Second Chance Summit Inspires Businesses to Put More People with Criminal Backgrounds to Work

– Oregon Bakery Built On The Power Of Lasting Change Pays It Forward –

–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation:


      The Second Chance Summit is a gathering of business, nonprofit and
government leaders sharing experiences, best practices and resources
to power Second Chance Employment, the hiring of people with
criminal backgrounds. The session features compelling speakers,
actionable resources and networking opportunities. Sponsored by
Dave’s Killer Bread and hosted by the Dave’s Killer Bread
Foundation, the Summit is designed for business leaders and human
resources professionals who are ready to expand employment practices
and maintain success while positively impacting individuals and


Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


DoubleTree Hotel and Conference Center, 1000 NE Multnomah St.,
Portland, Ore.


Keynote Speaker: Former Missouri Senator″ rel=”nofollow”>Jeff

A Missouri State Senator from 2007 to 2009, Jeff Smith went to
prison for covering up an election law violation and uncovered the
greatest crime of all: the waste of untapped human potential of
those with whom he was serving time. Now an assistant professor at
The New School’s Milano School of International Affairs,
Management, and Urban Planning and the author of Mr. Smith Goes
to Prison: What My Year Behind Bars Taught Me About America’s
Prison Crisis
, Smith is an advocate promoting practical
solutions to the broken criminal justice system and true
rehabilitation for the millions living behind bars.

Featured Speakers:

Dave’s Killer Bread CEO John
will discuss the lasting change resulting from Second
Chance Employment and the powerful impact it’s had on him as the
leader of a national brand.


Gourmet Popcorn
CEO David Israel will share how he wrote his
business plan for POP! while in prison and describe his company’s
commitment to employing people with criminal backgrounds.


CEO Catherine Hoke will inspire with real stories of
the entrepreneurial talents of incarcerated individuals and the
need for opportunities when they get out of prison.


Multnomah County Chair Deborah
will voice government support for integrating people
with criminal backgrounds into the workforce.



Business people and media are invited to attend free of charge;
pre-registration is required. Email
for more information and to sign up for the Summit.


About Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation

The Dave’s Killer Bread Foundation is dedicated to encouraging and
inspiring Second Chance Employment, the hiring of people with criminal
backgrounds. Funded by Dave’s Killer Bread and inspired by the company’s
employee-partners, the foundation builds replicable, sustainable
solutions for any organization looking to adopt Second Chance
Employment. Foundation resources include the Second Chance Employment
Playbook, designed with reentry, criminal justice, business and human
resource experts, and the annual Second Chance Summit, an educational
and outreach event for employers.

About Dave’s Killer Bread

Dave’s Killer Bread is the best-selling organic sliced bread in the
U.S., with 17 varieties of whole grain organic bakery products and
widespread distribution across the U.S. and Canada. One of the cleanest
bread labels on bread shelves, DKB pioneered the organic seeded bread
category. All its products are Certified USDA organic and Non-GMO
Project Verified. First introduced at Portland Farmers Market in 2005,
DKB’s deep commitment to the power of second chances is helping
transform lives and lead to positive, lasting change for its
employee-partners, one of three who have a criminal background. Learn
more at


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Doe Hatfield, 503-231-3086 (office)