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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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)
Join Up For Growth National Coalition on Tuesday, October 16 from Noon to 1:30 p.m. for "Housing Underproduction in Oregon: Report Release Event."
Join BBPDX Chief Collaboration Officer Ashley Henry for "Beyond The Office Walls: Real World Commitments to Social, Environmental and Economic Justice" and other great sessions.
We encourage you to join BBPDX members Bridgid Blackburn and Patty Merrill (Cargo), Bryan Steelman (¿Por Que No?), Julia Brim-Edwards (Nike), Lisa Avena (Living Room Realty), and many other concerned business owners at an upcoming action event to defeat Measure 105.
Join Central Eastside Industrial Council for an open house that features food, drink, DJ, and a chance to learn more about ESD programs.
Join City Club Portland for a conversation with US Senator Jeff Merkley, who will shares his perspective on the national mood leading up to the mid-term elections.
BBPDX members are invited to discuss the proposed Portland Clean Energy Fund ballot measure and to advise our organization about whether we should proceed with endorsement.
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.
Join BBPDX member Cargo Inc for a street fair celebrating businesses, artists, and makers of Portland’s Central Eastside neighborhood!
Members are invited to explore how we can work together to create a more efficient and equitable transportation system for Portland.