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The Skanner 22nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
was held on Monday January 21, 2008
at the Hilton Executive Tower, Portland
Ovr 1,000 people attended.

Theme: "In Green Pastures: An Environment Where King's Dream Will Grow"                               

PROGRAM 

Emcee Bobbie Dore Foster, Executive Editor, The Skanner

Black National Anthem: "Lift Every Voice" The Jackson Sistas

Invocation Rev. Vernetta Ollison, Pastor, Shiloh Ministries

Remarks U.S. Senator Gordon Smith
 Congressman Earl Blumenauer
 Governor Ted Kulongoski
 Mayor Tom Potter

~ Breakfast Served ~ (Video Presentation)

Musical Presentation The Jackson Sistas

Introduction of Speaker Felicia Williams, Manager, The Seattle Skanner

Keynote Address Stephen Coleman, Exec. Dir. Washington Parks & People

Scholarship Presentations Bobbie Dore Foster, Drum Major Award

Publisher's Closing Remarks Bernie Foster, Publisher, The Skanner News Group

Benediction Rev. W. G. Hardy, Pastor, Highland Christian Center

SPONSORS
PLATINUM
PDC,
NW Carpenters,
Oregon Lottery

GOLD
Safeway,
Providence Hospital,
American Family Insurance

SILVER
Aramark,
Fred Meyer
Oregon Health Sciences University
Pacific Power and Light
Tri-Met
Turner Construction

BRONZE
EAI Information Systems  
Macy's
Wells Fargo

TABLE SPONSORS
African American Chamber of Commerce
Albina Community Bank
Better People
Blessed Temple Community
Bureau of Environmental Services
Bureau of Land Management
Caldwells-Dignity Memorial
Carnahan, Smith & Gunter
City of Portland Bureau of Housing
City of Portland Bureau of Purchasing
C.J. Jackson Construction
Coast Industries
Community AME Zion Church
Concordia University
Construction Apprenticeship and Workforce Solutions, Inc.
Emmanuel Temple Church
F.M. Burch- NAMCO
Georgia Pacific
Gunderson
Highland Christian Center
Hoffman Corporation
Housing Authority of Portland
Judges
Kiewit Bilfinger Berger
Legacy Emanuel Health Systems
Legislative Leaders
Les Femme
Maya Angelou Writers Guild
MERC
MIKE Program
Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission
Mt. Hood Community College
Multnomah County
Multnomah County Sheriff's Dept.
NAACP Vancouver Branch
NIKE
NW Natural Gas
Pacific Northwest Minority Publishers
PGE
Port of Portland
Portland Business Alliance
Portland Community College (PCC)
Portland Fire and Rescue Bureau
Portland Oregon Visitors Association   
Portland Police Bureau
Portland Public Schools
Portland State University (PSU)
Portland Trailblazers
Powerhouse Temple COGIC
Price Waterhouse Cooper
Qwest
Scholarship Recipients
Sisters of the Road
St. Andrew Catholic Church
St. Philip The Deacon Episcopal Church
State of Oregon
Sysco Food Services
United Way of the Columbia Willamette
University of Portland
USDA Forestry Service
Willamette Management Associates

MEDIA PARTNERS
Oregon Economic and Community Development Department
Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission
Portland Development Commission      
Portland Community Media
KBOO

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