“Like a Boss” Coffee Chat Rewind: Use Your Voice!

By Ann Smith | Nov 21, 2019

We held our last “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat of 2019 on Tuesday and it certainly didn’t disappoint. November marks exactly two years since we held the first of these events and it’s been completely energizing to watch the momentum around them grow. Thanks to all of the panelists who have shared their stories and opinions […]

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A Haunted Walk Down Memory Lane

By Ann Smith | Oct 30, 2019

Ghosts, princesses and witches, oh my. ‘Tis the season for playing dress-up and eating too much cheap candy. Our team is reliving some of our favorite Halloween memories and wishing everyone a safe, fun (and warm!) night with your favorite goblins.  Gretchen Favorite Halloween tradition: Multiple pumpkin patch visitsBest costume: Ghostbuster (with Stay Puft Marshmallow Man sidekick)Least favorite […]

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Coffee Chat Rewind: Living with Pride

By Ann Smith | Jul 19, 2019
Ann with Lianne & Steph Saffer

Thanks to Steph and Lianne Saffer for getting personal at our July “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat focused on Living with Pride. It was an amazing morning talking about the power of love, resiliency and showing up for each other. Here are a few standout moments for our team. For others in the audience, what […]

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Firm Updates & Happenings: Mid-Year 2019

By Ann Smith | Jul 17, 2019

Here at A.wordsmith we are feeling great as we roll into the second half of 2019 – and hope the same is true for you! Celebrating a Decade This is a landmark year for the firm as we officially celebrated our tenth anniversary in April. We had a great time celebrating this milestone with many […]

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Coffee Chat Rewind: Women Changing the Conversation

By Ann Smith | May 29, 2019

Thanks to the three amazing women — Heidi Yewman, Janice Levenhagen and Angela Earl — who brought all the feels to last week’s “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat on the topic of Women Changing the Conversation. It was a powerful morning that will undoubtably stick with us for a while. Here is what we are […]

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“Like a Boss” Coffee Chat Rewind: Keeping it Real in Portland

By Ann Smith | Mar 6, 2019

Last Tuesday we had another great “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat, this time focused on all things Portland. Thanks to Ken Boddie, Aaron Ward, Angela Jackson and Andy Nelson for making up our fantastic panel. We discussed everything from the city’s infrastructure and business landscape to the housing crisis and volunteer opportunities. Below are a […]

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Firm Happenings & New Beginnings

By Ann Smith | Feb 14, 2019

How can it already be the middle of February? While 2018 was great for A.wordsmith, I was excited to jump into 2019 with a freshness that only exists at the start of a new year. And what a year it’s shaping up to be!   A Milestone Kind of Year In a few months we will […]

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Coffee Chat Rewind: When the Day Job Isn’t Enough

By Ann Smith | Dec 12, 2018

I know that for me there are many days when I feel like I couldn’t possibly do one more thing. As working professionals holding down careers, kids, businesses – and hopefully some me-time – the hours quickly fill up. However, that isn’t to say that there isn’t a spark deep inside waiting to be ignited. At […]

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Coffee Chat Rewind: Journalism Done Right!

By Ann Smith | Sep 28, 2018

This week we teamed up with PRSA Oregon for our September “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat on the topic of Journalism Done Right. We had an amazing panel of respected journalists who shared their insights, recommendations and thoughts on the state of the media today, including breaking news, social and digital content and that pesky […]

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A few of our favorite [Portland] things

By Ann Smith | Sep 12, 2018

It was exciting to see the second edition of my book, “100 Things to do in Portland, Before You Die” roll off the presses last month. It may sound cliché, but I really do believe there’s something in this book for everyone—whether you’ve lived in Portland all your life or are just here visiting for […]

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A Daily Dose of Inspiration!

By Ann Smith | May 23, 2018

Inspiration really is all around us. From the clothes we wear, to the food we eat and the places we work. At our May “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat we pulled back the covers on inspiration: where it lives, how it manifests and how to put it to work for you. Thanks to our three […]

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Badass Women at Work: March Coffee Chat Rewind

By Ann Smith | Mar 15, 2018

We are all still basking in the glow of Tuesday morning’s “Like a Boss” Coffee Chat aptly called Badass Women at Work. Thanks to our incredible panelists: Melita Callahan, president and CEO at Tricor; Jessi Duley, founder and owner of Burncycle and The Lab; and Kendra Carpenter, owner of Swaha Studios. Your passion, grit and […]

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