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The Money JAR Episode #28: Networking for Beginners!

While it can be awkward at times, even for grownups, being adept at networking is arguably one of the single most important success factors in attaining the job you want.  As such, what and when should we be teaching our children about this very common practice?  Tune in while  our hosts chat with Rob Vaughn, Advertising Director at the Portland Business Journal, as he shares his perspective on the proper etiquette and affiliated benefits of networking.


Rob Vaughn is Advertising Director with the Portland Business Journal.  Rob leads a team of sales professionals dedicated to helping businesses connect and grow using Portland Business Journal media platforms.  Rob and his wife Erica live in North Portland with their three children and love to travel. 

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is married with two young children and lives in Portland, OR. He's a Partner and the CFO of The Official Manufacturing Company, a strategy, branding and design agency. He's also on the board or a strategic advisor of a few young companies. Previously, he was a Partner at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank, which was acquired by Key Bank in 2014. He led the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games, was frequently named to Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team and was regularly featured on CNBC and in The New York Times & The Wall Street Journal. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he played basketball, studied finance and computer science and was an Academic All-American.

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engi-neering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He serves on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and plays trumpet.