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  • Tuesday, September 24, 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.


      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

      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.

    • MAA Business Development Training Program: Manage Projects for Maximum Results Time: 8:00a - 1:00p Location: 991 Corporate Boulevard, Linthicum, Maryland Details:

      On: 09/24/2019

      The Maryland Aviation Administration- Office of Fair Practices is proud to announce a NEW MAA Training Program for Small and Minority Owned Businesses.

      The Training is FREE and we are asking our interested businesses to commit to all eight (8) sessions.

      There will be guest speakers that are subject matter experts. The sessions will be held monthly (8 am to 1 pm) and after you have completed all eight (8) sessions you will receive a MAA Certification of Completion.


      FIRST SESSION: Manage Projects for Maximum Results ; Tuesday, September 24, 2019 8:00am to 1:00pm

      To Register:

      Call: 410-859-7062 or

      Email or

    • Small Business Emergency Preparedness Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: Governor's Coordinating Offices 100 Community Place 1st Floor Conference Room Crownsville, MD 21032 Details:

      Hosted By: The Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs (GOSBA)

      The Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation will discuss how business owners can prepare themselves to respond to any hazards by creating an emergency preparedness plan. 

    • Negotiation Strategies & Closing Techniques Time: 2:00p - 4:00p Location: Governor's Coordinating Offices 100 Community Place 1st Floor Conference Room Crownsville, MD 21032 Details:

      Hosted By: The Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs (GOSBA)

      Join GOSBA and special guest, Angie Duncanson with the Maryland Women's Business Center as she discusses the basics of negotiating techniques, strategies, and how to effective close a sale.