August 3, 2011

Julie Sies

Portland Oregon Based International Business Training Organization Host a conference on best practice for building and financing kingdom business world wide

On September 22nd to the 25th, 2011, the Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM) will be hosting its 11th annual Conference and Awards 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 and leaders from around the world, a best practice business conference and a business plan competition.

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 world, 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; Joe Bogdahn, the Bogdahn Group; John Hall, Ethics Point; Melodie Cochran , Neihule Salon; Robert Fukui, Senior Territory Manager at Bristol-Myers Squibb; Ron Wilkinson, Security First Advisors; Ivan Papish, Center for Entrepreneurship Success Ukraine; Julius Laggah, Bethel World Outreach Ministries Sierra Leone; Junior Anderson, Royalty Transportation; 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.

The 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; Richard Cole, Green Global; Roy Smith, NABA; Pastor Tom Thompson, the Refuge Ministries and Dottie Blair.

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.