The goal of Stronger Together is to bring in diverse voices and perspectives and encourage mentorship. It is more important than ever for the Central Eastside to come together as a community and support one another during this time. Thanks to the generous support of seed sponsor Autodesk, we will be able to bring on 30 additional CEIC members via scholarship.
“What attracted Autodesk to the Central Eastside back in 2017 was the creative character of the neighborhood and the diversity of businesses who call the Central Eastside home. Small businesses are a core part of what makes the Central Eastside great. It’s important to us that this critical part of our community can participate in shaping the future of the neighborhood as CEIC members.” – Greg Fallon, VP, Business Strategy & Marketing, Autodesk”
Selected businesses will receive CEIC 2021 membership free of cost, mentorship from larger businesses of similar industries, and access to networking events allowing them to connect and learn from other area businesses. There will be a monthly feature in our newsletter on Stronger Together members and social media shares.
If you are selected the program will last until December 31, 2021.
Stronger Together Guidelines:
- Not previously a CEIC Member.
- Must be located within the Central Eastside. (Willamette River – 12th, I-84 – Powell Blvd.)
- Priority will be given to small businesses (25 employees and under) and underrepresented communities.
- Must attend at least one networking event and one committee meeting ( Merchants + Makers , Transportation Parking Advisory Committee or Land Use + Urban Development ) during the year.
Thank you to Autodesk for their generous support!