Debra Schlaht
Director of Global Operations
1-877-916-1180, Ext. 101

Portland Oregon Based International Business Training Organization to Host a conference on Strategic Planning and Marketing From a Biblical Approach

On September 18th to the 23rd, 2012, the Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM) will be hosting its 12th annual Conference and Awards Banquet called Nehemiah Week for the second consecutive year in Portland, Oregon at the NewBeginnings Conference Center located at 3300 NE Sandy Blvd. The Conference theme is “Strategic Planning and Marketing From a Biblical Approach”. Nehemiah Week activities include a partner and teacher conference, honoring various successful Christian business owners and leaders from around the world, a best practice business conference, and an international business plan competition.

Nehemiah Project International headquartered in Portland, Oregon since December 2009, is an international business training and support organization founded in 1999 in Washington, DC. The Nehemiah Project works in partnership with churches, church associations, educational, and marketplace organizations to provide high quality comprehensive and transformational biblical based entrepreneurship training and support for small to medium size businesses around the world. The purpose of the event is to provide a platform to equip, inspire, and honor marketplace leaders from the United States and around the world. NPIM Weekend activities will include the partner and teacher conference, an international biblical entrepreneurship business plan competition an awards banquet and two day biblical entrepreneurship conference,. The event will culminate with a worship service on Sunday morning at NewBeginnings Church. The event speakers in attendance from around the United States include: Howard Olsen, M3 Planning; Jim Hargis, Lead Worklife Pastor City Bible Church; Kevin Palau, President of the Luis Palau Association, Alan Ross, Kingdom Companies; Terence Chatmon, President and CEO of FCCI/Christ@WOrk; Dr. Bryan Crute, Destiny Metropolitan Church; Pastor Anthony Moore, Carolina Missionary Baptist Church; Barbara Beck, Co-host of The Good Life, Pastor Eric Bahme, Eastside Church/Kingdompoint; Bill Dolan, CEO of Spirit Media, Jerry Anderson, La Red Business Network International; Pastor Che Ahn, Senior Pastor HROCK Church; Scott Preissler, Director of Center for Stewardship; Patrice Tsague, CSO of Nehemiah Project and many others.

The International Business Plan Competition will include presenters from Canada, Rhode Island, California, Virginia, Portland, Madagascar and Eastern Europe.

To receive up-to-date information about the event or to register visit For questions relating to the event contact Debra Schlaht at To learn more about NewBeginnings Conference Center please visit