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Greater Portland/Vancouver
Monthly Marketing Update
- August 2017

THIS MONTH IS DIFFERENT- I really try to keep the newsletter broad and not too personal- but this month, I can’t... This is a large and heavy month for me personally - my mom, who I have worked with will be moving out of state; my best friend and team member, Krista, continues with chemo and remains on medical leave; and my long time team member and my rock, Meghan, who has worked with me for 7 years, is moving to Boise. I am stretched, anxious, sad, scared, and lots of other words that I am not ready to say out loud. BUT… I am also prepared, happy, proud, confident, and inspired.  My mom is excited about her next step; Krista is fighting cancer and seems to be winning, and Meghan is still on our team, but with a few minor adjustments. It is odd when you have to break it down- we can manage (but differently). In the senior industry, every day is different, no matter how well we plan or how well the families we serve may adjust. I guess this experience has framed and prepared me for today. 

Now professionally- this week we just completed our team retreat and we reviewed feedback from our sponsor survey, discussed our personal strengths and areas for improvement, and set future company goals. After all the above, I walked away thankful! I am thankful for sponsors who allow me to serve, even if they can’t always quantify the value we bring. I’m thankful to work with people who care, for those that share our guide with seniors, and for the community partners that push us to thrive and look at new opportunities.  

I encourage you to get to know our team and to truly let us know you- this is where the magic happens! Retirement Connection is more than “marketing" - it is about building a network and connections!


Network Meetings - Portland


8 AM
Metropolitan Senior Network (MSN)
Zeller Chapel of the Roses
2107 NE Broadway St., Portland, 97232
Topic: Speed networking with group format



3 PM
East County Marketing Exchange (ECME)
Retirement Connection
6412 SE 17th Ave, Portland, 97202
Topic: In Sales and Marketing Are you a Hunter or a Farmer? What do you think the difference is?



AUG 15
3 PM
Westside Referral Network
Champion Advocates
12725 SW Millikan Wy, Beaverton, 97005
Third Floor Training Center



AUG 17
3 PM
Clackamas County Senior Networking (CCSN)
McLoughlin Place
1153 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, 97045



AUG 28
3 PM
Location: Laurelhurst Village
Address: 3060 SE Stark St, Portland, 97214
Topic: Parkinson's



SEP 28
8 AM
Clackamas County I & R Networking
Location: TBA


Network Meetings - Vancouver


3:30 PM
SSN Clark Happy Hour
Pacifica Senior Living Vancouver
2400 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver, 98684
Topic: What value do you look for or want from a networking meeting?



AUG 18
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: Update on Alzheimer’s Association legislative action and programs


Marketing and Development


4 PM
Grand Opening – Farmington Square Emerald House
Farmington Square Gresham
1655 NE 18th St, Gresham, 97030



AUG 15
7:30 AM
Healthcare Coordinators Appreciation Breakfast
Pacifica Senior Living- Vancouver
2410 NE 112th Ave Vancouver, 98684



AUG 17
3 PM
Color & Cocktails
Royalton Place
5555 SE King Rd, Milwaukie, 97222



AUG 31
9 AM
Encore Circle
Hollywood Senior Center
1820 NE 40th Ave Portland, 97212


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

“Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed, and rearranged to relocate us to the place we're meant to be.” ~ Unknown Author

Good things don’t just happen, neither do bad things- but "THINGS HAPPEN". It is up to us to decide and find the good and move on and thrive, or find the bad and flounder. You get to decide.

~ Amy Schmidt
Retirement Connection


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