About Us

You’re in good company.

Established in 1926, Oregon Executives Association is one of the state’s oldest and most successful Portland business networking and support groups. Rich in tradition and proven over time, the association continues to thrive after almost 100 years. A lively luncheon meeting is held at the Moda Center every Wednesday, and members become part of a close-knit organization focused on increasing member business opportunities and connections throughout the community.

OEA members are owners or decision-makers of companies with solid reputations for providing quality services and goods. Their business integrity is a credit to the Association and the community. They represent the kinds of companies with whom you would like to do business.

OEA is a member of the International Executives Association, with more than 6,000 member firms in the United States and Canada.

Mission

To promote the economic health and profitability of member firms through the exchange of business information and mutual business between association members. Our values demand quality and integrity in the products and services marketed by our members.

 

Core Values

Trust, Professionalism, Mutual Respect

Objectives of the Oregon Executives Association

  • To maintain a method of collecting, recording, and exchanging business information between Association members.
  • To provide for the promotion of the products and services marketed by its members.
  • To create and encourage contacts and cooperative business methods that increase the efficiency and profitability of the businesses of its members.
  • To sponsor activities that promote the success of the Association and its members.

Welcoming

Only one business in any profession is allowed, so competition between members is avoided. Once a member secures a position in OEA, as long as it is properly maintained, that business category is no longer open to any of its competitors. Some categories have been secured for more than 25 years.

What they’re saying...

Dan Welch, Owner | World Cup Coffee

In our 15+ years of membership, World Cup Coffee has given and received many quality leads to help our business. Personally, when my basement flooded, I turned to OEA members to handle all elements of the repair and insurance claim. Membership means having a group of qualified professionals to help when needed.

Beth Erlendson, Founder, Fab Brands

Being a member of OEA has been extremely rewarding and enjoyable in terms of the high caliber of members, leads and knowledge shared, and quality relationships. Business is definitely a primary focus, but its also social — we genuinely enjoy each other and root for everyone’s success.

Quality Businesses

Membership in the Oregon Executives Association networking organization is not automatic, even when a category may be available. To maintain a high level of integrity, an interview and screening process that includes an on-site visit and board interview must be conducted prior to acceptance. Potential members are asked to join because we believe all of us would benefit.

Once a business is voted into membership, the owner can be proud that their company is one of a select number of firms recognized for quality and lofty standards.

Business owners and managers who have an interest in learning more about the Oregon Executives Association may attend a luncheon meeting as a guest of the organization. Please email Jocelyn Jester at info@oregonexecutives.com, for more information and to attend a luncheon.