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Samara Group Open House!

Last Friday’s Open House event was a success! Over 60 people from 30+ organizations, agencies, and businesses joined us at our new building to share stories, catch up with colleagues, eat amazing food, make new connections, and enjoy the afternoon! We had our portfolio on display, shared photos from our staff field visits over the past year, and also had an interactive corner where attendees could submit an answer to our question and one of our graphic facilitators drew their responses on the wall. It was exciting to watch it fill up over the course of the evening!

  What Change do you want to see for the future of Oregon?  Katelyn Hale, one of Samara’s graphic facilitators displays a participant’s answer to the question at one of our two interactive stations.

What Change do you want to see for the future of Oregon? Katelyn Hale, one of Samara’s graphic facilitators displays a participant’s answer to the question at one of our two interactive stations.

  A snapshot of what we do  We work closely with our client teams to develop a successful project and showcase the work with professional photography!

A snapshot of what we do We work closely with our client teams to develop a successful project and showcase the work with professional photography!

Our buddies at Sugar Street did an excellent job keeping tasty treats abundant and drinks flowing, capping the night off with some amazing gluten-free cupcakes!

 Lots of catching up with colleagues, past and present.

Lots of catching up with colleagues, past and present.

 Thank you Sugar Street for all of the amazing food!

Thank you Sugar Street for all of the amazing food!

We were excited to host our community for a few reasons. First, we wanted to introduce colleagues to what we do and our new location. We have a diverse team of professionals spanning facilitation, research, web design, and communication (just to name a few) to provide exceptional science, design, and strategy services. Nestled next to the Hawthorne Bridge, we have a dynamic view of the bridge and the West Hills beyond. It’s a great location for our bike commuting staff members, and for those who drive, it’s easy to monitor traffic, ha!

And most exciting of all: we unveiled our new branding!

Our design team has been working hard on our new logo and website (check it out!), and the concepts behind it. We’ve re-strategized how we talk about our work. Curious about what we do, exactly? Stay tuned for more on that…

 
 New logo and brand for Samara Group.

New logo and brand for Samara Group.

 
  Our team.  We  almost  got the whole Samara Team! Not pictured: Robyn, James, and Sandra.

Our team. We almost got the whole Samara Team! Not pictured: Robyn, James, and Sandra.


We want to give a big THANK YOU! To all the attendees, clients, colleagues, advocates, supporters, friends, and family who turned out on Friday. We’re happy you came by!