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

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

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

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.

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.