Chamber & Community News…
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.
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:
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.
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.
Oregon Native American Chamber
4445 SW Barbur Blvd, STE. 102
Portland, OR 97239