Business & Industry Conference

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Oct 18, 2022

Registration: 7:30 AM / Program: 8:00 AM - 4:35 PM Pacific Time


Member Fee: $299.00
Nonmember Fee: $374.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: -149.00

The above fees may not be reflective of the total event price. See below.


Learn about the hot issues impacting members in business and industry.

A special thanks to the members of the Business Management & Advisory Services Strategic Committee for developing the 2022 Business & Industry Conference:

John M. Gamiles – Chair, William H. Blair, Cameron M. Irtifa, Ryan T. McClung, Michael R. Miller, Eric G. Nufer, Theresa C. Pilgrim, David S. Porter, Karen L. Rasmussen, Mark L. Skoglund, and Audrey L. Stevens.

Health & Safety Protocols for In-person Attendance
All in-person participants agree to follow current health and safety guidelines and must adhere to applicable requirements including the following:
  • Acknowledge the COVID-19 assumption of risk, waiver, and release.
  • Follow local mask guidelines, if any, in place at the time of this event and comply with any other safety guidelines required by OSCPA or the venue.

Note: In-person seats are limited so early registration is suggested. We will be serving a hot buffet catered lunch. 

Prefer to attend via livestream webcast? Register to attend via webcast!

Designed For

CPAs, CFOs, controllers and other financial managers in industry who wish to update their knowledge and skills.


Provide an overview of current issues and developments impacting the private industry arena.

Major Subjects

  • Understanding the Oregon and National Economies
    Steve Scranton, CFA, Washington Trust Bank
    This session will present resourceful information regarding the Oregon and national economies. Steve's insightful perspective will have a positive impact on particpants' business and personal lives.
  • 2022 Employment Law Update: Best Practices for Employers
    Nicole Elgin, J.D., Partner, Barran Liebman LLP
    In this presentation, Barran Liebman attorney Nicole Elgin will cover the most recent employment law changes impacting Oregon employers and anticipated legislation in the coming year. Topics will also include planning for Oregon Paid Leave. With each legal development, Nicole will provide attendees with practical tools and advice on how to adapt to these changes and maximize compliance in their workplaces.
  • Cybersecurity War Stories Panel
    Moderator: Devon Nevius, CEO, Upward Technology
    Anton Oehlert, ACME Construction Supply; Jim Mullaney, CPA, Gustafson & Company LLC; and Trey Winthrop, CEO, Bob's Red Mill
    Hear real accounts of cybersecurity challenges and how these companies and experts bounced back and not only recovered, but reinforced their businesses against cyber attacks.
  • Cybersecurity: Playing Offense and Defense
    Devon Nevius, CEO, Upward Technology
    Cybersecurity is an increasingly ominous and challenging factor for most businesses. As regulations and compliance evolve, a strong cybersecurity strategy can help avoid downside while promoting upside. This discussion is intended to help participants turn cybersecurity from a cost to an investment.
  • Cyber Attacks = Reputation Risks
    Casey Boggs, PRSA, ReputationUs
    No matter how sophisticated your organization's technology may be, it's not IF a cyberattack will occur, but WHEN. Learn how to mitigate against potential reputational damage before, during and after an attack with specific tips from Casey Boggs.
  • State & Local Tax Update
    Penny Sweeting, CPA, Geffen Mesher
    New developments and updates for state and local taxes including Oregon and Portland Metro areas

Did you know? The OSCPA member rate for CPE courses is extended to all OSCPA members and their employees who are not eligible for OSCPA membership. Members of other state CPA societies are also eligible for member rates.

After adding the course(s) to your cart, click "Apply Discounts" and select either "This person is an uncertified staff of an OSCPA member" or "This person is a member of another state CPA society."

Administrator Note: If you are registering individuals from your firm/business to attend this in-person event you have two registrations options:

  1. Via online registration: prior to completing this registration, you must confirm with each individual that they have read and agree to the COVID-19 Assumption of Risk, Waiver, and Release. Or, 
  2. Call OSCPA: at 503-641-7200 / 800-255-1470, ext. 3 to register your staff. Following registration, OSCPA will send an email to each registered individual with a link to the COVID-19 Assumption of Risk, Waiver, and Release.

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Deadline to order hard copy (printed) materials is 14 days prior to event date (10/4/22).

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Electronic materials will include the latest up-to-date version of the presentation.


REQUIRED: COVID-19 Assumption of Risk, Waiver, and Release

I am aware of the contagious nature of COVID-19 and the risk that I may be exposed to or contract COVID-19 anywhere that there is person-to-person contact, including while on premises of and engaging in this event, and despite masking and additional precautions. By attending this event, I am knowingly and voluntarily accepting the risk of contracting COVID-19. I acknowledge that my in-person attendance is voluntary, and I waive and release OSCPA, their members, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, speakers, contractors, and volunteers of all liability. I agree to read and comply with the safety precautions associated with the event that are communicated to me by OSCPA or the venue.
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Casey Boggs

Casey Boggs is a national communications leader specializing in reputation management, internal communications, crisis mitigation, cyber incident response, public relations and lawsuit communication support. Boggs is the president of ReputationUs, a corporate reputation management and crisis response firm. 

Before forming RepUs, Casey was president of LT Public Relations, directing the strategic communications efforts for corporations, financial institutions, and professional services clients. Prior to LTPR, Boggs served as public relations director at AIG, leading the public relations efforts of six affiliated companies.


Nicole Elgin

Nicole Elgin is an attorney at Barran Liebman LLP, where she represents employers in a variety of labor and employment law matters. Nicole's employment law practice includes working with employers to adapt workplace policies to the ever-evolving legislative and regulatory changes at the local, state, and national levels. Nicole's labor practice ranges from strategizing employer campaigns during union elections to negotiating collective bargaining agreements and representing employers in hearings before arbitrators and the National Labor Relations Board. Nicole was also a member of BOLI's Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Oregon's Equal Pay Act and has helped numerous employers perform equal pay analyses.


Steve Scranton

Steve Scranton is the Chief Investment Officer & Economist for Washington Trust Bank and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst designation with over 35 years of investment and economic experience.

As Washington Trust Bank's Chief Investment Officer, Steve is responsible for management of the Portfolio Management Group and actively participates on committees within the bank to help design strategies and policies related to investments. As the economist for Washington Trust Bank, Steve participates in public speaking engagements, as well as authoring multiple communications, to keep clients and the public informed of economic and investment market conditions. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, Steve is a well-known speaker on the economic conditions and the world financial markets.


Penny Sweeting

Penny Sweeting is currently the leader of Geffen Mesher's State and Local Taxation (SALT) team. She started her career holding various tax positions at large, local companies in the Forest Products and High-Tech industries. After a brief hiatus from the profession to stay home with her kids, Penny returned to public accounting and joined a Big 4 firm, where she first developed her SALT expertise. She joined Geffen Mesher in 2019; with her diverse background, Penny brings a well-rounded perspective to her clients' situations. She enjoys working directly with clients to understand their businesses and help coach them through various SALT issues, as well as develop solutions that are best for each unique client. With a penchant for problem-solving, Penny enjoys analyzing each client's particular business operations and solving the puzzle of how their activities intersect (and sometimes collide) with the continually transforming landscape of state taxation.