Networking is an essential skill for most business people. Networking creates opportunities, increases sales and forms new partnerships. Portland has a strong network of business communities and organizations to connect with and learn from. The opportunities for networking in Portland range from formal business presentations hosted by a variety of business associations and industry groups to casual meet-and-greets hosted in a brew pub. Business networking is increasingly moving into the virtual realm with social media including Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter, in addition to more localized sites including our Business Forum. You can explore networking opportunities with the Business Portland event calendar and check out the local resources listed to the right.