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  • Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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  • Monday, July 6, 2020

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  • Tuesday, July 7, 2020

    • MDOT MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop Webinar Time: 10:00a - 1:00p Location: Online Details:

      On a monthly basis, the Maryland Department of Transportation's Office of Small and Minority Business Policy hosts the MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop.  This workshop is intended for those firms interested in seeking Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), and/or Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE) certification.  By attending the workshop, you will learn the benefits of certification, the five key requirements for certification, and the four steps in the certification process.  For information and registration visit www.mdot.maryland.gov/aaw. 

       
       
  • Wednesday, July 8, 2020

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  • Thursday, July 9, 2020

    • Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Stakeholder Public Listening Session Prime Contractors Only Time: 10:00a - 11:00a Location: Online Details:

      Pursuant to federal regulation 49 C.F.R. Part 23, when establishing ACDBE Program goals, MDOT must consult with stakeholders, which include, without limitation, minority and women’s business groups, community organizations, trade associations representing concessionaires currently located at the airport, existing concessionaires, and other officials or organizations that may have information concerning the availability of disadvantaged businesses, the effects of discrimination on opportunities for small, minority and disadvantaged firms, and the MAA’s efforts to increase ACDBE participation. To comply with this requirement, we are seeking stakeholder input through surveys and public meetings. 

      Your input is important and may be used to enhance operations of the ACDBE Program at MAA.  Please register to participate in one of our Public Information Sessions and complete the Online Survey.

      The Public Consultation Sessions are scheduled as follows:

      Prime Contractors Only: July 9, 2020 from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 

      To register, click link below

       
       
    • Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) Stakeholder Public Listening Session Subcontractors Only Time: 1:00p - 2:00p Location: Online Details:

      Pursuant to federal regulation 49 C.F.R. Part 23, when establishing ACDBE Program goals, MDOT must consult with stakeholders, which include, without limitation, minority and women’s business groups, community organizations, trade associations representing concessionaires currently located at the airport, existing concessionaires, and other officials or organizations that may have information concerning the availability of disadvantaged businesses, the effects of discrimination on opportunities for small, minority and disadvantaged firms, and the MAA’s efforts to increase ACDBE participation. To comply with this requirement, we are seeking stakeholder input through surveys and public meetings. 

      Your input is important and may be used to enhance operations of the ACDBE Program at MAA.  Please register to participate in one of our Public Information Sessions and complete the Online Survey.

      The Public Consultation Sessions are scheduled as follows:

      Subcontractors Only: July 9, 2020 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 

       
       
  • Friday, July 10, 2020

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  • Saturday, July 11, 2020

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  • Sunday, July 12, 2020

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  • Monday, July 13, 2020

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  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020

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  • Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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  • Thursday, July 16, 2020

    • Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC): Maintaining Your Plan with Course Corrections Time: 11:00a - 12:00p Location: Online Details:

      Get a head start on your business journey and begin mapping your financial strategy!

      Join GWHCC for this Free Online Event!


      - July 16: Maintaining Your Plan with Course Corrections

      If you have questions or concerns please contact info@gwhcc.org or call 202-728-0352.

       
       
    • Entrepreneurship Matters: Zoom webinar hosted by Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Health System, HopkinsLocal, and Mayor's Office of Small, Minority and Women Business Time: 1:00p - 2:00p Location: online webinar Details:

      Please join us as up and coming and established entrepreneurs share their stories. 

      Moderator:
      Alicia Wilson, Vice President - Office of Economic Development for the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System

      Entrepreneurs:
      Sade Jackson, Founder of Crown Your Inspiration
      Tori Soudan, Founder of Tori Soudan Collection

      Zoom Webinar ID: 960 1547 9932
      Password: 887696

       
       
    • Special Enrollment Period: Resources and Benefits for Small Businesses Time: 3:00p - 4:00p Location: Online Details:

      Join GWHCC for a FREE webinar!

      Learn about:

      - Alternatives for those not covered under their employers health insurance
      - Options available for laid off workers due to COVID-19
      - How to get health insurance coverage and stay covered

      Register today!

       
       
    • SBDC Baby Boomer Startup Program Session 4: Pitch Competition Practice Webinar Time: 4:00p - 6:00p Location: Online Details:

      A growing number of individuals in the later stages of their lives are turning interests, hobbies, and skills into a small business: one in four individuals between the ages of 44 to 70 are interested in becoming entrepreneurs. This program is designed for adults who are ready to try their hand at business ownership. Attendees will be given comprehensive guidance by experts in all stages of successfully starting and managing a new business venture.

