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Long-time readers will be familiar with frequent references to the radio program Smart City, out of Memphis (I listen to the podcast religiously).

Well, Carol Coletta, the host, is in Portland tomorrow for two events, and I can hardly wait:

Long-time readers will be familiar with frequent references to the radio program Smart City, out of Memphis (I listen to the podcast religiously).

Well, Carol Coletta, the host, is in Portland today for two events, and I can hardly wait:

Event # 1

“Catalyzing Investments in Centers: A Conversation with Local Innovators”
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 13
Metro Council Chamber
600 NE Grand Ave., Portland

A reminder to join us for the second in the 2006 series of Get Centered! brown bag lunch discussions. This roundtable discussion will be moderated by Carol Coletta, host and producer of the nationally-syndicated public radio show, Smart City, and President and CEO of CEO’s for Cities, a national organization dedicated to improving urban competitiveness.

Ms. Coletta will facilitate a conversation with some of the Metro region’s own urban innovators, a diverse group of entrepreneurs and creative risk-takers investing in projects and businesses that make mixed-use centers and main streets thrive. The lunchtime discussion will focus on the key ingredients necessary for our region’s town centers to become dynamic urban communities – vibrant places for people to live, work, and play.

Guests:

Kevin Cavenaugh, TENpod
Stuart Emmons, Emmons Architecture
Roslyn Hill
Rudy Kadlub, Costa Pacific
Ginger Metcalf, Identity Clark County
Randy Rapaport, Rapaport Development Co.
Don Rood, Felt Hat

Event # 2

Please plan on joining us for the final presentation in the Metro Council Economic Development Speaker Series.

Carol Coletta, host and producer of the nationally-syndicated public radio show, Smart City, and President and CEO of CEOs for Cities, a national organization dedicated to improving urban competitiveness, will speak to: “Nothing Ventured, Everything Lost: Of Innovation, Civic Leadership, and Bold Ideas”

Thursday, April 13, 2006 at the Liberty Northwest Center at 7 p.m.

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