1. OAME Announces Luncheon Guest Speakers

OAME Chair Sam Brooks is proud to announce this years Luncheon Guest Speakers. John Rodgers, Jr. renowned investment advisor and CEO of Ariel Investments, will be speaking along with Mellody Hobson, President of Ariel Investments.  Both John and Mellody are known for running $11 Billion in funds at Ariel and making frequent appearances on investment shows to give advice on the stock market.  Click HERE to learn more!



2. Mark Your Calendars for our 2017 Trade Show

The 2017 OAME Trade Show and Luncheon at the Oregon Convention Center is just a few short months away. We still have sponsorships, booths, luncheon seats and advertising available.

The trade show is free to attend, with over 130 booths to help you better network your business.

Click HERE to learn more.  Questions? Contact Bill Prows at 503-249-7744.



3. 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



4. 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



5. 2016 Youth Conference Was a Success!

Our 2016 Youth Conference was a great success!

On August 11th, OAME hosted 46 students for the day long event during which nine teams competed for the best business plan.
The winning team was Re-Sync, show outlined a plan to recycle used electronics for a profit.

Thank You! to all the sponsors and volunteers who made this event happen.



 Upcoming Oame Events

Coffee & Issues meeting
Friday, March 31, 2017
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Free and open to the public
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Portland, OR 97217
Click HERE to view event flyer (PDF)

 

 


Access to Capital Orientation

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Free and open to the public
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Portland, OR 97217
Click HERE to view event flyer (PDF)

 

 

 

Contractors & AEPT* Networking mtg
Friday, April 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)

 

Spotlight On: Complete Fusion Welding
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Spotlight On: Nemariam Engineers & Associates
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Spotlight On: Epic Scan, Ltd.
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Spotlight On: Naim Hasan Photography
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Naim Hasan was born and raised in Northeast Portland, where he attended Irvington Elementary School and graduated from Grant High School. Athletics played a critical role in his life, where he learned the important principles such as discipline, determination and dedication. From little league All-Star baseball teams to being a three sport high school letterman in football, basketball and track Naim realized the importance of hard work. Recruited to...

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