Events

The Northwest Mountain MSDC Council sponsors approximately 15 events each year. Every MSDC event and Council activity provides a chance to connect, in addition to other business engagement opportunities. Look for tickets to certain events included in our MBE and Corporate/Public Agency sponsorship packages.

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Apr
7
Tue
TAS 2: How to research the City of Seattle opportunities and contracts @ Online or Live
Apr 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
TAS 2: How to research the City of Seattle opportunities and contracts @ Online or Live

Join us for workshop two of six that will help prepare your business to successfully engage with the City of Seattle for potential business opportunities. In this workshop:

Learn how to search and find City of Seattle solicitations. We will be discussing effective searching practices.

After finding solicitations participants will learn how to evaluate whether or not a particular solicitation is right for them (i.e. make go/no-go decisions). This training will help reassure you choose the opportunity that appropriately fits your business.

This workshop will be offered Online to registrants.

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‘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

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

Apr
14
Tue
TAS 3: The Various Types of Contracting Vehicles @ Online or Live
Apr 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
TAS 3: The Various Types of Contracting Vehicles @ Online or Live

Join us for workshop three of six that will help prepare your business to successfully engage with the City of Seattle for potential business opportunities. In this workshop:

Gain understanding of how to properly respond to the City of Seattle’s Request for Information, Request for Quote and Request for Proposal. Knowing how to respond and with what information will help to gain further consideration from the City.

This workshop will be offered Online to registrants.

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Apr
21
Tue
TAS 4: How to design and develop your marketing collateral @ Online or Live
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
TAS 4: How to design and develop your marketing collateral @ Online or Live

Join us for workshop four of six that will help prepare your business to successfully engage with the City of Seattle for potential business opportunities. In this workshop:

Create marketing with purpose! Learn how to develop a complete marketing strategy to effectively compete.

This workshop will be offered Online to registrants.

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Apr
28
Tue
TAS 5: What are the back office responsibilities you are accountable for @ Online or Live
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
TAS 5: What are the back office responsibilities you are accountable for @ Online or Live

Join us for workshop five of six that will help prepare your business to successfully engage with the City of Seattle for potential business opportunities. In this workshop:

Participants will learn how to interpret the terms and conditions of a contract and translate that into actionable responsibilities. This will help to create deliverable timelines to help you better manage your back office and comply with contract terms and conditions.

This workshop will be offered Online to registrants.

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May
5
Tue
TAS 6: Now that you have the business, how do you finance it for growth? @ Online or Live
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
TAS 6: Now that you have the business, how do you finance it for growth? @ Online or Live

Join us for the final workshop in out Technical Assistance Service series that will help prepare your business to successfully engage with the City of Seattle for potential business opportunities. In this workshop:

Grow your business smart. Learn from subject matter experts in the following fields: Finance, Accounting Budgeting and Tax Planning.  You will also receive education on how to use and manage credit.

This workshop will be offered Online to registrants.

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Jun
3
Wed
2020 Annual Business Conference @ DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
Jun 3 all-day
Sep
3
Thu
24th Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction @ The Golf Club At Newcastle
Sep 3 all-day
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
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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!