Beaverton School District: Trades Expo

The Beaverton School District would like to invite you to attend our Trades Expo! If you are interested in learning more about how to do business with the District as well as talk with project managers about upcoming opportunities, please consider attending. No RSVP is necessary and the event is free! Please see below for additional information.

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TriMet Contracting Opportunity – Washington Park Station Improvements Project

TriMet is seeking proposals from qualified general contractors to provide Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) Services for the Washington Park Station Improvements Project.  This project also offers multiple subcontracting opportunities: demolition, electrical, paint, signage for certified firms.  A pre-proposal conference will be held on Tuesday, 8/23/2016 at 11am.

If you are interested as a either prime contractor or subcontractor, register in TriMet’s E-Bid System to view documents. Proposals are due by 2pm on Thursday, September 8, 2016.

18th Annual American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC)

The American Indian Tourism Conference (AITC) is the only national conference on tourism in Indian Country. Designed to share knowledge, experience and best practices from tourism programs around the U.S., AITC features exciting and unique mobile workshops that highlight the culture of the region and host tribes; an impressive line-up of expert speakers who provide resources and training to build capacity; networking opportunities to share, teach and learn from each other; and a presentation of AIANTA’s “Cultural Heritage Destination of the Year” Awards.

1st Annual Career Pathways and Money for College Fair

1st Annual Career Pathways and Money for College Fair on August 31st at Mt. Hood Community College

August 31, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
MHCC Student Union * 26000 S.E. Stark St., Gresham
Need help finding a career or job that is right for you? Need help paying for college? Visit the Career Pathways & Money for College Fair at MHCC.

August 31, 2016The Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) Career Planning and Counseling Center in partnership with WorkSource Portland Metro East is hosting the Career Pathways & Money for College Fair 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on August 31, in the Student Union at 26000 SE Stark St. in Gresham.

The fair offers students and community members the opportunity to meet with regional employers in the three hottest job sectors in Oregon: Healthcare, Manufacturing and IT to learn about career paths, job growth and salary ranges. MHCC program reps will be on hand to help connect you to the career education of your choice… along with grant and scholarship opportunities to help you get there!

People requiring accommodations due to a disability should contact the disability services office at 503-491-6923. Please call at least two weeks prior to the event.

For more information on the Career & Money for College Fair, call or email Bhaktirose Dawdy, Career and Academic Group Advising Coordinator, at 503-491-7432 or

Contracting/business development event for Native owned businesses

SBA Portland District is very pleased to present an event with the Indian Health Service/US Health & Human Services targeted to Native American owned firms.  The event is Aug. 16th at our building (620 SW Main St., Room 101), from 9 am to Noon.  Please join us (RSVP for the event here: and share this info with others who may be interested.

Native Procurement Technical Assistance Program (NPTAC) will also be participating.  After the program from 9-Noon, NPTAC and SBA are offering one-on-one appointments with firms/tribal entities with specific questions on federal contracting, certifications and capital access.  To set up a one-on-one with a NPTAC counselor, firms can send a request to  To set up a one-on-one with SBA on contracting or capital access, please send a request to  Appointments will be held in the same building, specific room assignments to be announced the day of.

Thank you for your continued efforts for small businesses and the Native community!  Do let me know if there are any questions.

Yuri Yoshida Dyson  /  Business Opportunity Specialist

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION   /   Portland District Office

Phone:  503-326-6692   /   Fax:  202-292-3872   /

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Confederated Tribes Of Siletz Indians Portland Area Office Celebrates 30 YEARS

Confederated Tribes Of Siletz Indians Portland Area Office Celebrates 30 YEARS!

You and a guest are invited to join the Siletz tribe as we honor those who have helped us accomplish our work.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

11 AM — 6 PM

Portland Area Office

12790 SE Stark St

Portland, Oregon

Andrew Johanson:

Call (503) 238-1512 or

Creating opportunities in education, employment, and wellness for the Native community in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County.

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Portland Housing Bureau DMWESB Outreach Event for Architects & Engineers

Portland Housing Bureau Professional Services DMWESB Certification Events


The Portland Housing Bureau and Business Oregon are hosting Disadvantage, Minority, Woman, Service-Disabled Veteran and Emerging Small Business and Certification events. Find out how to get Section 3 certified, too!

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center (ATRIUM) 501 Graham Street, Portland, OR 97227 APRIL 25th 1-4pm MAY 9th 4-7pm To RSVP and to get a list of documentation to bring QUESTIONS? 503.823.3277

Multnomah County College to County Mentorship Program

the Multnomah County College to County Mentorship Program is offering two  Portland -based summer internships  to upper-level or graduate students in architecture, civil engineering and construction management.

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(Taz Conner and Terry Crenshaw Memorial Scholarship)

Two $500 scholarships will be awarded by the Tamkaliks Celebration committee. One of these will be awarded to a local student and one will go to a Native American. One of the purposes of our event is to promote cultural understanding. We hope that these scholarships will help further our cause.

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Duane Heglie and the Nez Perce Trail Foundation

Two scholarships, each in the amount of $500.00, will be awarded to two Native Americans.

These NPTF Scholarships will be awarded at the Tamkaliks Celebration & Friendship Feast this

coming summer, July 22-24, 2016. We hope that these scholarships will help further our cause

of promoting cultural understanding, appreciation, pride, education, scholarly advancement,

and success.

NATIVE AMERICAN applicants: ($500.00 Scholarship)

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