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Business Enterprise Program

​​​​​​​​​​​Business Enterprise Mission

The mission of the Business Enterprise Program is to promote independence by providing business opportunities in food concessions to Oregonians who are legally blind.

The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) is administered by the Oregon Commission for the Blind under the Randolph-Sheppard Vending Stand Act, which covers federal properties, and ORS 346.510 to 346.570. This state law provides that the Commission for the Blind shall operate vending facilities in or on any "public buildings or properties," defined as any building, land or other real property, owned, leased, or occupied by any department or agency of the State of Oregon.

Staff Members 

Business Enterprise Program Director
Ron Stewart​

Training Specialist
Kathy Ewing

Business Development Specialist
Teresa Field
Operations Specialist

Executive Support Specialist
Ryan McBee

Useful Links

Click here for audio and text files of BE Elected Committee Meetings​, as well as 2017 rule-making meeting files.

Click here​ to view a list of subcontractors approved for use by Vending Facility Managers.

Click h​ere to access a copy of the 2022 RSA-15 Report. ​

Click here to access a copy of the 2022 Legislative Report. ​

Business Enterprise Program Rules