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 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

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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

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


 Business Opportunity & Resource Forum hosted by 
Anne Arundel County

Office of Central Services
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
LaFontaine Bleu, 7514 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Anne Arundel County has opportunities and resources to support your business. Register to learn about Anne Arundel County’s new purchasing initiatives, meet procurement staff and representatives from local business organizations and learn about how to do business with Anne Arundel County Public Library System during the construction of new libraries.

Anne Arundel Economic Development staff will also present resources available to help small businesses grow.

To view flier, click here

To register, view agenda information and exhibitors list, click here

For more information, please Joanne Jackson at 410-222-7620 or email:  phjack20@aacounty.org.


2018 Synergy Business Networking and Career Fair hosted by 
Maryland Aviation Administration

 Monday, April 30, 2018
7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
BWI Marriott Hotel
1743 West Nursery Road, Linthicum, MD 21093

To view flier, click here

To view speakers and schedule, click here

To register, click here

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, email us at  events@mygreenapple.com or call 202-640-4451 or call BWI Marshall Office of Marketing at 410-859-7329.


OpenToGrowth3 – Protecting Your Business! Event hosted by 
Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce

Tuesday, May 1, 2018
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Holiday Inner Harbor Hotel, 300 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Special Guest: Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl DeSousa

To view flier, click here 

To register, click here

Sponsorships and vendor tables available.


The Techtonic Shift Maryland Manufacturing Matchmaking & Expo hosted by 
Regional Manufacturing Institute of Maryland (RMI) and 
Mid-Atlantic Region Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore

Thursday, May 3, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Martin's West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244


Be part of Maryland's largest manufacturing workforce mobilization efforts, where leading STEM students and other job seekers are matched with job opportunities with great manufacturing companies just like yours.  Meet and network with advanced manufacturing companies from around Maryland.

Exhibitor spaces are available on a first come first serve basis.  To reserve your exhibit space, call Mike Galiazzo at 410-771-8111 or email: rmi@comcast.net

Peter Gourlay at 443-275-2489 or email: peter.gourlay@rmiofmaryland.com.

Attendee registration, click here

Manufacturing and Vendor Exhibitors registration, click here

For more event information, click here

For questions, call Mike Galiazzo 410-771-8111 or Peter Gourlay 443-275-2489


15th Annual Spring Breakfast Meeting / Business Showcase Expo hosted by 
Md. Washington Minority Companies Association, Inc. (MWMCA)
Friday, May 11, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21244


To view flier, click here

To view 2018 honoree and head table guest list, click here

To purchase tickets, click here

For event details, click here


For a list of more upcoming events, click here


To subscribe, click here

Offshore Wind Opportunities

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

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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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Industry Training Day

Find out more about the offshore wind industry at a special training event on March 7th sponsored by the Maryland Energy Administration. Call 443-652-3242 to receive a 50% off discount code for this event.

Click here to learn more. 

We're Looking For...

Fuel
Food & beverages
Batteries
Radios & antennas

Specialty clothing

Filtration systems

Electrical supplies

Custom IT systems
Safety equipment
Power tools
HVAC equipment
Waste disposal
Diver services
Security
Tug services
Sheet metal fabrication
Paint repair
Storage locations
Welders & welding supplies
Ship repair

Hydraulics
Survey services
Medics
Crew boat
Hotel accommodations
Fencing

Vessel manufacturer

Ship builders

Rigging equipment manufacturers

Marine vessel construction

Electrical panel, switchgear, & cabling manufacturer
Machining services
High voltage electrical
Lifting gear
Crane services
Excavation
Bulldozers

Ship chandler

Accommodations for site office personnel

Disposable supplies

Fire protection equipment

Transformers

Pipe
Hoses

Marine gangways, docks, & cleats

Industrial gasses

Sensors & alarm systems

Custom electronic boards

Private hire car service

Water tight enclosures

Diesel generator sets

AND MORE! 

The 2018 Community Schools National Forum
is coming to Baltimore May 1st through May 4th!

This national event is expected to attract 2,000 people and we want
to capture highlights from the event.

Vendors are invited to submit one or multiple quotations for services to take place at the Baltimore Hilton and Baltimore Convention Center and possibly a Baltimore City Public School.  Click the button below to review the service request and share with your network.

Call for Photography & Videography Services
Click here for a sample video. To learn more about the forum, visit:www.communityschools.org

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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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