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Business Solutions Fair

University of Portland – September 23rd, 2014; 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon

St. Johns Main Street proudly presents the second annual Business Solutions Fair sponsored by Paychex and Albina Community Bank. This event will take place on Tuesday, September 23rd from 8:30 am to 12 noon in the Terrace Room of the Bauccio Commons on the University of Portland’s campus (click here for a campus map). Any current or aspiring small business owners are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Business Solutions Fair will connect local Portland entrepreneurs with small business service providers and vendors to provide insight and creative solutions for small business challenges. The entrepreneurs in attendance will have the opportunity to visit exhibitors’ tables and schedule 10-15 minute mini-consultations with them. Additionally, Paychex will be hosting a seminar titled “Becoming an Employer of Choice” from 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

This event is also being supported by the University Park Business District. There is no charge to attend; this is a free event.


  • Paychex
  • Albina Community Bank
  • Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Albina Opportunities Corporation
  • Oregonians Credit Union
  • Mercy Corps Northwest
  • Small Business Legal Clinic
  • Craft 3
  • Sentext Solutions
  • Neighborhood Notes
  • MIPO
  • Constant Contact
  • MESO

8: 30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – Networking & light breakfast
9:00 a.m. to 12 noon – Visit with vendors & small business providers
**10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Special seminar being hosted by Paychex titled “Becoming an Employer of Choice”

In this brief seminar we will be discussing several topics many small businesses fail to implement to ensure long term stability with their company as it starts to grow.  You can expect to be informed about some basic topics such as risk management and compliance. And then we will dive into addressing a key factor to a company’s growth….employees.  We will touch on recruiting great talent, and help you  Learn how to become an employer of choice through total compensation statements, personal and professional development of your employees, and employee engagement.