Applications are now open for Oregon LEAD!

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LEAD is a 7-month transformative leadership training course that fosters interdisciplinary leadership and skill-building in Native communities across Oregon. Each cohort brings together a diverse group of young leaders to learn skills like values-based budgeting, power analysis, and advocacy training, while creating opportunities for personal and professional relationships.

Apply here.

August 20-26, 2018 is Support Black Owned Restaurants Week!

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For the 4th year in row, we’re featuring Portland’s black-owned eateries. This year, we’ve grown to a full week! With an expanded directory, theme days and special events. How many can you make it to in one week?

Please check the eateries’ business hours before heading out, please be patient if there are large crowds, and don’t forget to tip well! Most of all: ENJOY THE DELICIOUSNESS.

 

Get Involved!
There are lots of ways you can help local black eateries thrive:

Put your mouth where your money is! and enjoy while directly supporting small businesses.

Bring a friend when you do and please remember to #supportblackownedrestaurants in your posts.

Want to volunteer? We’d love more hands keeping things running and getting the word out!

Will you sponsor us next year? This will allow us to throw bigger events and provide restaurants with more resources.

REQUEST for PROPOSALS UTILIZING ODOT RFP 730-33447-18

Project Information The purpose of the Project is to improve the safety and operations on I-5 between I-405 and I-84, of the Broadway/Weidler interchange, and on adjacent surface streets in the vicinity of the Broadway/Weidler interchange and to enhance multimodal facilities in the Project Area. In achieving the purpose, the Project also will support improved local connectivity and multimodal access in the vicinity of the Broadway/Weidler interchange and improve multimodal connections between neighborhoods located east and west of I-5. The Project addresses the following primary needs:

• I-5 Safety: I-5 between I-405 and I-84 has the highest crash rate on urban interstates in the State of Oregon. Crash data from 2011 to 2015 indicate that I-5 between I-84 and the merge point from the NE Broadway ramp onto I-5 had a crash rate (for all types of crashes) that was approximately 3.5 times higher than the statewide average for comparable urban interstate facilities.

• I-5 Operations: The Project Area is at the crossroad of three regionally significant freight and commuter routes: I-5, I-84, and I-405. As a result, I-5 in the vicinity of the Broadway/Weidler interchange experiences some of the highest traffic volumes in the State of Oregon, carrying approximately 121,400 vehicles each day, and experiences 12 hours of congestion each day.

• Broadway/Weidler Interchange Operations: The complexity and congestion at the I-5 Broadway/Weidler interchange configuration is difficult to navigate for vehicles (including transit vehicles), bicyclists, and pedestrians. This impacts access to and from I-5 as well as to and from local streets. The high volumes of traffic on I-5 and Broadway/Weidler in this area contribute to
congestion and safety issues (for all modes) at the interchange ramps, the Broadway and Weidler overcrossings of I-5, and on local streets in the vicinity of the interchange.

• Travel Reliability on the Transportation Network: Travel reliability on the transportation
network decreases as congestion increases and safety issues expand. The most unreliable travel
times tend to occur at the end of congested areas and on the shoulders of the peak periods. Due to
these problems, reliability has decreased on I-5 between I-84 and I-405 for most of the day. Periods
of congested conditions on I-5 in the Project Area have grown over time from morning and
afternoon peak periods to longer periods throughout the day.

ODOT is conducting this Intermediate Procurement in conformance with ORS 279B.070 and OAR 137-047-0270. No specific level of work or funding is guaranteed by this solicitation process.
Work is anticipated to begin 8-1-2018 and is anticipated to be completed 11-30-2018. The Consultant shall not have or be perceived to have a conflict of interest when performing any of this work.
Proposer must be in compliance with the ODOT COI Guidelines.

Form are available at the following Internet site:
http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/Business/Procurement/Pages/PSK.aspx under “Miscellaneous Procurement Forms”).
*********DEADLINE FOR RESPONSE IS: July 26, 2018 at 2:00pm*********

RFP 33447 Final

 

2018 UW Foster School of Business Minority Executive Program Scholarship

Multnomah County is once again looking to sponsor a deserving COBID Certified Business owner to the Foster School of Business Minority Business Executive Program, held in Seattle, WA, September 16 – 21, 2018.

