CORVALLIS, Ore. - Junki Yoshida, the high-energy chairman and CEO of Portland-based Yoshida Group, will detail how he created his own "American Dream" during a talk beginning at noon on Thursday, May 17, at Oregon State University.
The free, public event takes place at the Construction & Engineering Hall of LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis.
Yoshida, the man behind Yoshida's Gourmet Sauces, rose from his modest beginnings to own 18 successful companies and become recognized as one of the Top 100 Most Respected Japanese in the World by Japanese Newsweek magazine.
Known for his zany marketing of sauces, the seventh-degree black belt will discuss how he went from sleeping in his own car to owning a multimillion dollar conglomerate and traveling the world as a motivational speaker.
Aside from his entrepreneurial activities, he also serves on many charitable boards including the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation and Ronald McDonald House Charities NW, as well as being a trustee for the Children's Cancer Association.
The talk is sponsored by the Austin Entrepreneurship Program and the OSU College of Business.
For more information call (541) 713-8044 or go to http://business.oregonstate.edu/programs/aep
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Jenn Casey, 541-737-0695