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May Diamond Dinner

May 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Our Early Supper Salons provide Diamond Members the opportunity to get to know other members in an intimate and compelling environment, introducing a thought leader to the group to stimulate conversation.

For our May gathering we are delighted to have Vanessa Hadick as our thought leader. Vanessa will share her knowledge and expertise about Sokol Blosser Winery and the global wine industry!

About Vanessa Hadick 

Vanessa is the marketing director for Sokol Blosser Winery. Originally from Northern California, Vanessa earned a BA in International Relations from UC Davis in 2006, subsequently holding marketing roles with Constellation Wines in San Francisco and Treasury Wines in Australia before moving to Oregon four years ago. Vanessa earned her MBA from Portland State in 2017. Learn More.

We hope you can join us for this special evening!

Event Schedule
5:30 – 6:15 Linking, Drinks and Appetizers
6:15 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 8:00 Conversation with Vanessa and more Linking

Please register to RSVP
Diamond Members only, please.

Our compliments with your Diamond membership.
Please note, there is a $50 fee if you must cancel within 48 hours of the event to cover our costs.


Our past thought-leaders have included:

Mara Zepeda, Co-founder of Switchboard
Michelle Salvado, VP of Engineering for endpoint products at FireEye
Homer Williams, of Williams and Dame Development
Susannah Morgan, CEO of The Oregon Food Bank
Melanie BillingsYun, author
Bruce Carey, Founder of Bruce Carey Restaurants
Hellen Nkuraiya, founder and director of Enkiteng Lepa School in Kenya
Tito Chowdhurry, creator of FashioNXT and Project Runway star, Becky Ross
Suzanne Stephens, Editor of Portland Business Journal
Sue Hennessy, former VP of Strategy at Kaiser Permanente
Carol Gardner, co-founder of Zelda Wisdom Inc.
Greg Bell, speaker and author of Water The Bamboo®
Gale Castillo, President and one of the founders of the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
Sandra McDonough, President and CEO of Portland Business Alliance(HMC)
Nadya Okamoto, founder of Camions of Care and general rock star
Chris Farentinos, Vice President at Unity Center for Behavioral Health
Maureen Bradley, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Legacy Health
Emily Evans, Executive Director at the Women’s Foundation of Oregon
Dr. Sarah Stebbins, organizational change management consultant
Teresa Younger, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women
Sean Suib, Executive Director, New Avenues for Youth
Vanessa Sturgeon, President & CEO of TMT Development and Board Chair for New Avenues for Youth
Pat Johnson, futurist, anthropologist and entrepreneur, Founder of Root Whole Body
Michelle Lantow, Board Member extraordinaire

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May 20
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


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