Can you Take 5 for healthy convenience?
If you ask Lisa Sedlar, founder of Green Zebra Grocery, the future of Portland lies within its distinct neighborhoods. Starting with the ethos of the insight and intelligence of neighborhood residents, the Green Zebra model is to be in service to the community — to actively listen and respond to the needs of “eaters” as Sedlar affectionately refers to her customers. Rather than just a business located in Kenton, Green Zebra’s first location, the store serves instead as a neighborhood asset. I recently asked Lisa to Take 5 questions about Green Zebra’s commitment to thriving neighborhoods and healthy convenience. Below, watch Lisa “Take 5.”
Can you Take 5 for a new approach to the business of food?
In our region, food is not just fuel. It’s the connection between rural and urban. It’s the complement and fusion of cultures. And it’s the forefront of a new way of doing business. Andina is not only an award-winning Peruvian restaurant in the Pearl, but as Peter Platt, Founder and Family Co-Owner says, they are “a social and cultural institution and incubator” for its patrons and employees. I recently asked Peter to Take 5 questions about their approach to creating a more socially and environmentally friendly food chain. Below, watch Peter “Take 5.”
Can you Take 5 for a new generation of leaders?
When I think about the great challenges leaders in our community face, one of the key factors in their success is the intelligence and insight that comes from their team. And that collective wisdom just can’t be harvested without a diversity of approaches, experiences and ideas at the table. The Center for Women, Politics & Policy is an organization that lives and breathes that ethos day in and day out. I recently asked Sunny Petit, Executive Director at the Center to Take 5 questions about the Center’s mission to build a pipeline of women leaders and boost our region’s leadership capacity. Below, watch Sunny Petit, “Take 5.”
Can you Take 5?
Harrelson Group is excited to launch a new video series that will feature a Q&A with regional leaders and entrepreneurs who are making a lasting impact on our community. We tell our clients, “You can get there from here” and the businesses and organizations we will be featuring over the coming months are examples of that ethos. But we would never ask you to do something we wouldn’t try ourselves. Below, watch our own Julie Harrelson, “Take 5.”