The Minority Business Executive Program is a one-week residential program that takes place annually on campus at the University of Washington. The intensive curriculum grows minority and women-owned business leaders and helps them position their companies for today’s global economy.
Participants learn to utilize financial tools to make better business decisions, develop strategic plans for growth and sustainability, identify new technologies to scale operations, learn how to market their products and services more effectively, explore strategies to access global markets, and develop their leadership acumen. They return to their business with enhanced knowledge, a renewed personal energy, and an invaluable network of fellow minority and women business leaders.

Attached is the application to apply for the scholarship from the County and program brochure. The scholarship only covers the cost of the tuition; applicants must cover the costs of their room, transportation, and other costs. Attendees for the training stay at the Hotel Deca, located at 4507 Brooklyn Avenue NE, a short distance from the campus.

Deadline to submit applications is August 6, 2018.

2018 MBEP Brochure

UW Minority Business Executive Program Application – 2018

Bring the American Indian Tourism Conference to Your Community

2017 AITC hosted by the Oneida Nation
AIANTA is looking for tribally-owned hotels and resorts with significant meeting space to serve as the conference site for the American Indian Tourism Conference in 2020 and 2021.
Hosting a conference, not only brings economic benefits to the host, it also brings visibility at a national level to influence leaders and policymakers on tribal tourism issues. The host or hosts get the opportunity to showcase their unique property, destination, attractions and arts at the pre-conference mobile workshops.
The proposal must come from the host tribe or tribes and the hotel. Non-native owned hotels can apply if they have a tribal host. Involving local and/or regional tribes in the planning and execution of events is important. The local hosts will create a Host Committee to help plan the opening reception and pre-conference mobile workshops (formerly called “familiarization tours”) to make the annual conference more meaningful to attendees and help fulfill the mission of the organization.
Deadline: September 30, 2018
5:00 p.m. Mountain Time
We encourage you to attend the AITC in Albuquerque NM on September 17-20. Meet the board and members and share your destination. To purchase a booth or register for the conference, visitAITC2018.com. For more information about AIANTA, visit aianta.org. For more information about tribal tourism, visit NativeAmerica.travel. If you aren’t listed on NativeAmerica.travel, remember listings are free for tribes and tribal enterprises thanks to the support of the DOI Bureau of Indian Affairs!
Send Proposals To:
Camille Ferguson, Executive Director
(505) 724-3592

City of Portland Contracting Opportunities 7/3/18

CITY OF
PORTLAND
OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT
AND FINANCE
Ted Wheeler, Mayor
Tom Rinehart, Chief Administrative Officer
Jennifer Cooperman, Bureau of Revenue and Financial Services
Tiffani Penson, Supplier Diversity Officer

July 3, 2018

Bid # Alternate Id Buyer Description Purchase Method Bid Opening Date Bid Holder List
00000979 Mahn Saechao PRICE AGREEMENT FURNISHING ASPHALT SPEED BUMPS, CRACK SEALING & BASE REPAIR-REBID Open Market 07/24/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000978 Emmanuel Amunga SW 16TH & YAMHILL STORMWATER IMPROVEMENTS – REBID Open Market 07/19/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000976 Theresa Green DOOR REPAIR SERVICE, DOOR MAINTENANCE SERVICE, Open Market 07/18/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000975 10009749 Jin Huang PPB TRAFFIC AIR SUPPORT UNIT FUEL Open Market 07/03/2018 03:00:00 PM List
00000973 Rachel Beane N. ARGYLE AND N MARINE DR. SEWER REHABILITATION Open Market 07/17/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000971 Valentine Hellman RELOCATION SERVICES Open Market 07/13/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000970 Jeff Blade GUILDS LAKE AND ANKENY FORCE MAIN INSPECTION – REBID Open Market 07/12/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000967 Jin Huang EAST PORTLAND COMMUNITY CENTER POOL RE-PLASTER Open Market 07/12/2018 03:00:00 PM List
00000966 Celeste King STRUCTURAL REHABILITATION OF TAGGART OUTFALL 30 Open Market 07/24/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000964 Valentine Hellman GRANTMAKING PROCESS IMPROVEMENT NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS Open Market 07/23/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000959 Rachel Beane 1900 BUILDING RESTROOM UPGRADES Open Market 07/24/2018 02:00:00 PM List
00000956 Manh Saechao ON-CALL COMMUNICATION MATERIALS AND GRAPHIC DESIGN SERVICES Open Market 07/13/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000954 Valentine Hellman JUSTICE CENTER ELEVATOR CONSULTING SERVICES Open Market 07/10/2018 04:00:00 PM List
00000952 Valentine Hellman COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT ON NEEDS AND SOLUTIONS FOR PORTLAND CHILDREN’S LEVY Open Market 07/31/2018 04:00:00 PM

