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  • Wednesday, September 25, 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.

    • CONNECTpreneur FALL Forum-Washington, DC Time: 7:30a - 11:30a Location: Maggiano's Little Italy at Chevy Chase 5333 Wisconsin Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015 Details:

      Want to hear about a DC tech company is on its way to being the next $1 billion Unicorn startup in the DMV region?!

      Then come to "The Best Networking Event in the MidAtlantic" and meet our special guest speaker, SUPERSTAR CEO James Quigley of GoCanvas and Refraction. Plus, you get to hang out with 350+ investors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, CXOs, and business leaders!

      This will be our 40th consecutive SOLD OUT event over the last 8 years.

      Over 70% of previous attendees surveyed say that CONNECTpreneur is the "Number One" tech and investor event in the Mid-Atlantic region.

      This UNIQUE EVENT is like NONE OTHER in our region, because of the high quality of our attendees, speakers and presenters. The networking is unprecedented!

      Program Highlights:

      - FIRESIDE CHAT with JAMES QUIGLEY, CEO and Founder GoCanvas, which just raised $150 million in growth capital; he is also Founder and Board Member of innovation hub Refraction

      - We expect 350 business leaders, including 100+ CEOs & Founders, as well as dozens of angels & VCs

      - SHOWCASE of 10 Amazing emerging tech companies

      - Heavy NETWORKING before, during, and after the event


      We will serve a Continental breakfast buffet and unlimited coffee/tea

      CONNECTpreneur is a bi-monthly networking mashup, which has been attended by over 9500 business leaders over the past 8 years.

      Space is very limited at this venue. There is parking in the building, but we recommend Rideshare or METRO (Friendship Heights Metro station)

      We expect another SOLD OUT crowd, so there will be no on-site registration.

      All attendees MUST BE pre-registered.

    • Are You Interested in Doing Business with Maryland Casinos? Oceans Downs Casino Time: 10:30a - 12:00p Location: Ocean Downs Casino Event Center 10218 Racetrack Rd. Berlin, MD 21811 Details:

      The Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

       in partnership with

      Ocean Downs Casino

      cordially invite you to join us for a series of small business outreach events.


      Maryland's casinos buy a diverse range of goods and services including medical supplies, surveillance & security equipment, uniforms, cabling, network equipment, IT services, janitorial, restaurant supplies, office supplies, renovation-construction, linens, snow removal, promotional products, and more!

      Learn how to do business with three Maryland casinos and meet their buyers one-on-one.
      Find out what they are buying right now, and what they plan to buy in the future.

      Each event represents a prime networking opportunity that you won't want to miss!

    • Clark Construction's DBE Subcontractor Outreach for Concourse A/B Connector & Baggage System Project at BWI Marshall Time: 2:00p - 4:00p Location: Maryland Aviation Administration Potomac River Conference Room 7001 Aviation Blvd Glen Burnie, MD 21061 Details:

      Clark Construction is holding a DBE Outreach Event on Monday, September 23rd and Wednesday, September 25th  from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.  Clark Construction is looking for Maryland Certified DBE Firms to work on the above Construction project at BWI Marshall Airport.

       Clark is offering the event on two (2) days to accommodate the busy schedule of DBE Subcontractors.

      Both sessions are being held at the:

          Maryland Aviation Administration

          Potomac River Conference Room

          7001 Aviation Blvd

          Glen Burnie, MD 21061


      If you have any questions about the event please contact Mr. Will Richardson via email or phone (443) 761-0260 at Clark Construction.

    • The P3 Solicitation Process; DBEs and P3s - How to Get Involved and What to Expect Time: 2:00p - 3:00p Location: online webinar Details:

      The Opportunity MDOT team would like to invite you to join a free webinar hosted by the Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure (AIAI).



      Wednesday, September 25, 2019

      2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST


      DBEs and P3s - How to get involved, and what to expect


      P3s represent a great opportunity for small/DBE business in the infrastructure space, but how can a small business get involved in such a large project? What should a DBE expect when joining a P3 bid team?


      Join a great panel of experts, representing all parts of the P3 community - large businesses, small businesses, public officials, and others - as they provide insight on this important topic.

      To Register please email or call 515-231-4658