MERCATUS MOMENTOUS

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. 

CONNECT

Find support from a community of organizations that work together to better serve business owners.

MEET

Meet other entrepreneurs of color, expand your networks, and explore new collaborations.

CELEBRATE

Momentous celelbrate the release of volume 2 of Mercatus Magazine

CHILL

 Enjoy light appetizers and chill to the musical stylings of local Portland artists.

MOMENTOUS 2020

Sustain Yourself

SAVE THE DATE

APRIL 28, 4 PM – 7PM 

JUPITER NEXT

MOMENTOUS 2019

Ain’t No New Thang

HOST
Ian Williams

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.

DJ
Breanna King

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. 

 

 

PERFORMANCE
Blossom

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. 

KEYNOTE
Commissioner
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.