It's shaping up to be a consequential legislative session, and we're gathering to talk about successes and challenges.
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.
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.
Join BBPDX members and North Star Civic Foundation for a candid coffee conversation about PERS. How big is this problem? How do solutions compare? What is the timeline to act – and how does it relate to our political decision-making cycle and leadership?
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.
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^.
Get ready to be informed and inspired during BBPDX’s 2019 transportation event, taking place this year during Portland Design Week. As Portland grows into the city it dreams of becoming, we have the opportunity to see the forces that shape our city in a new light.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.