Expo Negocio

OUR ANNUAL EXPO NEGOCIO

OUR ANNUAL EXPO NEGOCIO
Thursday Nov. 9th | 8AM-3PM
STRENGTHENING OUR BUSINESS COMMUNITY

Location: Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry
626 High St. NE, Ste 210, Salem, Oregon

WORKSHOPS • NETWORKING • PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT • CHILDCARE AVAILABLE

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What is Expo Negocio 2017?

Expo Negocio 2017 is the premier Latino business expo in the Salem area, bringing together business professionals to network, share economic insights, and build a stronger Latino community through business workshops, presented in both Spanish and English.

Join us November 9th for a myriad of educational opportunities throughout the day for both Latino and Non-Latino business owners and professionals seeking to develop their knowledge and intercultural relationships.

Why Attend?

Latino-owned businesses are the fastest growing sector of the U.S. economy, creating jobs and economic growth across the country. Expo Negocio 2017 provides new ideas on how to create economic opportunities for your community and business by attending workshops from business owners, government representatives, and community leaders.

Who Should Attend?

This event is PERFECT for anyone interested in starting a new venture, improving their current business, or fostering stronger relationships within the Latino business community.

Business associations, owners, working professionals, chambers of commerce, non-profits, policy makers, local elected officials, and state and local government agencies are all strongly encouraged to attend.

For more information, or to sign up for Expo Negocio 2017, call the Latino Business Alliance office at (503) 741-9132. Or click here to register online.

Become an Expo Negocio 2017 Sponsor!

There are still opportunities to have your business represented as a sponsor for Expo Negocio 2017. This is a fantastic opportunity to build name recognition and brand awareness in the Latino business community as well as assist in the continued success of this premier event.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Paula Moseley at (503) 910-3055 to learn more.

Our Partners

 

 

 

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Time Workshops Description Language
Start at 7:45 Registration Registration starts Bilingual
8:00 – 9:45 am Café y Pan Dulce Breakfast 8:00 am – 8:30 Networking
8:30 – 8:50 – Welcome & Introductions
8:50 – 9:00 – LBA President – Jose Gonzalez
9:00 – 9:10 – Mayor of Salem -Chuck Bennett
9:30 – 9:45 Visit sponsor tables
Bilingual
9:50 – 10:50am Business 101 10 Simple steps to take before you start your busness. During this workshop the attendees will be connected to resources. For example: secretary of state Spanish
Español
Work/Life Balance…for Success

Balance en Trabajo / Vida Personal….Exito

 

In this session, participants will understand how to achieve business goals, while balancing work and life. Participants will have an opportunity to participate in engaging role plays designed to provide person centered visuals. Conversation will allow participants to share perceived barriers, and incorporate their insight for the benefit of others.

En esta sesión, los participantes comprenderán cómo alcanzar sus objetivos empresariales, y ala misma vez como balancear el  trabajo y su  vida personal. Los participantes tendrán la oportunidad de participar en actividades diseñadas para proporcionar visuales. La conversación permitirá a los participantes compartir las barreras percibidas e incorporar para el beneficio de los demás.

Speaker/Presentador:Wally Ybarra , Motivational Speaker, Wally Ybarra Consulting

*Traductor de Español Disponible

 

 

English
Inglés
11:00- 11:50am Mejorando Su
Negocio / Improving Your Business

Attendees will learn about  the different types of legal business structures (Sole Proprietorship, Corporation, Partnership) and the legal and tax impact of each type.  They will also learn  best practices for bookkeeping/accounting systems and recording keeping in order to be ready just in case of an IRS or Oregon Departmentt of Revenue audit.

Los asistentes aprenderán acerca de los diferentes tipos de estructuras legales de negocios (propiedad individual, corporación, sociedad) y el impacto legal y fiscal de cada tipo. También aprenderán las mejores prácticas para contabilidad / sistemas de contabilidad y registro de mantenimiento con el fin de estar listo sólo en caso de una auditoría del IRS o del Departamento de Impuestos de Oregon.

