Associations

We are proud to be involved, as a company and individuals, with select organizations/associations in the greater Portland metro area including:

New Avenues for Youth – established in 1997 by local business and community leaders in response to the growing needs of homeless and at-risk youth in downtown Portland. The founders believed that every young person should have food, shelter, and access to education and job training and that they must go beyond meeting those basic needs by offering programs that heal young lives and nurture growth and independence. Since 1997, New Avenues has impacted the lives of more than 20,000 individuals through a range of services that address basic needs & safety, provide opportunities for education & career, and help youth achieve self-sufficiency. Their mission is to work in partnership with our community to prevent youth homelessness and provide homeless and at-risk young people with the resources and skills needed to lead healthy, productive lives.

Amy joined the New Avenues for Youth Ambassador Board in 2016.

Rotary Club of Portland – established in 1910, the Rotary Club of Portland is one of the largest Rotary Clubs in the world. It is an organization of local business and professional leaders dedicated to humanitarian service in everyday life, high ethical standards in business and professions, and promoting understanding and goodwill through community programs. With 33,000 clubs and 1.2 million members throughout the world, Rotary has an extensive network of volunteers working locally, regionally, and internationally under the motto “Service Above Self.”

Mike joined the Rotary in 2015 as a member of their inaugural U40 program. He currently serves as the Co-chair if the Oregon Ethics in Business Awards, an annual recognition of organizations and individuals who have demonstrated ethical business practice in its broadest interpretation: in the workplace, the marketplace, the environment, and the community.

BB Camp – Mike joined the BB Camp Board of Directors in 2017 and chairs the organization’s Marketing Committee. B’nai B’rith is a Jewish community camp that serves children and adults of all ages and various denominations. BB Camp is known as a home away from home for many generations of children because of its unique programming and camaraderie. The organization provides safe, nurturing and fun experiences in a welcoming environment that inspires individual growth and enduring Jewish identity.

In addition the to core summer camp activities, BB Camp offers year-round activities with the specific mission of “Building Friendships for Life!”

SEMpdx – Search Engine Marketing Professionals of Portland was created to provide a resource for both local Search Engine Marketing (SEO, Pay-Per-Click advertising and Social Media Marketing) professionals and area businesses, with a main emphasis of putting “Portland on the Map in Search and Search on the Map in Portland.”

The nonprofit business association hosts monthly educational events and Engage annually, Portland’s premiere digital marketing conference.

Mike served on the Board of Directors from 2008 to 2016, including serving as President for two years. He is currently on the Advisory Board.

Portland Business Alliance – Greater Portland’s Chamber of Commerce and the voice of business in the region. We have been involved with the Alliance for many years as an active member via SEMpdx and a recent member through Veracity. The Alliance’s mission is to promote and foster an environment in the Portland region that attracts, supports and retains private-sector jobs, spurs economic vitality and enables quality educational opportunities for the region’s residents.

PRSA – Public Relations Society of American, Portland Metro Chapter. The Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) is the nation’s largest community of public relations and communications professionals. They provide training, set standards of excellence and uphold principles of ethics for the global public relations profession. As a leading voice in the PR industry, they also advocate for greater understanding and adoption of public relations services.

The Portland Metro Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America is one of 110 PRSA chapters located across the country. Established in 1959/1960, the chapter serves more than 200 members from Oregon and Southwest Washington with the mission of offering public relations professionals a forum for idea sharing, professional development and networking.

Amy was pleased to serve on the Board of Directors in 2011.

Oregon Sports Authority – The Oregon Sports Authority has served as the state’s sports economic development arm for more than two decades, injecting more than $200 million into Oregon’s economy through sports tourism. Supported by more than 150 annual members, the non-profit organization works relentlessly to enhance the state’s economy and quality of life by attracting sports events and franchises.

The Oregon Sports Authority’s major achievements include landing the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Davis Cup World Final, U.S. Figure Skating Championships, Women’s World Cup Soccer and the Dew Tour. In 2010 the Oregon Sports Authority was recognized as “Sports Commission of the Year” by the National Association of Sports Commissions.

Mike began his marketing career as a marketing assistant at the Oregon Sports Authority in 1999 and we are proud to be members of the organization.