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 successfully shared mission and vision presenting “Our Purpose is Key in 2023.” Save the date for our next Business Expo West – April 11, 2024!
WHERE: Tektronix, Bldg 38, Beaverton, AND Livestream via Zoom
Physical: 3025 SW Zworykin Ave, Beaverton, OR, 97005
With a focus on purposeful work and continued growth, the two organizations joined forces to expand the show’s reach, offer more networking opportunities, and provide meaningful educational sessions to the business community. Hundreds gathered at Tektronix in Beaverton (& Livestream) while elevating People, Planet, Profit, and Purpose via enterprise development and community.
Featured Speakers 2023
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 at the top of each hour
2 to 3 PM: Expo Wrap, Followed by Sponsor-Led Technical Workshops
4:00 PM: After Party (No Host) at Central Station Taps and BG Food Cartel food carts
Professional Workshops 2023 (2 PM to 3 PM)
Veteran Business and Workforce Solutions
Presented by U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Washington County Chamber of Commerce (WCCC) Veteran’s Business Advisory Council
Understanding Implicit Bias and Inclusive Communications
Presented by WCCC Diversity Councils
Commercial Contractor Pricing and Proposals – Getting the Right Number
Presented by Contractor Plan Center and BESThq
Soluciones de Negocios – Business Solutions (Presented in both English & Spanish)
Presented by WCCC Latino Business Advisory Council and Latino Built
Employment Programs to Enhance your Bottom Line
Presented by Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS) and Barrett Business Services Inc (BBSI)
Working with Public Agencies and Proposal Best Practices
Presented by Oregon Department of Administrative Services and BESThq
Identifying Purpose in your Work
Presented by Kingdom Living
Washington County Chamber Diversity Councils featured at expo
Big Thank You To Our 2023 Sponsors!!!
Giveaways in 2023
Every hour on the hour during the expo, we will be giving away fabulous prizes!
MUST ATTEND to WIN (either virtually or in-person). We will be pulling names from those registered through through the online registration, so make sure you officially sign-up for the event!
- Gallagher Auto Spa: $200 Gift Certificate
- Timbers Tickets: Two Tickets
- Hillsboro Hops: Two Tickets
- FishFest 2023
Purposeful Projects benefit from expo!
Old Gates School Track and Field of Dreams at Upward Bound Camp
By Upward Bound Camp
By Birch Community Services
Casa Esperanza – House of Hope
By Northwest Family Services
By Oregon Community Solar Program
Purposeful Projects Alumni Boost – We celebrate these two 2021 winners for the strides they have made in their Programs:
By Portland Community Resource Network
STEAM Pathways & Innovation Center
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.
Government: Business Engagement, Policy, & Procurement
Construction, Engineering, and Development
Non-Profit and Faith-Based Organizations
Reasons to Join Us at 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
- Beaverton area after-party
- And more!
Beaverton After Party 2023
Our “After Party” was held at Central Station Taps starting at 4 PM. All were welcome as we raised a glass and celebrated a great 2023 Business Expo West.
Guests enjoyed great beer and food from the BG Food Cartel food carts that are two blocks south of Central Station Taps.
Check out 2022 Event Recap
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.
Special thank you to our sponsors for 2022 – we couldn’t do this without you!
Barrett Business Services, Inc. (BBSI)
Business Diversity Institute (BDI)
Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID)
Color Map Painting and Remodeling
Oregon Department Of Transportation (ODOT) Office of Civil Rights
Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (OAME)
Oregon Department of Human Services (ODHS)
Oregon Secretary of State: Office of Small Business Assistance
Small Business Utility Advocates (Oregon)
Sterling Pacific Roofing & Waterproofing
The Beat Goes On Marching Band
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!
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.