Shaping the future of East Metro
through economic advocacy.


Upcoming events

    • June 08, 2017
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Fairview City Hall - 1300 NE Village St. Fairview, OR 97024


    Membership Meeting

    Community Funding:
    How Non-Traditional Lenders Support Our Local Businesses

    Our June Meeting will be centered on Community Funding and how non-traditional lenders support our local businesses. Our featured speakers are executives from two of the leading Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI's) in our area. We will have Robin Wang, Executive Director of Ascent Funding (Formerly Albina Opportunities Corporation) and Adam Zimmerman, President & CEO of Craft3 to discuss trends of CDFI's and how their organizations fill in the local lending gap for many of our local businesses and how the need for these types of lending services is growing. Join us for this unique opportunity to speak with the leaders of these great organizations. 

    Our Featured Speaker

    Robin Wang
    Executive Director- Ascent Funding

    Robin Wang brings over 20 years of experience working in various small business ventures involving technology, media, and social responsibility advocacy. Most recently, he owned a mission-based business that fostered the local green economies in several regions throughout the West. In largely a finance, sales, and operations role and together with his business partner, he expanded the business into 3 regions and grew annual revenues 5-fold. Since selling that business, he has served as an advisor helping other aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners achieve happiness. Robin is a native New Yorker who has called Portland home since 2003, has degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Columbia University, and currently serves on the board of the Portland Fruit Tree Project.

    Adam Zimmerman
    President & CEO - Craft3

    Adam Zimmerman has worked at Craft3 for 14 years, assuming the role of President and CEO in 2016.  Adam has been a member of Craft3’s executive management team since 2011, and previous to accepting the President role, served as Executive Vice President guiding organizational growth, consumer lending, external affairs and brand management. When Adam started with Craft3 in 2002, the organization managed $8 million with a staff of 10, and his early work in rural economic development focused on organic farms and food systems businesses. 

Past events

May 24, 2017 Fairview Council on Multnomah County Sheriff Consolidation Proposal
May 11, 2017 May Membership Meeting
April 24, 2017 A Meeting with the Congressman
April 11, 2017 April Membership Meeting
March 09, 2017 March Membership Meeting
February 07, 2017 February Membership Meeting
January 12, 2017 January Membership Meeting
December 08, 2016 Second Annual Legislative Breakfast
November 10, 2016 November Membership Meeting
October 27, 2016 Main Streets on Halsey
October 13, 2016 October Membership Meeting- Candidate Forum
September 08, 2016 September Membership Meeting
August 19, 2016 Pancakes and Politics
August 11, 2016 August Membership Meeting
July 14, 2016 July Membership Meeting
June 29, 2016 Troutdale to Springwater Trail open house
June 09, 2016 June Membership Meeting
May 12, 2016 May Membership Meeting
May 05, 2016 Oregon Tourism Town Hall
April 14, 2016 April Membership Meeting
April 12, 2016 BUSINESS & LEADERS LUNCHEON - IP28: Will this change Oregon forever...for the good or bad?
March 10, 2016 March Membership Meeting
February 11, 2016 February Membership Meeting
January 20, 2016 First Annual Legislative Breakfast
January 14, 2016 January Membership Meeting
January 07, 2016 Senator Wyden's Multnomah County Town Hall Meeting
December 15, 2015 City of Gresham Council Business Meeting
December 10, 2015 December Membership Meeting
December 01, 2015 City of Gresham Council Business Meeting
November 17, 2015 City of Gresham Council Business Meeting
November 12, 2015 November Membership Meeting
November 10, 2015 City of Wood Village City Council Meeting
November 03, 2015 City of Gresham Council Business Meeting
October 27, 2015 City of Fairview City Council Regular Meeting
October 21, 2015 City of Fairview City Council Meeting
October 20, 2015 City of Gresham Council Business Meeting
October 19, 2015 Halsey Corridor Planning Meeting
October 17, 2015 Entrepreneurs Resource Fair
October 13, 2015 City of Troutdale City Council Regular Meeting
October 13, 2015 City of Wood Village City Council Meeting
October 08, 2015 October Membership Meeting
October 07, 2015 City of Fairview City Council Meeting
October 06, 2015 City of Gresham Council Business Meeting
September 24, 2015 Powell-Divison: Transit action plan at Metro Council
September 24, 2015 Multnomah County Commissioners Regular Meeting
September 10, 2015 September Membership Meeting
August 13, 2015 August Membership Meeting

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Office: (503) 292-8881
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PO Box 422
Gresham, OR 97030

East Metro Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. PO Box 422, Gresham, OR 97030

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