Succeeding as a Small Firm: What to Get Right and How to Get There

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Join us for Session 1 of our AIA PDX Small Firm Exchange Happy Hour Series!

Doors/Drinks at 5:30pm | Talks at 6:00pm

2 Hours AIA LU

Economic indicators and market sentiment are pointing toward a recession in the next 18 months. Workforce trends are also making unprecedented shifts. Many of us have memories of the Great Recession. Come learn from Oregon Workforce Economist, Christian Kaylor, what the small firm big picture impact could be, and chat with Sarah Hacker, Principal at Hacker Architects, about her take on how firms of all sizes can successfully navigate difficult times.

About the presenters:

Christian Kaylor
Christian Kaylor is a Workforce Economist for the Oregon Employment Department, specializing in the Portland area. He provides data and analysis relating to the Portland economy to local businesses, business associations and government agencies to facilitate intelligent decision making. His monthly newsletter on the Portland economy has over 1,000 subscribers.

Before coming to the Employment Department nineteen years ago, Christian worked in various positions in Oregon politics and policy. A native Oregonian, Christian has a degree in Economics from the University of Oregon.

Sarah Hacker
An Oregon native born into a family steeped in architecture and design, Sarah is a Principal at Hacker and has been with them since 2001. Her belief in Hacker’s work, values, and people is the driving inspiration for all her business activities. As a Principal, Sarah is a tenacious advocate for evolving the firm while honoring its roots. In addition to developing and supporting the firm’s marketing and business development activities, Sarah focuses her time on firm-wide initiatives such as equity, inclusion, and sustainability. She is inspired by opportunities to positively impact the day-to-day lives of employees, clients, and the community.

About AIA Oregon

For 108 years, AIA Oregon has empowered its members to design places that support a higher quality of life!

As the voice of Oregon architects, AIA Oregon is the state’s chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), providing over 1,500 members with practice resources, professional continuing education and advocating for sound public policies that support livable, sustainable communities everywhere.

Cover image courtesy AIA Oregon.

Event Detail

September 12, 2019 5:30 pm
September 12, 2019 7:30 pm


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