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON
Human Resources Division

Washington County Public Services Building, 155 N First Avenue Ste. 270

Hillsboro, OR 97124
503-846-8606

http://www.washcojobs.org

Employment Opportunities as of Monday, June 11, 2018

Associate Planner

Full Time Land Use & Transportation 06/24/18

Bilingual (Spanish) Mental Health Services Coordinator I/II

Full Time Health & Human Services 06/17/18

Community Engagement Manager

Full Time County Administrative Office 06/17/18

Engineering Associate I New

Full Time Land Use & Transportation 07/01/18

Housing Rehabilitation Specialist

Full Time Community Development 06/17/18

Lateral Deputy (Jail and Enforcement Divisions) DPSST CERTIFIED ONLY

Full Time Sheriff’s Office Continuous

Lateral Deputy (Jail and Enforcement Divisions) Out-of-State

Full Time Sheriff’s Office 06/17/18

Park Ranger

Full Time Support Services 06/17/18

Recruit Deputy (Jail and Enforcement Divisions)

Full Time Sheriff’s Office 06/17/18

Seasonal Mosquito Research Technician

Seasonal – 6 Month Maximum Duration Health & Human Services 06/17/18

 

Funding Opportunity: DOT, EDA, Road Runners and People for Bikes Grants

June 11, 2018

Dear Members, Partners and Friends:

