A wide variety of organizations from across the region attended Business Expo West 2022, making it one of the best business trade shows in Oregon year after year.
This year we finally were able to host it in-person after two years of virtual-only networking. Everyone was eager to meet in person, resulting in much laughter, smiles, and hugs.
If you weren’t able to attend — or attended but were too busy networking to hear from our amazing speakers — we welcome you to these recap videos.
Recap Videos of Business Expo West 2022
Introduction: Ron and James welcome Expo attendees, and give highlights of things to come.
Featured Guests: We hear from Cheryl Myers, Oregon Deputy Secretary of State; Deanna Palm, President of the Washington County Chamber of Commerce; Diana Delgado, board member of the Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME); followed by a blessing by James Morud.
Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers: Ron speaks with Alan Evans, founder of Helping Hands; and Bob Grover, owner of Pacific Landscape Management regarding the important work happening at Helping Hands. Brenda Pearson from our sponsor Oregon Department of Human Services then highlights important worker development opportunities in the state.
U.S. Small Business Administration: Martin Golden speaks of the great things small businesses overcame during the two year Covid pandemic. We then hear from Rebekah Kilgore and Mel Jones from our sponsor Hoffman Construction.
Tektronix and Rubitone Development Services: Joe Ohama speaks about how Tektronix helped the community during the pandemic, while Tony Jones inspires as he speaks of his core values that drives his community work. Then Ann Reid and Chris Kelly from 104.1 FM The Fish give away Fish Fest tickets.
Final Thoughts: Ron and James wrap up the Expo. Ron gives a heartfelt tribute to his father who recently passed from Acute Myeloid Leukemia, and speaks about his enduring legacy of encouraging others.
Check out the Handbook
Don’t forget to check out the Business Expo West 2022 Handbook. It highlights all the amazing organizations and businesses that staffed tables and sponsored the event, including all the meaningful work they do every day to help our community and be examples of the Quadruple Bottom Line: People, Planet, Profit, and Purpose.
Save the Date
We hope you join us next year — Thursday, April 13, 2023 — for the next Beaverton Expo West. It is an amazing opportunity for B2B support companies to meet clients for new business.
Thank You Sponsors!
We all thank the following sponsors for helping to make this year’s expo a success! Please make a point to thank them personally, and let them know how much the trade show helped you.