A Night for Networking (N4N)

Thank you for supporting the fifth annual Night for Networking!

Networking V occurred on October 22nd in the beautiful new Collaborative Life Sciences Building at 2730 SW Moody Avenue on the South Waterfront.

We hope you had a positive experience at our event.  If you attended, please go to the Night for Networking Post-Event Survey to give us your feedback.

View the Successful Networking video featuring Traben Pleasent.


View the Night for Networking V photo gallery.

Read the Night for Networking V Portland Tribune article.


Share your successful networking story: email us or call 503-494-8827.

Night for Networking 2013





This FREE networking event provided the chance to discuss and explore employment, recruitment, workplaces, markets, and diversity, and also brought together:

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • OHSU community and event sponsors
  • Local businesses
  • Government and
  • Supporting affiliates


Steve Hanamura

Steve Hanamura
Hanamura Consulting, Inc.
Master of Ceremonies


Commissioner Steve Novick

Steve Novick
City of Portland Commissioner

About Commissioner Novick: Steve Novick grew up in Cottage Grove, Oregon and graduated from the University of Oregon and Harvard Law School. He spent nine years as an environmental law enforcement lawyer at the U.S. Justice Department, recovering $129 million for taxpayers in the Love Canal toxic waste case, and securing judgments against violators of the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts. 

Novick has said that his focus as a Commissioner will be on looking for opportunities, in a variety of policy areas, to "take action now to avoid problems later." He stated, "We can strengthen our economy by making Portland a model for reducing healthcare costs. We do that in part by encouraging and enabling people to keep themselves healthier and avoid trips to the hospital - everything from developing safe routes for kids to walk to school to getting employers and unions together to share effective wellness strategies."

Novick has also stressed the need for Portland to address the startling levels of inequality in the city. He believes that the use of urban renewal as a primary economic development strategy has too often exacerbated, rather than alleviated, racial and geographic disparities in Portlanders' standard of living, and that in future, the City's major investments and policy decisions need to be subjected to "equity impact analysis."



Ian James, a local talented musician will perform.

Where & When

Collaborative Life Sciences Building

2730 SW Moody Avenue

OHSU South Waterfront

October 22, 2014 6-9 PM


Directions, Parking and Transportation Information

  • Click here for directions and transportation information to plan your mode of travel to the event.
  • Click here for a map of the South Waterfront.
  • Free Parking Option - As street parking on the South Waterfront near the Collective Life Sciences Building is extremely limited, we suggest parking 1 block North in the Arlene Schnitzer lot which is free after business hours.  Free OHSU lift equipped Shuttle is available to & from CLSB.
  • On-site Pay-to-Park Option - The building does have on-site parking for those attendees who prefer this convenience.  The parking cost is $4 per hour.

Contact Us

For Night for Networking information call OHSU Affirmative Action & Equal Opportunity department, Annette McDaniel at 503 494-5148 or email us.

2014 Sponsors

Thank you to this year's sponsors.  If you or someone you may know is interested in sponsoring Night For Networking, please review our Sponsorship Flyer.

Executive Sponsors

EID-Logo2           dhs_logo_sm       Incight


Kaiser Permanente - Thrive  LNS Captioning          OMES Logo 100214  


    Oregon Health Authority (OHA)            Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)                    Moda Health


      Orrick Color Logo3                         U S Fish and Wildlife logo                            US Forest Service Shield  


Associate Sponsors

Intel Corporation
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Keen Healthcare
Legacy Health
Portland State University, Global Diversity & Inclusion

Community Partners

ACS Advertising - Xerox
AFSCME Local 328
Clackamas County
Columbia Sportswear Company
EEO Logic
Leupold & Stevens Inc.
Mentor Graphics
Multnomah County, Department of County Human Services
New Mobility Magazine / United Spinal Association
Oregon Commission for the Blind
Oregon State Bar
Pacific Opportunities
PCC Structurals, Inc.
PHC Northwest, Inc.
Portland General Electric
Trail Blazers Inc.

Special Recognition for In-Kind Donors

Fogo de Chão
Keen  *Original Hybrid * Footwear, Bags and Shoes
Lovejoy Bakery
Lucky Limousine and Towncar Service
OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry
Provenance Hotels: Sentinel Hotel, Hotel deLuxe
Trail Blazers Inc.
Widmer Brothers Brewing