*English Translator Available

Speakers / Presentadores: Raul Valdivia, CPA & Tom Larimer, Larimer & Sears, LLC, Attorneys at Law

Spanish
Español
New Laws Impacting You and Your Business Attendees will learn about new Oregon laws pertaining to retirement, health care and sick leave.

OregonSaves: A new, easy way for Oregonians to save for Retirement / Una forma nueva y fácil para los residentes de Oregon ahorrar para la jubilación

Employers can help their employees take responsibility for their own financial futures. The program is designed to lower barriers wherever possible, such as using automatic enrollment and savings through payroll deductions, to make it easier for people to save. 

Los empleadores pueden ayudar a sus empleados a asumir la responsabilidad de sus propios futuros financieros. El programa está diseñado para reducir las barreras siempre que sea posible, como el uso de inscripción automática y ahorros a través de deducciones de nómina, para que sea más fácil para las personas a ahorrar

Speaker/Presentador:Ted Bender, Representative for OregonSaves

*Traductor de Español Disponible

English
Inglés
12:00 – 1:45pm Luncheon Sponsor Annoucements and Acknowlegement / Anuncios y Reconocimientos

Keynote Speaker: 

David Molina an accomplished military officer, entrepreneur, and self-taught developer, David is the Founder & CEO of Operation Code, a nonprofit charity helping the military community learn software development, enter the tech industry, and code the future.

David es el fundador y CEO de Operation Code, una organización sin fines de lucro que ayuda a la comunidad militar a aprender el desarrollo de software, entrar en la industria de la tecnología y codificar el futuro.

Bilingual
Bilingüe
1:50 – 2:50 pm What’s Your Business: Aligning Opportunities with Government Needs / Qué es su negocio?:  Oportunidades de contratos con el gobierno Oregon spends billions of dollars annually on goods, services and construction. We buy everything from catering, janitorial, and landscaping business to healthcare services and everything in between. We design, build, and engineer facilities to large highway infrastructure projects and paving. We repair and remodel buildings; roofing, concrete, drywall, excavating, electrical, and HVAC. If you are a small business or thinking about starting business come find out about the FREE resources and assistance to START GROW SUSTAIN your business.

El estado de Oregón gasta miles de millones de dólares anualmente en bienes, servicios y construcción. Compramos todo, desde catering, limpieza, y negocios de jardinería a servicios de salud y todo lo demás. Diseñamos, construimos e ingenieramos instalaciones para grandes proyectos de infraestructura vial y pavimentación. Reparamos y remodelamos edificios; techado, hormigón, paneles de yeso, excavación, electricidad y HVAC. Si usted es una pequeña empresa o esta pensando en comenzar su propio negocio venga a conocer los recursos gratuitos y la asistencia para comenzar y obtener contratos con el estado de Oregón.

Speaker / Presentador:

Kelly Stevens-Malnar –Statewide Small Business Outreach Coordinator / Coordinadora Estatal de Alcance para Pequeñas Empresas

Bilingual
Bilingüe
Intercultural
Communication

Cross Cultural Communications is about how we communicate with others that are unlike ourselves. This training facilitates the recognition of the elements that go into communication and how we react when faced with communication styles that are different from our own social norms. It is a thought provoking way to look at communication and considerations for our own communication responses.  Emese Perfecto delivers this training, utilizing her own broad language background, having grown up in a home with parents from two very different cultures and where English was her third language. Her educational background including linguistics along with the interactional format of the workshop makes for a fun, informative, fast paced and thought provoking session. 

Cross Cultural Communications es acerca de cómo nos comunicamos con otros que son diferentes a nosotros mismos. Durante este entrenamiento  reconoceremos los elementos que entran en comunicación y cómo reaccionamos cuando nos enfrentamos con estilos de comunicación que son diferentes de nuestras propias normas sociales. Es una forma de reflexión para ver la comunicación y las consideraciones para nuestras propias respuestas de comunicación. Emese Perfecto ofrece este entrenamiento, utilizando su propio lenguaje, habiendo crecido en un hogar con padres de dos culturas muy diferentes y donde el inglés era su tercera lengua. Su formación académica, incluyendo la lingüística, junto con el formato interaccional del taller, hace que sea una sesión divertida, informativa, de ritmo rápido y de reflexión.

