POSTPONED ---2018 October Chamber Networking Breakfast

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Name: POSTPONED ---2018 October Chamber Networking Breakfast
Date: October 18, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM PDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:


The October networking breakfast has been postponed to Nov. 8, 2018.

 Sponsored by BNSF.

It's time to pull out those business cards and get your network on. We'll enjoy a delicious breakfast from our event partner Merrill Gardens. Listen to a couple five minute updates from our Gold sponsors and then enjoy some good old fashioned networking.

Show up early for a chance to socialize before the event begins!



Jordan Graham
Federal Government Affairs Specialist
Jordan Graham joined BNSF Railway as a Political Analyst in February 2015,
based in the Washington, D.C. office. She was promoted to Federal
Government Affairs specialist in 2017 before relocating back home to
Seattle, Washington in June 2018. In addition to her federal government
affairs work, Jordan also assists with community relations and BNSF’s
philanthropic efforts for the Northwest Division.
Before joining BNSF, Jordan was a political fundraiser. She served as
Regional Events Director for the National Republican Congressional
Committee (NRCC) during the 2014 election cycle and Finance Coordinator
for Rob McKenna’s 2012 Washington state gubernatorial campaign.

Education
• Bachelor’s degree, Washington State University
BNSF
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies operating on 32,500
route miles of track in 28 states and three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of
consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as
petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments help feed, clothe,
supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed
one of the most technologically advanced and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously
to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our
customers and the communities we serve.




2nd Guest - Artistic Director - Gillmer Duran - Evergreen City Ballet

Artistic Director - Gillmer Duran

Originally from Barquisimeto Venezuela, Mr. Duran studied at the Fundacion Arte Nuevo and danced professionally with the National Ballet of Caracas, Danzahoy, Tulsa Ballet Theatre and eight consecutive seasons with Eugene Ballet Company. He worked with choreographers such as, Vicente Nebrada, Luz Urdaneta, Jacques Brocket, Maria Rovira, Mauricio Wainrot, Robert Battle, Edwaard Liang and Jessica Lang among others. His versatility and intuition allowed him to perform a variety of classical and contemporary roles. He participated in the National Choreographers Initiative 2007 in Irvine, California. In May of 2008, he was part of the event 4X4 Ballet Project with Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet presented by White Bird in Portland Oregon. He also created pieces for the Drop Dance Collective, The Woman Space Foundation engaging in several creative collaborations with Toni Pimble, while dancing with the Eugene Ballet Company.The National Dance Project and the New England Foundation for the Arts selected him as part of the Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI) in Portland-Oregon, among nine other dance artists from the Pacific Northwest region. In June of 2010 his work Inference for Coriolis Dance Collective was presented at the Chop-Shop Festival in Seattle.

Artistic Director - Gillmer Duran

Originally from Barquisimeto Venezuela, Mr. Duran studied at the Fundacion Arte Nuevo and danced professionally with the National Ballet of Caracas, Danzahoy, Tulsa Ballet Theatre and eight consecutive seasons with Eugene Ballet Company. He worked with choreographers such as, Vicente Nebrada, Luz Urdaneta, Jacques Brocket, Maria Rovira, Mauricio Wainrot, Robert Battle, Edwaard Liang and Jessica Lang among others. His versatility and intuition allowed him to perform a variety of classical and contemporary roles. He participated in the National Choreographers Initiative 2007 in Irvine, California. In May of 2008, he was part of the event 4X4 Ballet Project with Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet presented by White Bird in Portland Oregon. He also created pieces for the Drop Dance Collective, The Woman Space Foundation engaging in several creative collaborations with Toni Pimble, while dancing with the Eugene Ballet Company.The National Dance Project and the New England Foundation for the Arts selected him as part of the Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI) in Portland-Oregon, among nine other dance artists from the Pacific Northwest region. In June of 2010 his work Inference for Coriolis Dance Collective was presented at the Chop-Shop Festival in Seattle.
 

In October of 2010 he was appointed as Alaska Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director and resident choreographer, repositioning its company brand through a broad-based repertoire, including a tour to the Boston Contemporary Dance festival 2013 funded entirely through a kickstarter campaign. In 2014 Mr. Duran created a piece for Ballet Des Moines titled Frenzy. He is moving to the Seattle area from Northern Virginia where he was teaching freelance. He is very excited to join the ECB family. 


Originally from Barquisimeto Venezuela, Mr. Duran studied at the Fundacion Arte Nuevo and danced professionally with the National Ballet of Caracas, Danzahoy, Tulsa Ballet Theatre and eight consecutive seasons with Eugene Ballet Company. He worked with choreographers such as, Vicente Nebrada, Luz Urdaneta, Jacques Brocket, Maria Rovira, Mauricio Wainrot, Robert Battle, Edwaard Liang and Jessica Lang among others. His versatility and intuition allowed him to perform a variety of classical and contemporary roles. He participated in the National Choreographers Initiative 2007 in Irvine, California. In May of 2008, he was part of the event 4X4 Ballet Project with Oregon Ballet Theatre, Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet presented by White Bird in Portland Oregon. He also created pieces for the Drop Dance Collective, The Woman Space Foundation engaging in several creative collaborations with Toni Pimble, while dancing with the Eugene Ballet Company.The National Dance Project and the New England Foundation for the Arts selected him as part of the Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI) in Portland-Oregon, among nine other dance artists from the Pacific Northwest region. In June of 2010 his work Inference for Coriolis Dance Collective was presented at the Chop-Shop Festival in Seattle.

In October of 2010 he was appointed as Alaska Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director and resident choreographer, repositioning its company brand through a broad-based repertoire, including a tour to the Boston Contemporary Dance festival 2013 funded entirely through a kickstarter campaign. In 2014 Mr. Duran created a piece for Ballet Des Moines titled Frenzy. He is moving to the Seattle area from Northern Virginia where he was teaching freelance. He is very excited to join the ECB family.

Aollective, The Woman Space Foundation engaging in several creative collaborations with Toni Pimble, while dancing with the Eugene Ballet Company.The National Dance Project and the New England Foundation for the Arts selected him as part of the Regional Dance Development Initiative (RDDI) in Portland-Oregon, among nine other dance artists from the Pacific Northwest region. In June of 2010 his work Inference for Coriolis Dance Collective was presented at the Chop-Shop Festival in Seattle.
 

In October of 2010 he was appointed as Alaska Dance Theatre’s Artistic Director and resident choreographer, repositioning its company brand through a broad-based repertoire, including a tour to the Boston Contemporary Dance festival 2013 funded entirely through a kickstarter campaign. In 2014 Mr. Duran created a piece for Ballet Des Moines titled Frenzy. He is moving to the Seattle area from Northern Virginia where he was teaching freelance. He is very excited to join the ECB family.  

 
 
Event Sponsors:

GOLD

Location:
Merrill Gardens
104 Burnett Ave. S
Renton, WA 98057
Date/Time Information:
Thursday
October 18, 2018
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Contact Information:
Ben Andrews
Fees/Admission:
Suggested Donation
$10.00
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