“Building a business association for freelancers”
February’s dinner meeting of the Association of Home Businesses introduces you to “The Freelancer” – today’s most common home businessperson; the speaker is Marina Martinez-Bateman.
A guided conversation asks the question: “Can we use Portland’s robust neighborhood business association culture to benefit freelancers and other home-based businesses?”
As a former freelancer, former business association board member, and the owner of a home-based business herself, Marina has a unique insight into the overlapping interests and needs of freelancers – needs that most traditional business associations struggle to serve.
AHB meets on the third Thursday evening of each month at SMILE Station in Sellwood at 6 p.m. for three hours of camaraderie, networking, a buffet supper, and an interesting and relevant speaker. In February, that’s the 21st.
Guests are welcome and are invited to meet the group as a whole, while exploring a roll-out of the latest member benefits – Guests will have an opportunity to talk about their own business. Meet and greet other business owners who’ve grown their reach by attending the Association of Home Businesses monthly meetings.”
Join Us for Dinner and Networking February 21st at 6 pm
Want to learn more about some great local businesses? Our Monthly Dinner Meeting is open to members and non-members, $10. Please RSVP today to Eric Norberg at 503-232-2326.