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, Clatsop WORKS paid internship program coordinator Anna Stamper and CCC South County Office Manager/Executive assistant Tammy Lambert 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.