
Register online here or call the Chamber 503-644-0123
Sponsored by: Providence Health & Services
Sean’s Bio: Sean joined the Greater Portland Inc. team in 2011 as the organization’s new CEO. He comes to Greater Portland Inc. with over a decade of professional experience in economic development, commercial real estate and urban and regional planning in Wisconsin. He has built a reputation as a get-it-done leader at the intersection of business and community affairs, forging partnerships between public and private sector partners to deliver important community development initiatives.
Most recently (2009-2011), Sean served as the Executive Vice President of Thrive, which is Madison, Wisconsin’s regional public-private economic development partnership. During his tenure, he lead the organization through the creation and implementation of an important new strategic plan that improved the region’s access to capital, built a shared regional business retention and expansion infrastructure, and launched the creation of the region’s Economic Development District designation with the U.S. Economic Development Administration. Sean was recently named to The Portland Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 for 2012.
Sean holds a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa. He and his wife Kristy are proud parents of their two sons, Emory and Mason.