Small Business Saturday 2017

Small Biz Saturday

Show your love by shopping small businesses!

Saturday, November 25th, 2017 will be Small Business Saturday which is a powerful movement all over the country and you can do your part by shopping small and shopping local this weekend!  As we head into the holiday season, your Portland area small businesses rely upon you, our local consumers, to help make a difference when you choose where to shop.  Portland has long been a great place to start a new business but as more and more big box retailers and corporations take over, the less our local small businesses have of the pie.

This is where you can truly make a difference by searching out and supporting your local small business community.  In turn, the growth of these small businesses help strengthen our community by providing quality jobs and products made right here in Oregon.  For example, My Bartender recommends locally produced wine, beer, cider and spirits to all our clients before ever mentioning a national brand.  We also purchase from other local businesses like Aloha Juice Company; F.H. Steinbart; Pearl Specialty Market and many more that provide incredible products and services.

Your support of the local small business community will help to keep jobs, creativity, vibrancy and a strong economy going in Portland so SHOP LOCAL this Saturday!


Insurance for venues

Your venue space is the most valuable asset you own and protecting it from harm is paramount every time an event takes place.  Every vendor that steps onto your property should have that first and foremost in the their minds as they go about performing their services.

For us, our liquor license is OUR most valuable asset we have, which is why partnering together just makes good business sense.  The responsibility of serving alcohol to event attendees is serious business and shouldn’t be entrusted to uninsured or unlicensed individuals.  

One mishap could spell disaster for not only the guest involved but for you and your venue!  At My Bartender, we take this responsibility seriously which is why clients and venues alike seek out our services for their events.  We’re proud of the fact that we’ve NEVER had an incident; that our staff is fully licensed to serve in both Oregon and Washington states; that we’re the ONLY liquid catering company licensed by the OLCC and that we include Liquor Liability Insurance coverage to the tune of $1,000,000 for both you and your client.

Remember, a server’s permit from the OLCC or WSLCB is just that…a permit to serve liquor.  It doesn’t mean the individual has insurance; is experienced in knowing how to spot the signs of over-intoxication; and is there to protect your asset and/or guests.

If you’ve been concerned about the liquor services taking place at your venue, then let’s talk.  We’re happy to share our knowledge and expertise surrounding the proper insurance coverage’s you should be requiring and how we can make every event worry-free.