OBI’s second annual Vision Oregon event will take place Oct. 19 at the Portland Art Museum from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. At the event, OBI will present its highest honor, the Oregon Visionary Award.
The two recipients of this year’s Oregon Visionary Award are Dutch Bros and Scott Hamlin, founder of Looptworks. Dutch Bros, one of Oregon’s best-known entrepreneurial success stories, has donated millions of dollars to nonprofits in its communities, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Hamlin founded Looptworks in 2009 with the mission of eliminating textile waste by transforming excess material into upcycled goods, recycled fibers and downcycled goods.
The event also will feature a moderated panel discussion with business leaders in three key Oregon sectors. The panel will discuss challenges and opportunities that come with doing business in Oregon and globally, how they navigate those, and their visions for 2023 and beyond. It will include:
- Tim Boyle – chairman, president and CEO of Columbia Sportswear
- Jessica Gomez – founder and CEO of Rogue Valley Microdevices
- Amy Prosenjak – president of Oregon brands, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates
The longstanding Statesman of the Year Award evolved into the Oregon Visionary Award, a change that the OBI board made to better demonstrate that the spirit of the event, and that of our honorees, is focused on the future of our state. The 2021 winners of the Visionary Award are Bill and Karla Chambers, owners of Stahlbush Island Farms; Alando Simpson, CEO of City of Roses Disposal and Recycling; and Rogue Food Unites. Past recipients of the Statesman Award include Phil and Penny Knight; U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Gordon Smith; the late Portland Mayor Vera Katz; and Gert Boyle, the late chair of Columbia Sportswear.
Thank You, Event Sponsors
Oregon Visionary Award Sponsor
Oregon Visionary Keynote Sponsor
Oregon Vision Event Sponsor
|A to Z Wineworks
|Bank of America
|The Boeing Company
|The Greenbrier Companies
|Oregon State University and OSU Foundation
|Swire Coca-Cola, USA
|Oregon’s Credit Union
|Perkins & Co
|Portland Business Alliance
|Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt
|University of Oregon