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Apr
7
Tue
‘Strategic Communication’ Online Sales Training Workshop @ Online
Apr 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
'Strategic Communication' Online Sales Training Workshop @ Online

In today’s environment of constant media, marketing, and sales pitches it is increasingly difficult to separate you, your products, and your company from the competition.  Traditional sales methodologies are seeing diminishing returns.  In an effort to stand out and cut through the noise we’ve created ‘Strategic Communication’. A sales approach designed to build credibility, value, and differentiate you from the other guys. What’s so different?  Join us to find out.

This event highlights five sessions of online sales training and development. Available for MBE certified firms.

Dates:

  • April 7, 2020
  • April 9, 2020
  • April 14, 2020
  • April 16, 2020
  • April 21, 2020

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm PST

Register to Attend

Learn more about Shawn Channell, our ‘Strategic Communication’ coach

Apr
8
Wed
2020 Regional Contracting Forum *Postponed* @ The Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (GTCTC)
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
2020 Regional Contracting Forum *Postponed* @ The Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (GTCTC)

The Regional Contracting Forum is a network event hosted by Washington government associations to meet with businesses. This “reverse trade show” style-networking event is an opportunity for companies to meet with prime contractors and government organizations to ask questions and get information on how to do business with government.

Register for Free to Attend 

May
1
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

May
14
Thu
NMSDC Leadership Week – Leadership Awards *POSTPONED* @ New York, NY
May 14 all-day
NMSDC Leadership Week - Leadership Awards *POSTPONED* @ New York, NY

Save the Date! This event has been postponed, new date to be determined.

(For MBEs invited to attend NMSDC Leadership Week May 13 – 15)

Jun
3
Wed
2020 Annual Business Conference @ DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Jun 3 all-day
Jun
5
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Jun 5 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

Aug
7
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

Sep
3
Thu
24th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction @ The Golf Club At Newcastle
Sep 3 all-day
Sep
4
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Sep 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

Sep
20
Sun
Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) @ The University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Sep 20 – Sep 25 all-day
Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) @ The University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Save the Date!

Interested in participating? Submit your application to NMSDC.

Sep
21
Mon
MSDUK 2020 Conference & Awards Gala
Sep 21 – Sep 24 all-day
MSDUK 2020 Conference & Awards Gala

Save the Date!

Join the MSDUK for their 2020 Conference and Awards Gala in London from September 21-24, 2020.

For more information, click here.

Oct
1
Thu
2020 Leadership & Advocacy Awards Luncheon *POSTPONED* @ DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
2020 Leadership & Advocacy Awards Luncheon *POSTPONED* @ DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are aware of the global, national, and local health risks posed by the recent outbreak of COVID-19 in Washington State. Our responsibility is, first and foremost, to support our Council Members, MBEs, and Community Partners. We have spent a significant amount of time thoughtfully assessing the current situation and have decided to postpone the 2020 Awards Luncheon currently scheduled for March 25th.
Living up to our Council purpose—helping our Members and MBEs grow, while not placing them at risk—necessitates we postpone the Awards Luncheon. The new date is October 1, 2020.
Sincerely,
Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council
__________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

This event is a celebration of outstanding supplier diversity leadership and advocacy achievements by corporate/public agency members, MBEs and individuals for 2019. Proceeds from this event benefit the Northwest Mountain MSDC Scholarship Fund. To donate to the Scholarship Fund, click here.

Leadership Awards are presented to certified minority business enterprises and corporate/public agency members that excelled in their commitment to leadership excellence in business performance, inclusive performance, and minority business development. Advocacy Awards are presented to individuals who have demonstrated an unselfish commitment to the development of MBEs.

Join us for a luncheon full of networking and celebrating our 2019 Leadership and Advocacy Award winners and nominees. We hope to see you there!

Oct
2
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

Oct
25
Sun
NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange @ Phoenix, AZ
Oct 25 – Oct 28 all-day
Nov
6
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Nov 6 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444

Dec
4
Fri
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080
Dec 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
City of Seattle: First Friday Drop-In Day "How To Do Business with the City of Seattle" @ Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, Conference Room 4080

The City of Seattle, Purchasing and Contracting department invites you to the “How To Do Business with the City of Seattle” drop in day, the first Friday of each month (excluding July).

Goods and Services | Construction Public Works | Consultant Services

Agenda:

  • 9 – 9:45 a.m. – Purchasing 101
  • 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. – Meet one-on-one with the buyers

Details:

  • Find out if the City buys the type of product/service you offer
  • Learn about City bid processes for your product/service
  • See if there is a contract in place for those items, and if so, when will it be re-bid
  • Find out who you should market to
  • Get information about the Consultant Roster program and application process
  • Learn about the City’s Public Works contracting process
  • See how to access online plans and specifications for public works construction projects
  • Learn about opportunities through City Job Order Contracting
  • Hear about the City’s WMBE resources

FIRST FRIDAY provides comprehensive information in a two-hour session.  City Buyers and Contract Program Administrators will be available to answer questions and meet individually with Vendors and Contractors.

Sorry, no SMT garage parking validation or reimbursement for on-street parking.

Questions? Call (206) 684-0444