1. OAME Tradeshow Events May 9th and May 10th

It’s just around the corner! Join us on May 9th & 10th for OAME’s annual MWESB Summit and Tradeshow.  May 9th is our kickoff event for the Tradeshow, the Preconference MWESB Summit and Reception.  The Trade Show takes place the following day, May 10th.  Click HERE for PDF flyer for the May 9th Summit.  Click HERE for PDF flyer of May 10th trade show.  Questions? Call us at 503-249-7744.



2. Our 2018 Trade Show is Coming!

Join us on Thursday, May 10th for the 2018 OAME Entrepreneurship Trade Show and Luncheon at the Oregon Convention Center.

This will be the 30th Anniversary of our show! 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 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 #6 Nationally

The Small Business Administration recently announced their top microlenders for fiscal year 2016. OAME placed #1 in the Western United States and #6 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. 2017 Youth Conference Was a Success

Our 2017 Youth Conference has wrapped up and it was a great success!

We hosted 50 students for the day long event during which eight teams competed for the best business plan. We would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers, speakers and students who helped make it happen.

Any questions about our next Youth Conference in August 2018?  Contact Bill Prows at 503.249.7744 



 Upcoming OAME Events

Access To Capital Orientation
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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)

 

 

 

Coffee & Issues Meeting
Friday, April 27, 2018
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)

 

 

 

Brown Bag w/Sam Brooks
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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)

 

 

 

MWESB Summit and Reception
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Portland, OR 97217
Click HERE to view event flyer (PDF)

 

 

 

2018 Luncheon & Trade Show
Thursday, May 10, 2018
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Oregon Convention Center
Exhibit Hall D
Portland, OR 97217
Click HERE to view event flyer (PDF)

 

 

 

 

Contractors & AEPT* meeting
Friday, May 11, 2018
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)

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