New Seasons CEO Shares Passion for Food, People and Environment
                                                                                                                                                   July 2011
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New Seasons CEO Shares Passion for Food, People and Environment

Many Oregonians think of shopping at New Seasons Markets as more of a culinary adventure than a chore. And that's just the way Lisa Sedlar likes it.  The market's CEO - and Portlandia's August 4 luncheon speaker -- is committed to making New Season's a friendly and enjoyable place to discover food.


Sedlar, whose career includes work as a retail grocery clerk and as a formally trained chef, believes that "food is a celebration, not a chore."  She is also committed to her employees, community involvement and local, sustainably grown food.  


Sedlar was recently the keynote speaker at Oregon Business Magazine's 18 Annual 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon event, where her market was named the 17 Best Large Company.

Sedlar is a formally trained chef who worked her way up through a series
of grocery store jobs
starting as a clerk.


August Luncheon  

Thurs., August 4

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Portland City Grill
111 SW 5th Ave.
30th Floor/Jefferson Room  




Soup of the day
Asian Chicken Salad
2 Homemade Cookies
Vegetarian: Fennel, Thyme Roasted Vegetable Cannelloni

Register here  before August 1 to secure your seat! (Lunch, $25 Members, $35 Guests; Beverage Service Only, $10 Members, $15 Guests) After August 1, only Beverage Service is available, first come first serve.  

marilyn maysPresident's Letter
July 2011  


If you are still waiting for the sun in this Oregon summer, perhaps it is time to seek alternative entertainment and growth opportunities. I've found more time to read sitting under the overhang of the back deck and looking out over the tiny forest that is behind my home. Wrapped up and out of the drips, I have been reading Drive by Daniel H. Pink. If  you haven't heard of it, here is a clever version in video format: What motivates us?

I have so appreciated feeling supported by what I personally believe to be true about  motivation at home and in the work place.  Our August luncheon speaker is our own  local example of a business that, I think, has seriously considered what motivates employees to go beyond the usual.  New Seasons recently had more than 1000 applicants for around 100 jobs at their new store opening in SW Beaverton.  Please join us for lunch in August and learn from Lisa Sedlar, CEO of New Seasons Markets what it is that sets them apart.

Hope to see you at lunch next month! 


Marilyn Mays
President 2011


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Recharge your mental and physical batteries! Each year, Portlandia members escape to the Annual Beach Retreat for a few days of rest and relaxation. Join us this year -- you won't regret it. Consider it an investment in the cognitive wellness of your business. (Daniel Pink would approve.)  


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Castle Beach House 

Lincoln City, Oregon 

Friday, Sept. 16 (late afternoon) - Sunday, Sept. 18 (late morning)

2 nights, 3 days, 4 meals, wine provided

$100 (Members Only) 


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Portlandia Club Beach Retreat

15450 Boones Ferry Rd., #9-425

Lake Oswego, OR 97035


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Portland, OR  97239


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