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Make Gratitude Your Business- 01/30/2019

WeWork- Power and Light Building

920 SW 6th Avenue

Portland, OR 97204

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Make Gratitude Your Business: How The Container Store shows gratitude to its people, its customers, and its communities.

You may already know that research clearly shows that gratitude makes people happier; but did you know that it will also make YOU a better leader?

As we enter the holiday season, 
Kymm Nelsen, Co-founder of Conscious Capitalism Portland, will open the evening with an interactive session on gratitude at work. Kymm will be followed by Dan Lerma, the General Manager of The Container Store in Portland, who will share his story how The Container Store shows the love to its employees, customers, and communities.

Join us for an opportunity to hear from a Portland leader in a company that is one of the founders of the International Conscious Capitalism Movement. The Container Store has been on the FORTUNE list of 100 Best Companies to Work For for 19 years in a row! They've also achieved top placements on other Fortune workplace lists, including the Best Workplaces in RetailBest Workplaces for WomenBest Workplaces for Diversity, and People Companies That Care.

Just as a fun taster, here is a video that shows the senior leadership team of the Container Store thanking their colleagues and employees across the company on their annual “We Love Our Employees Day.”

Don't miss the chance to be with your tribe on Wednesday, November 28th! We look forward to showing our gratitude to you, our community, and celebrating the holidays with you.

Event schedule:

5:30 - 6:00pm - Drinks, snacks and connection
6:00 - 7:00pm - Make Gratitude Your Business
7:00 - 7:30pm - More mingling, eating, and drinking 

Want to attend at the member price? Consider joining the new Portland Chapter of Conscious Capitalism to ensure we grow AND to be a part of this global movement that is making a difference through business in this world. Visit Conscious Capitalism Portland to learn more and select a membership level that works for you!

Portions of this event will be filmed, if you do not wish to be on camera, please let us know.
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Past Events

"Conscious Capitalism 101" Presentation and Discussion

10/25/18- Ruby Receptionists

This session was a beginner’s introduction to Conscious Capitalism, focused on covering four principles (higher purpose, stakeholder orientation, conscious leadership, and conscious culture). It's specifically for those who want to get a basic understanding. We will continue to have more sessions like these.  Subscribe to our mailing list to stay informed about our next events.

"Creating Psychological Safety at Work" Panel Discussion

9/26/18- Migration Brewing

We got to meet with an amazing trio of panelists that discussed their experience with facilitating a safe work experience in their companies. We enjoyed some great snacks, beer, and company as our group discussion explored how to be an effective leader within this effort and why it's important that both large and small companies include this in their curriculums.

"Closing the Loop" Film Screening and Discussion

6/28/18- Portland State University

The key takeaway message from Closing the Loop is that moving to a circular economy is not only essential and urgent, but also entirely possible, if we take inspiration from the pioneers, such as those featured in the film, and scale up similar business models, product innovations and customer solutions around the world.

"Prosperity" Film Screening and Discussion

5/30/18- Bloodworks Live Studio

We had a Portland premiere showing of Pedram Shojai's eye-opening documentary about an important companies that are tackling the issues of triple bottom line business practices.

This was followed by a group discussion and panelist presentations by local conscious capitalist leader and innovators.

CCP Community Evening - Values

4/25/18- 100 SW Market St.

We had a fun evening of open networking and exploration of company values and how they shape the way we live, at work and at home.

Elevate Business 2018 Conference

- A “deep dive” into Conscious Capitalism and its principles from one of its founders. Learning how the Portland business community represents these values and see compelling evidence that supports this approach to doing business.

 -Connections with a variety of local companies, business partners, and professionals who know that business can be a force for good in the world.

-Igniting passions for positive business and decisions on what you need to do next to apply these principles in your own business or team.

Highlights include:

  • International thought leader/keynote speaker and co-founder of Conscious Capitalism, Raj Sisodia. Raj is the author of numerous conscious business titles including Conscious Capitalism and Firms of Endearment. He is FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business at Babson College.
  • Portland business leader David Howitt, founder and CEO of The Meriwether Group, a private equity, business accelerator, and advisory firm committed to changing how human values are expressed in business. David and his wife created and built Oregon Chai, a beloved NW brand.