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Apr
25
Thu
Snohomish County Resources & Opportunities Event @ Snohomish County
Apr 25 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Snohomish County Resources & Opportunities Event @ Snohomish County | Everett | Washington | United States

RSVP to Attend Here!

Join Snohomish County and Northwest Mountain MSDC for a resources and opportunities outreach event. MBEs will have the the opportunity to meet with local agencies live.

Participating Agencies:

City of Everett

Community Transit

Craft3

Economic Alliance – Snohomish County

Edmonds Community College

Everett Transit

Greater Seattle Business Association

King County

MBDA – Tacoma Business Center 

Snohomish County

University of Washington

US DOT / SBDC

WA PTAC

WSDOT Megaprograms & SR 520 CWA “Roadshow” @ Wells Fargo Center, 15th Floor
Apr 25 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
WSDOT Megaprograms & SR 520 CWA "Roadshow" @ Wells Fargo Center, 15th Floor | Seattle | Washington | United States

Please join WSDOT to learn more about WSDOT’s Puget Sound Megaprograms and the SR 520 Montlake Project Community Workforce Agreement (CWA). Their CWA “Roadshow” speakers include WSDOT management, Graham Contracting Ltd., Seattle Building Trades, and Intelligent Partnerships, the SR 520 CWA administrator. This is a great chance to learn about upcoming projects on SR 520 and the other Megaprograms.

Speakers include:
• Dave Becher – WSDOT
• Regina Glenn – WSDOT
• Bobby Forch – WSDOT
• Madison Owens – Intelligent Partnerships
• Lisa Bogardus – Seattle Building Trades
• Mike Salmon & Suzanne Arkle – Graham Construction

Please RSVP by Friday, April 19 to Alejandro Falcon: 

Email: falcona@consultant.wsdot.wa.gov

Questions? Call Alejandro at 206-770-3511

Sound Transit Disparity Study Public Hearings @ Metro Parks Tacoma Headquarters
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Sound Transit Disparity Study Public Hearings @ Metro Parks Tacoma Headquarters | Tacoma | Washington | United States

Sound Transit anticipates spending more on its future projects than any other local public agency and wants to make sure that diverse businesses and communities are fairly represented in its spending. To meet this objective, the agency has contracted with diverse business experts, Griffin & Strong, P.C. to conduct a Disparity Study that will analyze its spending and provide guidance on future spending opportunities with Minority, Women (“M/WBE”) and other Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (“DBE”).

Beginning April 22nd, 2019, businesses across the Puget Sound region are invited to comment about their experiences seeking contract opportunities with Sound Transit and within the Puget Sound region at three public hearings.

Please note that this meeting is being presided over by Griffin & Strong, P.C. and not Sound Transit. Be aware that everything said during this hearing will be a part of the public record and all comments will be recorded and potentially utilized as evidence for the 2019 Disparity Study. During this event, neither GSPC or Sound Transit will be responding to questions, only accepting commentary.

Apr
30
Tue
Sea-Tac Airport Car Rental Supplier Diversity Outreach Workshop @ Seattle - Tacoma International Airport
Apr 30 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sea-Tac Airport Car Rental Supplier Diversity Outreach Workshop @ Seattle - Tacoma International Airport | SeaTac | Washington | United States

Participating airports and airport car rental concessionaires will be holding a simultaneous, single-day outreach event to provide contracting opportunities to small businesses. Join Port of Seattle for this event if you are interested in finding out what these contracting opportunities are. Find out how certain business certifications can benefit your small business firm with car rental concessionaires. They will provide information on how the Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and other Supplier Diversity certifications can benefit your small business. You do not have to be certified to attend. Download Flyer

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May
2
Thu
MBDA-Tacoma Business Center Outreach Event @ Tukwila Community Center
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
MBDA-Tacoma Business Center Outreach Event @ Tukwila Community Center | Seattle | Washington | United States

MBDA-Tacoma Business Center will be hosting outreach events about upcoming projects at Marpac Construction and is inviting all minority-, woman-owned, and small businesses to attend. Marpac is looking to connect with businesses and the community to achieve its social equity goals. As a minority-owned business, Marpac understands the challenges that exist for minorities and women in this industry. Their team members have made diversity an important focus and a core value. Download Event Flyer Here. 

Project: Filipino Community Center, Seattle

•             New construction of an 8-story mixed-use building.

•             Estimated July 2019 construction start

New Arena at Seattle Center Subcontractor Outreach Event @ Seattle Center Armory, Armory Loft #3
May 2 @ 12:45 pm – 2:30 pm
New Arena at Seattle Center Subcontractor Outreach Event @ Seattle Center Armory, Armory Loft #3 | Seattle | Washington | United States

Join Mortenson Construction for a discussion around the redevelopment of the New Arena at Seattle Center –  the transformation of a facility built originally for the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair into a world class, state-of-the-art City jewel and destination. Located in the heart of Seattle’s Uptown Neighborhood, the new venue will offer a truly unique and intimate experience for NHL, NBA, WNBA Seattle Storm, concerts and other entertainment events, while preserving the historic nature of Seattle Center and its surroundings. This project will be a complete renovation beneath its existing iconic roof that will remain in place. The work includes interior demolition, shoring and excavation to support lowering of the event level, improved viewing experiences, loading dock improvements, an access tunnel, landscape improvements, and a parking garage.

