Our Strength is in our Numbers... Our Power is in our Unity! 

 E-News Brief from the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development 

Morning Masters Brunch for Entrepreneurs hosted by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Mayor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business


On Saturday, July 21, 2018 Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and the Mayor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business hosted the first Morning Masters Brunch program. Over 150 attendees participated in the program that featured in-depth panel discussions that focused not only on economic development and health but mental and physical health as well.  

"I was so uplifted by the wonderful conversation I enjoyed with the many entrepreneurs who participated in our Morning Masters Brunch for Entrepreneurs last Saturday. The goal of this initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business is to convene community leaders, policy makers, and public health experts for thoughtful and engaging conversations on total wellness, business strategy, resource development and neighborhood revitalization. Connecting these wonderful entrepreneurs with each other and with essential resources is not only to their benefit, but to the benefit of our City’s future." - Mayor Catherine E. Pugh

Special Thanks to:

  • Paul Taylor, Director of Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business,
  • Amanda Rodrigues Smith, Senior Development Officer of Equity Initiatives and Partnerships
  • Shanti Das, Founder of the Hip-Hop Professional Foundation and the Silence the Shame Movement
  • Kristin Rezeckowski, Baltimore City Health Department Chief of Staff
  • Audrey L. Johnson,  Regional Lead And Senior Manager Of Supplier Diversity And Economic Impact For Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States Region
  • Destiny-Simone Ramjohn, Phd, Director of  Community Health For Greater Baltimore Kaiser Permanente.
  • Jan Desper Peters (Black Mental Health Alliance), Alanah Davis (BrwnTek), Mecca Verdell (DewMore Baltimore), Michelle Antoinette Nelson (Brown and Healthy), Maurissa Stone Bass (The Living Well), Kenyatta Moon (Wellness Instructor), Breaking Bread (Caterer)

To view photos from the event, click here

To view the stream from Charm TV, click here

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Featured Upcoming Events~~~~~~~~~~~~


Emerging Leaders In Manufacturing – Meet Up hosted by Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland and Star Academy 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Star Academy (near Loyola University, Timonium)
2032 Greenspring Drive, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

Join emerging leaders from Maryland's top manufacturing companies for a social meet up and immersive experiences in 3d printing, robotics, AR, VR, and drones at Maryland's most unique technology center, Star Academy. Meet the founders of Emerging Leaders in Manufacturing and learn how to get involved.

To register, click here

For more information, call Mike Galiazzo at 410-771-8111 or


 47th National Meeting and Training Conference hosted by 
Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Maryland
Saturday, July 28 through Wednesday, August 1, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Hilton Baltimore, 401 W. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Join the conversation with COMTO Maryland and transportation leaders and officials from across the nation.

To view flier, click here

To register, click here

To view Final Sponsor Brochure, click here

To view Sponsorship Cover Letter, click here

To view Youth Symposium Sponsorship Packages, click here

For more information, contact David Coyne at Dcoyne@jmt.com, Wayne Frazier at WRF@MWMCA.org, Carl Sajous at Carl.Sajous@MVTransit.com or

Meshelle Howard at Mhoward2@mdta.state.md.us

Enterprising Women hosted by Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ)
Friday, August 3, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244

Join the BBJ and hear from a panel of extraordinary women who tell their stories of growth in and out of the workplace.

To view panelists list and more information, click here

To register, click here

For a list of more upcoming events, click here

To subscribe, click here


 E-News Brief from the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development 

 2018 Small Business Development Program – GROWTH By Design hosted by Baltimore City Department of Public Works


This 10-week training program includes topics such as pre-qualification, and certification as M/W/DBE company, contract administration, estimating and bidding, and scheduling, to name a few.  The program was designed to assist local M/W/DBEs in become contract-ready for more than $3 billion in utility construction work, including Consent Decree sewer rehabilitation and replacement, and capital improvements under drinking water, stormwater and wastewater programs.

Enrollment is open now through Friday, August 24, 2018

Classes in session: Thursday, September 6 – Thursday, November 15, 2018

To download application, click here

To register, click here

To view schedule, click here

For assistance, call 410-433-2400; email sbd@baltimorecity.gov or visit: https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/smallbusinessdevelopment

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Seeking Small, Minority & Women Owned Businesses

Offshore Wind


Join the Supply Chain Today

Maryland's Offshore Wind Industry has opportunities both onshore and offshore. In fact, onshore jobs are crucial to building a successful supply chain.

Developers and prime contractors are actively looking for minority and women owned businesses right now. Your participation is needed to meet the minority inclusion goals for Maryland's offshore wind project.

Are you wondering if you fit in? Find out by registering in the Supply Chain Portal, hosted by The Business Network for Offshore Wind. There is no cost to register and your information is only provided to developers and primary contractors looking for subcontracting partners. 

Click here to access the Supply Chain Portal

Ofshore Wind turbines

Business Network for Offshore Wind

The "Network" is a nonprofit organization solely focused on the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry and advancement of its supply chain.

Click here to learn more

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