There will be a luncheon on “Regional Competitiveness and Latino Integration: Developing Our Workforce,” from noon-2 p.m. next Friday, March 12, at the World Trade Center, 121 S.W. Salmon Street, Portland, Ore. (Directions.) Keynote speakers will include Oregon Speaker of the House Dave Hunt and Portland mayor Sam Adams. Additionally, OAN secretary Gary Furr of J. Frank Schmidt & Son. Co. will participate in a panel discussion on “Workforce Development and the Latino Community.” Joining him will be Wim Wiewel, president of Portland State University, and others yet to be named.
The luncheon is presented by the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, in collaboration with the Oregon Association of Nurseries, the Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber and El Hispanic News. The cost of the lunch is $20. Advance registration is required. To sign up, browse the event Web page and then click through to event registration.