Please join your fellow Pearl District Business Association members for our monthly Breakfast Meeting this Wednesday, October 14th from 7:30am-9am at BridgePort BrewPub. If you haven’t already, please RSVP at our website now.
Representatives from MercyCorps Northwest, Ben Misley – Microloan Officer, Laura Locker – Individual Development Grant Manager, and Andrew Volkman – Small Business Development Manager, will be discussing their services available to small businesses.
Mercy Corps Northwest is the U.S. economic development office of Mercy Corps, the Portland-based international relief and development agency. Their mission is to assist all low-income populations, including minorities, women, refugees and immigrants, prisoners, previously incarcerated and the disabled throughout Oregon and Washington State by increasing their economic self-sufficiency and community integration through micro-enterprise development and self-employment. To help clients achieve these outcomes, they provide three primary integrated business services: Education, Training and Business Development Services,including Asset Development Services (Individual Development Accounts – IDAs) and Micro Lending.