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The Office of Purchasing has published solicitation no. IFB-2018-20 for Underground Water Storage Tanks for Fire Suppression Capital Project No. F-5972 to the Howard County website and EMaryland Marketplace.

 

Interested suppliers, please see the County’s website;

www.howardcountymd.gov/purchasing.

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

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

Contractor Outreach Event hosted by Howard Hughes Corporation
Thursday, January 4, 2018
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Two Merriweather Building, 10980 Grantchester Way, 5th Floor,
Columbia, MD 21044

Join Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen and her Special Advisor for Opioid Policy, Evan Behrle, for a conversation about how businesses and the business community can help fight the opioid epidemic, while supporting affected employees.

To view flier, click here

Register now! Space is limited.  To register, click here


Get Down to Business Outreach Event hosted by Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Greenbelt Marriott, Annapolis Room, 6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770

Meet Whiting-Turner Contracting Company’s project teams and learn about the subcontracting opportunities available in the coming months.  

To view flier, click here

To register, click here


The Future Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4.0) on Maryland Manufacturing hosted by Regional Manufacturing Institute, Inc. (RMI)
 Wednesday, January 17, 2018
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Star Academy, 2032 Greenspring Drive, Timonium, MD 20193

The 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is radically changing manufacturing today as companies move from analog to digital worlds.  Join this community conversation with thought leaders to explore issues and opportunities for manufacturers and find out how, or if, Maryland is properly addressing this global transition.

To register, click here

For more information, click here

If would like to be a sponsor, call Mike Galiazzo at 410-771-8111.


Bizwomen Mentoring Monday hosted by Baltimore Business Journal
Monday, February 12, 2018
8:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m.
Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel, 903 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204

The 4th Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) is radically changing manufacturing today as companies move from analog to digital worlds.  Join this community conversation with thought leaders to explore issues and opportunities for manufacturers and find out how, or if, Maryland is properly addressing this global transition.

To view agenda and mentor bios, click here

To register, click here


For a list of more upcoming events, click here


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Womens Small Business Month

The SBA is celebrating women entrepreneurs everywhere during Women's Small Business Month. There are opportunities to find counseling, training and other resources for small business success through the SBA.

 

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10 tips for cybersecurity

If you choose to take your business to the digital world, as most businesses these days do, you don't want to miss these critical ways to protect what you have. Check out 10 cybersecurity tips for small businesses to safeguard your business in the digital age.

 

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CERTIFICATION


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Nominate a small business for SBA's National Small Business Week Awards


2018 Maryland Small Business Week Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Baltimore District Office is accepting nominations for the successful small business person who might become Maryland’s 2018 “Small Business Person of the Year” and compete for the national title during National Small Business Week, April 29-May 5, 2018. Nominees are also sought for Small Business Exporter of the Year and a variety of local award categories. The submission deadline is Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Small Business Person of the Year nominees are judged on a variety of criteria, including staying power, growth in employment and sales, innovation of product or service and evidence of contributions to the community.

Local award categories include: Financial Services Champion, Home-Based Small Business, Minority-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Woman-Owned Small Business, Family-Owned Small Business, Entrepreneurial Success, Small Business Exporter, Young Entrepreneur, Rising Star Student Entrepreneur and three industry awards, the Accountant Champion, Insurance Advocate and Attorney Advocate.

Nominations can be made by an individual or an organization. The Maryland program accepts nominations for individuals or businesses operating within the City of Baltimore and all Maryland counties except Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, which are accepted through SBA’s Washington Metro Area District Office. 

Winners will be announced in late March 2018 and will be honored at the 34th Annual MD Small Business Week Awards Luncheon in Woodlawn, Md. on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Click here for nomination criteria and submission guidelines or contact Rachel Howard at (410) 244-3337 or by email at rachel.howard@sba.gov.

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Welcome to eMaryland Marketplace

eMaryland Marketplace, Maryland's internet-based procurement system, is a business tool that provides vendors with easy access to State procurement information. Potential bidders can find solicitations on eMaryland Marketplace and submit bids electronically. The system also allows vendors to obtain bid results online once the due date and time for bid submission have passed.

To login to the eMaryland Marketplace,  please click the Register link below

                                                      https://emaryland.buyspeed.com/bso/

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