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TAO Event: Profitability Through Stakeholder Alignment

March 31, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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TAO Professional Development programming supports tech professionals by helping them to make connections, develop expertise, share best-practices, and amplify their voices as members of the tech industry.

A study of 200 companies authored by John Kotter and James Heskett in “Corporate Culture and Performance” showed that over an 11-year period, stakeholder-balanced companies had four times the growth in sales and eight times the employment growth when compared to shareholder-focused companies.

With better access to information focused on a company’s values and actions, today’s stakeholders are more sophisticated and savvy. Corporate responsibility is no longer just about philanthropy or publicity; it is a critical business tool. So as companies work to develop relationships, inspire their stakeholders, and create communities where everyone strives to give their best – they start to deliver to deliver a more profitable and sustainable business than companies whose focus is exclusively on the bottom line.

Technology Association of Oregon invites you to join our partners Willamette Valley Consultants and B2B CFO for a fireside chat with Xenium’s Vice President of People Development & Culture, Suzi Wear on Wednesday, March 31st from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.

The discussion will focus on how intangibles like trusting relationships with suppliers, employee learning and growth, reputation and goodwill are key drivers of corporate competitiveness and profitability.

Gary Langenwalter
Willamette Valley Consultants

Larry Strober
Willamette Valley Consultants

Frank Dane

Suzi Wear
VP of People Development & Culture

The topic will be most relevant to small and medium sized business owners and executives who need an intuitive, workable plan for their company to achieve its goals, and to align the actions and decisions of their teams to those goals. 


Willamette Valley Consultants are dedicated to improving the lives of their clients. They do that by understanding goals and removing barriers that get in client’s way. Their specialty is translating entrepreneurial passion and purpose into success. With offices in Portland and McMinnville, they ask lots of questions to help entrepreneurs, owners, executives and managers get unstuck, clarify options, and see and hear the present and the future with a different and experienced set of eyes and ears.


We are “the alternative” to the typical professional services on an exit or buy transition. We use unique tools, talents, and processes to help the business owner(s) through the transition. Not only are our professionals qualified, but we have published books and software to help with these transitions. We invite you to study this website to discover our unique tools, talents, and processes.


March 31, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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