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Social Enterprises Looks Back and Plans Ahead

April 3, 2019

We have had a blast the last few months supporting our clients and building and promoting social impact focused events. From education to energy management, the start of this year has brought exciting opportunities and new collaborations. We started 2019 with the Oregon Wine Symposium. This annual gathering of over 1,700 industry professionals offers those within the wine industry the opportunity to connect and learn  through four separate content tracks dedicated to Viticulture, Direct-to-Consumer Business, Executive Business and Enology.


OR Wine Symposium Attendees Connect Over Lunch and OWA Updates

Next, we went to Denver, Colorado to support the Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy Leadership forum. This incredible event was sold out and excitement was high! Over 300 passionate energy industry professionals from across the country gathered to share best practices, gain professional development, and drive the advancement of women to achieve a strong diversified workforce and support a robust renewable energy economy. Each attendee left with the tools and motivation to take on upcoming challenges within the energy industry along with advice to moving forward their own career goals.

WRISE Attendees Learn Together in a Packed Session

We closed out the month of February at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA at the second annual Washington Oregon Higher Education and Sustainability Conference. This gathering of higher education leaders was an inspiring mix of action and discussion as 500+ attendees connected to learn about new strategies to drive climate justice, equity and work towards a unified goal of advancing a sustainable future in higher education. Each session was jam-packed with inspiration, hard truths, and collaboration. We were standing-room only for our equity and diversity track and had the opportunity to learn about the revolutionary Juliana vs. United States case, which focuses on advocating for climate justice through legal action.


The WOHESC Opening Plenary Inspired Students, Educators, and Community Members.

What’s Up Next?

We’ve spent the month of March working together to prepare for a busy spring filled with social cause events. As a woman-owned business with a staff of strong female leaders, honoring International Women’s day is extremely important to us. We believe in advocating for equity and equality and using our position as an events management company to support organizations that do the same. We could not imagine doing this without the leadership and support of our incredible staff of women and men. We took some time on March 8th to appreciate our staff and recognize the impact that women have on our work and the world around us. Our events focus on supporting social and global betterment in a variety of ways though one common theme throughout is an appreciation for equity, diversity, and leadership. 


This spring we will celebrate Earth Month with the Corporate Sustainability Collaborative, supporting green development and sustainable growth across the city of Portland. May will be a busy month and we can’t wait!  Beginning at the Environmental Leader and Energy Manager Conference (ELEMCON), May 13-15th where our team will support leaders from across the energy and environmental management fields at this conference dedicated to helping attendees lower their energy usage and support environmental conservation for corporate good. We will spend Sunday, May 19th at Portland State University’s Viking Pavilion for the Visiting Sage Future of the Oceans Event with Dr. Sylvia Earle and then head to the Green Transportation Summit and Expo in Tacoma,Washington, an event offering Fleet Managers and those within the transportation industry the chance to learn about the latest in premier fleet modernization and alternative fuels with like-minded industry leaders. As we close out the spring we look forward to a busy summer of events, staff connection and hopefully enjoying some gorgeous sun in the Pacific Northwest.

Be sure to check back in to see what’s next for Social Enterprises!










Social Enterprises Looks Back at Our Last Quarter

December 20, 2018

GoGreen.jpgSocial Enterprises worked tirelessly this past quarter to bring our clients the best in event experience. Our team hit the ground running with two back to back events and hasn’t stopped moving since. We are thankful to work with some incredible organizations to build events that strive for a better future.

We started September down in San Francisco for Carbon Smart Building Day. The event centered on decarbonization of the built environment; as architects, engineers and more focused on the tools needed to thrive in a zero net carbon future. We were delighted to see over 250 passionate attendees focus on solutions for carbon reduction.  The Shades of Green Forum in Portland, OR worked to promote a discussion of inclusivity and diversity within the energy industry. Attendees came together to find strategies to build a diverse workforce. As part of the Shades of Green Forum, we had the opportunity to organize the Van Jones Visiting Sage event where we were able to learn Van’s perspective on diversity, how his experiences throughout his career have shaped his view and much more. This week’s focus on green energy and a diverse future left attendees feeling inspired, hopeful and action-oriented.


Shades of Green Speakers Discuss Solutions for Diversity Within The Energy Industry

The team ended September at Rewards Northwest where industry professionals came together to hear the latest in total rewards and benefits strategies. We organized this biennial event dedicated to giving individuals and organizations the opportunity to develop their management strategies while furthering their careers and creating best practices.


Our Team Celebrates Another Successful Event at Rewards NW!

Our 11th annual Go Green Portland occurred in October, giving attendees the chance to connect with professionals in a variety of sustainability-focused roles and industries. We were so excited to connect with another passionate audience on the subject of green solutions and collaboration. From our keynote speakers to each breakout session, the day was full of action and discussion.


Attendees Connected Over a Discussion of Climate Change and Collaboration.

Social Enterprises took a break from the Portland weather to head down to sunny Sacramento California for the NorCal Fleet Technology Forum & Expo where our team worked to bring together clean fleet professionals focused on alternative fuel solutions and clean fleet best practices.


Event Manager Hannah Walker shows us the latest in clean fleet tech.

Our final event of the year took us to Salem Oregon for the fifth biennial Within Our Reach conference where we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Willamette River Initiative and joined public agencies, local tribes, students and community leaders in understanding the importance of our rivers. Within Our Reach gives attendees the opportunity to discuss the broad scope of ecological protection while connecting over a shared passion for environmental restoration and preservation. We are so happy to have been a part of this event since 2010 and were delighted to see such a passionate and successful turnout.


Within Our Reach, Attendees Learn Together

Before the holiday season was in full swing our team took some time to regroup and reconnect. We spent the day learning how to better serve our clients and collaborating on new ideas.


Our Team Builds A Web of Connection and Appreciation 

We look forward to starting 2019 with the passion and dedication that Social Enterprises is known for, bringing optimism and a fresh perspective to decades of experience. For more info on what we have in store for the new year take a look at our calendar and be sure to visit our site for specific event details.