The Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce believes that a person or a business can never stop learning. It is crucial for businesses and employees to keep up with current trends and be involved in ongoing education that can provide personal growth and new business skills. We offer monthly workshops and forums that focus on this.
SOUTH METRO LEADERSHIP FORUMS
The Chamber's South Metro Leadership Forum monthly forum has been an important part of staying connected to the chamber and the community. The Forum is a series of timely, entertaining, thought-provoking and sometimes controversial subjects delivered with high energy by well known speakers. Topics and speakers are chosen to stimulate your awareness and make you a more knowledgeable participant of the business community. The South Metro Leadership Forum is focused on economic vitality, public policy, Oregon business, and public sector leadership.
For 2013 upcoming speakers will include:
March 13: Chuck Ferguson on servant leadership
April 10: John Ludlow, Tootie Smith and Martha Schrader on their first 100 days on the Clackamas County Commission
May 8: City of Wilsonville economic development update
June 12: Mark Gardiner from the Oregon Aviation Board with an update of the Aurora State Airport.
Past speakers have included:
- Tom Hughes, Metro Council President
- John Mitchell, Economist
- John Tapogna, President of ECONorthwest
- Bernie Bottomly, Vice President of Government Affairs and Economic Development for the Portland Business Alliance
- Chris Maples, President of OIT
- Todd Davidson, CEO of Travel Oregon
- Bruce Hanna, Co-Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives
- Mark Gardiner, Chair of the Oregon Aviation Board
- Tim McCabe, Director of Business Oregon
- Jim Piro, President/CEO of Portland General Electric
- The mayors of Sherwood, Tualatin, West Linn, and Wilsonville in a panel conversation about growth, transportation and economic development.
We could not bring you the caliber of speakers without the support and influence of our five key chamber member sponsors: Allied Waste Solutions, Convergence Networks, Fred Meyer, the Oregon Institute of Technology, and Portland General Electric.
The South Metro Leadership Forum is one more way that the Wilsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is demonstrating itself as the premier business advocate in the region.
SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS UNIVERSITY
Take your business to the next level! Attend monthly Successful Business University workshops and seminars taught by national and regional experts. You will learn management skills, business development methods, better networking on and off-line, plus establish connections with local advisors that can help you build your business as well.
SBU programming are held at Clackamas Community College in Wilsonville (29353 SW Town Center Loop E). Check the flat screen monitors in the building entryways for room location. We have greatly appreciated all of the amazing experts and speakers who have taught classes and brought new ideas to our Chamber businesses. These programs are provided complimentary for Chamber members and only $10 for non-members. Please plan to attend the Successful Business University series in 2013 on the 3rd Wednesday of each month 11:30 am - 1:00 pm at Clackamas Community College, Wilsonville.
We would like to thank our Successful Business University Sponsor: