FIND COMMUNITY WITH MERCATUS

Elevate your business in new industries and undiscovered markets. Connect with other entrepreneurs and a network of business resources.

What is Mercatus Membership?

As a Mercatus Member, you are joining a diverse community of hundreds of business owners. Collectively the Mercatus community is elevating a vibrant and multicultural narrative of business ownership. As a member, your business can benefit from greater exposure, new business leads, and community wealth-building opportunities.

Mercatus has partnered with Travel Portland, Portland Means Progress, and the City of Portland to elevate the directory which receives hundreds of visitors each month.

Directory

  • An easy-to-find business page on the Mercatus website. You can include a personalized business description, contact info, logo, and a photo gallery. Use your profile to build your digital presence.
  • Your business will be listed on both the Mercatus Magazine and the online business directory

Resources

  • Eligible for the Mercatus Digital Marketing Program
  • First access to signature Mercatus events like: My People’s Market
  • Mercatus Picture Day. A once month picture day for members to get a professional headshoot or product photography
  • Monthly “Members Only” newsletter
  • Weekly bulletin with contract and procurement opportunities

Connections

Mercatus provides pathways to new business opportunities including access to booming Portland industries like: athletic and outdoor, technology, green cities, manufacturing, and tourism. 

In addition, as a member be the first to know of trade shows and procurement opportunities.

Pick the membership that works for you and your business.
Level Up


Maximize your visibility and take your business to another level.

List Your Business


Great if you are registered and operating business.

Mercatus Community


Perfect for the arts community and new businesses.

Cost
$100/ yr
FREE
FREE
Mercatus Member Newsletter with discount, resources, and events designed just for you.
Exclusive access to our premiere event My People's Market
Your business listed on the online Mercatus Business Directory
Reach new audiences with a business profile featured in the Mercatus Magazine

As a Level Up Member your listing is twice the size and includes a color logo or image

Gain visibility and market directly to the Mercatus Community via Mercatus social media channels with a feature on Level Up Monday
Mercatus Picture Day. Get professional photos taken for your business at Mercatus Picture Day.
Weekly Mercatus Connect Digest. Receive the latest procurement and contracting opportunities with the Mercatus Member Connect.
  1. Fill out the application – Takes about 5-10 minutes
  2. Check your email (and your junk box just in case). You will receive your user name and password to keep your profile up to date.
  3. The Mercatus team will review your profile and notify when you have been added.
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Paloma Medina, 11:11 Supply

“I'm a Mercatus Member because the more that we as BIPOC business owners know of each other, the more that we can support each other and collaborate. It also feels really important to support an organization that keeps BIPOC business owners at the forefront so that we can be positive examples for our own and other communities that entrepreneurship is possible for all.  

 
One of the many benefits of Mercatus membership is hearing how many new customers found us through the Mercatus magazine or the online directory. This means we're not just growing our brand awareness, we're growing it in a way that is aligned with our own business values and the kind of community we want to be a part of - one that is inclusive, supportive and equitable to all.”  

Jenifer Rose Marie Serna, Wapato Island Farms

"I’m a member of Mercatus because I believe in the importance of sharing honorable systems of economy and resources.  It is a relief knowing there is an organization that connects our city to diverse businesses and builds community for mutual support and awareness.

Very appreciative for all the effort that has gone into creating Mercatus. I have experienced many benefits from, support with social media workshops, as well as being called to engage with my commuity in a more elevated way by being on phone calls with the city of P, becoming a board member for important food equity programs, and being profiled in the Mercatus magazine and featured in an advertising small business commercial.  Such an honor!” 

Jamaal Hale, Good Green

I believe in the power of community, and Mercatus has provided my company with a presence in the community as a valuable resource.   
As a member of the Mercatus community I have gained new clients which has led to an increase of sales and revenue. 

See What We Do

Become a Mercatus Member Today!

As a Mercatus Member, you are joining hundreds of other racially and ethnically diverse business owners. Collectively the Mercatus community is elevating a vibrant and multicultural narrative of business ownership. As a member, your business can benefit from greater exposure, new business leads, and community wealth building opportunities.

Mercatus has partnered with Travel Portland, Portland Means Progress, and the City of Portland to elevate the directory which receives hundreds of visitors each month. With membership tiers for everyone, businesses of all sizes are encouraged to join!