OBI is proud to host several signature events and webinar opportunities throughout the year, regularly bringing hundreds of our members together with elected officials, community leaders, and fellow Oregonians. Learn more about each one below. If you would like to reach our targeted business audience through a sponsorship of these events, contact Nancy Marquay.

Annual Meeting

The OBI Annual Meeting is a chance for hundreds of our members to get together, hear an organizational update from our Board leadership and OBI staff, and network with each other as well as elected officials. This event typically takes place in Salem, at the beginning of Oregon legislative sessions. A high-profile keynote address and political panel are often features of this event. Past keynoters include A.B. Stoddard, of RealClearPolitics, and Jay Timmons, president & CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers.

It is also an opportunity to bestow our Jobs Champion Award to legislators and civic leaders that embody the values and mission of OBI. In recent years, the Jobs Champion Award has been given to Sen. Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose), former Rep. Jeff Barker (D-Aloha), and Rep. Shelly Boshart Davis (R-Albany) for their bipartisan work promoting Oregon jobs.

As an Annual Meeting sponsor, you receive a wide range of benefits, from table discounts to speaker recognition to award presentation. We can’t do this event alone. Thank you to all our sponsors, past, present and future who support this event.

If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Rebecca DeBo.

Celebrating Manufacturers

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Every fall, the country observes National Manufacturing Day. Here at OBI, we mark the occasion by celebrating the local manufacturers, who keep Oregon’s economy thriving. OBI’s annual Celebrating Manufacturers event is an acknowledgement of the important work they do, and an incredible learning experience for our members and elected officials.

The event typically spotlights manufacturing businesses throughout the state with interviews, video profiles and more. From Sisters to Medford, from lumber to semiconductors and innovative technology, Oregon manufacturers strengthen our local communities by providing jobs, products and services that Oregonians, Americans and the international markets rely on. Don’t miss this opportunity for a look behind the scenes of some of Oregon’s manufacturers.

Are you an Oregon manufacturer, interested in a featured profile during our Celebrating Manufacturers event? Or perhaps you’d like to sponsor the celebration and generate more exposure for your business. Get in touch with us.

Vision Oregon Dinner

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Now in its 20th year, the Vision Oregon Dinner (previously known as the Statesman Dinner) is one of Oregon’s most important annual gatherings of business, civic and elected leaders. Our 2021 dinner will mark the 20th anniversary of this cherished Oregon tradition.

Each year, the event is attended by hundreds of business leaders who are joined by community leaders and elected officials, ranging from members of Congress to community college board members, from throughout the state. The evening allows the dinner attendees to spend time together, and to hear from a keynote speaker who reflects on challenges and opportunities facing our state, and the role business plays in building a stronger community.

The dinner is also an annual opportunity for Oregon’s business community to reflect on the importance of bipartisan collaboration to build a stronger Oregon. We bestow OBI’s highest honor, the Oregon Visionary Award, on individuals whose work reflects those values. Past honorees have included the late U.S. Sen. Mark O. Hatfield, former Gov. Barbara Roberts, retired Sen. Margaret Carter, and the late businesswoman Gert Boyle, to name just a few.

Brand your business with a sponsorship at this most sought-after event. Start the conversation now by contacting us today.