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This PCC Brown Bag Series is your business
Photos and Story by James Hill
PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland Community College is getting down to business. PCC is hosting a series that will explore labor and business issues. The free Brown Bag Series, hosted by the Cascade Campus Career Services, Women’s Resource Center, Small Business Development Center and PCC student government, runs from noon to 1 p.m. every Wednesday starting Feb. 1 to March 8 in Terrell Hall 122 of the Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth St. Attendees can bring lunch, and coffee will be provided. The community is welcome to attend. The Brown Bag Series schedule includes: "Where will the jobs be?" Feb. 1 Christian Kaylor, a local workforce analyst, will provide a macro perspective on the job industry. "Ethnicity and Gender in the Labor Market" Feb. 8 Mary King, professor and chair of the Economics Department at Portland State University, is interested in the situation of women, people of color and low-wage earners. She will discuss major labor market trends and options for policy makers. "Creative Services" Feb. 15 Anne Mangan, Portland Development Commission, and Julie Beeler, Second Story Interactive Studios, will discuss the flourishing design, marketing and distribution activities locally. "Going Global" Feb. 22 Dana Shannon, international business counselor and international trade advisor to the State of Oregon, will discuss what’s happening with outsourcing, trade and issues concerning imports and exports. "Starting a Business, the Nuts and Bolts" March 1 Mario Pedraza, Small Business instructor and counselor at PCC, will focus on how to start a business and what you need to know to make good decisions. "Small business" March 8 Terry Busch, a local consultant, will touch on small business issues that owners need to think about, but don’t always do. For more information on the series, call 503-978-5242.