Job creation is focus of annual event
The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME) is presenting its 24th annual Luncheon and Trade Show on Thursday, May 10, beginning at 10 a.m. and concluding at 3 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center.
The tradeshow will host over 120 small and large businesses exhibitors; state, county and federal government agencies; and business development resources that assist minority, women and emerging small businesses. Tradeshow admission is free and luncheon tickets are still available for $65.
“The OAME Trade Show is a personal, face-to-face forum to make sales, network and obtain resources among businesses large and small, new entrepreneurs, business development and coaching resources,” said Sam Brooks, OAME founder and chairman of the board.
This year’s theme is “Partnerships: Create Jobs.”
A panel of OAME members and supporters will discuss how partnerships have created opportunity for minority women and emerging small businesses. Brooks will mediate the discussion where the panel members include Sandra McDonough of the Portland Business Alliance; Mel Sears of Parsons Brinckerhoff; Andrew Colas of Colas Construction; Simone Brooks of Brooks Staffing; and Cheryl Myers of the Oregon Governor’s Office.
The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs was founded in 1987 to promote minority, women, emerging small business owners, entrepreneurship and economic development.
For registration, exhibit and luncheon information or reservations, visit oame.org or call Modena Perry at 503-249-7744.