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American Rescue Plan Act

Business Oregon Launches COVID Recovery Grant Program for Live Venue Operators, Producers, and Presenters

Business Oregon is receiving American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds to support live event venue operators and live event producers/presenters negatively impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Live Event Venue Operators and Live Event Producer/Presenters Program will provide up to $35 million in grant assistance to qualifying applicants that have experienced financial hardships as an outcome of public health measures necessitated by the pandemic. This grant program is the second of three phases of grants Business Oregon is creating with new ARPA funds to help live event venues and live event supporting industries.  

For more information click here.


Supply Chain Opportunities Conference

Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition is holding a Supply Chain Opportunities Conference

WHEN: Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:00AM - 2:00PM (PDT) 

WHERE: Bend, Oregon Hampton Inn in the Old Mill District: 730 SW Columbia St, Bend, OR 97702 - Deschutes Conference Room 

COST: Members $85 / Regular Price $130

Through a combination of presentations and roundtable discussions, this Supply Chain Opportunities Conference is designed to help companies develop new knowledge, new contacts, and most importantly, new business. This is a unique opportunity for manufacturers to hear from primes/OEM about their supply chain needs. In addition, several roundtable discussions with other peer manufacturers create a unique opportunity for making connections and increase sourcing within the Pacific Northwest. 

  • Meet Northwest Primes and Tier 1 Suppliers 
  • Establish New Relationships with Northwest Manufacturers 
  • Increase Local Sourcing and Develop Strategic Partnerships 
  • Discover Resources to Increase Efficiency and Grow Your Business

For more information and to register click here.


SCORE Workshops

Portland SCORE offers over 100 business workshops designed to help you start and grow your own business. These workshops are taught throughout the Portland Metro area by experienced experts, and they are priced modestly. Complete details on each course are available here.

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SBA Government Contracting Classroom

SBA has created a series of free online contracting courses designed to help prospective and existing small businesses understand the basics about contracting with governmental agencies. So whether you’re just getting started or looking for ways to compete more successfully in the government contracting marketplace, check out the courses below.

Please click here for additional information on SBA's classes.