Governor’s Marketplace 2017

Oregon State University booth at 2017 Governor’s Marketplace. GO BEAVS!

Oregon State University had the privilege of participating in this year’s Governor’s Marketplace as a Gold Sponsor along with many other prestigious private and public entities. We spent a busy day that included participating in workshops, listening to a variety of speakers, and networking. Ozzie Gonzalez, Sustainability Practice Lead for CH2MHill kept the luncheon crowd engaged as emcee as he introduced luncheon speakers. To open the luncheon, Governor Kate Brown shared her thoughts via video on why Oregon supports and champions the success of diverse firms. Other speakers included State Representative serving District 57 Greg Smith; Janelle Bynum, State Representative serving House District 51; Mayor Chuck Bennett, City of Salem; William Mitchell, Merchant Concepts; and Tobias Read, State Treasurer.

Eloisa Miller, Economic & Business Equity Manager was an important connection throughout the day. She is a valuable partner to OSU and we so appreciated the time and effort she dedicated to making the event a success.

Governor Brown thanked OSU for our sponsorship and our support of minority-owned, women-owned, emerging small business, and service disabled Veterans to help build awareness of how small businesses help grow Oregon’s economy.

Brooke Davison, Construction Contracts Officer, Lori Fulton, Manager Design and Construction, Christine Atwood, Administrative and Diversity Manager and Jennifer Koehne, Purchasing Analyst represented the University.

Ready to meet vendors at the Marketplace.

 

Thank you OAME!

The 2017 OAME Tradeshow last week had such a positive atmosphere! There was a wide variety of participants from city and county governments to state agencies, from construction and design firms to banks and non-profits. Lori and I enjoyed meeting vendors like Rowlett Construction, AlamWater, National Marketing Associates, Inc., Business Tribune, Interstate All Battery Center, Photo Booth Bros., GeoGrade Contactors, New Horizons Computer Learning Centers, ServPro, and Emerio Design to name a few.  The  luncheon was awesome, not only for the delicious food (hello mashed potatoes!) but also for the opportunity to hear Governor Kate Brown speak. The special guest speakers from Ariel Investments, LLC, John Rogers, Jr. and Mellody Hobson, were truly inspiring. Bravo OAME staff for another successful event!

 

OAME Tradeshow May 11, 2017

29th Annual Tradeshow & Luncheon

May 11, 2017

http://www.oame.org/booths/

Lori and I attended last year’s OAME Tradeshow and had a great time meeting so many great diverse vendors. Please stop by our booth next week and let’s talk about your firm.