recent posts 2nd Annual International Multicultural & Heritage Tourism Summit & Trade Show
This event is presented by The National Association of Black Hotel Owners, Operators & Developers (NABHOOD), International Multicultural & Heritage Tourism Network (IMFITN), Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Black Meetings & Tourism Magazine and Horizons International Group, Inc. The theme is “Business of Multicultural & Heritage Tourism”. The summit is...

Jay returns for 6th consecutive year to raise thousands
Portland, Oregon- September 27, 2013 Roy Jay, returned for the sixth consecutive year as the celebrity auctioneer to raise thousands of dollars to benefit the M.I.K.E. (Multicultural Integrated Kidney Education) Program. The black tie optional event attracted a packed room at Portland’s MAC Club in September 2013. Jay’s comedic style of auctioneering keeps all of the participants actively involved...

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center nurse works her way up from addiction, homelessness
Melonie Powell, a nurse in the TRACU unit at Emanuel Hospital, works with a patient. Powell is asking her to wiggle her toes. (Benjamin Brink/The Oregonian) Before Melonie Powell began her talk to the crowd in a Multnomah County courtroom, she had a caveat: My story is not pretty. The crowd leaned closer at that. Most of the two dozen people in the audience had their own ugly tales, of lives...

That's The Way We Roll
Roy Jay’s partnership with Motorola on a multi-million dollar communications package for police and fire departments. Voted one of the best promotional videos of 2013

ROY JAY TO RECEIVE AWARD FROM U.S. SENATOR
Portland, Oregon business entrepreneur, Roy Jay has been named as one of the recipients of the 3rd Annual “Bending Toward Justice” award presented by United States Senator, Jeff Merkley (D).   The event was held Friday, June 14th at a luncheon at Multnomah Athletic Club. Jay is one of four high profile Portlanders recognized for their business and community involvement efforts. Also included were...

Stevie Wonder plays small Portland Benefit
PORTLAND – The legendary Stevie Wonder was in Portland Friday performing at a benefit at Quartet restaurant in Southwest Portland. Getting to see the iconic Motown artist, however, wasn’t easy. There were only 200 tickets for the performance, which were going for a handsome $500 a pop and sold out quickly. It’s also just before Wonder’s 63rd birthday, and if you think that sounds young for the...

Taking Back Our Neighborhoods One Family at a Time
MLN Family Services presents a very special evening Dinner  “Taking Back Our Neighborhoods One Family at a Time”. April 24, 2013 Reception  5:30 PM Dinner and Program 6:15 PM Speakers  Roy Jay, Entrepreneur, Community Advocate  Jason Hubert, Portland Police Officer, Member of Gang Enforcement Team Delishia M. Pittman, Ph.D. Professor, consultant and clinical therapist  Arvenelle Chambers, L.C.S.W....

Jay tapped as economic development speaker
April 7, 2013 Portland business entrepreneur, Roy Jay has been tapped as speaker for the City of Birmingham, Alabama’s Civil Rights Economic Development Summit in Birmingham April 26-27th, 2013. Jay will be a featured speaker for April 26 and 27th. The summit is expected to attract 600 to 900 local businesses, government officials and corporate representatives. The Portland based businessman who is...

A Note from R. Wilde
Roy, I’d like to join you on FaceBook.  I’m messaging you first so you can look at my FB page and see if you’d like me to join your page. You’re one of my local heroes. When you were running for mayor, I really wanted you to be on the ballot. You’re one of the most accomplished citizens of this city and your example of hard work and success is an example of what is...

Kind Comments From Rudy Williams of OLCC
Roy, You look better than Donald Trump and your gift eclipses anything he could offer on Apprentice. This is huge and more than being magnanimous in light of the economy. I think what you Shepard here sends a message of profound caring. It is not what you say or what you do that matters. It is what you deliver! Who do you know would extend their self to a non family member to make such an impact on...

Portland, Oregon Chamber video debuts in D.C.
The new Portland, Oregon Chamber of commerce video debuts in September in Washington D.C. and let me tell you, it is simply mahhhhh-velous! Be sure to take a peek… [utube foo=”GknmVpmMTts”]

“ A SUPREME EVENING”
A special holiday fund raising concert for Portland area non profits and activities. Friday , December 14, 2012 at the Oregon Convention Center Portland Ballroom • Door’s open at 6: 45 pm General Admission Tickets Available Now! $100 before 12/8, $150 after 12/8 Ticket price includes special buffet.  Also featuring Portland’s own FUNkTASTIC And special emcee Steve Dunn, KATU/ ABC News...

Portland Finalizes Garage Contract
[PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL]   The city of Portland has finally signed a three-year contract that gives control over the city’s public parking garages to a Nashville garage operator. Central Parking System Inc., working in a joint venture with Portland entrepreneur Roy Jay, will manage and operate the city’s six SmartPark garages. Central Parking had won a recommendation to manage the garages last...

Roy Jay recipient of Robert Lamb Humanitrian Award
Portland, Oregon business entrepreneur, Roy Jay has been selected to receive the Robert Lamb Humanitarian Award from the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives at their national conference to be held in Little Rock, Arkansas on July 24, 2010. Jay was selected for his outstanding achievement with in the areas of human welfare and social reform. Jay has been a repeat facilitator at...

FROM HOMELESS TO HOSPITAL — ROY JAY HELPS NURSES DREAM COME TRUE
PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – It’s an inspirational story of a woman who has overcome the odds and is now following her dream – a once homeless woman was awarded a scholarship so she can continue her journey in the medical field. Melonie Powell has had a long, tough journey in her life. At the age of 18, Powell was already trying to raise four kids. While she was living in Minneapolis, she...

ROY JAY HELPS LATINO POLICE OFFICER REGAIN HIS JOB
From:Lino Pavon Apr 27,2012 To: President, NOBLE Roy Jay Mr. Roy Jay (The Man) I just wanted to thank you again for all that you have done for me. I appreciate all the time invested in helping me get back on the police bureau. Again, thank you. If there is anything I can do for you and NOBLE please include me. I’m very grateful. Regards, Lino Pavon...

Fugitive Surrenders Through Project Clean Slate
After 13 years on the run from law enforcement, Timothy Luther McNair decided to change his life — so he called up Project Clean Slate. The Portland-based program, the only one of its kind in the nation, is a cooperative effort between the African American Chamber of Commerce, the Multnomah County Circuit Court and the County District Attorney’s office. The program’s participants – if they are...

Quick note of thanks for your time, interaction and positive influence
Mr. Roy, Just a quick note of thanks for your time, interaction and positive influence you’ve expressed toward my daughter, DeAusha Mauesby.  Thanks for believing and understanding that she has done it right. I appreciate your entire team and would be interested in learning how I can serve with your supporters. Enjoy your day.  I also phoned Ms. [] and sent her an email to express my appreciation....

PCRI Gala Event Judge
Roy Jay, known for his many business and community endeavors for the past 40+ years, is sometimes referred to as Mr. President because of the number of boards, committees and businesses that he has headed over the past four decades. A native Oregonian, he heads the African American Chamber of Commerce, National Alliance of African American Chambers, and is one of the founding board members of the...

Jay's Way
Jay’s Way Charismatic civic leader and entrepreneur Roy Jay makes it his mission to promote Portland By Jennifer Anderson | The Portland Tribune, Nov 15, 2005  They can’t help but notice his flashy style, his unapologetic flair for making things less mundane. And those who know Jay can’t help but admire his leadership in the community, even though they don’t know the half of...