Calendar

Feb
24
Mon
NWMMSDC & OMWBE Present: MBE Certification Workshop @ NWMMSDC Office, Conference Room
Feb 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
NWMMSDC & OMWBE Present: MBE Certification Workshop @ NWMMSDC Office, Conference Room

Are you interested in obtaining the state and/or private/public sector Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certifications? Join the Northwest Mountain MSDC and the WA state Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises in a collaborative MBE certification workshop.

Agenda: 

  • Presentation by NWMMSDC
  • Presentation by OMWBE
  • Question and Answer
  • Open Workshop (bring your applications and come ready with questions)

Register Here

Feb
27
Thu
‘Strategic Communication’ Live Sales Training Session @ Northwest Mountain MSDC Office
Feb 27 @ 8:30 am – Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm
'Strategic Communication' Live Sales Training Session @ Northwest Mountain MSDC Office

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 two days of sales training and development and is available for MBE certified firms.

Date: Thursday, February 27 – Friday, February 28, 2020

Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Register to Attend

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

Agenda

  • Section 1: Strategic Communication Sales Methodology Introduction
  • Section 2: Creating a Strategic Conversation Workshop
  • Section 3: Becoming Their Partner
  • Section 4: Bringing it all together
King County Construction Contractor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Construction Contractor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers a Construction Contractor Orientation 101. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as a small firm
    • How King County implements construction contracts
    • How to effectively market your firm to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting successful bids
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Construction Contract Specialists
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Construction Contract Specialist

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

Mar
19
Thu
King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Mar 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers a Goods & Services Vendor Orientation. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as a small firm
    • How King County buys goods & services
    • How to effectively market your goods & services to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting bids and proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Goods & Services Buyer
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Senior Buyer

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

Mar
25
Wed
2020 Awards Luncheon & Silent Auction @ DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Mar 25 all-day
2020 Awards Luncheon & Silent Auction @ DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel

Seeking Nominations!

The Northwest Mountain MSDC requests your nominations for the 2020 Annual Awards. Your nominations are essential to the awards program and demonstrate valuable engagement within our network.

The Northwest Mountain MSDC 2020 Annual Awards is where you recognize the member corporations, public agencies, MBEs, and advocates that have distinguished themselves as high-quality Supplier Diversity Leaders and Advocates impacting the Northwest Mountain region.
The reference year, which will be reflected on the award, is 2019. We request your nominations in the following categories:
2019 Advocacy Awards (MBEs and Corporate/Public Agency Members can both nominate in this category)
  • Robert L. Ryan Award
  • John A. Gilmore Award
  • Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney Award

2019 Leadership Awards

  • Supplier of the Year Class I – IV (Nominated by Corporate and Public Agency Members)
  • Public Agency of the Year  (Nominated by MBEs)
  • Regional Corporation of the Year (Nominated by MBEs)
  • National Corporation of the Year (Nominated by MBEs)
Please email the Council if you are looking to submit your nominations.
Nomination Deadline: February 5, 2020
Your nominations are important:
  • Your nominations are time sensitive.  Your prompt submissions help expedite the nomination process and complete the review process by the Awards Committee.
  • Leadership Award winners nominated by you automatically advance to NMSDC Leadership Award nominations.
Thank you for taking time to support the Northwest Mountain MSDC Awards Program.
Apr
8
Wed
2020 Regional Contracting Forum @ The Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center (GTCTC)
Apr 8 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
2020 Regional Contracting Forum @ 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 

Apr
16
Thu
King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers an Architectural & Engineering Consultant Orientation 101. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as small firm
    • How King County implements Architecture & Engineering contracts
    • How to effectively market your firm to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialists
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialist

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

May
14
Thu
NMSDC Leadership Week – CPO & Corporate Plus Summits @ New York, NY
May 14 all-day
NMSDC Leadership Week - CPO & Corporate Plus Summits @ New York, NY

Save the Date!

By invitation only, for Corporate Plus MBEs

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

Save the Date!

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

King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers a Goods & Services Vendor Orientation. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as a small firm
    • How King County buys goods & services
    • How to effectively market your goods & services to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting bids and proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Goods & Services Buyer
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Senior Buyer

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

Jun
3
Wed
2020 Annual Business Conference @ DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Jun 3 all-day
Jun
11
Thu
King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Jun 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers an Architectural & Engineering Consultant Orientation 101. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as small firm
    • How King County implements Architecture & Engineering contracts
    • How to effectively market your firm to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialists
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialist

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

Jun
14
Sun
Advanced Management Education Program (AMEP) @ Kellogg School at Northwestern, Evanston, IL
Jun 14 – Jun 18 all-day
Advanced Management Education Program (AMEP) @ Kellogg School at Northwestern, Evanston, IL

Save the Date!

Interested in attending? Please submit your application to NMSDC.

Jul
16
Thu
King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers a Goods & Services Vendor Orientation. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as a small firm
    • How King County buys goods & services
    • How to effectively market your goods & services to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting bids and proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Goods & Services Buyer
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Senior Buyer

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

Aug
6
Thu
King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers an Architectural & Engineering Consultant Orientation 101. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as small firm
    • How King County implements Architecture & Engineering contracts
    • How to effectively market your firm to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialists
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialist

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

Sep
3
Thu
24th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction @ The Golf Club At Newcastle
Sep 3 all-day
Sep
17
Thu
King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Sep 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers a Goods & Services Vendor Orientation. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as a small firm
    • How King County buys goods & services
    • How to effectively market your goods & services to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting bids and proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Goods & Services Buyer
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Senior Buyer

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

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
15
Thu
King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers an Architectural & Engineering Consultant Orientation 101. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as small firm
    • How King County implements Architecture & Engineering contracts
    • How to effectively market your firm to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialists
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialist

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

Oct
25
Sun
NMSDC Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange @ Phoenix, AZ
Oct 25 – Oct 28 all-day
Oct
29
Thu
King County Construction Contractor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Construction Contractor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers a Construction Contractor Orientation 101. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as a small firm
    • How King County implements construction contracts
    • How to effectively market your firm to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting successful bids
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Construction Contract Specialists
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Construction Contract Specialist

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

Nov
19
Thu
King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Nov 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Goods & Services Vendor Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers a Goods & Services Vendor Orientation. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as a small firm
    • How King County buys goods & services
    • How to effectively market your goods & services to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting bids and proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Goods & Services Buyer
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Senior Buyer

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here

Dec
10
Thu
King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor
Dec 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
King County Architecture & Engineering Consultant Orientation @ Chinook Building, 3rd Floor

King County now offers an Architectural & Engineering Consultant Orientation 101. During this 2-hour session, they’ll discuss:

    • Registering as a King County vendor, applying to County rosters, and certifying as small firm
    • How King County implements Architecture & Engineering contracts
    • How to effectively market your firm to King County agencies
    • Tips for submitting proposals
    • Best practices for maximizing your opportunities

Orientation Details:

Part 1 | Formal Presentation

Part 2 | Meet their experts:

  • Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialists
  • Sustainable Purchasing Manager
  • Small Business Certification Specialist

Subject Matter Expert: Architecture & Engineering Contract Specialist

Orientation Facilitator: Cristal Moreno, Strategic Partnership Specialist

RSVP Here