NIXYAAWII CHAMBER LUNCHEON

Nixyaawii Chamber Luncheon

Wednesday May 31 @ 11:30-1:00

Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

Presentation By:

Professor Robert J. Miller

Please RSVP to the NIXYAAWII Chamber’s May Luncheon

nixyaawiichamber@live.com

Tamastslikt cultural institute is graciously hosting this event and the kinship cafe is providing a delicious lunch!

Member fee of $15 and non – member fee of $17.

OAME 29th Annual Luncheon and Trade Show

OAME 29th Annual Luncheon and Trade Show
Date: 5/11/2017

Time: 10:00 AM TO 3:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION:
Oregon Convention Center

777 N.E. MLK Jr. Blvd.

Hall “D”
Portland, OR 97232


Phone:
503-249-7744

Event Description:

The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs is presenting its 29th Annual Luncheon and Trade Show.

Over 130 small and large business exhibitors will be under one roof to help you network your business.

State, county and federal government agencies also attend the event to find opportunities with small business.

Luncheon runs from 12pm-1:30,iIndividual luncheon tickets are $85.00

Tradeshow admission is free and runs 10am-12pm, 1:30-3pm

http://www.oame.org/wp-content/uploads/Trade-Show-one-page-flyer-2017-4.pdf

May 10th OAME MWESB Summit and Reception

May 10th OAME MWESB Summit and Reception

Date: 5/10/2017
Time: 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM

EVENT LOCATION:
Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Large Conference Room
Portland, OR 97217

Phone:
503-249-7744

Event Description:
OAME (Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs) will kick off its trade show season with our first event of the week.

Join other businesses throughout the State of Oregon and Washington as we congregate, get to meet each other and discuss “What is Working” and “What is Not Working.”

FREE and open to the public.

3pm-4:30pm MWESB Summit
4:30pm-6pm Reception with appetizers and no-host bar

http://www.oame.org/wp-content/uploads/MWESB-Summit-2017-1.pdf

 

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

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

Contractor Open House for Convention Center Hotel & Parking Garage

Please join Metro, Portland Development Commission and Mortenson Construction at an open house to learn about early bid opportunities for contracts related to the Oregon Convention Center hotel and parking garage.

 

Hotel + garage bid opportunities March 2017 Flyer

Tuesday, March 21

4:30 – 6:30 pm

At the Metro Regional Center, Rooms 370 A&B

600 NE Grand Avenue

Portland, OR 97232

 

Project staff will be on hand to provide information and answer questions. A list of potential contractor opportunities is attached.

 

Questions? Contact:

 

Eleonor Oshitoye, Diversity Inclusion Manager

Mortenson Construction

Eleonor.oshitoye@mortenson.com

(425) 497-7056

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

TriMet upcoming project to upgrade rail on Portland’s Steel Bridge

Interested in working on the second oldest vertical-lift bridge in North America?

TriMet is hosting an informational session for interested certified firms to learn about our upcoming project to upgrade rail on Portland’s Steel Bridge – project budget estimated at $12 million.  Attendees will learn about type of work to be done – extensive track replacement, track turnouts, crossovers, curves, and crossings panels – project requirements and meet project staff including the Project Manager.

Possible subcontracting opportunities:

  • Concrete work
  • Demolition
  • Electrical
  • Survey
  • Traffic Control
  • Trucking

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
9 – 10am
Portland Community College Workforce Training Center
Building 2, Auditorium
5600 NE 42nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97218

Session is free and light refreshments will be provided. Take TriMet – Bus Lines 72 and 75 – visit trimet.org to plan your trip. On-site parking is also available.

To RSVP or if you have questions, please contact Monika Johnson at johnsomo@trimet.org or 503.962.2213 by Thursday, February 23, 2017.

3rd Annual Small Business Open House Event – Multnomah County

Multnomah County is teaming up once again with Metro Regional Governments to host our third annual Small Business Open House event on February 22, 2017, 3 – 6 pm, at the Oregon Convention Center.  We are inviting business owners from across the region to come learn about the 2017 – 2018 business needs and  opportunity projections of Metro and Multnomah County. We purchase everything such as office supplies, veterinary services, health coaching, and various forms of counseling and personal services…we also purchase construction and construction related services.
We will have project and program managers on site to discuss department and program needs and projections for the current and upcoming fiscal years with business owners.  We will also have representatives from the State of Oregon to provide information on ORPIN and how to become certified as a Minority-owned, Woman-owned, Emerging Small Business or Service Disabled Veteran-owned business.
Please see the attached flyer and distribute throughout your networks.
If you have any questions, please contact Tracy Sagal at tracy.sagal@oreognmetro.gov or myself.

 Lee Fleming

Lee Fleming, CPPB, CCA, OPBC
Supplier Diversity Officer
Multnomah County Purchasing
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 125
Portland, Oregon   97214
Office: 503.988.7540
Find County Business Opportunities at:  http://pdxprocurementsearch.com/

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.