Strive to Thrive Business Workshop & Expo

September is National Preparedness Month, and in support of this national effort, the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend the 2nd Annual Strive to Thrive Business Workshop & Expo.This year’s theme, Turning Risk into Opportunity stems from a proactive mindset.

We all have it; we just need to learn how to activate it in our businesses.

Join us to strengthen your business processes, accelerate your short-term business growth and create a more resilient and sustainable business model. You’ll acquire the tools on how to remove fear and build confidence to turn your greatest business risks into opportunities.

The event includes expert-led panel discussions and local vendor booths where you’ll meet community business leaders, learn critical information to protect your business, and discover local resources to address your business challenges.

Watch the video and learn how the Strive to Thrive Business Workshop & Expo will help strengthen your business!

Keynote Speaker

Jonathan Schlueter
Washington County

Four Panel Discussions


Christopher Kusek
Xiologix – CTO
David Wallace
Musimack Marketing – CIO
Robert Knight
Express Employment Professionals
Sydney Schilling
Best HQ

David Dahl
Dave’s Killer Bread

Eugene Wallace
Family Business Advisors

 Piseth Pich
Legacy Health
Delora Kerber
City of Wilsonville


Nathan Cook
Executive Coach / Executive Director
John Maxwell Team

Lisa Fiorante Rivet
Director of HR Services

Panel 1: Emergency Preparedness – Establishing Processes to Mitigate Risk

Whether it’s a sewer line break, death of an employee or data breach, you’ll learn how to implement the necessary processes to mitigate risk in an emergency, and you’ll be prepared to quickly resume business operations after an emergency. You’ll come away with a proactive strategy and actionable planning tools to help protect your business from disaster.

Panelist: Piseth Pich (Legacy Health), Delora Kerber (City of Wilsonville)

Panel 2: Proactively Combat Security Breaches to Minimize Impact

Cyber Crime, mobile/website security, PR and social media management and communication planning for before, during and after to minimize impact on your business. a. What to do before, during and after a cyber event b. Establishing a Risk Management framework c. Defining the systems d. Identifying people, policies, risk and setting the cyber perimeters & addressing technology risks (what are the dollars that companies are exposed to losing each day?)

Panelist: Christopher Kusek (CTO – Xiologix), David Wallace (CIO – Musimack Marketing)

Panel 3: Best HR Practices in an Ever-Changing Workplace Landscape

Across most average companies today, 40% of the workforce are Millennials, and this number is expected to grow to 75% in the next ten years. They have very different values and motivations from previous generations. In this panel, you’ll gain a new understanding and appreciation for employing and retaining Millennials. Discover HR solutions to best position your business for success and how to best manage the workplace with 5 generations working together. And discuss the new B Corporation, or benefit corporation, and how it’s shaping the business landscape!

a. Preparing your workplace culture for Millennials 
b. Attracting, hiring and retaining Millennials 
c. Proper alignment between people (personalities and skills) and the work 
d. How to keep a multi-generational workforce engaged among wide age gaps 
e. Preparing and maximizing your workforce culture for Millennials (repeat from a. above)

Panelist: Robert Knight (Express Employment Professionals), Sidney Schilling (Best HQ)

Panel 4: Succession and Transition Planning

Employees come and go over time, and personnel changes are inevitable in any company. Succession and transition planning is critical to minimizing business disruption and calming staff anxiety during these times. You’ll learn effective, proactive strategies to prepare for the eventual reality of employee moves and leadership changes.

a. Defining the systems 
b. What are the blind spots? 
c. Personnel Training 
d. Operational/Systems Risk

Panelist: David Dahl (Dave’s Killer Bread), Eugene Wallace (Family Business Advisors)


Time Agenda
1:00 – 2:00 Check-in & Resource Expo
2:00 – 2:30 Keynote Speaker: Jonathan Schlueter, Washington County
2:35 – 3:20

Panel 1: Emergency Preparedness – Establish Processes to Mitigate Risk!

Piseth Pich, Legacy Health & Delora Kerber, City of Wilsonville

3:25 – 4:10

Panel 2: Pro-actively Combat Cyber Security Breaches to Minimize Impact

Christopher Kusek, Xiologix & David Wallace, Musimack Marketing

4:10 – 4:50 Break – Resource Identification
4:50 – 5:35 Panel 3: Succession and Transition Planning to Minimize Business Disruption

David Dahl, Dave’s Killer Bread & Eugene Wallace, Family Business Advisors
5:40 – 6:25

Panel 4: Best HR Practices in a Multi-Generational Workplace

Robert Knight, Express Employment Professionals & Sydney Schilling, Besthq

6:30 – Close Resource Identification & Reception


Wilsonville Holiday Inn
25425 SW 95th Ave.
Wilsonville, OR 97070
Date/Time Information:
Thursday, September 21, 1:00 – 7:00pm


Attendee Registration Member Non-Member
Single Admission Until 9/7 @ 1pm $45 $55
Single Admission After 9/7 @ 1pm $55 $60
At the Door $55 $60