An evening to celebrate community and business



An evening to celebrate community and business

More than 500 community and business leaders gathered at the Portland State University Peter W. Stott Viking Pavilion on Wednesday, Nov. 6 for Business Leadership Evening. The annual event celebrates the outstanding community impact of our region's business leaders. The evening kicked off with a special welcome from Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, who thanked the Alliance for its commitment to solving the most pressing issues in our region. 

This year, the Alliance honored Greg Ness, Chairman, President & CEO of StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. and Standard Insurance Company, with the William S. Naito Outstanding Service Award. From education and the arts, to science and philanthropy, Greg's impact can be seen from all corners of our community.

Watch the video below to hear what members of our community had to say about Greg.



Watch the video below to learn more about the history of the William S. Naito Outstanding Service Award.



During the event, we were joined by Gale Castillo, owner of Cascade Centers Inc. and interim executive director of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, who gave a keynote address and shared her story.
 

For more highlights from the evening, watch the slideshow below.