12th Annual Business Expo West 2023

BESThq and Washington County Chamber of Commerce Announce Partnership for 2023 Business Expo West – View Full Press Release here.

The two organizations will bring their shared mission and growth vision to present “Our Purpose is Key in 2023.”

With a focus on purposeful work and continued growth, the two organizations will join forces to expand the show’s reach, offer more networking opportunities, and provide meaningful educational sessions to the business community.

Save The Date 2023!

Business Expo West 2023 will be Thursday, March 23, 2023. Mark your calendars NOW and get ready for an amazing time of networking with other members of the community who value People, Planet, Profit, and Purpose.

Networking: Industries That Attend

While there is a broad and diverse range of companies, organizations, and industries represented at Business Expo West, we’ve attempted to categorize some of them so you can better find your ideal client in at the expo.

Reasons to Join Us at the Expo

A full day to purposefully grow:  

  • Build relationships and make a difference together
  • LEAD with Purpose and go to the next level
  • Quadruple Bottom Line (QBL):  People, Planet, Profit, Purpose

Other things to look forward to:

  • Meet business leaders & professionals
  • Meet buyers
  • One-on-one networking in Zoom Breakout Rooms
  • Millions in contracts
  • Fun giveaways
  • Workshops
  • Beaverton area after-party
  • And more!

Support FIVE Amazing Purposeful Projects for 2022

Group of Business Expo West female attendees smiling
Business Expo West attendee giving thumbs up as vendor laughs

Update: 2022 Event Recap

The trade show may be over, but the friendships, connections, and momentum has just started!

Check out our six recap videos from the expo, gleaning wisdom and inspiration from speakers like Cheryl Myers, Oregon Deputy Secretary of State; Martin Golden, U.S. Small Business Administration; Tony Jones, Rubitone Development Services; Alan Evans, Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers; and many more amazing featured guests.

Also check out the event handbook, which highlights the amazing work being done by the organizations who staffed and sponsored the tables at the event.

Business Expo West 2022
Introduction Video
Business Expo West 2022
Featured Speakers Video
Business Expo West 2022
Helping Hands Reentry Outreach Centers Video
Business Expo West 2022
U.S. Small Business Administration Video
Business Expo West 2022
Joe Ohama and Tony Jones Video
Business Expo West 2022
Final Comments Video

Featured Speakers at Business Expo West 2022

Schedule 2022

9:30 AM: Early Arrivals: Early Breakout Room Networking Begins

10:00 AM: Expo Kickoff & Special Guests

10 AM to 2 PM: Quadruple Bottom Line Expo Networking

  • Speakers, Spotlights, and Giveaways (Top of each hour)

2 to 3 PM: Expo Wrap, Followed by Sponsor-Led Technical Workshops

5:00 PM: After Party (No Host) at Central Station Taps and BG Food Cartel food carts

Big Thank You To Our 2022 Platinum Sponsors!!!

Logos of Business Expo West Top Sponsors: BESThq, BBSI, Tektronix, Hoffman Construction
Logos of Business Expo West Top Sponsors: Oregon Health Authority, Oregon Department of Human Services, The Fish 104.1 FM, and Salem Media Group

Professional Workshops 2022 (2 PM to 3 PM)

Veteran Business and Workforce Solutions

Presented by U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Getting Certified with COBID and Oregon Buys Opportunities

Presented by Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID)

Being a Marketplace Catalyst so that All Shall Prosper

Presented by The Marketplace Catalyst and Serving Our Neighbors

Getting the Right Number – Contractor Training

Presented by Professional Business Development Group (PBDG)

Disability in the Workplace: What You Don’t Know Impacts Your Business

Presented by Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

Soluciones de Negocios – Business Solutions

Presented by LatinoBuilt Association and Energy Trust of Oregon (workshop will be in both Spanish and English)

Workforce Development Panel: Recruitment, Incentivization and Retention

Presented by Barrett Business Services Inc (BBSI) and Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA)

Welcome! You Are Invited! [Video]

Business Expo West Trade Show floor full of people and vendors

Giveaways for 2022

Gallagher Auto Spa as a Giveaway Prize
Timbers Soccer Tickets as a Giveaway Prize
Tolovana Inn Stay given as a Giveaway Prize

Every hour on the hour during the expo, we will be giving away fabulous prizes!
MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN (either virtually or in-person) We will be pulling names from those registered through Eventbrite, so make sure you officially sign-up for the event!

Purposeful Projects 2022

Nuestro Hogar

By LatinoBuilt Foundation

Small Business Utility Advocates Membership Drive

By Small Business Utility Advocates (SBUA)

Green Seed Apartments

By Green Seed Construction

Metro Central Victory Garden

By VetREST with Metro

Ductless Heat Pump Activator Program

By Verde Builds with Energy Trust of Oregon

More about Green Seed Apartments

More about Ductless Heat Pump By Verde Builds

Purposeful Projects 2022: Small Business Utility Advocates, Verde Builds, Green Seed Apartments, Metro Central Victory Gardens with VetREST, and Nuestro Hogar with LatinoBuilt Foundation

Beaverton After Party 2022

The Beaverton After Party will be at Central Station Taps starting at 5 PM.

For those wanting food to go with their beer, we encourage people to pop over to the BG Food Cartel food carts that are two blocks south of Central Station Taps, get some food to-go, and bring it back to Central Station Taps.

Central Station Taps
The Beat Goes On marching band listening to Ron White talk at Business Expo West

Sponsors for Business Expo West 2023

Interested in sponsoring Business Expo West 2023?

Without our sponsors, we simply cannot afford to continue affordable and accessible opportunity for community. Please consider sponsoring the Expo to partner with us in making a difference with / for community. Hundreds of entrepreneurs and business teams will network with each other, have tons of fun, and YOU should be there to connect with them and introduce your organization to them for future engagement!

Vendor listening to attendee at Business Expo West

Your Generous Sponsorship allows us to:

  • Build your organization & our community to achieve greater impact together
  • Impact the greater Portland metro area with the success of BESThq Business Expo West
  • Provide an opportunity for you to connect your organization and its products / services:
    • Before the event via our marketing efforts, and
    • During the event via a promotional booth on the expo floor.

Highlights from Expo 2021

Guest speakers from last year’s Business Expo West 2021

Purposeful Projects presented at Business Expo West 2021