8th Annual A&O Industry Celebration Recap

Thanks to everyone who joined us December 7th at Terrazign for our 8th Annual A&O Industry Celebration featuring our In the Running Pitch Competition Finalists and Vendor Marketplace!

8th Annual Industry Celebration video by One Hundred Seconds.

Here are some other highlights of the night, captured by Erica Mitchell Photography, featuring great people, great entrepreneurs,  and great energy! Please share your favorite moments with us on Instagram: @aoyp_portland #portlandhasit

Thanks to our Marketplace Vendors – Clean Slate Suds, Marie Ernst, Rarr, Mountain Mel’s Essential Goods, Coast and Grafletics.

After networking and shopping, Sue kicked off the event with a presentation of the 2017 Athletic and Outdoor Industry Report, followed by advice from David Brands of Coast Products and our Platinum Sponsor for the event.

Katherine Melchoir Ray took the stage to kick off our In the Running pitches from the 6 finalist –  TOUGHER, SWings Designs, Alexandros, Marie Ernst, Mountain Mel’s Essential Goods, and Tread & Butter.

After the finalists finished their pitches, the audience voted for their favorite. Congrats to our In the Running winner – Stacey Gose of TOUGHER!

Sucheta, with the help of Katherine and Julianne Brands from Oregon Angel Fund, picked the winners for our raffle featuring prizes from adidas, Columbia, Egg Press, Grafletics, Marie Ernst, and Mountain Mel’s Essential Goods. Remember, you had to be present to win!

Thanks again to our sponsors for the evening!

The night was so much fun! Thanks again to everyone who helped us celebrate our thriving community and support the next generation of A&O legends!

Special thanks to our photographer for the evening, Erica J Mitchell and our videographer Zach Shapiro of One Hundred Seconds!