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Envision 2016: Featuring Google's Darren Pleasance
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When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
6:00 PM
Where: Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial Street SE
Willamette Room
Salem, Oregon  97301
United States
Contact: Tami Lundy

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Join the region's top business and community leaders at a unique dinner event with Darren Pleasance, Global Customer Acquisitions Director for Google. Pleasance will challenge our perspective of technology’s impact on business. Guests will gain insight from this global leader as he explores how companies must radically adapt to meet the future needs of stakeholders and customers.


Widely hailed as the region’s top dinner event for business leaders, Envision 2016 is a fundraiser for Strategic Economic Development Corporation (SEDCOR), the Mid-Willamette Valley’s lead economic development organization. Supported by business and civic leaders across the region, SEDCOR is a non-profit organization that helps build jobs and wealth in Marion, Polk and Yamhill Counties of Oregon. Last year, SEDCOR helped stimulate $42 million in capital investment, bringing 732 new and retained jobs to the region.



6:00 p.m. - Social Reception

6:30 p.m. - Doors Open

7:00 p.m. - Dinner and Keynote (Q&A to follow)

9:00 p.m. - Event concludes



Pleasance leads Google's Global Customer Acquisitions team. In his role, he oversees sales, marketing, market intelligence and support teams. Previously, he was a Partner in McKinsey's High Tech Sector and Marketing & Sales Practice, and the founder of McKinsey's global Small- and Medium-sized Business (SMB) practice. He is a frequent speaker at marketing, sales, and conferences including the National Governor's Association, focused on the role that small, high-growth businesses play in job growth and economic impact. He serves on the boards of the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, CA and the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, WI.


  • Signature wines served
  • Salad: Butter lettuce and frisse with champagne vinaigrette
  • Dual Entree: Filet mignon with pinot noir demi-glace, harissa marinated grilled jumbo prawns served with roasted fingerling potatoes and grilled asparagus (vegetarian option is available)
  • Dessert: Salted chocolate caramel

  • SEDCOR Member - $75/person
  • SEDCOR Member Reserved Table of 8 - $750
  • Non-Member - $90/person
  • Non-Member Reserved Table of 8 - $1,000 (includes complimentary 1-year membership)
Supporting Sponsors

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals

Business Oregon

Kaiser Permanente


Modern Building Systems

Rich Duncan Construction

Saalfeld Griggs

Sherman Sherman Johnnie & Hoyt, LLP




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