The Vision Oregon Event (previously known as the Statesman Dinner) is one of Oregon’s most important annual gatherings of business and civic leaders. The evening allows attendees to spend time together and listen to a keynote speaker or a panel of experts who reflect on challenges and opportunities facing our state. It typically takes place in the fall.
The event also is an opportunity for Oregon’s business community to reflect on the importance of bipartisan collaboration to build a stronger Oregon. We bestow OBI’s highest honor, the Oregon Visionary Award, on people whose work reflects those values. Past honorees have included the late U.S. Sen. Mark O. Hatfield, former Gov. Barbara Roberts, retired Sen. Margaret Carter, and the late businesswoman Gert Boyle.
In 2022, OBI presented the Oregon Visionary Award to Scott Hamlin, founder of Portland-based Looptworks, and Grants Pass-based Dutch Bros. You can watch our Scott Hamlin video here and our Dutch Bros video here.
If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Rebecca DeBo at firstname.lastname@example.org.