Jeanne Atkins, U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's state director, will talk about economic development, livability, small businesses and initiatives impacting East Portland at a presentation hosted by the East Portland Chamber of Commerce at noon Wednesday, Sept. 28, in Amphitheater D of Adventist Medical Center, 10123 S.E. Market St., Portland.
The event is open to the public, with business networking beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Prior to becoming Merkley's state director, Atkins served as his chief of staff while he was speaker of the Oregon House and caucus director when he was the House Democratic leader in the Legislature.
For more information, visit eastportlandchamberofcommerce.com.