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OEN PubTalk: How to Get Your Product on the Shelf and Keep It There


You have a great product, but how do you get it in front of your customers and into the right retail setting? How do you select and work with the agents, manufacturers’ representatives, distributors, retail buying groups, and who-knows-what-else that stands between you and your customers?

Come and hear our panel of four entrepreneurs give their thoughts, strategies, insights and war stories of how they have successfully “been there, done that” with minimal resources. Get a leg up on crucial part of your go-to-market strategy at our May PubTalk!



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

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05/09/2018 05:15 PM
05/09/2018 07:00 PM
OEN PubTalk: How to Get Your Product on the Shelf, and Keep It There
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Lucky Lab, 1945 NW Quimby


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 May PubTalk!


Terry St. Marie

Terry “Starbucker” St. Marie is a writer, entrepreneur and startup investor living in Portland, Oregon. Before moving to the Rose City in 2010, he had a successful 23 year tenure as an executive in the cable television industry. Terry has extensive experience in business operations, customer care, strategy and financial management. He’s also the co-founder of the non-profit organization focused on Oregon entrepreneurs,, and is the COO/CFO for Portland handmade goods and music retailer Tender Loving Empire. Terry is also an investor in the Oregon Angel Fund, and is board chair of Social Venture Partners Portland.



Sam Stewart

Sam is an avid surfer and snowboarder and originally grew up in Portland, Maine. After graduating from the University of Colorado in Boulder, he moved to Nicaragua for 5 years where he eventually ran the largest real estate brokerage in the small Central American country. Sam is the Co-Founder of Mad Hippie, a natural skin care brand dedicated to healthy skin and a healthy planet. Nowadays, he resides in PDX with his wife and 8 year old daughter and currently sits on the entrepreneurial advisory board at Lewis & Clark.

Sophie Rahman

Sophie wants to share her passion and knowledge of eating healthy and preparing dishes using fresh and seasonal ingredients with the community. With 25+ years of cooking experience beginning in London, she took advantage of England’s connection with the east and a burgeoning East Indian population. From this she realized there was a growing demand for ethnic foods which provided the opportunity to develop and expand her cooking skills.

Sarah Pool

Sarah Pool is the Co-Founder & CEO of Canvas, a company committed to improving individual and global health through functional nutrition, innovative technology applications, and better food systems. Prior to launching Canvas, Sarah was the Founder & CEO of Pacific Superfood Snacks, a Certified B Corporation acquired by Made In Nature in 2014. She has won numerous awards such as Entrepreneur of the Year and Top Women Run B Corps. Sarah is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley (M.A., B.A.) and Oregon native.



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May 9, 2018 5:15 PM
May 9, 2018 7:00 PM
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Lucky Lab
1945 NW Quimby
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