IMPACT Kicks off Catalytic Programming for 2019

January 22nd, 2019

2019 Programming Set to Start

 

IMPACT BEAVERTON: 1:1 BUSINESS ADVISING WALK-IN

IMPACT*Beaverton, a business development program by the Beaverton Chamber of Commerce, offers FREE and confidential 1:1 business advising and technical assistance for all Beaverton small businesses (fewer than 20 employees). Contact Emma to take advantage of these FREE business development programs! For more information contact: emma@beaverton.org

  • START-UP
  • BUSINESS PLAN
  • EDUCATION & WORKSHOPS
  • MARKETING
  • INCUBATOR SPACE
  • NETWORKING
  • FINANCE
  • AND MORE

Date: Weekly Thursday, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Location: Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, 12600 SW Crescent St., Suite 160

RSVP: FREE, WALK-IN

About IMPACT Beaverton: As a strategic partnership of the City and Chamber, IMPACT Beaverton is an innovative program helping small business start, grow and thrive.

 

 

IMPACT BEAVERTON: 1: 1 ASESORÍA COMERCIAL A PASEO

IMPACT*Beaverton, un programa de desarrollo empresarial de la Cámara de Comercio de Beaverton, ofrece asesoramiento personal y asistencia técnica GRATUITA y confidencial para todas las pequeñas empresas de Beaverton (menos de 20 empleados). ¡Ponte en contacto con Emma para aprovechar de estos programas de desarrollo de negocios GRATIS! Para obtener más información, comuníquese con: emma@beaverton.org

  • PUESTA EN MARCHA
  • PLAN DE NEGOCIO
  • EDUCACIÓN & TALLERES
  • COMERCIALIZACIÓN
  • ESPACIO DE INCUBADORA
  • REDES
  • FINANCIAMIENTO
  • Y MÁS

Fecha: Jueves Semanal, 12:00 – 4:00 pm

Ubicación: Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, 12600 SW Crescent St., Suite 160

RSVP: GRATIS, SIN CITA/A PASEO 

Acerca de IMPACT Beaverton: como una asociación estratégica entre la Ciudad y la Cámara, IMPACT Beaverton es un programa innovador que ayuda a las pequeñas empresas a comenzar, crecer y prosperar.

 

 

COFFEE & ISSUES MEETING IN BEAVERTON

Spreading OAME’s outreach outside the Portland area. Supported by Impact Beaverton, minority and small business owners network together with experts and leaders in business, government and other areas. Click HERE for more information.

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

More: Thursday, April 11, June 13, August 1, October 10th

Location: Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, 12600 SW Crescent St., Suite 160

RSVP: Event is FREE and open to the public

OAME Office Hours @Impact Beaverton Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month from 1:30-4:30pm by appointment only.

About OAME: Formed in 1987, the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) is a non-profit, tax exempt membership organization with a mission to promote and develop entrepreneurship and economic development for ethnic minorities in the State of Oregon & SW Washington. In partnership with organizations like IMPACT Beaverton, OAME continues its work to support, and help all MWESBSDV businesses succeed; following the motto “Everybody’s In Nobody’s Out”.

 

 

PITCH CLUB BEAVERTON

Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series dedicated to helping entrepreneurs perfect their pitch by providing real time mentoring and support from TiE Charter Members, entrepreneurs, partners and guests.

Date: Thursday, Feb 28, 2019, 5:30 – 8:30 pm, monthly

Location: Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, 12600 SW Crescent St., Suite 160

RSVP: Registration Required $5, Please RSVP HERE

About TiE Oregon

Since 1992, TiE has supported entrepreneurs by offering education, mentorship, networking and funding opportunities. The mission of TiE remains to foster entrepreneurship globally through funding, mentoring, networking and education. For more information, click HERE.

 

 

SBLC: LEASE REVIEW WORKSHOP

A lease is often the most important contract you will sign in the initial starting of your business. Come and learn tips for negotiating and what all the legal language means and how it affects the bottom line.

Date: Wednesday, March 19, 2019, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Location: Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, 12600 SW Crescent St., Suite 160

RSVP: Registration Required $10, Impact Beaverton scholarships available

 About SBLC The Lewis & Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic (SBLC) provides business transactional legal services to low-income small and emerging businesses and nonprofits.

 

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLINIC: LIBRARY TO BUSINESS

Whether you are starting or growing a business, there are local assistance organizations at this monthly event that can help you succeed. Maybe you are looking for financial help, market research, counseling on the viability of a business idea, or just advice on what steps to take. Meet community partners such as SCORE and Impact Beaverton, providers of free business consulting. FREE and open to the public; no registration required.