Speaker / Presentadora:

Emese Perfecto JD. PhD, Language Services Manager  for the Oregon Department of Human Services, Office of Equity and Multicultural Services. 

*Traductor de Español Disponible  

English
Inglés


Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

Community Partners

David Molina – Keynote Speaker

An accomplished military officer, entrepreneur, and self-taught developer, David is the Founder & CEO of Operation Code, a nonprofit charity helping the military community learn software development, enter the tech industry, and code the future. After a decade of service in uniform, David founded Operation Code when he couldn’t use his New GI Bill to go to code school to become a software developer and build his dream web app, bilingualhire.co.

In his mid-20s, David selflessly served his community as a governor-appointed Commissioner on the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs logging thousands of miles throughout the state ensuring Mexican immigrants were heard loud and clear, as a president-appointed member of the OSU President’s Board of Visitors for Diversity and Inclusion advocating for diverse faculty and staff, as well as on numerous community boards, and a regular guest on Univision KUNP-TV, and Radio Tonalli on KBOO 90.7FM.

2017 EXPO NEGOCIO PRESENTERS

RAUL VALDIVIA – CPA

Raul Valdivia graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner. He began his career as an accountant in California, prior to relocating to Oregon as an Auditor with the Oregon Secretary of State’s Audits Division. He worked for the Audits Division for 11 and half years.

Raul has over 25 years of accounting and auditing experience and currently owns and operates a tax, accounting, and business consulting service. His experience includes past presentations for Expo Negocio, the MERIT Program, and various nonprofit organizations. He is a board member of the Latino Business Alliance (LBA) and is responsible for LBA’s bookkeeping and preparation of its financial data. Raul resides with his family in Salem.

Tom Larimer – Attorney 

Tom Larimer is an attorney in Salem, Oregon. He graduated with honors from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, and earned his law degree from Willamette University. Tom’s law practice focuses on estate planning and administration, asset management and other financial and small business matters, and he is a nationally certified (financial) Conservator.

Tom lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina and has been fluent in Spanish for over 30 years. He is a board member of the Latino Business Alliance, is the Head Football Coach at Whiteaker Middle School, and for many years has volunteered as a guest speaker, interpreter, and sponsor for the AVID (college prep) program in several of the local middle schools. Tom and his wife Tracy have been married 28 years, have 4 children, one grandson, and two more grandsons on the way!

Wally Ybarra – Motivational Speaker & Consultant

Wally Ybarra is a motivating speaker and consultant with experience across the United States. With an energetic and engaging attitude, he helps clients create company culture with intention. Emphasizing core values, vision, and inclusion of all employees, Wally guides companies through a strategic process intended to build an inspiring culture in which the company’s mission motivates employees to be full participants. In addition, Wally has built a reputation as a motivational speaker with the capacity to inspire people in the areas of academics, goals, leadership, community contribution, and business development. Wally has a deep understanding of how people can make fundamental, positive changes in their outlooks and their lives. As a coach, he strives to cause a shift in his clients’ way of thinking and initiate a transformation in the their lives. He is an engaging teacher who brings meaning and humor to learning situations and is energized by seeing people achieve success and find meaning in the workplace and life.

Ted Bender – Institutional Relationship Manager

Ted is a financial professional with seven years of experience in the retirement plan industry. For the past four years he has served as a Relationship Manager for retirement plans in Oregon with the Principal Financial Group. Ted credits his success in the retirement industry to his passion for educating employees about their retirement savings options. He has a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Iowa, and holds FINRA Series 7 & 66 licenses.

 

Kelly Stevens-Malnar – Statewide Outreach Coordinator

Kelly is a native Oregonian and has been with the State 15 years and currently manages Oregon’s Cooperative Procurement Program and Small Business Programs at the Department of Administrative Services, Office of Procurement Services.

Kelly is deeply committed to educational outreach activities that promote governmental contracting opportunities to Oregon small businesses. She is an instrumental State resource on valuable and creative ways to use Oregon’s #1 e-procurement system – ORPIN.