      Topics including financing, marketing, business planning and networking, and how to transfer a lifetime of skills into a successful business. Training Topics: Business Plan, Business Start-up/Preplanning

       
       
       
  • Friday, July 17, 2020

    • Prince George's County Supplier Development & Diversity Division​: Writing An Effective Capability Statement Time: 9:30a - 11:30a Location: Online Details:

      TOPIC: Writing an Effective Capability Statement

      Are you prepared to introduce your business for contract opportunities? Do you know the importance of a capability statement? This workshop will help you understand: the definition and use a capability statement, what are the components, how to format, and what content is important.

      To register click the link below

       
       
    • City of Baltimore Small Business Resource Center: Create a Winning Business Plan Time: 10:00a - 12:30p Location: Park Circle Office Park 3000 Druid Park Drive Suite 3000B Baltimore, MD 21215 Details:

      Are you thinking of starting your own business? Our business plan writing workshop will help you gather your ideas and get them down on paper. Your completed plan will serve as a guide and give you direction on what steps you need to take to start and manage your business and provide an invaluable tool in applying for additional funding. The instructor, Paul Taylor, Executive Director, Small Business Resource Center will also explain in detail how to arrive at solid meaningful figures for the Cash Flow Projection element of your plan. Each of the various components of a business plan will be covered.

      Cost: Free

       

       
       
    • SBDC Baby Boomer Startup Program: Session 5 - The Importance of Networking Time: 4:00p - 6:00p Location: Online Details:

      This is a 6 Session program designed for adults who are ready to try their hand at business ownership. Attendees will be given comprehensive guidance by experts in all stages of successfully starting and managing a new business venture.

       
       
       
       
    • Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC): Pitch Your Biz Virtual Mixer Time: 4:00p - 5:00p Location: Online Details:

      ?GWHCC is helping members showcase their business, products and services to other members, partners and friends. 8 GWHCC members will compete in a 1-minute PITCH contest. ATTENDEES vote for the winner! WINNER will be highlighted as Member Spotlight in the Open for Business Newsletter and all 8 members will be included in the GWHCC Member-to-Member Marketplace?.

       
       
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020

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  • Sunday, July 19, 2020

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  • Monday, July 20, 2020

    • ​SBDC Baby Boomer Startup Program: Session 6 - Pitch Competition Time: 4:00p - 6:00p Location: Online Details:

      This is a 6 Session program designed for adults who are ready to try their hand at business ownership. Attendees will be given comprehensive guidance by experts in all stages of successfully starting and managing a new business venture. 

       
       
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2020

    • Women's Leadership Conference By Howard County Chamber of Commerce​ Time: 9:00a - 3:00p Location: Online Details:

      The 2020 Women's Leadership Conference is designed to get you back on track with your 2020 Vision! It will be a full day of Professional Development, Virtual Networking and Celebrating that our Visions are still going forth.?

       
      Cost: Member: $175.00     Non-Member: $200.00 
       
      To register click the link below
       
       
    • Live Hotsheet Webinar "Where is the money Part VII. A Fireside Chat with DoD Contractors Time: 9:30a - 10:30a Location: Online Details:

      Live Hotsheet Webinar "Where is the money Part VII"

       
      A Fireside Chat with DoD Contractors - Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, SAIC, BAE Systems, and Alion Science & Technology, hosted by Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council Business Consortium
       

      A Fireside Chat with DoD Contractors
      Prime contractors work directly with the government. They manage any subcontractors, and are responsible for ensuring that the work is completed as defined in the contract. Prime contractors performing a contract that is expected to exceed $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction) and that has subcontracting possibilities are required to submit an acceptable subcontracting plan that includes small businesses. Hear from Top Federal Prime contractors about subcontracting opportunities and potential teaming arrangements.

      To Register Click Below

       
       
    • Small Business Enterprise (SBE) Workshop and Project Information Session Webinar Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: Online Details:

      The SBE Program is a race and gender neutral program designed to provide PRIME contracting opportunities to small businesses on federally-aided projects with the MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA), MDOT Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA), and MDOT Maryland Aviation Administration (MDOT MAA).

