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Learn how to do business with Oregon Department of Transportation!

Are you a small or certified business seeking to do work in the fields of heavy highway construction or architecture/design/engineering? Do you want to learn more about how your business might fit with our facilities and maintenance work?

Join Amy Jermain, Small Business Programs manager from the Office of Civil Rights, as she discusses how to access opportunities at ODOT – from supportive services for certified firms, to accessing letting schedules, to understanding all the lines of work available at ODOT.




Business Oregon – Offering Financial Solutions to Oregon Businesses!

Salem Capitol Connections provides the Oregon entrepreneur with the opportunity to connect with public and private entities that lead to sustainable business relationships and opportunities.
Business Oregon will discuss funding solutions from several programs that may partner with lenders, Small Business Development Centers or other local funding entities throughout the state.

SCC April 2016 Event Flyer


Doing Business with the Portland Public School District!

This month at SCC learn about:

  • Contracting opportunities with PPS.
  • Learn about the process and requirements to do business with PPS.

SCC March 2016 Printable Event Flyer



ODOT 2016 Disparity Study is underway!

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Oregon Department of Transportation’s Office of Civil Rights has teamed with Keen Independent Research to analyze if there is a level playing field for MWESB firms in the transportation contracting industry. Find out more here.

Fact Sheet with Public Meetings: English / Spanish


Certification opens the door to government contract opportunities!

  • Contracting opportunities with state, county, and city agencies for certified Minority, Women, Service-Disabled Veterans, and Emerging Small Businesses.
  • Federal funded transportation projects with the Airport Concessions and Disadvantage Business Enterprise Program.
  • Come and join the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) to learn how to become certified!

SCC Event Flyer Febuary 2016



Learn how to sell to government at SCC!

Have you ever wondered if selling to the government is a good fit for your business?

Are you interested in understanding how your business can gain competitive advantages and prepare for government contracts?

Come and join GCAP for a free training on how to get started in government contracting!

SCC January 2016 Event Flyer



SCC Business Development Tips – December 2015

Photos from the December SCC meeting where business development tips were brainstormed.

SCC Dec Photo 1           SCC Photo2 Dec 2015


Celebrate the end of year and share successful practices

  • Share successful practices and/or marketing tips for the holiday season
  • Door prize for most interesting or successful idea
  • Get inspired for the new year!
  • Please bring your favorite seasonal treat to share!

SCC December Event Flyer 2015


Photos from October’s Salem Capitol Connections

SCC Sam Brooks Speaking 3

Inspirational leader, Sam Brooks- OAME Founder and Chairman of the Board, shares his experiences, knowledge and wisdom with small businesses and agencies alike.


“Being too stubborn to give up”

“If you are in business and you are not making a profit, you are going out of business.”

“If your not successful first, you will not be able to make others successful.”

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Quality networking is one of the keys to success and main focuses at Salem Capitol Connections. Bring your business cards and be open to possibilities and opportunities!



DAS and ORPIN Opportunities

Attendees at SCC November 2015

Attendees at SCC November 2015

At the November 24th Salem Capitol Connections meeting learn about DAS and ORPIN opportunities. Including how changes in legislature will be effecting things in 2016. Educate yourself about upcoming projects and efficient ways to utilize ORPIN.

SCC November Event Flyer 2015


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