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Benefit Corporations for Good
February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mary Anne Harmer and Tom Hering from Benefit Corporations for Good.
Mary Anne and Tom will spend the evening discussing a subject near and dear to us, Benefit Corporations. You’ll learn:
- What a Benefit Corporation is and why it’s different?
- Why you may want to create or convert your company to a Benefit Corporation?
- How involved is the process?
- Who else has become a Benefit Corporation?
- How can Benefit Corporations for Good help you?
Becoming a benefit corporation shows your arrival as a conscientious organization of the 21st century. We believe no other single business action demonstrates your commitment to the greater good of people and plane.
There is no charge for this event but we will be collecting donations for Jackson Street Youth Services at the door so please give generously.
About the Speakers
Mary Anne Harmer
Mary Anne brings passion and energy towards improving the physical, emotional and spiritual health of ALL individuals, families and communities across the spectrum of economics and cultures. She has held a number of leadership positions including Director of Marketing at Legacy Health System, Corporate Director of Marketing at Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Director of Emerging Markets (the Latino Initiative) at Regence, and Director of Outreach and Marketing at Oregon’s Health Insurance CO-OP. In the non-profit world, she was Executive Director of Healthy Communities, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Mary Anne served as Executive Strategist at DOJO agency, a branding agency with a focus on health and nonprofit clients.
Mary Anne has served on numerous nonprofit boards and national advisory Committees. Her involvement includes the City of Beaverton, Human Rights Advisory Commission, Wallace Medical Concern, Region X Health Equity Council, the African American Health Coalition, Coalition for Livable Future, and Community Advisory Committee for Oregon’ Office of Equity and Inclusion.
She is the co-author of the book, Putting Soul Into Business: How the Benefit Corporation is Transforming American Business and 25 Building Blocks to Create a Conscientious Organization. An Honors Graduate of the University of Oregon, Mary Anne also holds a graduate level public health certificate from Portland State University. She speaks Italian and conversational Spanish.
Tom has worked as a creative director, copywriter and brand strategist. Before starting his strategic marketing communications firm, he worked for well-regarded agencies in the NW as copywriter, and creative director. He attracts clients who place high values on collaboration, creativity and responsiveness. Tom has guided various projects for highly respected national and regional companies such as Nike, Intel, Bob’s Red Mill Natural Foods, NorPac Foods, Boyd’s Coffee Company, Wild Oats Natural Markets and Oregon State University.
His background includes work with major healthcare organizations including Providence Health Systems, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oregon’s Health Insurance CO-OP, The Corvallis Clinic, Broadway Medical Clinic as well as Good Samaritan Hospitals in Corvallis and Portland. His nonprofit experience involves work for ImpactNW, Wallace Medical Concern, Loaves and Fishes, Project H.E.R. (Susan G. Komen grant) and Oregon Special Olympics.
He currently serves as a board member for the Oregon Small Business Fair as well as the advocacy co-chair for the Interfaith Alliance on Poverty, an organization dedicated to fighting generational poverty. He is the co-author of the book, Putting Soul Into Business: How the Benefit Corporation is Transforming American Business and 25 Building Blocks to Create a Conscientious Organization.
About Benefit Corporations for Good
We can help you add value to your business by leveraging your status as a benefit corporation through stronger customer relationships, deeper stakeholder engagement and greater sales. We provide proven marketing and leadership services to do just that. These high-value services are available as one-time activities or as on-going consulting.