Elevating, Connecting, & Celebrating Entrepreneurs of Color
Mercatus presents Momentous, an annual business networking event. Momentous is a celebration and appreciation of Portland’s businesses communities of color.
Find support from a community of organizations that work together to better serve business owners.
Meet other entrepreneurs of color, expand your networks, and explore new collaborations.
Enjoy light appetizers and chill to the musical stylings of local Portland artists.
SAVE THE DATE
APRIL 28, 4 PM – 7PM
Ain’t No New Thang
I’m a size 12.5-wearing sneaker fool, I love cookies (soft ones), and if I was a little bit taller I’d be in a league somewhere. I’m full-time with my own companies: Greater Than Good – an urban branding and events company; And my newest venture, Deadstock Coffee Company. Aside from that I’m a pretty boring dude.
Brenna King (DJ Lex) is a Portland designer & music lover. Her strength as a DJ lies in her unparalleled ability to leverage her afro-Caribbean roots, bringing the best of African & Carribean music that will keep you dancing non-stop.
The bud who is Blossom began with her roots in Trinidad & Tibego. Born into a musically inclined family, she embraced the stage naturally at the age of 12 alongside her uncle\’s traveling steel drum band.
Jo Ann Hardesty
City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty was sworn in as a city commissioner, becoming the first African-American woman to serve on the Portland City Council. She is committed to building a livable and sustainable city with all Portlanders and for all Portlanders, through transparency, accountability, and opportunity.