Meet September’s Speaker: Cleon Cox

After the long summer break, we are so excited to start off our workshops season with a pdxMindShare veteran, Cleon Cox! From janitor to stockbroker, trucking company owner to co-founder of the National College Association, Cleon Cox III has invested his time, energy, and expertise as the facilitator of the Job Finders Support Group, Portland, OR. since 1991.Cox attended his first Job Finders Support Group shortly after selling his business in 1991. Ed Burpee, retired publisher, founded the group, which helps job finders end their week with renewed enthusiasm. He has devoted over 3000 hours in counseling/mentoring people to achieve success in their job search.

We are changing the start time to 5pm, to ensure more people can make our workshops, and we will be starting the workshop at 5:15pm. We will still be having networking after the event for attendees to meet other Portland business professionals. As always, the event is FREE, EVERYONE is welcome, and no RSVP required. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me at

When: September 20th, 2017
Time: 5:00pm for the Career-Focused Workshop, and 6:30pm for Networking (Attend either or both!)
Where: Lucky Lab on Quimby – 1945 NW Quimby St. Portland, OR 97209

Learn a little about Cleon Cox, and why you should attend:

  • Tell us a little about yourself:
    • I have facilitated The Job Finders Support Group for the past 25 years. A consummate networker and advocate for Toastmasters. I have always been active in the Portland community in assisting folks to get back into the job market to find their opportunities. The ability to have a positive attitude and sound of confidence are of the utmost importance. I am a big user of LinkedIn and Facebook and have found them both to b an excellent source of networking opportunities. In addition, I teach “Social Media for Job Searching Success” at several Work Source of Oregon campuses.
      My Mantra “Have fun, Meet people, Learn something”
  • What will you be covering in your presentation?
    • “The power of networking” – benefits, results, and ideas of how to do it.
  • Why Should Portland professionals attend?
    • To stay current with today’s happenings and be more successful in the job search. Many people don’t see the benefit, I will share some stories of the value and benefit of getting out there.
  • What are the top 3 takeaways for attendees?
    1. Why you should consider networking more than before
    2. How to have fun while networking
    3. How to feel empowered