Kelly brings to the state 15 years of high-tech private-sector product marketing experience, and an additional 5 years of operating her own brokered goods business out of Phoenix, AZ.

Emese Perfecto JD. PhD – Language Services Manager for DHS, Office of Equity and Multicultural Services.

Emese has a long history of working with vulnerable communities, from her experience  with Legal Aid working with Monolingual clients in the Domestic Violence unite, to working on civil rights for the Roma population in Budapest, Hungary.  Emese also brings with her a unique lens into small family owned business.  She is the oldest child to immigrant parents,  grew up working in the family business, as well as being the family interpreter and translator.    Emese brings her multicultural background and linguisticts  expertise into her presentations, with 16 years of experience as a speaker, presenter and educator. Emese brings a unique perspective and insight into how we communicate with each other and how language and culture can be barriers to that communication.

For Attendees

How do I sign up
The event is free to attend without signing up, but you must pre-register if you want to attend the luncheon and hear the keynote speaker. To sign up, visit our registration page.
Where do I park?
There is a limited amount of parking behind the CCBI building at 626 High St NE, Salem. The Marion Parkade is located across the street from the building, and has plenty of free parking. Do not park in this deck two consecutive days, however, or you may get a ticket.
Is there childcare?
Yes, there is childcare available for children between the ages of 2-5.
How much does it cost?
The event is free to attend thanks to the generous support of our sponsors! However, if you want to attend the luncheon, there is a cost associated.
Where does the event take place?
The event takes place at the Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry at 626 High St NE, Salem, OR.

For Presenters And Sponsors

How do I sponsor or support this event?
Visit our sponsorship page to see what sponsorship levels and benefits are available for various amounts. We also have several needs that can be met with in-kind donations. And we always accept assistance (volunteering, recommendation, or advice) for the successful planning and execution of the event.
How can I be a presenter for the event?
If you are interested in presenting at Expo Negocio, you just need passion and experience in an area we’ve decided to be beneficial for attendees. Contact Alejandra Hernandez at (503) 741-9132 or Latinobusinesalliance@gmail.com to get involved as a presenter.
Who do I make a check out to?
Make checks out to the Latino Business Alliance and mail them to 1605 Fairgrounds Rd NE, Salem OR 97301.
How do I get an invoice?
For an invoice, contact Alejandra Hernandez at (503) 741-9132 or Latinobusinessalliance@gmail.com
What time can I set up my exhibitor table?
Tables can be set up beginning at 8 a.m. on the day of the event. However, if you have a lot of materials and would like to set up the day before, contact Forrest Peck and we may be able to work this out with you.
If my sponsorship includes an exhibitor table, will tables and tablecloths be provided?
Yes, we will have a 5’ x 18” table with a tablecloth on it for you.
Can I get my presentation materials translated?
Yes, as long as you provide the materials to us at least 2 months before the day of the event.
How do I get involved for next year’s event?
We start planning for the next year’s event every January. To get involve contact Jose Gonzalez or Alejandra Hernandez to get involved at (503) 741-9132 or Latinobusinessalliance@gmail.com

Childcare

We are excited to provide high quality childcare at this year’s Expo Negocio. This is in an effort to accommodate parents with young children between the ages 2 and 5.

Childcare Details:

  • Maximum 15 children
  • Reservations should be made in advance for child care (Purchase Ticket Eventbrite)
  • All parents would need to remain in the building and be accessible by cell phone
  • Parents would be in charge of changing their child’s diaper, if needed.
  • Snacks and lunches for children will provided

Chemeketa Early Learning Childhood students will provide child care. If you are interested in childcare, please add a childcare ticket during your registration. For more information please contact Dayna Jung 503.999.2134

CCBI_01626 High St NE Suite 202Salem, OR 97301

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DIRECTIONS
Coming from the North on 1-5
• Take exit 256 Or-213/Market St
• Turn righ at Market St NE
• Turn left at Broadway St NE
• Slight left at High St NE
• Destination will be on the left

Coming form the South on 1-5
• Take exit 25 for OR-213/MArket St
• Turn left Market St NE
• Turn left at Broadway St NE
• Slight left at High St NE
• Destination will be on the left

 

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