Business District Specialist | Community Organizer
Portland, Oregon • 971-407-7942
The Support Group
Nancy Chapin, a co-founder of the organization that became Venture Portland, has been providing invaluable support for business districts all around Southeast Portland for decades—in volunteer, staff, board and advisory roles. She staffs Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association and coordinate the Hawthorne Street Fair on the last Sunday of August. She is President of the 82nd Avenue Business Association, and also volunteers with the 82 Roses Community Enrichment Coalition which sponsors the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade. In addition to the Association of Home Businesses, she serves on the Woodstock Community Business Association board and the Advisory Committee of the JADE District.
Sandy Hubbard helps local companies and home-based businesses centralize the key elements in their marketing program, amplify them, and create a plan for reaching customers. Sandy produces #PrintChat, a weekly global forum for the printing industry, and is a monthly columnist and industry expert for the print industry, including magazines, media platforms, and online events.
A member of AHB since 2007, Zoe Morrison has worn many business hats. Her haberdashery has included lifestyle concierge, nutria maker, personal & pastry chef, executive administrative assistant, development director for Let’s Share Housing, agency recruiter for senior services and more. In 2020 Zoe relocated to Florida to support an aging family member, but remains a member of AHB. She continues wearing a variety of hats in her semi retirement. She actively recruits program presenters for AHB and provides technical support to the organization. Her current interests include preserving family & community history with her company, I Scan Photographs, and elevating the shared housing concept with her newest program, The Share.
Eric Norberg is longtime editor of The Bee, a 100+ year-old local newspaper distributed monthly to neighborhoods in southeast Portland, including Sellwood-Westmoreland, Brooklyn, Eastmoreland, Reed, Woodstock, Creston-Kenilworth, Brentwood-Darlington, and the Portland section of Ardenwald. Printing and distributing 20,000 issues every month, with an estimated 45,000 readers monthly, The Bee is the most-read of all newspapers in Inner Southeast.