Proposal Response Workshop for Small Businesses

REGISTER NOW!

Date: April 24, 2017

Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Metro Regional Center Council Chamber Room 600 NE Grand Ave. Portland, OR 97232

Professional service businesses are invited to attend this free workshop. This workshop will prepare you for future contracting opportunities with Metro. Learn about doing business with Metro and how to respond to RFPs. Work with staff from the State of Oregon to register for ORPIN and COBID (Formally Minority, Women owned Small Emergent Businesses) certification. Attendees are eligible for 2 free hours of one on one proposal writing assistance.

Bonus! The best way to grow your business is building relationships! Join us for a no-host Happy Hour immediately following this Proposal Workshop. Networking with fellow participants and members of the Metro team.

Happy Hour Venue: Spirit of 77: 500 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97232 http://www.spiritof77bar.com/

Register at: https://metroproposalresponseworkshop42417.eventbrite.com

CONTACT: suzanne@donaldson-enterprises.com

OMSI Family Science Night for the Portland Area Native Community

When: Monday, March 13 from 6-8pm

Where: OMSI—1945 SE Water Ave, Portland (map included here: https://www.omsi.edu/program/family-science-night)

What: The museum exhibition halls will be open including the featured exhibition Art of the Brick, the Life Science Lab, and the Physics Lab. We will also be setting up special space science related activities for the evening.

(Planetarium and Theater shows are not included.)

Who is invited: Everyone affiliated with the Native community in the Portland area, with a special invitation to families with children.

Price: Free

If there are any Native organizations, including AISES of course, that would like to have a table or set up relevant activities, please tell me by March 1. We would love to have you!

I am working on a flyer and will send that along ASAP. Feel free to send this email as well.

Kyrie Thompson Kellett

Senior Learning & Community Engagement Specialist

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

1945 SE Water Avenue

Portland Oregon 97214

O 503 797 4633  |  F 503 797 4500

kkellett@omsi.edu  | www.omsi.edu

Work Hours Tuesday, Thursday morning, & Friday

facebook.com/omsi.museum  |  twitter.com/omsi

AIANTA’s Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship Program

Apply for AIANTA’s Tourism and Hospitality Scholarship Program. Established to provide American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students with financial assistance to earn a degree or certificate in the hospitality, tourism, recreation, culinary arts or related fields. AIANTA will award three (3) individuals who have met all scholarship application criteria. AIANTA would like to encourage Indigenous students to build their careers in the the tourism industry while sustaining and strengthening their cultural legacy.
Award Amount:
$1,000 per academic year (Fall/Spring semester only), $500 per semester
Deadline for applying:
July 28, 2017 for the Fall 2017 semester
December 1, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester
Applicant Requirements:
  • Must be of American Indian, Alaska Native, or Native Hawaiian descent (student must show documentation).
  • Must be a high school senior or or an existing student accepted into an accredited higher institution at time of application.
  • Must submit a letter of acceptance from college/university or technical /vocational institution.
  • Must be enrolled as a part-time or full-time student.
  • Must have and maintain a GPA 2.5 or above (ALL current or future undergraduate and graduate college students are encouraged to apply).
  • Scholarships are available for certificate and associate programs, undergraduate and graduate students – online colleges are acceptable.
  • Scholarships must be used for books and/or tuition.
  • Must fill out scholarship application completely to be considered.
  • Awardee agrees to authorize AIANTA to use their photograph and any information provided in advertising, fundraising, or publicity in any media.
  • Awardee agrees to return to AIANTA 12 volunteer hours to AIANTA, a tribe, national park, or public lands institution within the awarded year to be eligible for the following year. A letter of proof must be submitted by August 18, 2017 to the AIANTA office
 Click here for Application 
For More Information
Contact: Sherrie Bowman
American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association (AIANTA)
2401 12th St NW
Albuquerque, NM  87104

2017 Governor’s Marketplace Conference

The Governor’s Office and the State of Oregon have made it a priority to create equity in public contracting and procurement; bringing opportunities, access and connection for small business to thrive in Oregon.
The Governor’s Marketplace Conference brings together industry professionals, public agencies and private organizations, diversity practitioners and small businesses to build valuable relationships. Small businesses will learn about opportunities, and local resources available.
If you are a small business who has interest in contracting with public agencies and/or private organizations, please attend this extraordinary event.
The Governor’s Marketplace activities will include:
Continental breakfast and networking
Training for startup, established and growing businesses
Workshop for diversity practitioners and agency buyers
Luncheon with an engaging panel of professionals
Reverse vendor exhibitor fair
The training portion of the day is set up as a three path system. Each path will address and provide resources dealing with understanding the marketplace, financial and technical suppport, certifications, and public contracting and procurement as they relate to your business today. Business owners will be able to select the path that best suits their business needs.

The link for business attendees is: https://oregongmp2017.eventbrite.com

DETAILS

Date: March 23
Time: 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States

RACC – Stephanie Simek presents Table of Elements at the Portland Building

Stephanie Simek presents Table of Elements (and Minerals) at the Portland Building, February 21 – March 17

Portland, Ore – Drawing on her previous work exploring materials with unusual and interesting physical properties, Stephanie Simek will install her deftly crafted, hand-built “table of holograms” in the Portland Building Installation Space beginning February 21st.