Date: 3rd Wednesday of every month March 20 @2:00-4:00 p.m.

Location: Beaverton City Library, 2nd floor, Computer Classroom: 12375 SW 5th St.

RSVP: FREE

About Beaverton City Library Business Programs  

Beaverton City Library offers a wide range of services and materials for adults of all ages. We seek to offer lifelong learning and recreational support and meet the need for general information topics, as well as support the pursuit of personal interests for enjoyment including hobbies and entertainment. For our Event calendar, click HERE. 

 

 

Abacus Business Foundations Series

Date: Wednesday, April 3, April 17, April 24, and May 1st, 2019, 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Location: Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce, 12600 SW Crescent St., Suite 160

RSVP: Registration Required $25, Impact Beaverton scholarships available

 

 

DOING BUSINESS IN BEAVERTON RESOURCE GUIDE

Coming soon…

 

Emma Clark | Director of Business Support & Development | 503.350.2005 | emma@beaverton.org

Emma Clark | Directora de Soporte & Desarrollo Empresario | 503.350.2005 | emma@beaverton.org

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Pay Equity Guide for Members

December 10th, 2018

The Bureau of Oregon Labor & Industries released their final rules for employers and employees on Oregon’s groundbreaking Equal Pay Act, passed by the 2017 Oregon legislature.

The new law that goes into effect on January 1, 2019 requires that employees be paid equally for comparable work regardless of gender or any of Oregon’s ten other protected classes.

We believe this will be the most challenging human resources issue for most of our Chamber members over the next year. Further complicating matters – and increasing the level of urgency – is that lawsuits are allowed based on violations of the law starting on January 1st.

Download our Equal Pay Equity Guide for Employers

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2019 Teen Job Fair Announced

December 10th, 2018

Not too early to start planning for your summer hiring needs!

Date: May 4th, 2019
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Location: Beaverton City Library, 12375 SW 5th St.

Apply here – Deadline is Friday, March 8th

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Director of Business Support & Development - IMPACT Beaverton

November 27th, 2018

We are Hiring!

Job Description

Email Lorraine your resume and cover letter.

Will remain open until the perfect fit is selected!

 

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October 9th, 2018

Do you love small business?

Then we need your help!  Here in Beaverton, we value our business community. We are looking for volunteers to help us for our 4th annual Beaverton Business Walk. We are partnering with Wells Fargo and the Beaverton Downtown Association to check on our beloved businesses around town. Join us on Wednesday October 17th, 2018 as we visit local food and retailers around the Beaverton area. It’s a wonderful chance to get involved with your local community and get a read on how our business owners are feeling by connecting neighbor to neighbor.

After we provide lunch, Volunteers will head out at 1pm from the Beaverton area Chamber of Commerce in pairs to ask business owners 3 simple questions; How is business? How is business in Beaverton? And what is your biggest business challenge?

After the event we are able to identify and respond to business challenges faced by our residents. We will use all data gathered to create our semi-annual business walk report that we share with the city, and the chamber. By volunteering with us you will help Beaverton businesses succeed and thrive. If you are interested please….

RSVP here; https://tinyurl.com/BeavertonBizWalkFall2018
Or via e-mail jonmichael@beaverton.org

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Meet our Newest Subscriber!

October 9th, 2018

Originally from India, Ms. Gupta moved to the US to study Communication Design at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Oregon. What started as a thesis project for her design degree, making artist books has now become her passion and profession. Her interest in artist books also led her to pursue a Post Baccalaureate degree in Book Arts at Oregon College of Art & Craft.

Ms. Gupta’s work is collected by numerous private collectors and public institutions in the US and Europe. She is a recipient of a number of awards and honors for her books and graphic design work. Recently, her work was published in 500 Handmade Books, and reviewed in The Times of India.

She’s also an independent graphic designer specializing in print and web design; working for big institutions such as Oxford University Press (New York), Oregon State University Press as well as small businesses such as Mindful Carrot and Moxie Financial.

You can meet Malini in person at her Pages & Pinot DIY Gift/Craft Workshop, Sunday, November 11, 2-4pm right here at the Chamber. Reserve your spot right here.

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Beaverton Restaurant Week is Back!

September 18th, 2018

September 27 – October 7 Beaverton EATS!

Read the full Instagram Contest Details Here! 

