Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and Aldrich to Host Second Annual Manufacturing Symposium

WHAT: On Sept. 28, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt and Aldrich will bring together manufacturing professionals from across the Pacific Northwest to learn, share ideas and receive well-rounded perspectives from industry professionals on challenges and issues facing manufacturers today.

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The event will kick off with the release of anticipated results from a detailed study on manufacturing in the Pacific Northwest. Schwabe surveyed more than 100 executives at local manufacturing companies to hear their insights on an array of issues including challenges, finances, growth, personnel and the competitive landscape. At the conclusion of the event, attendees will receive a copy of the full study.

The release of the manufacturing study will be followed with three engaging sessions. The first session, Is Oregon Business Friendly?, addresses a key concern from a majority of Pacific Northwest executives responding to the manufacturing survey. Nik Blosser, chief of staff for Governor Kate Brown, will moderate the discussion about Oregon’s business climate.

In the next session, Taxes, Treaties & Tariffs: How to Succeed in an Ever-Changing Regulatory Environment, Aldrich CPA Carrie Sowders and Schwabe attorney Jeff Patterson will explain and decode the latest rules coming down the pike while offering tips for tax incentives and other ways to keep money in your company’s pocket.

The final session will explore labor recruitment, retention and training in the manufacturing sector with Bob’s Red Mill president Bob Moore, Leupold & Stevens Inc. vice president Kim King and Trupp HR president and founder Jean Roque.

Event sponsors include Food Northwest, OMEP, Oregon Business & Industry and the Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition.

Register today on the Schwabe website.

There is no charge to attend.

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, 7:30 – 11:45 a.m.

WHERE: Embassy Suites by Hilton, Portland Downtown, 319 SW Pine St., Portland, OR 97204

About Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt is a law firm that offers a new type of client experience based ‎on ‎‎a ‎‎deep industry focus. We provide full-spectrum legal services to our clients through ‎‎‎comprehensive, ‎‎proactive and industry-focused support to help them achieve their goals. We ‎‎focus on six industry ‎‎groups: Healthcare; Technology; Transportation, Ports and Maritime; Real ‎‎Estate and ‎‎Construction; Natural Resources; and Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retail. ‎With ‎more ‎‎than ‎‎‎175 attorneys, Schwabe is one of the largest Pacific Northwest ‎regional law firms, ‎with ‎‎offices in ‎‎Portland, Seattle, Vancouver, Bend, Eugene, Salem, Anchorage and Mountain View, ‎‎CA.‎