The Value of Membership in OEA
The Oregon Executives Association brings business leaders together to network and provide support, promoting its members’ economic health and profitability. Our exclusive business networking association allows executives to collaborate and share ideas in a nurturing, non-competitive environment.
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.
Become Part of Something Worthwhile and Enduring
Membership Has Its Perks.
As a member of the Oregon Executives Association, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:
Weekly Meetings + Social Events
Surround yourself with like-minded professionals at our catered lunches every Wednesday either online or at the Moda Center, evening networking events held at member businesses, and special events, including our annual Auction.
OEA is a member of the International Executives Association, with over 100 allied organizations around the world, providing you access to business connections that circle the globe.
Many business opportunities start with a personal connection. Generate qualified leads from trusted sources that form the lifeblood of your business.
As a member, you “own” your business classification. You can trust our safe competitor-free environment, knowing what you share with a fellow OEA member stays with them.
You’ll benefit from having a roomful of business expertise available to consult when resolving issues and getting results for your business.
OEA limits membership to businesses represented by an owner, key executive, or manager. Each business category can have only one member. Because we protect each category, competition between members is, by design, non-existent.
To qualify for membership:
- 60% of your business must be within an industry that is open (view the current OEA Member Page).
- Attending member is a decision-maker in your company. An alternate attendee may be assigned.
- Your business must be at least two years old.
- Attend a minimum of 2 meetings and events each month.
- Stay up to date on quarterly membership dues.
A one-time membership application fee applies. We carefully screen prospective members. Only those who strive for the highest professional and ethical standards make the cut, giving you the confidence that when you join OEA, you’re counted among the premier executive professionals in the Northwest.
What they’re saying...
I was referred to OEA by a past employer when I ventured out into the real estate arena in 2002. My thoughts were that this will be great exposure, potential future business — the usual aspects one might desire in a leads group.
But I quickly learned my membership in OEA was vastly more. Each member has a nugget of knowledge that they freely share, converse, and problem-solve. Nineteen years later, my personal development goes hand-in-hand with my service to this organization. Where a balance of leadership and friendship blend into a tight-knit family of business leaders in our community, welcoming new members to share ideas and grow our businesses through third-party relationships.
I have been a member of the Oregon Executives Association (OEA) for 15 years. Its members prove to be the best within their respective industries. Should you want or need advice or access to experts who will benefit your company’s profitability, then call OEA. OEA celebrates its 100-year anniversary in 2026.
The Steps to Membership
We invite you to attend a luncheon meeting as our guest to learn more about how OEA can benefit your business. Once you’re ready to begin, the process includes:
*The application process typically takes 3-6 weeks from initial contact to final approval.