Upcoming Events

CREW / CCIM Golf Tournament
Thursday, Aug. 11th @ 11:30 am
September Program
Thursday, Sep. 8th @ 11:45 am
October Program
Thursday, Oct. 13th @ 11:45 am
November Program
Thursday, Nov. 10th @ 11:45 am
December Program
Thursday, Dec. 8th @ 11:45 am

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2016 Golf Tournament

Team and Individual Registrations - SOLD OUT. Email us at info@crew-portland.org to be added to the wait list.


Click here to register online for the dinner only.


Elissa Looney

Elissa Looney has been a member of CREW Portland since 2010, and is currently the 2016 Chapter President.  Prior to her current position, she served as the CREW Network Board Liaison, was Chair of the Sponsorship committee, and has been active in CorksCREW, Membership, and the Forecast Breakfast committees.
Elissa began working at Perlo Construction upon graduation from the University of Montana in 2008.  Perlo is a commercial general contractor with headquarters in Portland, Oregon, building many project types, including commercial warehouses, retail buildings, auto dealerships, medical buildings, and food service facilities.  She began her career as the Subcontractor Coordinator, and soon transitioned to Project Manager of the newly formed Special Projects Group.  Since 2008 when the Special Projects Group was formed, Elissa has expanded the division to more than $4million in annual revenue, with 7 additional employees in the office and field dedicated to small construction projects, maintenance items and tenant improvements.  Elissa is currently the Manager of the Special Projects Group and aims to grow this division in the coming years.
Outside of work and CREW, Elissa has been involved in various organizations, including the Angels in the Outfield charity based in Oregon City, and teaching for the Columbia Agility Team.  She has also been a member of the IREM Forecast Breakfast committee for many years, and regularly attends the Central Eastside Industrial Council events.
Elissa lives on 10 acres in Hillsboro with her Husband, their daughter, and their four dogs, and regularly competes in canine agility.  You’ll often find her remodeling her house, doing yardwork, or training her dogs.

2016 CREW Network Winter Leadership Summit Meeting

San Antonio, TX - January 28-29
By Trish Nixon, President-Elect


I attended my first CREW Leadership Summit this January.  It was nice to have a few days away from our cold rainy Portland weather to spend in sunny warm San Antonio.  It was a great mix of CREW delegate training, networking and professional development.

Thursday we had a delegate training session that was a great overview of CREW Network and all the resources we have at our disposal.  With 70 Chapters and 10,000 members it is quite a network! In addition to presentations from Gail Ayres, the CEO and our current president, Laurie Baker there was also an opportunity for chapter members to get up and talk about the great things each of their chapters is doing.  


After the initial training session, we broke down into our regional groups to continue the discussion.  This was a good opportunity to meet delegates from CREW Chapters in Seattle, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, and Boise.  From there we attended a welcome reception and then on to a dine-around with our regional group were we had some fabulous food and conversation.


Friday was a full day starting with breakfast and the Network Council and Business Meeting.  This meeting included a lot of great ideas from other Chapters many of which I’d like to bring back to our Portland Chapter and several of which we are doing already such as the Mugs and Mugshots event we are having later this month.  After a networking break we completed the morning session with a panel discussion on retention and value to the member.  Representatives from CREW Houston, Detroit, Triangle, and Boston gave us some insight into things they are doing to add value for their members.


After a break for a networking lunch, we were treated to the wonderful speaker, author, trainer and business strategist, AmyK.  Amy was full of energy and provided valuable tips and exercises on becoming a more effective speaker and communicator.  Her session was a great conclusion to the leadership conference. I walked away with some new tools for becoming a better leader and a lot of energy to share those tools with other professionals both at work and through CREW.