Author Archive | Amy Velez

How to do business with Howard S. Wright

Join us for an overview of the work Howard S. Wright is involved with in the NW and find out how you can be a part of it.

April SCC Event Flyer


Doing business with Skanska

Come and learn about Skanska’s potential contracts and how to do business with them.

Speaker: John Downing, Outreach and Diversity Manager, Skanska USA Building Inc.

March SCC Event Flyer


Learn about the OregonSaves retirement plan

OregonSaves is a state-run retirement program for employees of business who do no currently offer a retirement savings plan. Get all of the details at our February 27, 2018 meeting.

Speaker: Deanna Longair

February SCC event flyer


University of Oregon at January meeting

The University of Oregon will be our guest at the January 30, 2018 meeting. They’ll discuss their processes, outreach, and opportunities to network with UO buyers over the coming months. The university is committed to increasing opportunities for COBID certified businesses throughout the state.

Speakers: Greg Shabram, Derek Dizney, and Shari Powell

January SCC event flyer


ORPIN workshop and Salem Mayor

Join us on November 28 to hear guest speaker, City of Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett and for an ORPIN workshop that addresses:

  • How to dial in your ORPIN profile.
  • What does your COBID profile say about you?
  • Using both state systems to your advantage.
  • How do government buyers look for suppliers?
  • Developing a strong representation in ORPIN.
  • City of Salem contracts through ORPIN.

November SCC event flyer


Doing business with the City of Salem

Join us on October 31 to learn about City of Salem planned capital projects, economic development programs, and tools for small businesses.

Guest speakers:

  • Councilor McCoid,
  • Annie Gorski, Economic Development Manager
  • Allen Dannen, Assistant Engineer


October SCC Event Flyer


Connect with Cherriots’ Contract Opportunities

Learn how your business can connect with Cherriots’ contract opportunities at our September 26 event. Cherriots is committed to providing contracting opportunities to State of Oregon COBID certified firms through their programs.

Speaker: Brian Woddall

SCC September Event Flyer



Learn About the Career Technical Education Center (CTEC)

Join us on August 29 for a presentation on how public/private partnership with Salem/Keizer School District created the Career Technical Education Center (CTEC). This partnership gives students opportunities in high wage jobs and provides a workforce for Industry and Mid Valley businesses.

Speaker: Chuck Lee, President, Mountain West Career Technical Institute

SCC August Event Flyer


Doing Business with Metro

Join us on July 25th to learn how your business can connect with Metro opportunities. Metro is committed to providing contracting opportunities to State of Oregon COBID certified firms through their Equity in Contracting Program.

Speakers: Gabrielle Schuster and Tracy Sagal

SCC July Event Flyer



Get help, get heard, get your advocate!

Oregon is a great place to do business. But, what if you have a problem or a question with government?

Meet the team that’s got your back!

Oregon’s three Small Business Advocates will talk through how they’ve helped businesses and will unveil data and trends that can impact your bottom line.

SCC June Event Flyer


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