1. 31 Years of OAME Tradeshows

Our 31st Annual OAME Trade Show took place on May 9th and brought in some impressive numbers. We had 133 booths, over 800 people at the luncheon, and thousands of attendees walking through the event space. Ozzie Gonzalez was the moderator for our luncheon with a great diverse group of young Entrepreneurs, Diana Delgado, Jan Mason, Alando Simpson, and Summer Gorder discussing the theme “Next Generation of Business”. We’d like to thank all of the sponsors, donors, advertisers and volunteers who provided their time and resources to our event.

To view our photo gallery of the event, click HERE.



2. 2018 Youth Conference Was a Success

Our 2018 Youth Conference took place on August 9th and we had 27 students take part in the business plan competition.

Eight teams competed during the day-long event to find who could come up with the best business plan. We would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers, speakers and students who helped make it happen. To view our photo gallery of the event, click HERE.

Any questions about our next Youth Conference in August 2019?  Contact Bill Prows at 503.249.7744 



3. OAME Loan Program Ranked #6 Nationally

The Small Business Administration recently announced their top microlenders for fiscal year 2016. OAME placed #1 in the Western United States and #6 in the country for volume of microloans to borrowers.

DID YOU KNOW?….that OAME lends to business of any ethnicity?
Our loans go as high as $50,000 for qualified borrowers.
For more details call us at 503.249.7744



4. 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.



5. Youth Entrepreneurship

The mission of the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (Y.E.P.) is to provide training and hands-on experience to youth, with the support and mentor-ship of businesses in the state of Oregon and SW Washington.  The program aims to promote and develop youth entrepreneurs and leaders statewide.

For more information click here.



 Upcoming OAME Events

Access to Capital Orientation

– Wednesday, November 27, 2019
– Wednesday, December 11, 2019
– Wednesday, January 08, 2020
– Wednesday, January 22, 2020
– Wednesday, February 12, 2020
– Wednesday, February 26, 2020
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Free and open to the public
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Portland, OR 97217

Contractors & AEPT Meeting
– Thursday, December 12, 2019
– Friday, January 10, 2020
– Friday, February 14,2020
– Friday, March, 13, 2020
– Friday, April, 10, 2020
– Friday, May, 08, 2020
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Free and open to the public
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Portland, OR 97217

Veterans Committee Meeting

– Thursday, December 12, 2019
– Friday, January 10, 2020
– Friday, February 14,2020
– Friday, March, 13, 2020
– Friday, April, 10, 2020
– Friday, May, 08, 2020
9:00 a.m.
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Portland, OR 97217

Coffee and Issues

– Thursday, December 12, 2019
– Friday, January 31, 2020
– Friday, February 28, 2020
– Friday, March 27, 2020
– Friday, April 24, 2020
7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Free and open to the public
731 N. Hayden Meadows Dr.
Portland, OR 97217

Beaverton Coffee and Issues

– Thursday, January 16, 2020
– Thursday, April 02, 2020
– Thursday, July 16, 2020
– Thursday, October 15, 2020
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Free and open to the public
Beaverton City Hall
Council Chambers
12725 SW Millikan Drive, Ste. 300
Beaverton, OR 97005

Hillsboro Coffee and Issues

– Thursday, February 20, 2020
– Thursday, May 21, 2020
– Thursday, August 20, 2020
– Thursday, November 19, 2020
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Free and open to the public
Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce
5193 NE Elam Young Parkway, Ste. A
Hillsboro, OR 97214

Eugene Coffee and Issues

– Thursday, March 19, 2020
– Thursday, June 28, 2020
– Thursday, September 17, 2020
– Thursday, December 17, 2020
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Free and open to the public
Eugene Mindworks
207 E. 5th Av. Ste. 220
Eugene, OR 97401
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