Calendar

May
15
Sat
PortGen Accelerator for WMDBE Businesses
May 15 all-day
PortGen Accelerator for WMDBE Businesses

The Port of Seattle is launching its First ever PortGen Accelerator (Business) Program.

The application review process will begin after May 15, 2021.  Here is the link to register and get information. The PortGen Accelerator – Find Ventures

May
20
Thu
2021 Annual Business Conference @ Online
May 20 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
2021 Annual Business Conference @ Online

Register!

Join us for our 3 Part Series of our online Business Conference. There will be networking, breakout sessions, one-on-one engagement sessions and more! Stay tuned for more information…

Part 2: May 20, 2021

Agenda (PST)

8:30 am : Open Networking

9:00 am: Welcome & Morning Review | Fernando Martinez

9:10 am – 12:00 pm: Engagement Sessions | Corporate & Public Agency Members & MBEs

*Individual Engagement Session Schedule to Follow*

12:00 pm – 12:10 pm: Zoom Auditorium Closing Remarks | Fernando Martinez

Join us back for :

Part 3: June 17, 2020

May
24
Mon
Tuck Diversity Business Program: Building a Successful Diverse Business
May 24 – Jun 4 all-day
Tuck Diversity Business Program:  Building a Successful Diverse Business

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More information available at www.nmsdc.org

May
26
Wed
Financial Management Course @ Online
May 26 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Designed for entrepreneurs and managers of MBE certified firms, this finance and accounting workshop will improve a firm’s ability to make executive decisions by better understanding their financial position. This event is presented in partnership with the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and is an exclusive event. Certified MBEs may register below and the NWMMSDC will confirm your registration.

This course will be led by Christina Nichols of the UW Foster School of Business. Christina holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a Masters of Science in Marketing from Texas A&M University and is a certified CPA. She has been teaching at UW since 2016, where she specializes in financial accounting.

KEY BENEFITS

• Understand financial position and health of an organization

• Create financial projections to make involvement and growth decisions

• Assess individual projects to improve management skills and make quicker decisions

SCHEDULE

Morning Session – Financial Accounting (8AM TO 11AM): Understand an organization’s financial statements for a specific period. Learn ratio analysis, trends, and cost projections to make business decisions.

Mid-Day Break 11AM TO 1PM

Afternoon Session – Managerial Accounting (1PM TO 4PM): Creating budgets, evaluate variances, allocate costs across segments, and analyze changes to costs and profits.

Bi-Weekly City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session @ Online
May 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council and the City of Seattle would like to extend an invitation to our City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session. This event is designed for small businesses and is free of charge.

Here we will discuss:

  • The various types of contracts you may encounter as a small business,
  • How to find city solicitations
  • How to find contracts that fit the service or commodity your company provides
  • How to accurately assess what the city will pay for the type services or commodity your company provides

This event is offered bi-weekly on Wednesdays. With questions contact Zavere Weeks at zweeks@nwmmsdc.org

May
27
Thu
Small Business Workshop: Safety – Be Present, Be Focused, Be Safe @ Online
May 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

This workshop is hosted by Absher Construction and invites small business owners to join them to learn about May’s topic: workplace safety. Event speaker will be Mandi Kime, CHST, Director of Safety for the Associated General Contractors of Washington.

View event flier here. To join, email Stephanie.Caldwell@AbsherCo.com to request the meeting link.

 

 

Jun
3
Thu
Department of Enterprise Services: DRAFT Supplier Diversity Policy Workshop @ Online
Jun 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Washington State Department of Enterprise Services is having a policy workshop on the DRAFT Supplier Diversity Policy for the state. Once DES sets state policy, then all state agencies must follow it.  DES follows a democratic process where we listen to and incorporate feedback from stakeholders.  This policy only covers goods and services (not construction, grants, or client services).

Both sessions will be held virtually on Zoom. Anyone can attend either session. They will be virtually the same content.
However, the Q&A portion will be structured to allow specific groups to ask questions or provide feedback first.

View the agenda for each session here

Session 1, 8:30 AM-11:30 AM: Focus on the vendor

Questions will be taken from small, veteran, and diverse vendors first. All other vendors will have an opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback at the end of the session. Register for this session

Session 2, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM: Focus on government entities and non-profit organizations

Questions will be taken from state customers first. All other participants will have an opportunity to ask questions or provide feedback at the end of the session. Register for this session

Jun
9
Wed
Bi-Weekly City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session @ Online
Jun 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council and the City of Seattle would like to extend an invitation to our City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session. This event is designed for small businesses and is free of charge.

Here we will discuss:

  • The various types of contracts you may encounter as a small business,
  • How to find city solicitations
  • How to find contracts that fit the service or commodity your company provides
  • How to accurately assess what the city will pay for the type services or commodity your company provides

This event is offered bi-weekly on Wednesdays. With questions contact Zavere Weeks at zweeks@nwmmsdc.org

Jun
13
Sun
Tuck Diversity Business Program: Growing an Established Diverse Business
Jun 13 – Jun 25 all-day
Tuck Diversity Business Program:  Growing an Established Diverse Business

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More information available at www.nmsdc.org

Jun
17
Thu
2021 Annual Business Conference @ Online
Jun 17 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
2021 Annual Business Conference @ Online

Register!

