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Monthly Marketing Update
- December 2017

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and were able to reflect on many blessings from this year. Though this year came with physical and emotional challenges, It also allowed for growth and a new vision. 2017 gave our team the opportunity to adjust course and individual responsibilities multiple times as we hired new staff, supported those that were ill, and adapted to new business needs. The year is not over and we have another “change” to share…Heidi Rowell, a valued member of our team, is moving into a new role with the Alzheimer's Association of Oregon as the Program Director. We are very excited that she has found her dream job and that we will still be able to partner with her at the Alzheimer's Association.

I had hoped to also announce her replacement at the time of sending this newsletter but realized there just is no such person to fill the same shoes. BUT- I am excited to introduce we have hired Brittany and Barrett, who bring new ideas and energy to Retirement Connection. (all of these changes are noted below in the “On the Move” section) Cheers to the changes and growth to come!

We are excited to be wrapping up for print for the next edition with our new team in place. Please make sure you join us for the biggest networking/ party of the year- The Portland/Vancouver Release Party on January 25th, where we expect a record-breaking turnout of more than 375+ to attend.


Network Meetings - Portland


8 AM
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
MSN Awards Breakfast
Multnomah Athletic Club
1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, 97205



DEC 11
3 PM
Gladstone Senior Center
1050 Portland Ave, Gladstone, 97027



DEC 21
3 PM
Clackamas County Senior Networking (CCSN)
Portland Cider Company
Bldg F, 8925 SE Jannsen Rd, Clackamas, 97015
Topic: Christmas Party



3 PM
Save the Date/ No Meeting in December
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
The Springs at Wilsonville
7600 SW Vlahos Dr, Wilsonville, 97070



JAN 16
3 PM
Save the Date/ No Meeting in December
Westside Referral Network



JAN 25
8 AM
Save the Date/ No Meeting in December
Clackamas County I & R Networking


Network Meetings - Vancouver


3:30 PM
SSN Clark Happy Hour
Clearwater Springs
201 NW 78th St, Vancouver, 98665
Topic: What makes a good referral partner for you?
Topic: What are you thankful for, professionally & personally?



DEC 15
9 AM
Senior Service Network (SSN-Clark)
Peace Health Medical Center – Health Education Center
400 NE Mother Joseph Pl, Vancouver WA
(92nd and Mill Plain Ave)
Topic: White Elephant Gift Exchange


Marketing and Development


1:30 PM
“Excel Pivot Tables and Dashboards” Class
Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
1101 Broadway St #100 Vancouver, 98660



6 PM
“Intermediate Excel” Class
Portland English Language Academy
2007 Lloyd Center Portland, 97232



5 PM
Caring for a Cause – Networking Fundraiser Event
Vancouver Art Space
8700 NE Vancouver Mall Dr #206, Vancouver,98662



JAN 25
3:30 PM
Portland/Vancouver Retirement Connection Guide Release Party
The Armory
128 Northwest 11th Ave, Portland, 97209


Upcoming Hospital Case Manager Fairs


Registration is now open for 2018 Portland/Vancouver Sponsors to reserve their CEU space. Registration will open for the public in January (space permitting)

FEB 14
Legacy Salmon Creek
Vancouver, WA



FEB 20
Meridian Park Medical Center
Portland, OR



FEB 27
Mt Hood Medical Center
Portland, OR


On The Move


Heidi Rowell is now Program Director,
Alzheimer’s Association Oregon Chapter

Barett West is now Marketing Coordinator,
Retirement Connection

Brittany Swigert is now Marketing Coordinator,
Retirement Connection


Additional Resources

There are so many resources included in Retirement Connection, that often a few may slip past you and may not be noticed. Did you know that the guide also includes:

Dental Resources and Estate Planning


Nuggets of Knowledge

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ~ Socrates

This year has brought a lot of change, and honestly, I was not ready or willing for most of it. But rather than dig my feet in and throw a tantrum, I have accepted and embraced what the new normal may look like. It has helped me stretch and grow in new ways, although at times, uncomfortable and exhausting. I am thankful that I did not resist. I can’t wait to see what we build next!

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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