Trainings at Venture Portland

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 Paypal or email and learn best practices with other business district participants and help your business district thrive.
2019-2020 Venture Portland Training Catalog


Trainings 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!

2019-2020 Venture Portland Training Catalog

Upcoming Trainings at Venture Portland

April 9 – Snap and Sell: The Instagram Marketplace

May 7 – Show Me the Money: Addressing Disparities to Create a More Equitable Economy

May 27 – Hail to the Chief: Presidential Roles & Responsibilities

May 27 – The Buck Stops Here: Minutes, Motions & Money

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!