Join us for our 3 Part Series of our online Business Conference. There will be networking, breakout sessions, one-on-one engagement sessions and more! Stay tuned for more information…

Part 2: May 20, 2021

Agenda (PST)

8:30 am : Open Networking

9:00 am: Welcome & Morning Review | Fernando Martinez

9:10 am – 12:00 pm: Engagement Sessions | Corporate & Public Agency Members & MBEs

*Individual Engagement Session Schedule to Follow*

12:00 pm – 12:10 pm: Zoom Auditorium Closing Remarks | Fernando Martinez

Join us back for :

Part 3: June 17, 2020

Jun
23
Wed
Bi-Weekly City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session @ Online
Jun 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council and the City of Seattle would like to extend an invitation to our City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session. This event is designed for small businesses and is free of charge.

Here we will discuss:

  • The various types of contracts you may encounter as a small business,
  • How to find city solicitations
  • How to find contracts that fit the service or commodity your company provides
  • How to accurately assess what the city will pay for the type services or commodity your company provides

This event is offered bi-weekly on Wednesdays. With questions contact Zavere Weeks at zweeks@nwmmsdc.org

Jul
7
Wed
Bi-Weekly City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session @ Online
Jul 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council and the City of Seattle would like to extend an invitation to our City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session. This event is designed for small businesses and is free of charge.

Here we will discuss:

  • The various types of contracts you may encounter as a small business,
  • How to find city solicitations
  • How to find contracts that fit the service or commodity your company provides
  • How to accurately assess what the city will pay for the type services or commodity your company provides

This event is offered bi-weekly on Wednesdays. With questions contact Zavere Weeks at zweeks@nwmmsdc.org

Jul
19
Mon
NMSDC Program Managers’ Seminar
Jul 19 – Jul 30 all-day
NMSDC Program Managers’ Seminar

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More information available at www.nmsdc.org

Jul
21
Wed
Bi-Weekly City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session @ Online
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council and the City of Seattle would like to extend an invitation to our City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session. This event is designed for small businesses and is free of charge.

Here we will discuss:

  • The various types of contracts you may encounter as a small business,
  • How to find city solicitations
  • How to find contracts that fit the service or commodity your company provides
  • How to accurately assess what the city will pay for the type services or commodity your company provides

This event is offered bi-weekly on Wednesdays. With questions contact Zavere Weeks at zweeks@nwmmsdc.org

Aug
4
Wed
Bi-Weekly City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session @ Online
Aug 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council and the City of Seattle would like to extend an invitation to our City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session. This event is designed for small businesses and is free of charge.

Here we will discuss:

  • The various types of contracts you may encounter as a small business,
  • How to find city solicitations
  • How to find contracts that fit the service or commodity your company provides
  • How to accurately assess what the city will pay for the type services or commodity your company provides

This event is offered bi-weekly on Wednesdays. With questions contact Zavere Weeks at zweeks@nwmmsdc.org

Aug
18
Wed
Bi-Weekly City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session @ Online
Aug 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council and the City of Seattle would like to extend an invitation to our City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session. This event is designed for small businesses and is free of charge.

Here we will discuss:

  • The various types of contracts you may encounter as a small business,
  • How to find city solicitations
  • How to find contracts that fit the service or commodity your company provides
  • How to accurately assess what the city will pay for the type services or commodity your company provides

This event is offered bi-weekly on Wednesdays. With questions contact Zavere Weeks at zweeks@nwmmsdc.org

Sep
1
Wed
Bi-Weekly City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session @ Online
Sep 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council and the City of Seattle would like to extend an invitation to our City of Seattle Opportunity Search Session. This event is designed for small businesses and is free of charge.

Here we will discuss:

  • The various types of contracts you may encounter as a small business,
  • How to find city solicitations
  • How to find contracts that fit the service or commodity your company provides
  • How to accurately assess what the city will pay for the type services or commodity your company provides

This event is offered bi-weekly on Wednesdays. With questions contact Zavere Weeks at zweeks@nwmmsdc.org

Sep
19
Sun
Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) University of Washington
Sep 19 – Sep 30 all-day
Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP)  University of Washington

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More information available at https://foster.uw.edu/executive-edu/executive-programs/minority-business-executive-program/

Email Karla Malacon at kmalacon@nwmmsdc.org for potential sponsorship opportunities.

Oct
25
Mon
NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange BOE @ Miami, FL
Oct 25 – Oct 28 all-day
Oct
29
Fri
NMSDC National Members’ Meeting
Oct 29 all-day
NMSDC National Members’ Meeting

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More information available at www.nmsdc.org

Dec
12
Sun
Tuck Diversity Business Program: Building a Successful Diverse Business
Dec 12 – Dec 17 all-day
Tuck Diversity Business Program:  Building a Successful Diverse Business

Save the Date

More information available at www.nmsdc.org