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  • Saturday, April 1, 2017

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  • Sunday, April 2, 2017

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  • Monday, April 3, 2017

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  • Tuesday, April 4, 2017

    • MDOT MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop Time: 10:00a - 1:00p Location: Maryland Department of Transportation Headquarters, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, Maryland 21076 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 

  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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  • Thursday, April 6, 2017

    • MBE/DBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop Time: 11:00a - 1:00p Location: Eastern Shore Innovation Center 104 Tech Park Dr. Cambridge Dr. 21613 Details:

      Maryland Capital Enterprises is holding this workshop.

      The MBE/DBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop demystifies the certification process and privdes valuable information to firms considering certificationi as a strategy to grow their businesses.  The workshop covers the benefits of certification, the five key requirements for certification and the four steps in the certificationi process.  Participants who attend the workshop will be well-positioned to move through the certification process with confidence.

      For more information, contact Lisa Twilley at or 410-546-1900

    • MBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop Time: 11:00a - 1:00p Location: 104 Tech Park Drive Cambridge, MD 21613 Details:

      We will be holding our MBE Application Assistance Workshop in the Eastern Shore area.

  • Friday, April 7, 2017

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  • Saturday, April 8, 2017

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  • Sunday, April 9, 2017

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  • Monday, April 10, 2017

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  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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  • Saturday, April 15, 2017

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  • Sunday, April 16, 2017

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  • Monday, April 17, 2017

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  • Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    • 8th Annual Minority Business Expo Time: 7:00a - 8:00p Location: Walter E Washington Convention Center 801 Mount Vernon Place NW Washington DC 20001 Details:

      Register Today!

      The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce presents:

      8th Annual Minority Business Expo


      Join us at our biggest event of the year. Our Minority Business Expo is an incredible opportunity to connect with the region's leading minority owned businesses! We hope to see you there.


      Click here to register as an Exhibitor or Sponsor

      Click here to register to attend for free

      Click here to register as a volunteer


      Hear from leaders on our following panels:

      The Key Role of Technologies in Today's World

      Government Contracting: The Inside Scoop

      Workforce Development that Works

      Certification Boot Camp

      Social Media Dos and Don'ts

      Navigating Future Trade Strategies

      Branding and Pitching Your Business

      The How Tos of Attracting a Diverse Workforce

    • Veteran-Owned Small Business Resource Day Time: 8:30a - 12:00p Location: College of Southern Maryland – Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650 Details:

      The U.S. Small Business Administration's Baltimore District Office is holding an Open House to showcase the programs and services that can help with the development and growth of your Veteran-owned small business. This free event will feature representatives from Federal, State and Local government organizations who can provide you with assistance.

      ·       Find out about small business resources in your community.

      ·       Meet face to face with representatives in a friendly environment.

      ·       Get connected and grow your business.

      Participating organizations include: MD Small Business Development Center, St. Mary’s County Dept. of Economic Development, MD Procurement & Technical Assistance Center, SCORE, the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs, Veterans Business Outreach Center, FranNet, Veterans Institute of Procurement, MD Dept. of Labor, Licensing & Regulation, MD Dept. of Commerce, Progressive Commercial Finance, Community Bank of the Chesapeake, PNC Bank.


      8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.     Registration

      8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Presentations

      10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Finance Panel

      11:30 a.m. – 12Noon     Information 

      Registration: This is a free event; but registration is required. Register online at

      Questions: Mr. Courtney McCalla,, 410-244-3330

    • Government Contracting Workshop Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: Johns Hopkins Eastern Campus 1101 East 33rd Street Suite C 307 Baltimore, MD 21218 Details:

      Hosted By: City of Baltimore Small Business Resource Center

      This workshop will include information on Seeking Contracts, Core Basic Contract Standards, Documentation on Contract practices and Proposal Presentation tips. This workshop is provided by Shawnte Wright, Multi-Stream Consulting Contract Training. Free

      **Please note once you have registered for a workshop a confirmation email will be sent to you. To ensure you receive it, add our email address to your contact list so your confirmation and reminder email will be delivered to your Inbox. Otherwise it may be delivered to your Junk mail box.

