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Saturday
May 16, 2009
Cre8camp Corvallis
Madison Ave Collective

Cre8Camp is an unconference for creative industries professionals. It is an ad-hoc gathering for participants to learn, network and share in an open environment with discussions, demos and interaction all led by the attendees.

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Thursday
Oct 8, 2009
Adobe User Group PS + AI: Season opener!
Portland State University Professional Development Center

For experienced users of Photoshop and/or Illustrator.

Season opener demonstration: Construction of a fantasy landscape and calligraphy.

Network with other users, and enter to win a full Adobe Creative Suite 4 (provided by Adobe -- but only twice a year!)

User group meets regularly.... see website for details.

Website also has parking suggestions.

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Thursday
Oct 15, 2009
Affiliate Marketing for Creative Professionals & Service Providers
Oregon Stamp Society

Have you considered using affiliate programs to market your products or services?

Have you considered joining affiliate programs and promoting products you love?

Would you like to learn some basics and hear from others interested in the same thing?

We all have products we love, whether or not we are the creators. Affiliate marketing is a great tool, especially for small business owners. Whether you are promoting your own product, or someone else’s, affiliate marketing can develop into a great additional revenue stream.

In this presentation and facilitated discussion, you’ll learn:

* What an affiliate program is
* How to earn commissions on products you already love and promote
* Resources to get you started
* Feedback and insight from those already doing it!

This workshop is best for: Small business owners and service providers learning about and beginning to use or start affiliate programs.

Brandie Kajino - known as "The Home Office Organizer" - is a Professional organizer, author, speaker, blogger, small business technology and marketing enthusiast. Her specialty is empowering micro-businesses and home office professionals with information, technology, productivity tools and customized organizing solutions.

Some of Brandie's media credits include Portland Family Magazine, WashingtonPost.com's "Blogwatch", Sparkplugging.com, Yahoo.com and her internet radio show & podcast "The O-Myth". Her resource-packed website, www.thehomeofficeorganizer.com (The Home Office Organizer DOT com) offers resources, teleclasses, products, a service menu and a blog. Brandie is also an active participant in social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Thursday
Nov 19, 2009
SECP: Develop a Cash Flow Mindset - A Key to Solo Business Success
Oregon Stamp Society

Practical tools for the Busy Creative Professional

* Understand Cash Flow
      o  Tips for billing, collections and credit policies to facilitate cash flow
      o Managing your cash flow- an anticipatory approach
* Charge Enough Money for Your Work
      o Why creatives often under charge
      o Steps you can take to bill what you are worth
* Create Measurable Goals-Metrics that Make Sense
      o Why a set of business metrics is important
      o How to develop them
      o How to use them

Jackie Babicky Peterson is a consultant, writer and speaker whose practice focuses on helping creative entrepreneurs achieve business success. Jackie herself is a serial entrepreneur whose first business was a CPA firm. Now Jackie is an advisor for the Small Business Development Center of Portland Community College where she teaches business skills to small business owners and provides one on one business advising to her clients. She is the author of Better, Smarter, Richer, 10 Steps to Business Success for Creative Entrepreneurs which will be available as an MP3 on her web site www.jackiebpeterson.com in January, 2010.

Cost: Members $10; Nonmembers $15 Register at: www.SECPpdx.com (or at the door)

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Tuesday
Nov 24, 2009
PDX Jelly
Daily Cafe

On Monday November 24, between 10:30am-5pm, come to PDX Jelly, Portland's new free co-working group. http://WorkAtJelly.com

We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, and maybe even get some business referrals.

Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, and something you're working on, whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else.

We'll be at Daily Cafe immediately after Founder's Coffee, so show up at 9am to fill your day with entrepreneurship and business at one location, or between 10:30am and 5pm for pure free coworking. Be prepared to buy a food or beverage.

RSVP with your name, the time you expect to arrive, and what you're working on: "Alex Linsker, 9am arriving for Founder's Coffee, 10:30am revising the sales site for http://ProductPerks.com " RSVP: http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland

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Monday
Feb 8, 2010
PDX Jelly free coworking

Jelly is Portland's new free co-working group. We'll each work on our own thing in the same space. Meet new friends, share common interests, trade ideas, brainstorm, get some work done, and maybe even get some business referrals.

Bring your laptop or an old-fashioned notebook, as well as something you're working on, whether it's an online business, an art project, coding, writing or something else.

