Governor's Marketplace Roadshow 2012 - Washington County Latino Outreach
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PST)
The Governor's Marketplace is taking the show on the road this summer to support Oregon small businesses!
The Roadshow is a single day event on Wednesday, December 12th. We're pleased to have so many partnering organizations to share high-value information; from start-to-finish government contracting to learning about the many available resources to take your business to the next level. Thank you to the Oregon Coast Small Business Development Center for hosting our day; because lunch is included, prompt RSVPs will ensure adequate meals for the group.
The Washington County Roadshow will be a English-Spanish bilingual event focusing on reaching out to Latino Business owners, however all small business owners are welcome to attend.
Partnering organizations include:
- Governor's Office of Economic & Business Equity
- Director Myers will share an update of Governor Kitzhaber’s priorities and describe many support resources/tools to assist Oregon small business growth.
- Oregon Department of Transportation
- Discover innovative programs connecting small businesses of nearly all specialties to the many needs of ODOT. Procurement specialist will be on hand for a detailed Q&A.
- Department of Administrative Services
- Learn tips for navigating ORPIN and marketing your products & services to State of Oregon agencies, and hear updates on ORPIN 2.0
- Oregon Department of Revenue
- The Payroll Tax Division’s focus is to assist businesses in fully understanding tax reporting responsibilities and to correctly classify workers. Worker classification, employee versus independent contractor, not only determines how workers are paid, but can also be extremely costly if not done correctly.
- Business Oregon
- Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage job for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.
- Government Contract Assistance Program
- GCAP is part of a nationside network of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers, or PTAC's. They work with Oregon based businesses that are interested in selling their products and/or services to federal, state or local government.
- Mercy Corps Northwest
- Mercy Corp Northwest is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing self-sufficiency. They offer extensive business training, loans and grants to small business owners, and those wanting to state a small business..
Oregon Employment Department
An Economist from the Oregon Employment Department will give a quick overview of the area's economic and labor market trends, and will describe some of the products and services they can provide small and growing businesses to help you make informed business decisions.
And many others......
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy! Our goal is to provide valuable information, tools and resources, and create or strengthen relationships to assist Oregon small businesses to get back to work. We hope to see you and feel free to invite other small businesses to join us ~
When & Where
Governor's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action
Governor's Marketplace & Special Editions
Welcome to the eventbrite site of the Governor's Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Affirmative Action. Our office holds an annual Governor's Marketplace Conference event and several editions throughout the state each year.
General information is provided below. Please see each individual registration for specifics. We hope to see you at one of our great events.
WHO should attend?
Business owners who have an interest in seeking out public contracts. Public agencies across Oregon spend billions of dollars on goods and services every year. These public agencies purchases a wide variety of goods and services, such as the following, but not limited to:
- Janitorial/Custodial Services
- Computer Software Consulting
- Architect Services, Professional
- Education and Training Consultants
- Building Construction
- Human Services
- Environmental Consulting
- Youth Care Services
- Mental Health Services
- Professional Media Services
- Professional Medical Services
State Agencies, local organizationswho offer assistance to small businesses, other public agencies, large firmsand General Contractors seeking to provide access and opportunity to a diversified pool of small businesses.
WHAT & WHY?
The Governor’s Office and the State of Oregon have made it a priority to create equity in public contracting and procurement; bringing opportunities, access and connection for small business to thrive in Oregon.
This event brings together industry professionals, public agencies and private organizations, diversity practitioners and small businesses to build valuable relationships. Small businesses will learn about public contracting opportunities and local resources available.
The Governor’s Marketplace activities will include:
- Continental breakfast and networking
- Training for startup, established and growing businesses
- Luncheon with engaging speakers
- Reverse vendor exhibitor fair
The training portion of the day is set up as a three path system. Each path will address and provide resources to better understand the marketplace, financial and technical support, certifications, and public contracting and procurement as they relate to your business today. Business owners will be able to select the path that best suits their business needs.
WHEN? Please see individual registrations to select a date
WHERE? Will vary
HOW to participate?
Business Owners: If you are a business seeking public contracts, this is the event for you! Come learn about the billions of dollars in public contracting opportunities and how to access them, as well as build your business network! Please register as a Business Attendee
State Agencies: Please register as a State Agency Exhibitor to join us on at this extraordinary event and share your contracting opportunities.
NON-State Agencies (Private, Federal, Non-profit): Increase your diverse supplier pool by exhibiting and connecting with small businesses who are ready to work with you. Come network with us! Please register as a NON-State Agency Exhibitor.