The Governor's Marketplace hits the road

The Governor's Marketplace is taking the show on the road this summer to support Oregon small businesses!

The Roadshow is a series of single-day events throughout the state of Oregon between now and the end of October.

Per the Marketplace website:

We're pleased to have so many partnering organizations to share high-value information; from start-to-finish government contracting to learning about the many available resources to take your business to the next level. Because lunch is included, prompt RSVPs will ensure adequate meals for the group.

Partnering organizations include:

  • Governor's Office of Economic & Business Equity
    Director Myers will share an update of Governor Kitzhaber’s priorities and describe many support resources/tools to assist Oregon small business growth.
    Oregon Department of Transportation
    Discover innovative programs connecting small businesses of nearly all specialties to the many needs of ODOT.Procurement specialist will be on hand for a detailed Q&A.
  • Department of Administrative Services
    Learn tips for navigating ORPIN and marketing your products & services to State of Oregon agencies, and hear updates on ORPIN 2.0
  • Business Oregon
    Business Oregon works to create, retain, expand and attract businesses that provide sustainable, living-wage job for Oregonians through public-private partnerships, leveraged funding and support of economic opportunities for Oregon companies and entrepreneurs.
  • Oregon Department of Revenue
    The Payroll Tax Division’s focus is to assist businesses in fully understanding tax reporting responsibilities and to correctly classify workers.Worker classification, employee versus independent contractor, not only determines how workers are paid, but can also be extremely costly if not done correctly.
  • Mercy Corps Northwest
    Mercy Corp Northwest is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing self-sufficiency. They offer extensive business training, loans and grants to small business owners, and those wanting to state a small business.
  • Oregon Small Business Advisory Council
    The Council's mission is to "improve the development, growth and vitality of Oregon's small businesses" and meets at least four times each year to discuss ideas, barriers and state policies. The Council reports to the Governor annually with recommendations to improve state programs and policies for the benefit of small business.

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy! Our goal is to provide valuable information, tools and resources, and create or strengthen relationships to assist Oregon small businesses to get back to work. We hope to see you and feel free to invite other small businesses to join us.

Click here to view a list of upcoming events.