OEN September PubTalk: Navigating a Down Market


When entrepreneurs wear many hats and are crunched for time, they work ‘in’ the business rather than ‘on’ the business. Practices around advanced planning, cultivating long-term business strategies, and investing in growth are often relegated to the “I’ll get to it soon” list in order to focus on day to day operations. But during an economic downturn, this long-term thinking and planning have been known to make all the difference between a business’ success or demise.

It’s crucial for business owners and managers to prepare their organizations for the next recession, whenever it comes. But what are some key ways businesses can prepare?

Join Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) for a conversation with regional business leaders at our September PubTalk who have lived through (and survived) an economic downturn. Find out their advice on how to navigate down markets while scaling and raising capital and what tips and tricks you can use to survive and thrive.



Location: Fresh Consulting
, 811 SE Stark St #300 Portland, (the venue does not offer on-site parking. There is ample street parking)

Time: 5:15 – 7:30pm

Hashtag: #OENPubTalk

Cost: $15 for OEN members; $25 for non-members. *Sorry, no refunds.* 

Featured Vendors

  • Pink Cloud Beverages will be on hand sharing samples of their refreshing premium non-alcoholic functional hemp beverage with a swell of tropical fruit juice and sunshine.
  • The Pub Under the Stairs will be serving some tasty beverages as well! Hood River Distillers is sponsoring our September Punch – Easy Rider Full Throttle Mule, and we’ll have Chemistry Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and a selection of Laurelwood Brewing beers.

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

Can’t Be There In Person?

Check out the pitches and panel via live stream on Zoom starting at 6 pm.



Ryland Moore
Managing Principal
Arnerich Massena, Inc






Brianne Mees
Co-Founder & CEO
Tender Loving Empire


Gary Mortenson
Stoller Wine Group



Jesus Solis
General Manager
Yoshida’s Inc.



September 5-Minute Pitch

At each PubTalk two companies are invited to wow the crowd with a five minute pitch. OEN is delighted to welcome these companies for our September PubTalk.


If you are interested in having your company pitch at a future PubTalk please click here to email Rylee O’Brien, Engagement Specialist.

Thank You Sponsors





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September 13, 2023 5:15 PM - September 13, 2023 7:30 PM
Fresh Consulting
811 SE Stark St #300
Portland, Oregon United States
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