August 3, 2011

Julie Sies

Portland Based International Business Training Organization
Honors local Christian Entrepreneurs

On September 22nd to the 25th, 2011, the Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM) will be hosting its 11th annual Conference and Banquet called NPIM Weekend for the first time in Portland, Oregon.  The Conference theme is “Building Kingdom Businesses through Investment and International Trade”.   NPIM Weekend activities include honoring various successful Christian business owners. Among whom many will be from the local Portland/Vancouver area.

Nehemiah Project International headquartered in Portland, Oregon since December 2009, is an international business training and support organization founded in 1999 in Washington, DC. NPIM works in partnership with churches, educational, and marketplace organizations to provide high quality comprehensive and transformational biblical based entrepreneurship training and support for small to medium size businesses around the world.

This year’s event local co-chairs are Larry Briggs, V2A Leadership and Robb Pickens, Corinthian Textiles.  The purpose of the event is to provide a platform to equip, inspire, and honor marketplace leaders from the United States and around the world.   NPIM Weekend activities will include the welcome reception, a 1½ day biblical entrepreneurship conference, an international biblical entrepreneurship business plan competition and an awards banquet. The event will culminate with a worship service on Sunday morning hosted by Pastor Eric Bahme at East Side Foursquare Church.  The event speakers include pastors and business leaders from Portland and around the country, they are; Art Ally, the Timothy Plan; David Madore, U.S. Digital; John Castle, the Murdock Trust; Dr. Bryan Crute, Destiny Metropolitan Church; Larry Drake, Hope 360; Bishop Darlingston Johnson, Bethel World Outreach Church; Pastor Anthony Moore, Carolina Missionary Baptist Church; Pastor Eric Bahme, East Side Foursquare Church, Glenn Repple, GA Repple and Company; Dr. Buddy Crum, MAG; Vicki Norris, Restoring Order; Wende Jones, Agile Northwest, Patrice Tsague, NPIM and many others.

There will also be a business plan competition that will include presenters from Bulgaria, Ukraine, Mexico, Sierra Leone, Portland, Oregon, and California.

Some of the local entrepreneurs being honored include David Madore, US Digital; Stuart Funke, Family Wealth Institute; Vicki Norris, Restoring Order; Allan Schrader, Light Speed Aviation and Walter Friesen, Hearthstone.

For more information about how to register for the event contact Julie Sies at and/or visit us online at to receive up-to-date information about the ministry.