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Ethnic Roots Flavor Craft Brewing Scene

Family-owned Vinn Distillery makes popular Chinese spirit

Vinn Distillery is bringing baiju, a popular Chinese grain spirit made, to Portland’s vibrant craft distilling scene.

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Groovin High Steppers Soiree

Portland’s Groovin High Steppers, an African American swing dance group, will be hosting their 5th annual soiree on Oct. 14th, bringing guests from across the country for a weekend of Chicago-style steppin’ and line dancing.

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Job Training to Break Cycle of Low Employment

Non profit helps young adults reach full potential

David Greenidge is working to provide job training and affordable housing to break a cycle of low employment that keeps too many young men and women from our community from reaching their full potential.

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Turning His Sport into a Business

World champion launches boxing studio

Steve “2 Pounds” Forbes, one of Portland's most accomplished athletes, is opening training studio 2 Pounds Sports to share his knowledge and talent with a new generation of athletes.

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Work with Minority Firms a Model

TriMet spreads economic stimulus across the board

TriMet’s long standing commitment of encouraging and supporting businesses owned by people of color and women when competing for TriMet contracts on transit construction projects has become a national model.

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Mission-Alligned Banks Merge

Albina turns to Beneficial with combined resources

Albina Commuinity Bank, a financial institution in Portland created to help finance economic development projects from disadvantaged and ethnically diverse individuals and communities, will merge with another mission-alligned bank, Beneficial State Bank.

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Youth Center Opens in Rockwood

Rockwood Boys and Girls Club celebrates

Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro hosted the grand opening of its newest facility in the Rockwood community of Gresham Monday

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Deadliest Shooting in Modern US History

Motive still a mystery as authorities look for clues

What set off 64-year-old shooter remains a question mark

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Pay Dirt for Colas

Minority firm wins biggest ever Metro job

Northeast Portland-based firm Colas Construction won a $27 million contract to make renovations to the 27-year-old Oregon Convention Center, the largest contract ever awarded to a minority-owned business by Metro regional government.

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Light Bulb Lady Builds a Community

Kay Newell says ‘knowledge and service’ has no glass ceiling

Kay Newell, owner of iconic light bulb shop Sunlan Lighting, Inc. on North Mississippi Avenue, has been brightening people's lives since the shop opened in 1989.

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Equity and Inclusion in Practice

Convention hotel requires a diverse workforce

An agreement between public and private parties ensures the construction of the new convention center hotel is a leading example of workforce equity and inclusion in practice.

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Author Picked for Everybody Reads

Hohsin Hamid writes on displacement and migration

"Exit West," from acclaimed writer Hohsin Hamid, selected this year for Multnomah County's "Everybody Reads 2018."

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Diversity Matters at Portland Community College

Recruiter hired to advance equity in hiring

First diversity recruiter hired at Portland Community College set to increase the amount of qualified diverse professionals.

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Affordable Leasing at Alberta Commons

Minority and women-owned businesses get priority

City developing affordable leasing to at Alberta Commons to help minority and women-owned businesses.

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Business Starts with Soul Food

Young entrepreneur follows his dreams

Chef and former American Ninja Warrior 2017 Competitor Robert McDonald Jr. specializes in making soul food.

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Trusty Cleaning Service for 19 Years

Thomas Martin looks back at how it all started

The owner and operator of Martin Cleaning Service can look back at the benefits of being his own boss

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Blazers Invite for First Look

Free ‘Fan Fest’ to kick off new season

The free event will feature first-come, first-served general admission seating

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Business Leader Settles with State

Mediation ends investigation of Roy Jay and nonprofits

No admission of wrongdoing or fault was made in settlement reached

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Black Kids May Lose School Site

District wants Humboldt for another program

KairoxPDX faces displacement from location serving students of color

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