 

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Chamber Announces Business @ the Speed of Change

September 16th, 2018

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Lorraine Clarno, 503.350.2006
August 13, 2018

 

Dianne Danowski Smith, 503.201.7019

 

BUSINESS @ THE SPEED OF CHANGE: B2B EVENT EXPLORES THE NEW

USER ECONOMY AND LEADING BUSINESS CHANGE

Beaverton Business Summit date and content is announced. Check social at @BeavBiz2018

 

(Beaverton, Ore.)  — “Businesses set up for success are those that adapt at an increasing rate of change,” said Steve Smelley, Chief Operating Officer at PayneWest Insurance, the Presenting Sponsor for the 2018 Beaverton Business Summit.

 

PayneWest is partnering with the Beaverton Area Chamber of Commerce to roll out the annual Beaverton business event, set for Thursday, November 8.

 

“Content at the Summit comprises key business-to-business topics designed to be immediately relevant and showcase networking opportunities, so firms can be local, stay local and grow locally,” said Chamber President Lorraine Clarno. “This is a key event illuminating how the chamber works to promote every aspect of our local economy.”

 

Morning keynoter Victoria Trabosh, a TEDx presenter who espouses a leadership-built-on-wisdom style, will present ‘Leading Change and Facing the Storm,’ about best practices of how businesses of all sizes and shapes must learn to manage change. The afternoon keynote by Bill Tracy, vice president at Structured Communications Systems, homes in on the ‘New User Economy’ to show businesses how to adapt and compete using trends set by large companies.

 

Content and topics will feature sessions including, “The New Language of Business for Young Professionals,” “3 Proven Steps to Eliminate Abrasive Behaviors (and Harassment) in the Workplace,” “What’s Up Beaverton: Up Close with Beaverton’s Community and Economic Development Experts,” and “Local Electeds: Sharing Oncoming Priorities,” as well as emerging intel on diversity and inclusion, tax law updates, health/wellness in the workplace, social media trends, and small business resources.

 

“We are also excited to announce the event will also feature the Summit Biz Exch@nge, a local marketplace designed for companies and professionals to interface and network among attendees,” said Rhonda Reister, manager of Beaverton’s E-Suites, and  chair of the Beaverton Business Summit 2018.

 

Key partners underwriting the event include PayneWest Insurance; Nike; Portland General Electric; Kaiser Permanente; Aliat; Tektronix; Metro West Ambulance; Madden Industrial Craftsmen; Moomaw Mesirow & Godfrey, LLP; Willamette HVAC; Publix Northwest Public Relations and Public Affairs; and the City of Beaverton. Registration is now open:

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https://beaverton.org/events/calendar/#cid=135&id=842&wid=1601&refid=18531055.  Participation is open and not limited to Chamber members.

 

Find out more at the Chamber’s Website https://beaverton.org/events/beaverton-business-summit/, and on the social feeds @BeavBiz2018 on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

 

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Small Business Seminar

August 31st, 2018

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Leadership Beaverton Class of 2019 Announced

August 16th, 2018

Welcome to the next cadre of leaders!

Amanda Clark, Raindrop Social Media
Bianetth Valdez, HomePlate Youth Services
Catherine Ellis, Tualatin Hills Park & Rec
Curtis Dent, Aliat
Danielle Schira, Rebuilding Together Washington County
Dianna Ballash, COB – Mayor’s Office PI Coordinator
Eric Schmidt, Communications Consultant/COB
Glenn Bishop, Dirkse Counseling & Consulting
Hailey Mason, Big Al’s Progress Ridge
Jason Edwards, Koeber’s Interiors
Jerome Sibayan, Retired US Army/ COB
Jody Yates, COB – Site Development Manager
Jose Materan, COB
Joyce Barnard, COB – Mayor’s Office
Karla Barrett-Curtis, Beaverton School District
Keiley Baldwin, Cedar Sinai Park
Keith Welch, Beaverton Police Department
Kim Haughn, Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Kyle Gallacher-Turner, Rivermark Community Credit Union
Linda Evans, Twichell Beaverton Arts Foundation
Lori Baker, Tualatin Hills Park & Rec
Matt Altman, Portland Community College
Nik Stice, Columbia Bank
Nike – TBA
Rena Van Meter, Imagine Possibilities
Sgt. Kingsbury, Beaverton Police Department
Shaughn Sandford, Keller Williams
Todd Juhasz, COB-Transportation Division Manager
Toni Loch, Family Justice Center of Washington County
Tyler Ross, Payne West Insurance

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