Simek’s project, titled Table of Elements (and Minerals), was designed with the architecture of the Installation Space in mind. Her installation not only serves as a way to engage visitors with a set of optical illusions (illusions that depend on the clever use of optical principles rather than complicated electronics) but it also functions as a conceptual container or vitrine for the artist’s personal table of elements—silicon, quartz, calcite, iron, copper, and bismuth. “It’s a table within a table, a reliquary for various elemental materials with remarkable inherent potential.” Simek says, “Each possesses unusual magnetic, electrical, or optical capabilities, and all have the ability to do work, such as carrying a signal or storing information.”

These familiar, but perhaps under-recognized, minerals have been used by the artist in her past installations to great effect. Those projects include the design and construction of a room-sized crystal radio, an invisibility cloak, a levitating sculpture, and an 8 byte data storage device.

About the Artist: Portland artist Stephanie Simek produces a wide array of work in multiple mediums. She received her BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University and has shown and performed her work in the Pacific Northwest, New York, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Simek has received two Oregon Arts Commission Career Development Awards and was awarded a Regional Arts & Culture Council Project Grant in 2014. Her work will be included in a two-person show at Oregon State University in 2018.

Viewing Hours & Location: The Portland Building is located at 1120 SW 5th Avenue in downtown Portland and is open 8 am to 5 pm,Monday to Friday. Table of Elements (and Minerals) opens Tuesday, February 21 and runs through Friday, March 17.

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) manages the 13’ x 8’ installation space in the lobby of the Portland Building and presents installation based art there year round. For more information, including images, proposals, and statements for projects dating back to 1994, go towww.racc.org/installationspace.

Just one more week to DCBS Career Fair 2017

Start your year with visiting the DCBS Career Fair 2017

to explore careers in consumer protection and business regulation

The Department of Consumer and Business Services (DCBS) is hosting a career fair on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, to enhance the ongoing recruitment efforts and promote DCBS divisions as the employer of choice. The career fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Conference Room 260 at the Labor and Industries Building in Salem. Fairgoers can drop in, share their resume when registering, and learn what DCBS is all about.

For more information, visit http://www.cbs.state.or.us/dir/careerfair/index.html, call Anna M. Chamberland at 503-947-7285, or email DCBS.Careers@oregon.gov.

An Evening with Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody

An Evening with Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody

Hosted by: MARYLHURST UNIVERSITY

Elizabeth Woody was named Oregon’s 8th poet laureate in May 2016. She is the first Native American to hold the title. Woody was born in Arizona on the Navajo Nation reservation. She is also a member of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs and has lived in Oregon for much of her life. Her first book of poetry, Hand Into Stone, won a 1990 American Book Award, and she received the William Stafford Memorial Award for Poetry in 1995. She also writes short fiction and essays, and she is a visual artist.

An evening with Oregon’s poet laureate, Elizabeth Woody

Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Flavia Salon, Flavia Hall, Marylhurst University

FREE and open to the public

More info: events.marylhurst.edu

Washington County Employment Opportunities

Current Job Opportunities

We welcome you to review our new site and search our current job postings. New postings may be added at any time so check back at least once a week to see if any opportunities match your interests. You can view open positions before using the online application process.

Upcoming Event: Meet & Certify for Small Business

Are you interested in working with public agencies and would like more information about where to start? Come learn about how to find and win government contracts, meet project managers and learn about MWESB Certification.

Tuesday, Nov. 15th

3-5 PM
BESThq
12745 SW Beaverdam Rd.

MWESB (Minority, Women & Emerging Small Business) and Service Disabled Veteran Certification: Certification opens the door to significant contracting opportunities. Public agencies, like Metro and City of Beaverton friends, have targets for contracting with certified firms, and becoming certified will help make your business more visible. More certification info here.

Real Awards: Metro aspires to award a small contract to a business that attends and becomes certified. Don’t miss your chance. Come and learn about the doors that certification can open for you!

For more info, contact: tracy.sagal@oregonmetro.gov

Event Spanish-Friendly; All Are Welcome!

Native PTAC Job Announcement

Native PTAC is hiring for a Senior Business Counselor for our SW Washington and Oregon region.
Native Procurement Technical Assistance Center (Native PTAC) is a free, grant funded, community resource that assists Native peoples in contracting with state, local, Federal, and Native governments within AK, ID, OR, and WA.
Native PTAC helps Native firms with Federal, Native, State and Local government contracting through one-to-one assistance with government certifications and registrations, classes and workshops,  bid match opportunities, interpretation of solicitations, bid/proposal reviews, marketing advice, and contract performance support for designated socio-economic programs.
POSITION TITLE: Senior Business Counselor – SW WA & OR State Region
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Native PTAC Program Manager and GVCC CEO
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Regular, Full-time, and Exempt-Administrative
SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES: None – As posted
LOCATION: This position is to be located in the Vancouver, WA office serving SW WA and the state of Oregon.
HOURS & SALARY: 24 hours for Native PTAC and 16 hours for WA PTAC. Salary dependent on experience ($45,000-$60,000 fulltime pro-rated)
Please visit our website at: http://www.tworiverscdc.org/join-our-team-2/