Read about what Jelly is: http://WorkAtJelly.com

RSVP at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland with the time you'll show up and what you'll be working on. Thanks and see you soon!

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Monday
Mar 8, 2010
Adobe User Group: Photoshop + Illustrator
Portland State University Professional Development Center

Professional presentation and networking. No-fee meeting, every month, for non-beginner users of Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator.

This month's presentation: Making 3D in Photoshop and Illustrator.

"Join" the group on website to get announcements of upcoming meetings (it's the official Adobe Groups site).

PARKING: Be sure to see the parking and transit tips on the group's web page.

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Wednesday
Apr 21, 2010
PDX Jelly free coworking
NedSpace Old Town

This Wednesday, April 21, come to PDX Jelly, totally free, casual coworking. Work on your own thing in the same space with others. Info at: http://WorkAtJelly.com

Call Alex at (503) 468-3950 when you arrive.

RSVP at http://wiki.workatjelly.com/JellyInPortland with when you'll be here and what you're working on, or Twitter: #PDX #Jelly

Hope to see you here!

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Friday
Feb 28, 2014
Little Oregon Laboratory Hackathon
through CrowdCompass office in the Ford Building

Sponsored and hosted by CrowdCompass by Cvent, you’ll have 48 uninterrupted hours to build the coolest, most effective tool you can dream up. The only rule? Keep it mobile.

This is our first-ever hackathon, and we’re pumped to be gathering Portland’s top talent together for a weekend of innovation and camaraderie. We’ll keep you satisfied with local food, coffee and beverages so you can focus on the task at hand.

Space is limited; please follow the link and register in advance so we know how many pancakes to flip.

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Friday
Feb 6, 2015
[CANCELED] Little Oregon Laboratory Hackathon
through CrowdCompass by Cvent

Sponsored and hosted by CrowdCompass by Cvent, you’ll have 48 uninterrupted hours to build the coolest, most effective tool you can dream up. The only rule? Keep it mobile.

Join CrowdCompass for our annual hackathon in our brand new office! We’re pumped to be gathering Portland’s top talent together for a weekend of innovation and camaraderie. We’ll keep you satisfied with local food, coffee and beverages so you can focus on the task at hand. Cost to participate is $50.

Space is limited; please follow the link and register in advance so we know how many pancakes to flip.

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Thursday
Apr 27, 2017
Handcrafted Entrepreneurs
The Joinery

Design Museum Portland and The Joinery are partnering up for a UNITE discussion this Design Week!

Building a business while staying true to your craft is a challenge for any designer-turned-entrepreneur. Identifying the moment where you choose to pursue your talent as a full-time career, navigating and mastering the world of business, and building a team that aligns with your artistic vision are all essential components in the process and unique to every individual.

Moderated by the General Manager of PIE, the founders of Vitreluxe, Caravan Pacific, and Holly Mueller Home will discuss their inspiration for their designs along with their model of turning their craft into a business.

Complete with networking opportunities, complimentary drinks, and light appetizers, spring’s UNITE is a night not to be missed!

Meet our panelists:

Lynn Read, founder of Vitreluxe Shannon Guirl, founder of Caravan Pacific Holly Mueller, founder of Holly Mueller Home Moderated by Rick Turoczy, General Manager of PIE UNITE is Design Museum Portland’s evening discussion series which explores themes at the intersection of design and just about everything else. We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

Doors open at 6:00pm; Discussion begins at 6:30pm.

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Wednesday
Mar 14
Happy Hour @ Alchemy Code Lab
Alchemy Code Lab

You can learn to code in just 5 months at Alchemy Code Lab. Join us for happy hour on March 15 to meet the staff and get all of your questions answered about upcoming courses, loan and scholarship options, what the program is like, and more.

And keeping with happy hour tradition, there will be snacks and drinks!

Agenda: 4:30 - 5:00: Mingling 5: 00: Brief introductions to the Code Lab team 5:30 - 6:30: Additional networking and mingling with Alchemy Code Lab's staff and instructors

We’re here to hang out and answer your questions. Low pressure, great drinks, top-notch alumni. RSVP!

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Monday
Jul 16
OSCON
through Oregon Convention Center

OSCON is the complete convergence of the technologies transforming industries today—and the developers, engineers, and business leaders who make it happen.

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