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Develops and reviews public policy proposals related to all levels of the education continuum, with a focus on K-12 (common core implementation), CTE/STEM education, post-secondary education and workforce development to meet business needs. Meets quarterly. Develops and reviews public policy proposals related to the broad range of local and regional land use issues. Meets quarterly. Serves as a forum for members to interact with elected and community leaders, as well as identify policy issues that impact business. The date and time varies based on guest availability. Serves as a forum for small business members to hear from government agencies regarding new programs and policies and provides an opportunity to stay informed on public policy issues. Meets monthly. Develops and reviews public policy proposals related to a broad range of transportation topics: freight mobility, transit, projects, policies, and funding. Meets every other month. Advocates and educates on issues to enhance international trade and remove barriers to global competition. Meets as needed. Provides leadership in maintaining the appearance, safety and function of the Central City to keep it clean, safe and attractive. Meets monthly. Conducts cooperative retail promotions. Oversees implementation of the Downtown Retail Strategy and represents the collective interests of downtown retailers to elected governmental bodies. Members must be restaurateurs, hoteliers or retailers inside the downtown Clean & Safe District. Meets monthly. Develops and reviews Central City public-safety oriented initiatives, policies and programs. Meets monthly. Plans and develops marketing and communications efforts that support the positioning of the Portland Business Alliance and the general business community; and advises on the Alliance's large-scale events. Chair sits on the Alliance's board and Executive Committee. Meets monthly. Council members act as membership mentors to new members and assist in member retention. Members also serve as event Ambassadors. Eligibility begins after six months of membership and once the member has attended all events at least once. Meets monthly. Provides an avenue for like-minded members to get together to share information and network. Supports Green Hour events and a quarterly Green Bag Lunch presentation to share knowledge with the broad membership. Meets quarterly. Connects emerging and established business and civic leaders in the Portland region through relationship building opportunities and events that encourage connections in a fun, educational and rewarding environment. (Members must meet specific criteria to participate.) Plans and executes annual women’s event honoring women in business. (Active April - September) Plans and executes annual golf scramble and silent auction held in September. (Active April - September)
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