It takes good roads and transportation for travelers to visit your destinations and it takes community resources and partnerships to build a strong tourism program. Here are two funding sources that can help you build your tribal economies. Also included are two funding sources for running and biking recreation programs.
Good luck!
PS: Not a member? Click here to find out how you can join.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) published its Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to apply for $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Transportation Discretionary Grants program.
BUILD Transportation grants replace the pre-existing Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. As the Administration looks to enhance America’s infrastructure, FY 2018 BUILD Transportation grants are for investments in surface transportation infrastructure and are to be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant local or regional impact. BUILD funding can support roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports or intermodal transportation.
Projects for BUILD will be evaluated based on merit criteria that include safety, economic competitiveness, quality of life, environmental protection, state of good repair, innovation, partnership, and additional non-Federal revenue for future transportation infrastructure investments.
To reflect the Administration’s Infrastructure Initiative, DOT intends to award a greater share of BUILD Transportation grant funding to projects located in rural areas that align well with the selection criteria than to such projects in urban areas.  The notice highlights rural needs in several of the evaluation criteria, including support for rural broadband deployment where it is part of an eligible transportation project.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 made available $1.5 billion for National Infrastructure Investments, otherwise known as BUILD Transportation Discretionary grants, through September 30, 2020.  For this round of BUILD Transportation grants, the maximum grant award is $25 million, and no more than $150 million can be awarded to a single State, as specified in the FY 2018 Appropriations Act. At least 30 percent of funds must be awarded to projects located in rural areas.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
To provide technical assistance to a broad array of stakeholders, DOT is hosting a series of webinars during the FY 2018 BUILD grant application process. Details and registration information regarding these webinars will be made available at https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants/outreach.
The deadline to submit an application for the FY 2018 BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grants program is July 19, 2018. For more information, please visit https://www.transportation.gov/BUILDgrants.
2018 EDA Regional Innovation Strategies Notice of Funding Opportunity
Deadline: August 28, 2018
In order to retain and increase global competitiveness and to realize job growth, regions must build public and private capacity for entrepreneurship and innovation to invent, improve, and bring to market new products and services. Funding is available for capacity-building programs that provide proof-of-concept and commercialization assistance to innovators and entrepreneurs and for operational support for organizations that provide essential early-stage funding to startups.
Applicants must have multi-stakeholder partnerships and collaborations that draw upon the resources of community and regional public, corporate, university, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations foster dynamic, resilient regional economies, job growth, and globally competitive communities.
Regional innovation clusters are geographically bounded network[s] of similar, synergistic, or complementary entities that-
(A) are engaged in or with a particular industry sector and its related sectors;
(B) have active channels for business transactions and communication;
(C) share specialized infrastructure, labor markets, and services; and
(D) leverage the region’s unique competitive strengths to stimulate innovation and create jobs.
Proof-of-concept and commercialization programs can be physical or virtual, existing or new. Applicants must provide a matching share from non-Federal sources of at least 50 percent of the total project cost; i.e., applicants must match each Federal dollar requested with at least one dollar of local match.
Informational Webinar
EDA will conduct an informational webinar for this NOFO on Thursday, June 14, 2018, from 3:00-4:00 pm EDT. To register, click here. Link to a recording at http://www.eda.gov/oie/ris/.
To learn more and read more about how EDA supports innovation and entrepreneurship, please visit:  www.eda.gov/success-stories/innovation-entrepreneurship.
Road Runners Club of America Accepting Applications for Kids Run the Nation Fund Grants
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Through the fund, grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to running clubs and other nonprofits organizations in support of structured youth running programs that utilize RRCA youth running materials. Program goals must include motivating kids to run regularly (at least once a week for multiple weeks), as opposed to participating in a single event, and the program may culminate in participation at a kids’ race.
Funds may be used to purchase marketing materials; host a program website; offset fees for permits or usage fees for a local park or running track; purchase hydration supplies; purchase  participation awards (ribbons, shirts, patches, etc); and/or purchase mileage logs or other written materials for the program.
For More Information
Contact 703-525-3890 or office@rrca.org, visit the RRCA website, click here.
People For Bikes Invites LOIs for Fall 2018 Community Grant Program
The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program supports bicycle infrastructure projects and targeted advocacy initiatives that make it easier and safer for people of all ages and abilities to ride. The program accepts applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. Requests must support a specific project or program; we do not grant funds for general operating costs.
Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support bicycle infrastructure projects such as bike paths, lanes, trails, and bridges; mountain bike facilities; bike parks and pump tracks; BMX facilities; and end-of-trip facilities such as bike racks, bike parking, and bike storage. Grant requests in which PeopleForBikes funding would amount to 50 percent or more of the project budget will not be considered.
For More Information
Contact Zoe Kircos, Director of Grants and Partnerships, at 303-449-4893 x 106 or zoe@peopleforbikes.org

OEN Workshop: Is Your Startup Missing Out On Tax Credits?

Start:
June 6, 2018 11:30 AM
Telephone:
(503) 222-2270

Does the mention of taxes make your heart skip a beat? Do you know what the new tax reform bill means for your company? Are you sure you’re taking advantage of all applicable tax credit opportunities?

Join OEN and KPMG for a high-level update around tax reform aimed at the non-tax professional. This session will cover R&D Tax Credit opportunities, how companies are planning to tackle the implementation, and what’s new in the tax law.

How can the recent changes to the research and development tax credit benefit you? 
The R&D tax credit provides cash savings and a more immediate return on investment. A start-up company with annual gross receipts (revenue, interest income, royalties, etc.) of less than $5 million can now apply up to $250,000 of its R&D tax credit against its payroll tax. Furthermore, an eligible small business, a company with average gross receipts of $50 million, can use the credit to offset their alternative minimum tax.

