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  • Thursday, September 12, 2019

    • Small Business Development Program Time: All Day Location: Montebello Pumping and Maintenance Building, 3501 Hillen Road Baltimore, MD 21218 Details:

      Hosted By: Baltimore Department of Public Works

      The Department of Public Works (DPW) supports economic and business development in Baltimore City and throughout the region. Serving one of the most diverse regions in the country, DPW invites local minorities, women, and/or disadvantaged businesses to learn more about its Small Business Development Training Program.

      DPW’s Small Business Development Program offers construction management classes. This 10-week course is designed to make sure participants are contract-ready for the more than $3 billion in utility construction work, including Consent Decree sewer rehabilitation and replacement, and capital improvements under drinking water stormwater and wastewater.

      Registration

      APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Aug. 30, 2019. Mail completed applications to: DPW Small Business Development Program, P.O. Box 41321, Baltimore, Md. 21203. Please click here to download the 2019 application for the Small Business Development Program. 

      In addition, applicants can register online. Click here to register online. 

      An overview of the program is available in the following documents: "2019 Small Business Development Program Flyer!" 

      There is a nominal registration fee of $199, and participants will receive 10 training modules valued at $1,119.  All M/W/DBEs must complete an application prior to program participation. For more information about the training program, please call 410-433-2400 or send an email sbd@baltimorecity.gov.

      Classes Include:

      • Safety— a 10-hour OSHA certification card;
      • Contract Administration — understanding and executing contracts;
      • Scheduling — effective and realistic scheduling to complete projects “on time and within budget;”
      • Estimating & Bidding — hands-on training with actual estimating and bidding exercises; 
      • Conflict Resolution —protocol, methodology, and legal considerations;
      • Construction Accounting & Finance —learning about the dollars and cents of construction and how to do business with the City of Baltimore, and a complete coverage of City requirements and procedures; and  
      • Construction Best Practices — specialized training for trenchless sewer repair, site restoration, manhole repair, and lateral connections.

      Individuals interested in advancing their companies and enhancing their knowledge of sewer rehabilitation work and related support services are invited to participate in the training Program. This program is designed to improve knowledge of utility construction and sewer rehabilitation work and prepare local certified and certifiable M/W/DBEs to be contract-ready.

      For this training program, DPW is targeting companies that specialize in concrete construction, construction program/project management, excavating, landscaping, pipeline installation, post construction clean-up, scheduling, sediment and erosion control, sewer construction, site work, traffic control, or underground utilities.

       
       
    • 2019 AMAC  Economic Opportunity and Policy Forum
      2019 AMAC Economic Opportunity and Policy Forum Time: All Day Location: Washington Marriott at Metro Center 775 12th Street NW Washinton, DC 20005 Details:

      Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI Marshall Airport) will host the Airport Minority Advisory Council’s (AMAC) Economic Opportunity and Policy Forum from September 11 – 12, 2019 during Congressional Black Caucus Week.  The forum will be held at the Washington Marriott Metro Center in downtown Washington, DC. To register or become a sponsor, please visit WWW.AMACFORUM.COM.

      The Economic Opportunity and Policy Forum will feature presentations related to airport economic opportunities and AMAC’s federal legislative agenda.  The forum will include panel discussions and a networking reception that will allow attendees to engage with policymakers regarding the aviation industry and the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program.  Additionally, the forum will be hosted by BET Award Winning Journalist, Jeff Johnson. Jeff is a master communicator, strategist and architect of social solutions. He has conducted interviews with President Barack Obama and provides regular content on the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show. He has also served as National Director for the Youth & College Division of the NAACP and held an appointment by Russell Simmons as the Vice President of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN).