November 2016 Breakfast Meeting

Please join your fellow Pearl District Business Association members for our monthly Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, November 9th from 7:30am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub. Please RSVP now. Guests are welcome! Are Credit Card Companies Ripping You Off? What exactly happens from the moment a customer swipes (or dips) their credit card and when those funds get deposited into your business bank account? Who is making money off of your business, and how? Join us on a trip down the rabbit hole, ... Read More

October 2016 Breakfast Meeting

Please join your fellow Pearl District Business Association members for our monthly Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, October 12th from 7:30am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub. Missed the Meeting? View the presentation here.   How prepared is the Pearl District for a major emergency? Our guest speaker, at this month’s meeting, is John Warner, a board member for the Pearl District Neighborhood Association (PDNA) and chair of the association’s Emergency Preparedness (E-Prep) Committee. When John last spoke at our breakfast meeting in August 2015 about the ... Read More

September 2016 Breakfast Meeting

Please join your fellow Pearl District Business Association members for our monthly Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, September 14th from 7:30am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub. Missed the meeting? View the presentation here. Managing your Professional “Curb Appeal” with Joy Overstreet Realtors and home buyers understand the power of curb appeal.  But curb appeal can also apply to people. Withinmoments of meeting someone our brains decide whether we want to linger or drive on by, whether we trust them or might want to work with them—and much ... Read More

August 2016 Breakfast Meeting

Please join your fellow Pearl District Business Association members for our monthly Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, August 1oth from 7:30am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub. Please RSVP now. Guests are welcome! Amy Rosenberg from Veracity PR Our guest speaker is Amy Rosenberg from Veracity PR who will talk about micro-location marketing slanted specifically to the Pearl District. Amy will provide content about how to leverage location (or specifically a micro-location) in businesses marketing efforts with tips and how-to’s. Don’t miss it! Monthly Prize Drawing All ... Read More

July 2016 Breakfast Meeting

Please join your fellow Pearl District Business Association members for our monthly Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, July 13th from 7:30am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub. Please RSVP now. Guests are welcome! Branding & Social Media with Marcus Harvey Marcus Harvey, founder of Portland Gear, will speak to his fellow PDBA members on the importance of brand and social media to the success of your business.  Growing up in the Portland area, Marcus Harvey was attracted to the energy of the city and ... Read More

June 2016 Breakfast Meeting

Please join your fellow Pearl District Business Association members for our monthly Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, June 8th from 7:30am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub. Please RSVP now. Guests are welcome! The Pearl District’s Business: Grading the “Urban Paradise” Residents are invested in Pearl District’s “Urban Paradise.” The reasons are well documented, what is less clear is why do businesses locate in the Pearl, and what does it take to succeed. Dr. Bruce Stephenson, a New Urbanism expert, will share results from ... Read More

April 2016 Breakfast Meeting

Please join your fellow Pearl District Business Association members for our monthly Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, April 13th from 7:30am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub. Please RSVP now. Guests are welcome! Guest Speaker: Coaching by Hand Our guest speaker this month is Lauri Hand with Coaching by Hand. She will be sharing what a business strategy coach does, what types of challenges she works on with her clients and some real-life success stories from a couple of her clients. Working with a business ... Read More

March 2016 Breakfast Meeting

Please join your fellow Pearl District Business Association members for our monthly Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, March 9th from 7:30am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub. Please RSVP now. Guests are welcome! Our guest speaker this month is Lynne Thompson with Validated, an app that gives brick & mortar businesses a zero-risk means to stimulate increased spending and boost customer value by validating their transportation costs. Validations are conditional – customers must meet the spending threshold you set. Validating transportation costs makes visiting your business painless and lets customers ... Read More

February 2016 Breakfast Meeting – First Tuesday!

Please join your fellow Pearl District Business Association members for our monthly Breakfast Meeting on Tuesday, February 2nd from 7:30am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub. Please RSVP at our website now. Joining the B Corp Movement: Why Be a B? Dorothy Mitchell from B-line Sustainable Urban Delivery will provide an introduction to the B Corp movement and the process of B Corp certification. Curious about what sets this certification apart and how it can benefit your company? Dorothy will provide an ... Read More

January 2016 Breakfast Meeting

Please join your fellow Pearl District Business Association members for our monthly Breakfast Meeting on Wednesday, January 13th from 7:30am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub. Please RSVP at our website now. Guest Speaker Fallon Niedrist with Fisher & Phillips Law Firm will be speaking on the topic of Oregon Paid Sick Leave. This Month’s Free Drawing All attendees of the Breakfast Meeting are invited to enter a raffle for prize donated by fellow members.