BABA May 2018

BABA President:

Constance Ihrke               


Meetings: Second Thur. 9 am

Historic Belmont Firehouse,

900 SE 35th

May is the month that Portland Celebrates Small Business. Portland’s neighborhood business districts contain 19,200 businesses and 267,000 jobs and 70 % of every dollar you spend stays in the local economy. It pays to shop local.

The Belmont District extends a warm welcome to Cowgirl Tatoo located at 3001 SE Belmont St.

Summer is approaching, and Multnomah County rolls out their Summer Works program that puts youths to work. It pays to diversify your workplace and find new talent pipelines. Summer Works can help. They connect diverse youth between ages 16-24 to paid summer internships.

The program takes care of payroll, insurance and taxes and they vet youth and train them on basic work readiness. Internships last 6-9 weeks in the summer, 180 hours averaging 25-30 hours per week. For more information go to

BABA May 2018

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