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We are looking for vendors whose business includes food, craft, art or other product that represents the world culture(s) that they identify with. It is not necessary that you be an established business in order to sell at the Beaverton Night Market. We are looking for people in the greater Beaverton area who have a desire to share their culture through sales and we are able to help facilitate the business development process.
We welcome vendors who have a craft, hobby or traditional skill that they are looking to transform into a business concept. If you are unsure whether your business/idea is appropriate for the Beaverton Night Market, please reach out to the market manager, Jodi Monroy via email or phone at email@example.com or 503-453-5153.
To be considered for vending at the Beaverton Night Market, please fill out the online or downloadable paper application as completely as possible. The application deadline is May 17, 2019 at 5pm. To ensure the best possible consideration, provide details about your product in your application. Be sure to include descriptions, pictures/website and an explanation of the cultural representation of what you plan to sell, it will help the selection committee make a decision about your application.
Shortly after the May 17 application deadline, the selection committee will convene to go over all applications and make vendor selections based on the above 4 selection criteria points. You will be notified by email and/or telephone of the committee's decision and, if selected, be informed of the next steps.
One of the goals of the Beaverton Night Market is to promote economic opportunity for culturally-specific businesses in Beaverton. As such, there is no space fee for selling at the Market.
All vendors will need to provide proof of commercial liability / automobile/worker’s comp insurance, listing the City of Beaverton as an additionally insured. Businesses that regularly conduct business within the City of Beaverton will need to provide a City business license. Some vendors (depending on the food product being sold) will need to be licensed and/or approved by state or county health departments.
Vendors are required to provide their own canopies, canopy weights, tables, chairs and interior lighting.
All vendors are expected to attend an orientation session in June prior to the first market.
In addition to the Beaverton Night Market offering a fee-free opportunity for vendors, the City of Beaverton is able to provide financial support for select vendors in order to comply with the above insurance, licensing and equipment requirements. The Market manager can help identify if you qualify for these scholarships. The Market manager can also offer navigational support to help your business fulfill the licensing, insurance, permitting and equipment requirements.
If desired and in conjunction with City partners, the Beaverton Night Market can help with small business support and growth resources. We can help you to identify your needs and connect you with local resources to help you achieve your business goals, whether it be establishing a new business or growing an existing one.
Your success at the Beaverton Night Market depends largely on your preparation and business strategy before the market event. Please keep the following points in mind when designing your attendance as a vendor at the Beaverton Night Market: