1. 2017 Youth Conference Coming August 10th

OAME’s will be holding its annual Youth Entrepreneurship Conference on Thursday, August 10th. The day-long event encourages youth from age 14-20 to compete in a business plan competition for cash prizes. All students will receive a scholarship to completely cover the cost of the conference.   If you would like to sponsor the conference or register a youth, contact Bill Prows at 503.249.7744.   Click HERE for more information.



2. 2017 OAME Tradeshow Was A Success

Our 29th Annual OAME Trade Show took place on May 11th and was a great success.  Governor Kate Brown introduced the Luncheon and our guest speakers (John Rogers Jr. and Mellody Hobson of Ariel Investments) impressed the crowd.  We’d like to thank all of the sponsors, donors, advertisers and volunteers who provided their time and resources to our event. To view our photo gallery of the event, click HERE



3. OAME Now Hosts Veteran’s Committee Meetings

The goal of OAME’s Veteran Committee is to assist Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (SDVBEs) in reaching more opportunities. Veteran-owned businesses interested in the SDVBE certification process should also attend.  The meetings will be held monthly and announced on the OAME home page.

All military veterans (and interested OAME members) are invited to attend our meetings. Questions? Contact Jorge Guerra at 503.249.7744



4. OAME Loan Program Ranked #5 Nationally

The Small Business Administration recently announced their top microlenders for fiscal year 2015. OAME placed #1 in the Western United States and #5 in the country for volume of microloans to borrowers.

DID YOU KNOW?….that OAME lends to business of any ethnicity?           Our loans go as high as $50,000 for qualified borrowers.
Contact Matt Rutter for details 503.249.7744



5. OAME Delta Park Business Center

731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr, Portland, OR 97217.

OAME has settled into its updated facility in the Delta Park Business Center, we are conveniently located in the growing Hayden Island district.

If you have questions about our new location, please call 503-249-7744.

Click here for directions.



 Upcoming Oame Events

Contractors & AEPT mtg
Friday, July 14, 2017
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Free and open to the public
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Portland, OR 97217
Click HERE to view event flyer (PDF)

 

 

 

Veterans Business Committee
Friday, July 14, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Free and open to the public
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Portland, OR 97217
Click HERE to view event flyer (PDF)

 

 

 

International Committee Meeting
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Portland, OR 97217
Click HERE to view event flyer (PDF)

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