What is the Research Tax Credit?
The research tax credit is an incentive to encourage investment in research and development of new or improved products or processes. The IRS’s definition of R&D activity is broad and applies to many industries. Eligible expenditures include in-house wages, supplies, and contract research/outside consulting. The credit benefit is equal to approximately 4-6% of eligible expenditures.

New ways to use the R&D tax credit
The new rules are particularly attractive for qualified small businesses that invest in new or improved products or processes, but were unable to obtain a tax benefit under the former R&D tax credit rules.

What changed?
Previously the R&D credit could only be used by companies generating a profit and regular tax liability .These changes are aimed at making it easier for start-ups and small businesses that may not be yet be profitable or paying alternative minimum tax to benefit from the credit.

Who is eligible for the payroll tax opportunity?
Start-ups with less than $5 million in gross receipts and no more than 5 years of revenue.

Who is eligible for the Alternative Minimum Tax Opportunity?
Business with average gross receipts over the last 3 years of $50 million or less.


Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The workshop will kick off at 12:00 p.m. with time for networking from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch and beverages will be provided. 

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Cost: Free for OEN members and $10 for non-members. If you prefer to tune into the webcast version, the cost is free for OEN members and $10 for non-members. *Sorry, no refunds*

Not yet an OEN member? Join today to save $25 and get at least one free PubTalk pass!


Workshop Leaders

Tom Mahler

Tom Mahler

Tax Managing Director, Methods and Credits, KPMG
Tom oversees the Research Credit Services group for the Pacific Northwest, assisting clients with value-added research credit studies that drive cash tax savings and reduce effective tax rates. He works with all sizes of businesses from start-ups to large multi-national corporations.

 

Brett Ross

Brett Ross

Tax Managing Director, Business Tax Services, KPMG
Brett started his career with KPMG in 2001 and has broad experience in corporate and partnership tax matters. Prior to joining the Portland office, Brett worked in KPMG Spain’s Madrid office as the U.S. Tax Desk, and was previously part of KPMG’s Federal Tax practice.

 

Vinh Tran

Vinh Tran

Senior Tax Manager, State and Local Tax, KPMG
Vinh’s primary areas of practice are state income and indirect taxes. He serves a broad range of clients, including global leaders in the renewable energy and manufacturing industries, both publicly-traded corporations and private companies.

CAREER OPPORTUNITY AT THE OREGON LOTTERY

Field Sales Manager – $66,720 – $107,172

 

The Oregon Lottery is a leader in the gaming industry and an important contributor of revenue for the state’s schools, parks, watershed restoration, veteran’ programs and outdoor schools.  We are looking for a Field Sales Manager to build and lead a high performance sales team for an assigned geographical area of the state.  The ideal candidate will have skill in developing staff, and very strong customer service background.


The Field Sales Manager is responsible for building and leading high performance sales teams to efficiently and effectively meet sales goals.  The work includes, but is not limited to, supervising, training and coaching field sales staff, monitoring, analyzing, and making recommendations to improve sales performance in assigned area, working collaboratively with corporate account sales, product and marketing staff, representing the field in the development of agency wide initiatives and programs, actively participating in GO teams, and managing the area budget.


Under general direction from the Senior Manager Field Sales, this position requires the ability to work independently and with others, within specific and general guidelines, while making decisions based on Lottery policies, guidelines, and procedures.  The work is guided by Oregon Revised Statutes, the Oregon Administrative Rules, Personnel Rules, and other relevant policies and procedures.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a closely related field, and a minimum of three years professional experience in one or more of the following:  sales force management, business development, or retail sales management.  Management experience must include assigning and reviewing work of professional staff; developing goals and objective, data evaluation and analysis; budget development and management; OR

 

Six years of professional experience in one or more of the following:  sales force management, business development, or retail sales management.  Management experience must include assigning and reviewing work of professional staff; developing goals and objectives; data evaluation and analysis; budget development and management.