This past week, our executive team attended a breakfast event co-hosted by The Portland Business Journal and the Portland chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization. What an experience it was to be in a room with more than 250 other like minded business professionals! The buzz in the room before the panel talks was nothing compared to the burst of energy in our conversations after hearing several inspiring stories from the founders of Living Room Realty, BootsnAll Travel, and Barre3. The combined success achieved by these leaders is quite astounding. To hear them recall their thoughts about enduring difficult times, ignoring the naysayers, and overcoming obstacles was really the spark that ignited the room in my opinion. It's amazing what can happen to a group of people who come together to learn from others' experiences and what motivated them to stick with their passion and create such renowned brands.
I encourage you to check out the punk-rock awesomeness of @livingroomre if you are in the market for a new home, check out @bootsnall if you want to plan a trip around the world with your family, or follow @barre3 & @barre3sadie to receive insight on whole-body health. Additionally, if you are in startup mode or just trying to connect with others in your field, follow @pdxbizjournal as they host many information and networking events around the greater Portland area on a regular basis. #ruckon!