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OEN PubTalk: Entrepreneurial Horror Stories

**Online registration is now closed. We will take walk-ins at the door.**

 

No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy, and we have the stories to prove it. In the spirit of Halloween, OEN is partnering with local entrepreneurs to share their worst entrepreneurial “horror stories”. Come hear how our entrepreneurs survived their worst business nightmares and learn how you can avoid their mistakes in your own entrepreneurial journey.

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10/10/2018 05:15 PM
10/10/2018 07:00 PM
America/Los_Angeles
OEN PubTalk: Entrepreneurial Horror Stories
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Lucky Lab, 1945 NW Quimby

 


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The OEN PubTalk™ is our flagship monthly happy hour — a perfect starting point for new community members and a great place for established members to make new connections. As always, the program will be preceded by time for casual networking and will include free appetizers and pizza. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.

Hashtag: #oenpubtalk

Cost: $10 for OEN members; $25 for non-members. We take walk-ins if space allows, but prices will be $15 for OEN members and $35 for non-members at the door.
*Sorry, no refunds.*

Not yet an OEN member? Join today and you can get a free pass to our November PubTalk!


Moderator

Lori Spencer

Lori joins us with 20+ years in the food and beverage industry which includes being a founder of Oregon Chai to heading up marketing at New Seasons Market and most recently a business consultant at Tillamook Creamery. She has worked with a variety of products including tea, coffee, ice cream, fruit and chocolate on the operations, sales and marketing front.

 

Panelists

Jody Filkins

Jody Filkins is a long time Oregonian (Go Ducks) who grew up in Eugene on a family developed and owned golf course. She is a CPA with public accounting experience and 16 years at Intel across various roles in Finance and Operations. Jody started with Handful on a sabbatical with Intel in 2010 shortly after losing her mom to cancer. She needed a passion project to dive into and what started off as “helping out” turned into leading the company from transition of hobby business to a full time growth endeavor. Jody leads the Finance and Operations of Handful.

Larry Pexton

Larry is well-known as the founder and only CEO of Triad Speakers, Inc. based out of Portland Oregon. The company is a founding member of CEDIA and has been manufacturing high-end custom loudspeakers since 1982. The company grew out of Aspen Recreational Products which manufactured a pre-Walkman cassette player designed for skiing. In 2017, Triad was acquired by Control4 Corporation. Pexton remains part of the Triad team, consulting on strategic issues and product development. The company continues to grow as part of the Control4 brand. Larry has a BA from Cornell University and an MA from the University of Pittsburgh. These days Pexton enjoys traveling with his wife and spending time with their granddaughter.

Barnaby Tuttle

Please meet Barnaby Tuttle, founder of Teutonic Wines. It all started in 2002 when Barnaby was the wine buyer at Papa Haydn Restaurant in Portland’s southeast location. German wine importer Ewald Moseler, showed him 14 different Rieslings from Germany’s famed Mosel wine region. Barnaby bought all 14 and started one of the largest German wine lists in Portland. That same night he told his wife, Olga that he needed to learn how to make wines that are as expressive to terroir (expression of the place the grapes are grown) as these Rieslings. Fast forward a few years and Teutonic Wines was born.

 


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Our October PubTalk is presented by:

Start:
October 10, 2018 5:15 PM
End:
October 10, 2018 7:00 PM
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Location:
Lucky Lab
1945 NW Quimby
Portland
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    Contact:
    Julie Brown
    Email:
    julie@oen.org
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