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 Google or email info@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!

Upcoming Venture Portland Lunch & Learn Wednesdays

June 12 – PR 101: Getting Media Attention for Your Event

With so many events happening in Portland, marketing your district’s event to the masses is no simple task. In a world with so many different avenues for marketing, it can seem daunting to know which form of communication is most effective. Social media, print advertisements, digital ads, hanging posters, and of course, event calendars are all viable options. But if you are able to gain earned media attention from local news outlets, it not only lets people know about your event, but also can offer some notoriety or validation that your event is worth attending. So, how do you get media attention for your event? Join us for this webinar where we will offer some tips for how to get press to care about your cause.

June 18 – Major Impact Awards Info Session (12-1pm)

Thanks to funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, Venture Portland is now offering the final round of Major Impact Grants to member business district associations. During this optional info session webinar, we will review key parts of the application and guidelines, discuss eligible projects, and answer any questions you may have about the application process. E-mail jacob@ventureportland.org to RSVP. 

Videos of Past Venture Portland Webinars and Panel Discussions

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