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Articles & Podcasts About PBDG

Daily Journal of Commerce – “2021 Women of Vision”

Multiple PBDG members and partners recognized in list of 2021 DJC Women of Vision Honorees.

City of Tigard – “Partner Spotlight: PBDG”

PBDG Executive Director, Kenechi Onyeagusi, interviewed for the City of Tigard’s Partner Spotlight. 

OPB – “Oregon law expands access to capital for disadvantaged businesses” by Kate Davidson

Kenechi Onyeagusi, PBDG Executive Director, celebrates House Bill 2266 passing with bipartisan support. The law creates two funds — $10 million each — to help historically disadvantaged business owners get loans.

Marketplace – “How one construction company is navigating labor and materials shortages

Maurice Rahming, President of O’Neill Construction Group, shares his insights about battling stereotypes about construction work, diversity in the industry, and contending with labor and materials shortages in an interview with Marketplace.

PDX Next – “Faces of PDX: Nathaniel Hartley, musician turned entrepreneur

A profile on our board member, Nathaniel Hartley, owner of Professional Lath and Plaster, LLC.

Portland Business Journal – “It’s time to finish the Covid-19 vaccination job in Oregon”

Kenechi Onyeagusi, PBDG Executive Director, shares a column about increasing vaccination rates to protect our community.

Opportunity Magazine – “A Crusader for Construction” By Stephanie Basalyga

Stephanie Basalyga of Opportunity Magazine interviews Kenechi Onyeagusi, PBDG Executive Director, on her plan to advocate and voice the concerns of women and minority contractors in Portland’s construction industry.

BizTribCast Podcast Episode 111 By Pamplin Media Group

PBDG members Jodie Marion, Maurice Rahming, Tyrone Henry and Marcella Alcantar talk about the challenges minority-owned and women-owned businesses face in the local building industry and how the organization’s new business development training center will help them succeed.

AAPI Community: We Stand With You
by Kenechi Onyeagusi, PBDG Executive Director

Marching Forward, a Letter of Solidarity and Our Call for Change
by Kenechi Onyeagusi, PBDG Executive Director

Recognizing and Combating Construction Fraud
by Kim Slowey from Construction Dive

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