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Gabriela Mendoza

Gabriela Mendoza
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Business Development Program Supports Latino entrepreneurs

The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber's technical assistance program supports Latina entrepreneurs, like Gabriela Mendoza, thanks to public investments from the city of Vancouver, Beaverton, and the Portland Development Commission.

Gabriela Mendoza wanted to turn her passion of cooking into a business, but needed guidance understanding the laws, regulations, and resources available before she could start. Read more in the HMC newsletter >

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  • Design Museum Pitch Party

    PDC was the presenting sponsor for the Design Museum Pitch Party, a Shark Tank-style one-day pitch event

  • Increase Project graduation

    The Increase Project, PDC’s pilot program to provide minority-owned small businesses with the tools for growth and expansion, recognized its first class of graduates

  • You play the “shark” at Pitch Black

    Mark your calendars for Pitch Black, an event giving African-American startup entrepreneurs a platform to connect with the region’s growing startup ecosystem

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  1. Lents Street Fair

    Sunday, July 31, 2016

  2. PDC Board of Commissioners Meeting - Executive Session

    Monday, August 01, 2016

  3. PDC Board of Commissioners Meeting

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016