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. View our 2022 Training Calendar. RSVP today!

Upcoming Venture Portland Webinars and Panel Discussions

  • 5/25 – Marketing Your Event and Promoting Your Message
    • Join Gabby Albano, the Events Assistant, as she demonstrates ways to promote your event without breaking your budget. From print, to TV, and social media, there are many ways to spread the word, but the key is crafting your multi-tiered approach. Learn strategies for targeting your audience and reaching new spaces. Get tips on how to create eye-catching graphics and promotional materials. Walk away equipped with resources and past examples that will aid your next marketing campaign.

Videos of Past Venture Portland Webinars and Panel Discussions

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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!