Ales & Ideas presents Astoria’s Economic History: A Tale of Booms, Busts, and Recoveries

Clatsop Community College and the Fort George Brewery are pleased to announce the December event for the 2018-19 Thursday night Ales & Ideas community lectures.  On Thursday, December 6th, CCC is pleased to welcome CEDR/Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center Director Kevin Leahy, CCC SBDC Lead Advisor Jessica Newhall, and Clatsop WORKS Paid Internship Program Coordinator Anna Stamper as they share Astoria’s Economic History: A Tale of Booms, Busts, and Recoveries.

Doors open with food and beverage service at 6pm. Seasonal beers on tap, food and other beverages are available for purchase, but no purchase is required. Minors are welcome. The Fort George Lovell Showroom is located at 14th and Duane St. in Astoria.

Astoria is the oldest American Settlement west of the Rockies, and has seen more than its share of trials and tribulations in the 217 years since its founding. For this month’s lecture, CEDR/Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center Director Kevin Leahy and team will use an economic lens to tell tales of Astoria’s booms, busts, and recoveries. Audience members will hear about the industries that built Astoria and Clatsop County, including Downtown Astoria, from the early years to today, and learn how our community has an economic future that shines brighter with each year. 

Kevin Leahy is the Executive Director of Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR) Clatsop County’s Economic Development organization, the Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center, which offers FREE and CONFIDENTIAL business advising along with workshops and training, and the new Clatsop WORKS paid internship program, serving all of Clatsop County.

Kevin grew up in Astoria and returned to our towns after twenty-seven years executive experience with May Department Stores (Meier & Frank & Robinsons-May) and six years owning his own small business. He has served as Executive Director since 2011.

He is a fourth generation resident. His family has been in Clatsop County since 1879.

Kevin Leahy, photo by Danny Miller


Non-Discrimination Declaration It is the policy of Clatsop Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the grounds of race, color, sex, gender, marital status, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or disability in any educational programs, activities, or employment. Questions or complaints should be directed to Leslie Hall, Affirmative Action/Gender Equity (Title IX) Officer, Towler Hall, Suite 110, sends e-mail) 503-338-2450; TDD 503-338-2468. The Title II/Section 504 Coordinator, Shelly Alford, is located in Towler Hall, Suite 312C, sends e-mail) 503-338-2474.

Accommodations Persons having questions about or a request for special needs and accommodation should contact JoAnn Zahn, Vice President of Finance and Operations, at Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Library Suite 110,  Phone (503) 338-2421 or TDD (503) 338-2468. Please send special needs and accommodations requests here. Contact should be made at least two business days in advance of the event.


Declaración de no-discriminación Es la política de Clatsop Community College que no habrá ningún tipo de discriminación o acoso por razón de raza, color, sexo, género, estado civil, religión, origen nacional, edad, orientación sexual, identidad de género o expresióno discapacidad en los programas educativos, actividades o en la contratación. Preguntas o quejas deben ser dirigidas al Leslie Hall, Oficial de Acción Afirmativa / Título IX localizado en Towler Hall número 110, sends e-mail) número de teléfono 503-338-2450, TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468. El Coordinador de la Titulo II/Sección 504, Shelly Alford, se encuentra en Towler Hall, numero 312C, número de teléfono 503-338-2474. Para ADA y otras peticiones de servicios llame al 503-338-2474 o para TDD (discapacidad auditiva) 503-338-2468.

Ayuda a personas discapacitadas En cuanto a las personas discapacitadas, se les pide que se comuniquen con JoAnn Zahn, la Vice Presidente de Finanzas y Operaciones en Clatsop Community College, 1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Library Suite 110, sends e-mail) número teléfonico (503) 338-2421 o a TDD (503) 338-2468. Haga el favor de notificar a la oficina para que se le pueda proporcionar apoyo. La comunicación debe tomar lugar por lo menos dos días de trabajo antes del evento por el cual se requiera tal ayuda. Para más información, vea la página Web de Clatsop Community College bajo Información en Español.

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