Chamber & Community News…
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/
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.
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
Work Hours Tuesday, Thursday morning, & Friday
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.
$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
|Click here for Application|
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.
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.
Eleonor Oshitoye, Diversity Inclusion Manager
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.
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.
Oregon Native American Chamber
4445 SW Barbur Blvd, STE. 102
Portland, OR 97239