With the help of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network, food and beverage entrepreneurs in Oregon and southwest Washington are learning how to start up and scale up their businesses. Since 1991, OEN has been helping entrepreneurs connect with mentors and secure money through investment programs. One program, Angel Oregon, serves to connect makers of food and beverage products with angel investors, giving early-stage companies the chance to compete for investment funding. OEN’s partnership with Black Founders Matter also helps BIPOC-led makers at the earliest stages of their businesses. Market of Choice is committed to helping local food and beverage makers succeed, by supporting these programs, offering distribution solutions, one-on-one advice and shelf space. The best part is that these varied products create opportunities for everyone to enjoy a wide variety of food and drink that reflects diverse cultures, traditions and lifestyles.