Business Support & Education

Business Support & Education

Resources for Starting a Businesss
In partnership with the City of Hillsboro under the Hillsboro Economic Development Partnership, the Hillsboro Chamber provides free business counseling and resources. The Chamber produces free business guides for startups and micro-enterprise businesses.  Industries covered are: Salons, Restaurants, Food Carts, Contractors, Subcontractors, and Landscaping.

Hillsboro Business Districts Support
The Chamber provides focused support for Hillsboro’s three districts: Downtown, Tanasbourne and Orenco.  For information about district programs, contact the Chamber’s Business Development Director.  Programs/events include:

  • It’s THE Orenco Wine Mixer!
  • Tanasbourne Cocktail Hour
  • Downtown Business Forum

Business Counseling
The Chamber provides free 1:1 business counseling on a host of topics including, but not limited to capital financing, licensing, marketing, and community opportunities.

Counseling is offered in English and Spanish Monday-Friday between 8:30 and 4:00pm.

SCORE Counseling
Service Corps of Retired Executives is a nonprofit organization that offers free business planning assistance.  A SCORE volunteer meets on Tuesday at the Chamber by appointment.

For more information about a SCORE appointment, you can contact or the Chamber’s business development director.

Mfrs Roundtable
The Chamber leads a quarterly meeting exclusively for manufacturers to grow their supply chain and develop best practices. The Chamber invites a special guest to facilitate a topic at different manufacturer host facility.  Refreshments and facility tour included.

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Developers/Real Estate Round Table
The Developers and Real Estate Roundtable was formed to provide a venue where developers, real estate brokers and city and county officials could come together, share information, discuss issues facing these businesses and advocate with the city and county for streamlined processes and procedures. Identifying common issues and stumbling blocks and having the opportunity to discuss with the proper officials has opened the door leading to improved communication between these entities. With the rapid and continual growth Hillsboro is enjoying, it is imperative this communication and honest dialogue continues. This monthly meeting is co-hosted by the Hillsboro Mayor.

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Building Your Business Workshop
BYB is a monthly small business workshop that focuses on marketing, branding, social media, advertising, and B2B collaborations.  Lunch, networking and workshop are included.