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Creating and Nurturing a Small Business Ecosystem
Happy National Small Business Week from all of us at EMEA. Join us for our May Membership Meeting where we will have a very special speaker on hand, Stephen Green, named Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Portland Business Journal. He will be speaking on how to create a small business ecosystem. He will also speak on the business of affordable housing, and how to support, encourage, and grow underrepresented entrepreneurs and business owners of color. This is one lunch event you will not want to miss.
Our Featured Speaker
A voice for the underrepresented, Stephen works by day as a community manager for Townsquared, a startup that seeks to connect businesses with the knowledge they need to succeed. He also engages with blossoming African-American PDX entrepreneurs in the annual competition “Pitch Black.” A true connector of people, Green has worked tirelessly for the last 17 years in banking and finance to help deserving businesses start, grow and prosper.
Stephen Green was awarded the 2015 Small Business Advocate of the Year Award by the Portland Business Journal and was a featured speaker at TEDxPortland's "Spectrum". Stephen, by a former Business Development Officer at the Portland Development Commission , has been appointed my Mayor Ted Wheeler to head up the City of Portland's $258.4 million Affordable Housing Bond.
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