1. 2016 Youth Conference coming August 11th

OAME’s Youth Program will be holding its annual Youth Entrepreneurship Conference on Thursday, August 11th. The day-long event encourages youth from age 14-20 to compete in a business plan competition for cash prizes. All students will receive a scholarship to completely cover the cost of the conference.   If you would like to sponsor the youth conference or register a youth, contact Bill Prows at 503.249.7744
Click HERE for more information.

2015 OAME Summer Youth Program



2. OAME Loan Program Ranked #5 Nationally

The Small Business Administration recently announced their top microlenders for fiscal year 2015.

OAME placed #1 in the Western United States and #5 in the country for volume of microloans to borrowers.



3. 2016 Trade Show & Luncheon Was a Success

Our 28th Annual Trade Show took place on May 5th.  The exhibit floor had one of the largest crowds ever for OAME’s shows and the luncheon had 850 guests.  Governor Kate Brown introduced a Proclamation for MWESBs and the luncheon panel received many compliments for their perspective on business today.  To view the video filmed by Tim Neighbors at Invisible Harness, click HERE.  To view the Governor Brown’s Official Proclamation of May 5th as MWESBV day, click HERE.

 

 



4. 2015 Youth Conference Was a Success

Our 2015 Youth Conference has wrapped up and it was a great success!

We hosted 38 students for the day long event during which eight teams competed for the best business plan.

Any questions about our next Youth Conference in August 2016?  Contact Bill Prows at 503.249.7744  [Click for Photos]



5. OAME Delta Park Business Center

731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr, Portland, OR 97217.

OAME has settled into its updated facility in the Delta Park Business Center, we are conveniently located in the growing Hayden Island district.

If you have questions about our new location, please call 503-249-7744.

Click here for directions.



 Upcoming Oame Events

 

Access to Capital iconAccess to Capital Orientation
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Free and open to the public
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Portland, OR 97217
Click HERE to view the event flyer (PDF)

 

 

Treat red boxCoffee & Issues Networking mtg
Friday, July 29, 2016
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Free and open to the public
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Portland, OR 97217
Click HERE to view the event flyer (PDF)

 

 

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