We believe 

  1. The health and prosperity of Portland’s businesses depends on the health and prosperity of all of its citizens. 
     
  2. New tools and ways of organizing can mobilize previously unengaged employees and entrepreneurs.  
     
  3. The business community will benefit from approaching engagement from a place of curiosity and humility by collaborating with existing organizations, initiatives and elected leaders working on our city's most pressing issues.   

A New Engagement Model

We do business in a new way. We forge smart partnerships across sectors and leverage technology to get more done.  

 

OLD MODEL

Oppositional
Closed door
Bureaucratic
Top-down
Passive
Business first

 

NEW MODEL

Cooperative
Transparent
Efficient
Grassroots
Activated
Portland first