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
- Beaverton area after-party
- And more!
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.
Featured Speakers 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!!!
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
Being a Marketplace Catalyst so that All Shall Prosper
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
Soluciones de Negocios – Business Solutions
Workforce Development Panel: Recruitment, Incentivization and Retention
Welcome! You Are Invited! [Video]
Giveaways for 2022
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!
- Gallagher Auto Spa: $200 Gift Certificate
- Timbers Tickets: Two Tickets
- Tolovana Inn: $400 Gift Certificate
- FishFest 2022
Purposeful Projects 2022
By LatinoBuilt Foundation
By Small Business Utility Advocates (SBUA)
By Green Seed Construction
By VetREST with Metro
By Verde Builds with Energy Trust of Oregon
More about Green Seed Apartments
More about Ductless Heat Pump By Verde Builds
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.
Special thank you to our sponsors for 2022 – we couldn’t do this without you!
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.