The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs will host the next "Coffee & Issues Forum" networking opportunity from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in the OAME Cascade Plaza.
The forum is free and open to the public.
The Coffee and Issues Forum brings minority and small-business owners and managers together with experts and leaders in business, government and other areas vital to business growth to share common issues and learn about business trends, opportunities and resources. Nearly 100 Portland small-business and minority business owners and managers are expected to attend.
The Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs was established in 1987 to support the development of minority businesses in Northeast Portland. It has more than 800 members statewide in Oregon and Southwest Washington representing 57 countries.
The association is a multiethnic organization of African, Asian, Hispanic, Native and European Americans. Services include technical assistance, mentorship, access to capital, matching capability with opportunity administrative services, networking and businesses incubation.
The association's Cascade business incubator is a 40,000-square-foot facility housing 30 small businesses; the Rockwood Business Center, in Gresham contains seven small businesses. For more information on the association's events and services, call 503-249-7744, or visit the Web site at www.oame.org.