Members-Only:  Transporation Investments Workgroup
Jun
25
5:00 PM17:00

Members-Only: Transporation Investments Workgroup

Weigh In On Regional Transportation Investments

The Metro region is poised to make once-in-a-generation investments in transportation infrastructure and service upgrades. The scope and nature of this "T2020" bond measure are currently being developed by Metro in collaboration with the cities and counties.

Join other BBPDX members to dig into the details of the projects being considered, and outline an engagement strategy for the coming months.

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Members Only: Housing Options Workgroup
May
16
5:00 PM17:00

Members Only: Housing Options Workgroup

As Portland's housing crisis continues, City Council will decide this fall whether or not to re-legalize duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes—so-called "missing middle" housing—in Portland neighborhoods.

Join other BBPDX members to dig into the details of the current Residential Infill proposal, consider amendments to it, and outline an engagement strategy for the coming months.

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Legislative Roundtable
Apr
27
11:00 AM11:00

Legislative Roundtable

BBPDX is pleased to host Rep. Barbara Smith Warner, the co-chair of the Joint Committee on Student Success, for coffee and conversation in NE Portland. We appreciate her taking time when she's in Portland to meet with our members to get their input about the corporate tax reforms under consideration to support expanded education investments.  

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Members Only:  Next Steps for BBPDX and Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Apr
23
5:30 PM17:30

Members Only: Next Steps for BBPDX and Portland Homeless Family Solutions

We were thrilled at the overwhelming response to our February Call to Action for volunteers at the winter family shelter run by Portland Homeless Family Solutions.  Dozens of staff members at member businesses stepped up to volunteer at this temporary shelter that was donated by member company project^.  

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Member-Only Workgroup on Oregon Revenue Reform Legislation
Mar
6
4:45 PM16:45

Member-Only Workgroup on Oregon Revenue Reform Legislation

BBPDX member Catalyst Law will host a continuation of our discussion about proposed corporate tax changes under consideration in Salem. As our members know, BBPDX creates civic education opportunities for its members while also recognizing that busy entrepreneurs have limited time to “get into the weeds” on public policy issues.

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B2B: Member-Only Workgroup on Growing your Business
Feb
25
4:45 PM16:45

B2B: Member-Only Workgroup on Growing your Business

BBPDX members share common values. They are leading their businesses and organizations in progressive ways, seeking to improve outcomes for both their own staff and stakeholders, and the City of Portland at large. They share a common vision of a far more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous Portland for ALL of its residents. So, what can we do to enable more BBPDX members to actually work together and toward their mutual success?

The goal of this experimental member workgroup is to generate some possible answers to that question, and in so doing, open up a largely untapped and potentially highly valuable benefit to BBPDX members—a world of B2B opportunities with values-aligned peers and collaborators.

We hope you can join us! Please register soon, as participation is limited to the first 50 members who sign up.

Agenda

  • 4:45PM- Mingling

  • 5:00PM-(Quick) Introductions of hosts

  • 5:15PM- Welcome from the host group, outlining how this came together and the key objectives

  • 5:45PM -2 Connection experiences (15 min.)

  • 3 favorites- an experience of sharing, colliding ideas and discovering values

  • Incorporations- creative way to introduce group to each other

  • 6:15PM - Ask for help experience(s) (30-40 min.)

  • 6:50PM - Requests for next meeting

  • 7:00PM- End Meeting


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BBPDX 2nd Birthday Party!
Feb
7
5:30 PM17:30

BBPDX 2nd Birthday Party!

Can you believe it, BBPDX members? We’re about to turn TWO! We’d love to celebrate our successes and the positive energy of the community we are building with you! BBPDX Members are invited to join us for a casual get together with cake, beverages, and good company to celebrate our second birthday.

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Portland 2.0 Kickoff Event
Jan
26
9:00 AM09:00

Portland 2.0 Kickoff Event

  • Portland State University, Hoffmann Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Help shape the future of Portland!

A new project by Oregon Public Broadcasting and Portland State University is taking a deep dive this winter on Portland's civic identity. The Portland 2.0 Project kicks off on Saturday, Jan. 26 with a full day event that will ask and answer big questions about where Portland came from and where it’s headed.

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Women's Entrepreneurship Day Conference
Nov
17
9:30 AM09:30

Women's Entrepreneurship Day Conference

2018 is turning out to be a banner year for women–but when it comes to access to resources, information, and critically, capital, women lag behind. Growing awareness of the lack of parity in access to capital is leading to more conversations about entrepreneurial investment. Access to capital has long been an issue for women entrepreneurs and founders from non traditional backgrounds. Join us as we partner with Mercy Corps NW's Women's Business Center, the Xxcelerate Fund, Women Led, Built, the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, and the Entrepreneurs Organization to celebrate Oregon's inaugural Women's Entrepreneurship Day.

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BBPDX Member Happy Hour
Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

BBPDX Member Happy Hour

With Election Day behind us, our new member NobleHour has offered to host happy hour with a brief program for BBPDX members to gather, network and learn about opportunities to deepen your company’s volunteer programs. Join BBPDX and NobleHour at the Civic Taproom on Wednesday, November 14th from 5-8 PM. Beer, wine, and food graciously provided by BBPDX member NobleHour.

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My People's Market - Connections VIP Happy Hour
Nov
9
3:00 PM15:00

My People's Market - Connections VIP Happy Hour

This is a procurement opportunity like no other, highlighting businesses in the food, product and service industries alongside arts and culture. My People’s Market is “is a marketplace re-imagined as a gathering of Portland’s diverse and vibrant entrepreneurs, makers, artists, culinary wizards and beverage crafters”. Learn more and get your ticket now!

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BBPDX event in support of the Portland Clean Energy Initiative
Oct
29
5:30 PM17:30

BBPDX event in support of the Portland Clean Energy Initiative

The Portland Clean Energy Initiative (Measure 26-201) which will be on the ballot this November was endorsed by BBPDX after a thorough member workgroup policy.

Join BBPDX members OneEnergy Renewables (Bill Eddie and Ann Siqveland), Kristen Connor, and Ashley Henry from the BBPDX team for drinks and light snacks as we gather together to say YES to more affordable clean energy projects.

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Mara Zepeda | Women & Money
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Mara Zepeda | Women & Money

Women, despite starting businesses at twice the rate of men, receive only 5% of bank loans, 2% of venture capital, and represent 8% of fund managers. Mara Zepeda will share the story of four local female entrepreneurs who set out to address this inequality and by launching the fund and entrepreneurship program, XXcelerate. She will share how Oregon women are leading the nation to build solutions with and for women entrepreneurs and share best practices.

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BBPDX-Member Hosted No On 103 | 104 Event
Oct
22
4:00 PM16:00

BBPDX-Member Hosted No On 103 | 104 Event

BBPDX members are concerned about the devastating and long-lasting impact the unnecessary and misleading constitutional amendments Measures 103 and 104 will have on our State.

Join us October 22nd at the new women-owned and operated craft distillery Freeland Spirits for an event hosted by BBPDX members Lever Architecture. Co-hosts include Julia Brim-Edwards and Ashley Henry. (Contact Ashley to add your name to the growing list of co-hosts)

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Sustainable Investing Summit
Sep
6
7:30 AM07:30

Sustainable Investing Summit

Join Treasurer Tobias Read for the 2018 Sustainable Investing Summit, which brings together state and national finance leaders to discuss how the Oregon Treasury engages with climate action and diversity, managing for ESG risks, and investing strategically for a cleaner future.

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