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with host BRANDON GASTON

In challenging times, it's important to think big picture.

GRAY invites you to listen in on what others are doing to rise to the occasion. Join us for In the DESIGN Lounge, a video series of roundtable conversations among industry experts exploring the current climate as it relates to the world of business. Each episode focuses on how to assess today’s market and adapt in this topsy-turvy environment—all over a favorite cocktail and a few fun surprises.
 
 

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CHEERS TO

BRANDING

Guests talk about image from a business standpoint: How are individuals and their companies perceived within their industries and by their desired clientele? During a pandemic and rogue economy, is rebranding necessary, or are consumers comforted by familiarity?

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RAISE YOUR GLASS TO

LEADERSHIP

In a time when laying low is not an option to secure success, let’s discuss what it means to be a leader, either as a business leading an industry or as an individual within a company. How important is it to rise to the occasion, and what are the steps to sustaining leadership at a time of financial uncertainty and civil unrest?

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A TOAST TO

GROWTH +
INNOVATION

JOIN OUR EPISODE PREMIERE PARTY WITH LIVE COMMENTING
OCTOBER 9, 2020  at 6 p.m. PST on YouTube 

It is possible to grow and scale your business even in a constantly changing climate. We’ll discuss why now is the time for businesses to assess and adapt to a quickly evolving market. How do we use innovative concepts to move a business forward and gain market share?

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ABOUT THE HOST

Portland-based Brandon Gaston is the founder and creative director for Unbxabl, a luxury lifestyle branding agency that helps individuals turn their passions into profit. After more than a decade in the financial services industry, Gaston, who has always had an innate penchant for style, launched LifeSTYLest: an image consulting company centered on the idea that professionals and corporate employees should elevate their wardrobe images to better reflect and align with their brands. As part of the launch he produced, styled, and hosted Fashion Expose; a fashion show and networking event geared towards entrepreneurs. Since then, Gaston has gone on to produce a handful of other fashion events including the Street of Dreams in Oregon and Ladies Who Brunch at Bridgeport Village, and he has made multiple guest appearances on television shows to share personal fashion and lifestyle tips developed through his years of fashion industry experience. Gaston was also selected as the top wardrobe/fashion stylist by the Portland Fashion and Style Awards in 2017-2018 and again 2019-2020. His combined background in fashion, brand strategy, and creative direction, as well as his platform as an influencer and social personality, provides a unique point-of-view to bestow to any creative endeavor.

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