Agenda

  • Project Overview
  • Potential Scopes of Work
  • CWA – Social Equity Requirements

RSVP to Attend Here

May
6
Mon
Finance and Accounting for Non-financial Executives – UW Foster School of Business @ Bank of America Executive Center (BAEC) University of Washington Main Campus
May 6 @ 8:00 am – May 8 @ 3:00 pm
Finance and Accounting for Non-financial Executives - UW Foster School of Business @ Bank of America Executive Center (BAEC) University of Washington Main Campus | Seattle | Washington | United States

This three-day seminar will provide you with a better understanding of the numbers side of business through essential accounting and finance concepts.  Learn to interpret and analyze financial data, communicate financial information, and evaluate your company’s performance.  Upon completion of this seminar, you will be able to apply what you have learned at work and make more effective decisions based on your organization’s financial information.

 

May
9
Thu
OAME 2019 Annual Luncheon and Trade Show
May 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
OAME 2019 Annual Luncheon and Trade Show @ Portland | Oregon | United States

The OAME Trade Show & Luncheon is designed for purchasers and buyers from the Public and Private agencies to network with Minority, Women,  Emerging Small Businesses and Veteran-owned businesses.

The Trade show is FREE to anyone who would like to market their business or simply network and make connections!

May
13
Mon
SPU GSI Program & Stormwater Projects: Building WMBE Contractor Capacity @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor (Room 4050/4060)
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
SPU GSI Program & Stormwater Projects: Building WMBE Contractor Capacity @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor (Room 4050/4060) | Seattle | Washington | United States

Join SPU for a deep dive into the Green Stormwater Infrastructure Program Expansion, the South Park Water Quality Facility project, and SPU’s expectations for upcoming consultant contracting opportunities. The event is designed as a forum for WMBE and non-WMBE consultant firms to connect, ask questions, and discuss possible teaming opportunities in an informal, engaging atmosphere.

Please register for the event by Wednesday, May 8, so SPU can get a sense of how many people plan to attend. An agenda will be circulated closer to the event.

Register to Attend Here 

May
15
Wed
Utah Multi Agency Certification Workshop @ Airport Training Activity Center (ATAC)
May 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Utah Multi Agency Certification Workshop @ Airport Training Activity Center (ATAC) | Salt Lake City | Utah | United States
Event Details

Are you seeking clarification on the different types of certifications available?

This event is uniquely tailored for business owners like you!  At this free event, all attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an intimate setting with certification experts who are on hand to share information about the requirements, benefits, and the process of becoming certified within their organizations.

RSVP Here!

Participating Organizations:

  • Salt Lake City International Airport
  • Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)
  • Utah Transit Authority (UTA)
  • Women’s Business Enterprise Council West (WBEC-West)

Resource Participating:

  • Utah PTAC
  • Women’s Business Center of Utah
May
17
Fri
Working with SDOT: Move Seattle @ Seattle City Hall - Bertha Knight Landes Room
May 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Working with SDOT: Move Seattle @ Seattle City Hall - Bertha Knight Landes Room | Seattle | Washington | United States

This event will feature information on upcoming Move Seattle projects (Construction & Design) as well as networking opportunities with SDOT PMs, leadership staff, and other companies to include prospective prime contractors.

Attendance is free. Due to room size, advanced registration is requested. Registration will also help in the development of distribution lists for future events.

RVSP Here 

Sep
15
Sun
Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) UW Foster School of Business @ University of Washington
Sep 15 – Sep 20 all-day
Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP)  UW Foster School of Business @ University of Washington

This program is a one-week intensive executive education course for NMSDC-certified MBEs offered in partnership with the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

The course features an interactive curriculum focused on finance and accounting; human resource management; leadership; marketing and brand strategy; relationship marketing and strategic thinking. In today’s business environment, success in these areas will help position minority suppliers for increased procurement opportunities in the domestic and global supply chain.

This annual program is hosted on campus at the University of Washington in Seattle.  Participants return to their businesses with new skills, a renewed personal energy, and a valuable network of fellow minority and women business leaders.

 

Sep
24
Tue
Snohomish County Communications Series Part Three @ Snohomish County
Sep 24 all-day
Snohomish County Communications Series Part Three @ Snohomish County  | Everett | Washington | United States

Save the Date! More information coming soon.

Nov
18
Mon
Finance and Accounting for Non-financial Executives – UW Foster School of Business @ Bank of America Executive Center (BAEC) University of Washington Main Campus
Nov 18 @ 8:00 am – Nov 20 @ 3:00 pm
Finance and Accounting for Non-financial Executives - UW Foster School of Business @ Bank of America Executive Center (BAEC) University of Washington Main Campus | Seattle | Washington | United States

This three-day seminar will provide you with a better understanding of the numbers side of business through essential accounting and finance concepts.  Learn to interpret and analyze financial data, communicate financial information, and evaluate your company’s performance.  Upon completion of this seminar, you will be able to apply what you have learned at work and make more effective decisions based on your organization’s financial information.