Brian Wong, left, who represents the 82nd Avenue Improvement Coalition, spends a moment with the incoming President of the 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association - Brentwood-Darlington businessman Richard Kiely, of Home Run Graphics.Brentwood-Darlington business owner, and past “Spirit of Portland” awardee, Richard Kiely of Home Run Graphics was elected President of the 82nd Avenue of Roses Business Association at its annual meeting on November 13.

“We have the largest neighborhood business district in the City,” Kiely said, “spanning from Clackamas County in the south to Portland international Airport in the north – from 72nd Avenue to the west to 92nd Avenue to the east.

This means our boundaries touch many neighborhood associations and other neighborhood business districts,” Kiely pointed out. “One of our major objectives is to have conversations to see how we can all help each other.”

Kiely said he’s a “hands-on” leader with a vision of “better connecting the multicultural network of business people we have along 82nd Avenue. Finding better ways to work together, and to do business with one another, will help improve the neighborhoods in the area.

“Hopefully, by getting us all going in the same upward direction, we will get there faster,” Kiely added.

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