On October 28th, 2015, Kimberly Mitchell-Phillips of the Port of Portland asked our founder, Steve Havelka, to speak about PDXProcurementSearch.com and OregonProcurementSearch.com at the BDI Breakthrough Breakfast. BDI stands for Business Diversity Institute.
Thank you so much Kimberly Mitchell-Phillips, and thank you so much Port of Portland for this wonderful opportunity! We had a small but lively group with good questions, and we’d like to thank everyone for coming out!
If you’d like a great new networking opportunity, a place to meet other entrepreneurs and project managers from a lot of regional government agencies, you need to check out the Business Diversity Institute at http://bdiweb.org/.
If you’re a small, minority owned or woman owned business and you’d like to do business with the Port of Portland, here’s who you should contact.
Kimberly Mitchell-Phillips, Small Business Development Program Manager | Port of Portland
Mrs. Mitchell-Phillips is the Small Business Development Program Manager at the Port of Portland. In this capacity she manages the Port’s small business development and utilization programs including the Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) program, Airport Concessions DBE program, Mentor-Protégé program, Minority, Women & Emerging Small Business (MWESB) program and Workforce Diversity and Utilization program.
Prior to joining the Port of Portland she worked as Deputy Director, Economic & Business Equity for Governor John Kitzhaber where she worked on policy with 71 state agencies to include MWESB firms in state contracting opportunities. She currently serves on several community and advisory committees related to small businesses and is committed to helping make Oregon a better place for all. Mrs. Mitchell-Phillips is a native Oregonian and is married with three children; she is especially proud that her two sons are serving their country in the US Navy.