Each year Venture Portland hosts trainings to build the capacity of business district leaders. Venture Portland trainings address all aspects of business district operations such as great promotions, membership campaigns, marketing and running a successful business association. RSVP via Eventbrite or email training@ventureportland.org and learn best practices with other business district participants and help your business district thrive.

Webinars are quick practical introductions to common topics that affect business districts. You’ll leave with new knowledge and easy-to-use samples to share with your district. RSVP today!

Videos of Past Venture Portland Webinars and Panel Discussions

12/2 – Building a Better Board

10/14 – Successful Visual Merchandising During the Holidays (and COVID-19)

9/17 – Beautify Your Building: Understanding the Public Art Process

8/26 – COVID-19 and Business District Membership

7/30 – COVID Reopening Guidelines Q & A w/ OR-OSHA & OLCC

6/18 – Business Street Activation Program Q/A with PBOT & Venture Portland

6/9 – Personal Services Reopening Listening Session with Prosper Portland

6/1 – Restaurant Reopening Listening Session with Prosper Portland

5/28 – Retail Reopening Q & A with Deborah Kafoury

5/7 – Business Interruption Insurance Panel Discussion

4/30 – Promoting Businesses During COVID-19 Panel Discussion

4/23 – Commercial Tenant Panel Discussion

4/9 – Snap and Sell: Social Media Marketplace Webinar

Training Testimonials from Business Districts

  • “Very informative, excellent presenters, diversified approach.” – North/Northeast Business District
  • “This training gives me more confidence in writing grants” – Montavilla/East Tabor Business District
  • “It will motivate me to be more active with my social media marketing.” – Hawthorne Boulevard Business District
  • “Implementing these tools will drive more customers to our events/stores.” – Historic Mississippi Avenue Business District
  • “Great event to help small business in an area that is overwhelming to most.” – Hillsdale Business District
  • “What I learned has the potential to make a huge difference in our future with a simple sustained approach overtime, but make big strides now.” – Northeast Broadway Business District


Looking for even more Training and Networking opportunities for your business? Check out Travel Portland’s extensive Partner Events Calendar!