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017

    • Secrets to Contracting with the State of Maryland Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: Johns Hopkins Eastern 1101 E. 33rd Street 3rd floor conference room Baltimore, MD 21218 Details:

      Hosted by: Maryland PTAC


      This workshop is for entrepreneurs who want to understand what it takes to sell to government agencies at the state level. Find out how to do business with Maryland. Gain an understanding of the procurement registration requirements, and learn how to market your company to state agencies. The workshop is centered on what market research tools are available to determine which agency make what purchases and how to position your company as one from whom they should buy.  Attendees will learn about:

      • Identify which government agencies buy what you sell
      • Doing research in the Maryland Marketplace and agency web sites in order to locate contracting opportunities targeted to their business
      • Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR), and the Federal Acquisitions Regulations(FAR) flow down clauses
      • University System of Maryland Procurement
      • Governor's Office Of Minority Affairs (GOMA)
      • Working effectively with the internet to research opportunities
      • State contracting certifications: SBR, DBE/MBE

       This course covers pre-award steps that a contractor needs to understand, as well as how the state government makes purchases.



      Ms. Johnson LeFlore has extensive experience in both government and commercial contracting. She has worked with a wide range of items, methodologies and procedures, including: Federal, Department of Defense, State Department and local contracts. Acquisition and instructions applicable to acquisition of highly sophisticated, unique research and development efforts, professional and management services. She reviewed requests for contractual services submitted by organizations supported by government agencies. Analyzing the requirement, conferring with appropriate personnel to obtain needed technical data related to preparation of the contractual document (scope of work, evaluation criteria, deliverables, patents, etc). Her experience encompasses the entire contract spectrum from cradle to grave contracting.

  • Thursday, April 20, 2017

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  • Friday, April 21, 2017

    • Business Diversity Fair Time: 9:00a - 12:00p Location: Morgan State University Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management 4200 Hillen Road Baltimore, MD 21218 Details:

      Morgan State University's Office of Procurement invites you to participate in our upcoming business diversity fair on Friday, April 21st from 9am-12pm. The goal is to give small and minority business more visibility by exposing Morgan and the surrounding community to the amazing goods and services you provide.


      Space is limited, so if your business is interested in displaying, contact Khari Whitmyer at 443.885.3114.


      REGISTER TODAY using the link below !!!!

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017

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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017

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  • Monday, April 24, 2017

    • How to Obtain Certification for Opportunities at Port Covington & Small Business Reserve Program Time: 2:30p - 5:00p Location: 100 Community Place Crownsville, MD 21032 Details:

      Are you a minority or women-owned businesses located in Anne Arundel County interested in the development of Port Covington?

      The redevelopment of Port Covington by Sagamore Development LLC is one of the largest urban renewal projects in the country, encompassing 260 acres of waterfront property in south Baltimore estimated to cost $5.5B to construct.

      Key speaker, Courtney Billups, Esq., Chief of the Minority & Women's Opportunity Office will discuss how to obtain certification for the City of Baltimore. Staff from the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs will give an overview of how to obtain contracts under the State's Small Business Reserve Program. Catherine Paff, Vice President of Sagamore Development Company, will then outline upcoming opportunities at Port Covington.

      Registration begins at 2:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend.


      Why attend?

      • Learn about the certification process required for doing business in Baltimore & access to opportunities at Port Covington. Firms in Baltimore, Anne Arundel, Howard, Harford & Queen Anne Counties are eligible for City certification.

      • Discover contract opportunities under the MD Small Business Reserve Program

      • Network and hear about upcoming opportunites available from the Anne Arundel County Purchasing Division

      This workshop is sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Office of Central Services/ Minority Business Enterprise Program in concert with the Governor's Office of Minority Affairs, and the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation.


      For more information, please contact Joanne Jackson, Minority/Small Business Coordinator with the Anne Arundel County Office of Central Services at (410)222-7620 or by email at

  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017

    • Ready, Set, Grow Time: 10:00a - 1:00p Location: Hagerstown Community College Career Programs Building (CPB) Rooms 211-213 11400 Robinwood Dr. Hagerstown, MD 21742 Details:
      Are you interested in  contracting opportunities  with state agencies and institutions? If so, then t his unique workshop is for you.  Join us for an overview of how our small, minority, women, and veteran procurement programs work. You'll hear what buyers are looking for right now, and what's in their pipelines.
      You will also learn more about Western Maryland's largest and most comprehensive technology-based business incubator, the Technical Innovation Center (TIC). The TIC provides support to entrepreneurs specific to emerging tech companies, a ccess to business and government communities, and l aboratory space and equipment for biotechnology and alternative energy companies.  
      Stick around for the networking portion to meet state procurement officers, representatives from the TIC, and other professional organizations that want to see your small business grow.
      Date : 
      Wednesday, April 26, 2017