      MDOT’s Office of Small and Minority Business Policy (OSMBP) is hosting a FREE SBE Workshop and Project Information Session. This session will explain the eligibility standards and benefits of certification and the application process. You will also hear from MDOT SHA, MDOT MTA, and MDOT MAA about upcoming SBE-designated contracts with their agencies. Opportunity MDOT will also be available to discuss Governor Hogan's Traffic Relief Plan, specifically the I-495 and I-270 P3 Program.

      At the end of the workshop, you will have the opportunity to speak directly with the agency representatives for more details on the projects presented. Additionally, you will be able to meet with certification officers one-on-one to ask questions that relate specifically to your business.

       
       
    • ​Prepare To Persevere - The Future of Technology & Business By Greater Baltimore SCORE Time: 2:00p - 3:00p Location: Online Details:

      The coronavirus crisis will be the catalyst for small businesses to make big changes now, and in the future, in order to persevere and thrive.
       
      Join Steve Hoffman, investor, author, and CEO of Founders Space, as he discusses the latest trends in technology and how they will affect businesses. He'll discuss new opportunities and where venture capitalists are focusing their attention and investments.

      You’ll discover:

      • Where are the new opportunities?
      • What technological breakthroughs will shape industries and our economy in the coming years?
      • And how can you prepare to take advantage of this?
       
       
  • Wednesday, July 22, 2020

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  • Thursday, July 23, 2020

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  • Friday, July 24, 2020

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  • Saturday, July 25, 2020

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  • Sunday, July 26, 2020

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  • Monday, July 27, 2020

    • Maryland’s Top 100 Women Virtual Event hosted by The Daily Record Time: 5:30p - 7:00p Location: Online Details:

      Maryland’s Top 100 Women recognizes high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring. Winners are selected by past Top 100 Women and business leaders. Three-time winners are inducted into the Circle of Excellence.

      Cost: One Virtual Ticket for Top 100 Women - $65.00 

       
       
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2020

    • Downtown Download A Covid Resources & Recovery Webinar hosted by Shelonda Stokes, President and CEO of Downtown Partnership of Baltimore & Councilman Eric Costello Time: 9:00a - 10:00a Location: Online Details:

      Join Downtown Partnership of Baltimore for a live webinar with three leaders of Baltimore’s Black business community. Learn what it takes to create and sustain a successful enterprise in the current social climate.

      Guests to include: 

      • Toni Draper, CEO and Publisher at The AFRO
      • Natalie Karyl, Owner & Designer at Doll House Boutique
      • Tony Randall, Managing Partner at Next Phaze Cafe.
       
       
    • Maryland Manufacturers Focus Group Webinar hosted by Regional Manufacturing Institute (RMI) and Sage Policy Group Time: 9:00a - 10:30a Location: Online Details:

      What do YOU need to be more competitive?

      How do we make manufacturing a key industry in Maryland's future economy?

      Is Maryland ready for a Maryland Manufacturing Miracle?

      Through a combination of participant polling and online discussion (via Zoom Chat feature), you can share and discuss your ideas with RMI and Economist Anirban Basu on what is needed to grow Maryland's manufacturing industry. The goal is to bring important issues to our legislators in Annapolis and make a positive change for Maryland manufacturing. If you are a MD manufacturer, your views are needed.

      Participation in this program is limited to manufacturers only. Not a manufacturer? Please forward this to manufacturers in your network. 

       
       
    • ​Government Contract Law - What Federal & State Government Contractors Need To Know By Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Time: 9:00a - 10:30a Location: Online Details:
      • Live Webinar: CEO Accelerator Event to Turn a National Disaster into YOUR Finest Hour: Reliable • Relevant • Remote
      • Tuesday, July 28rd (9:00 am-10:30 am) on WebEx by the University of Maryland; AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ACCOUNT LOGIN FOR LIVE WEBINAR from the University of Maryland.
      • No Cost! (Normal Cost: $35) Powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration
      • Description:
        • Presented by government contracting practice leaders at Offit Kurman Attorneys At Law: Ed Tolchin, Esq. on State of Maryland contracting and Ed DeLisle, Esq on Federal contracting;
        • Learn to navigate tomorrow and be prepared for what's to come in State and Federal buying;
        • Understate the differences between and new developments in the State and Federal procurement systems and programs;
        • Obtain skills in making a State or Federal Contract protest;
        • Learn about relevant and recent legal issues, agency changes, court decisions, claims, investigations, cybersecurity rules, sole source justifications, equitable adjustment for increased mandated employee benefits, emergency PPE purchases anomalies, AND MORE!
       
