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From manufacturers to microbrewers, creative services to coffee carts and bike shops to bookstores, neighborhood business districts serve the diverse residents that call Portland home. Stretching from Rosewood to Sellwood, St. Johns to Multnomah Village and Columbia Corridor to Central Eastside Industrial, these critical commercial corridors employ Portlanders, grow the economy and meet regional, national and international demand for goods and services.
Portland’s neighborhood business districts, like Venture Portland, are managed by a passionate group of volunteers working hard to make their businesses and communities succeed. Leaders from diverse business districts make up the Venture Portland board of directors and contribute more than 1,000 volunteer hours annually in addition to the hours spent running their business districts and own businesses.
Venture Portland is a key partner in the city’s economic development efforts to create new jobs and stimulate neighborhood business vitality. Venture Portland also supports the Portland Plan’s goal of ensuring access for all Portlanders to a healthy, connected neighborhood.
Venture Portland is comprised of an all-volunteer board of directors and professional staff. The board is made up of delegates from member business districts that simultaneously serve on Venture Portland’s board and contribute to their business district while also working at their own businesses. Per the organization’s bylaws, directors are elected each April by Venture Portland’s membership.
|Eleni Gerding, President/Equity and Outreach Committee Chair
Stadium District Business Association
|Nicole Tignor, Treasurer
Old Town Community Association
Old Town Coffee
|Amanda Triskele, Secretary
Williams Vancouver Business Association
Unitus Credit Union
|Eric Larpenteur, Vice President
Montavilla East Tabor Business Association
|Liz Smith, Past President
St. Johns Boosters
Bizzy Lizzy Social Media Marketing
Raleigh Hills Business Association
MF Chase Websites
St. Johns Boosters
NW Industrial Business Association