MWESB in the News

Neil LeeNeil Lee's MWESB firm sees PCC walk the walk on bond
Neil Lee, principal architect of LEEKA Architecture and Planning, admits he was skeptical when he heard PCC “talk the talk” about its goals to provide opportunities for minority, women and small businesses through its bond program at a pre-proposal meeting last fall.
News Story Link'Door Lady' Helps Close Chapter on Cascade Work
Tracy Onchi literally opens the door for thousands and thousands of people. "Some people call me the door lady," she said. "That's okay. I like to make people happy."
News Story linkWomen in Trades
Anne Galisky took her enthusiasm for construction to PCC's program at a time when there weren't very many resources for women who wanted a career in building. Now she's enjoying her success.
News Story linkApprentice Helps Build a Better Cascade Campus
Tomas Romero is the jack-of-all-trades at Portland Community College Cascade Campus' construction sites. Romero is a labor apprentice and works on everything, from operating heavy machinery to applying carpentry skills and any task in-between that needs to be done.
News Story linkKenny Carr: Reshaping Cascade's Jackson Hal
No plump orange basketballs. No screaming crowds. No leaping for rebounds in the paint. No, just a 50-ton crane and a ton or so more of elbow grease.
News Story linkInto Heavy Metal: Bestwick Frames Cascade Campus
Kelli Bestwick loves what she does. Bestwick is one of several sub-contractors working on the expansion of the Cascade Campus through the college's Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (MWESB) effort.
News Story linkCascade Construction Boosts Minority Businesses
Through the 2000 bond, PCC is reaching out to Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business to help spread contract money to underrepresented workers and companies.
Taking Demo Work to an Artistic Level
Tearing down a building may look easy but there is an art to demolition. If one asks Mike Martin, owner of Northwest Infrastructure, you get a sense that there is much that doesn't meet the eye.
Walsh Wins Award for Work at Cascade Campus
Walsh Construction Co., nominated by Portland Community College, won the Minority Business Opportunity award at the Minority Enterprise Development Week event in early October.