Chamber & Community News…
May 10th OAME MWESB Summit and Reception
Time: 3:00 PM TO 6:00 PM
Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Large Conference Room
Portland, OR 97217
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
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.
Oregon Native American Chamber
4445 SW Barbur Blvd, STE. 102
Portland, OR 97239