       
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2020

    • Gilbane Connects: Morgan State University New Mixed-Use Residence Hall Virtual Outreach Event Time: 2:00p - 4:00p Location: Online Details:

      Gilbane was recently selected to serve as Construction Manager at Risk for the construction of a new, on-campus student housing and dining complex for Morgan State University. The Client is Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO), HDC is their Owner’s Rep and Morgan State is the User. The Project will be constructed on a vacant campus lot between an existing parking garage and the Thurgood Marshall Apartments, the current garden-style student housing complex. The new Project is planned to be a 10-story Tower with a Traditional Dining Hall, Retail and Student Support Services on the ground floor. The nine Residential Stories will be a variety of Single Room and Suite Configurations totaling approximately 670 beds. The Project will also involve extensive site utilities, landscaping and when completed, the demolition of Thurgood Marshall Apartments. 

       
       
  • Thursday, July 30, 2020

    • Move From At-Risk to Excellent: Be On "The Road To Excellence" in The New Economy By Maryland Small Business Development Center (SBDC)​ Time: 9:00a - 10:30a Location: Online Details:
      • Live Webinar: CEO Accelerator Event to Turn a National Disaster into YOUR Finest Hour: Reliable • Relevant • Remote
      • Thursday, July 30th (9:00 am-10:30 am) on WebEx by the University of Maryland; AFTER REGISTRATION, YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ACCOUNT LOGIN FOR LIVE WEBINAR from the University of Maryland.
      • No Cost! (Normal Cost: $35) Powered by the U.S. Small Business Administration
      • Description:
        • Discover the 14 Blind Spots and the 6 Leadership Strategies for Organizational Excellence;
        • Learn how to hone the skills necessary for making critical decisions and overcoming real-world challenges;
        • The purpose of this program is to help you move your company closer to excellence - by having a vision for where you want to be, a plan to get there, the right positions laid out on the organizational chart, the right people in those positions following the right systems and processes, and posting measurable results that are analyzed regularly to gauge progress towards critical goals using the right KPIs;
        • Find the answers to the crucial question: What, exactly, stands between my company and organizational excellence, and what do I do about it? Gain access to information that will assist your organization in achieving superior results; How to recognize "hard work" vs. "productive work" as you identify the bottlenecks that are keeping you from higher levels of success; How to carefully implement changes in your leadership style that results in long-lasting, positive effects on your business;
        • RECEIVE a complete "Blind Spot Assessment" of your business ($1,000 Value)
        • RECEIVE complimentary e-book: "Why Salespeople Fail... And What You Can Do About It!" PLUS MORE RESOURCES, including 10+ Webinars on sales and leadership, 100+ How to Succeed Podcasts, and 20+ Whitepapers!
       
       
    • American Resilience: The Future of Small Business By The Hill Time: 1:00p - 2:00p Location: Online Details:

      Small businesses are fundamental to the idea of America. Often deemed the engine of the economy, they are essential to the financial health of the nation.

      In these trying times - as customers stay home and small business owners attempt to stay afloat - the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program has shown uneven results. With about $120 million in funds still to be claimed, what steps should be taken to ensure that businesses that really need the help are receiving aid, particularly minority-owned businesses that are often overlooked? 

      And after the program ends, what additional stimulus initiatives will be needed to keep firms healthy and ready to reopen fully on the other side of the pandemic? 

       The Hill will convene policymakers, and small business leaders for a virtual event discussing public and private efforts to support America’s entrepreneurs.

       
       
    • Entrepreneurship Matters: Zoom Webinar hosted by Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Health System, HopkinsLocal, and Mayor's Office of Small, Minority and Women Business Time: 1:00p - 2:00p Location: Online Details:

      Please join Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Health System, HopkinsLocal and Mayor's Office of Small, Minority and Women's Business as up and coming and established entrepreneurs share their stories. 

      Moderator:
      Alicia Wilson, Vice President - Office of Economic Development for the Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Health System

      Entrepreneurs:
      Bree Jones, Founder of Parity Homes
      Cedric Bobo, Founder of Project Destined
       

      Zoom Webinar ID: 960 1547 9932
      Password: 887696


       
       
  • Friday, July 31, 2020

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