At the turn of the century, Portland was on the move and the streetcar was the vehicle. Streetcar lines radiated eastward from downtown and … Keep Reading ››
Portland Pilot Project
Venture Portland’s Portland Pilot Project Grants provide critical catalytic funds to increase business association membership, volunteers and revenue. Potential projects could include a business seminar series, seasonal event (summer/holiday), marketing/promotion activities and/or a map or identity collateral. Eligible business associations must participate in a board strategy session, complete a 12-month work plan, Annual Check-up and Benchmarking Success and attend Quarterly Quadrant Conversations to ensure the success of their grant activities.
Venture Portland will provide personalized technical assistance and a part-time (10 hours per week) staffer to assist eligible business associations with various activities including the grant application/evaluation process, grant project implementation, creating and maintaining a member database, implementing a membership campaign, member communication (canvassing, newsletters, email, etc) and district marketing/promotion.
Quarterly Quadrant Conversations
Quarterly Quadrant Conversations (Quad Talks) gather leaders of the nine Portland Pilot Project business districts to strengthen their district’s identity and help neighborhood businesses thrive. For more information and to RSVP, click here.