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.

Schedule 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

Gallagher Auto Spa as a Giveaway Prize
Timbers Soccer Tickets as a Giveaway Prize

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!

Purposeful Projects benefit from expo!

Old Gates School Track and Field of Dreams at Upward Bound Camp

By Upward Bound Camp

Sustainable Families Program

By Birch Community Services

Casa Esperanza – House of Hope

By Northwest Family Services

Goodling Community Solar

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.

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
  • Workshops
  • Beaverton area after-party
  • And more!

Group of Business Expo West female attendees smiling
Business Expo West attendee giving thumbs up as vendor laughs
Business Expo West Trade Show floor full of people and vendors

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.

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.

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

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