      Time :
               10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.        
       Hagerstown Community College
      Career Programs Building (CPB)
      Rooms 211-213 
      11400 Robinwood Dr.
      Hagerstown, MD 21742
      Attendees should park in Lot F adjacent to the Career Programs Building (CPB).  
      CPB 211-213 is on the upper level of the Elliott Center.
      Campus Map
      Click here to register today!
    • The Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contractors Business Workshop Time: 6:00p - 8:00p Location: WSCC 14501 Sweitzer Lane Laurel, MD 20767 Details:

      The Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contractors Presents:  

      "Growing your business through Strategic Bonding”

      Seminar Conducted in SPANISH/ENGLISH                                                                                                                                                                                        

      Date/Time: Wednesday April 26, 2017 at 6pm-8 pm                                                 

      Location: WSSC14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20767- Complimentary Parking 

      Description:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Come learn not just about “surety bonds” and how to get surety credit but what strategies you need to employ to grow your surety capacity. Find out what triggers the indemnity agreement? Why does my spouse need to sign? What is the difference between contract and commercial surety? How is my rate determined? What provisions of my construction contract do sureties dislike the most? How can I negotiate better terms? How is my insurance coverage tied to all of this?

      Who should attend? Commercial Contractors that want to increase their capacity and grow their revenues through contracting and procurement.


      La Alianza para Contratistas Comerciales Hispanos tiene el placer de invitarle,

      A nuestro taller de “Creciendo su Negocio con Fianzas Estratégicas” que será enseñado en ESPAÑOL/INGLES.    

      Fecha/Hora: 26 de abril 2017 desde 6pm-8pm

      Lugar del evento: WSSC 14501 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20767 ¡Parqueo Gratis! 


      No sólo aprender lo que es "fianzas" y cómo obtenerlas, sino qué estrategias necesita emplear para aumentar su capacidad de garantía. ¿Averigüe qué desencadena el acuerdo de indemnización? ¿Por qué mi cónyuge necesita firmar? ¿Cuál es la diferencia entre contrato y garantía comercial? ¿Cómo se determina mi tarifa? ¿Qué disposiciones de mi contrato de construcción causan más problemas? ¿Cómo puedo negociar mejores términos? ¿Cómo está vinculada mi cobertura de seguro a todo esto?

      ¿Quién debe asistir? Contratistas Comerciales que quieren aumentar su capacidad y aumentar sus ingresos a través de contratos y adquisiciones.


  • Thursday, April 27, 2017

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  • Friday, April 28, 2017

    • Greater Baltimore Urban League Business Summit Time: 7:30a - 2:30p Location: BALTIMORE HILTON 401 WEST PRATT BALTIMORE MD. 21201 Details:

      Hosted By: Greater Baltimore Urban League

      Building strong sustainable communities that transform people's lives through economic empowerment with legacies of wealth is the goal of the Greater Baltimore Urban League (GBUL) Business Summit scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Hilton Baltimore beginning at 7:30 am.

      The one-day event is designed specifically for minority, women and veteran-owned businesses. The critical objective is to provide tools and resources to compete and excel in today’s business culture.

      This year’s Business Summit’s theme is “Start Right. Get Right. Grow Right.”

      • Start Right: Individuals who are not in business or have been doing business in an unofficial way and want to increase revenue or bring more formal structure to their organizations. ·

      • Get Right: Individuals who have been in business and have made some mistakes and want to get on the pathway to prosperity.

      • Grow Right: Individuals who have been in business and have reached a stable place. They are positioned for growth.

      The Business Summit is part of the GBUL’s Equal Opportunity Day (EOD) activities. In addition to the business summit, the day will include the release of the GBUL’s State of Black Business in Baltimore Report and the EOD Gala that evening. Additionally, there is an Empowerment Resource Zone which features vendors and exhibitors.

  • Saturday, April 29, 2017

    • 2017 W.O.M.E.N. Conference Time: 9:00a - 3:00p Location: Morgan State University School of Business 4100 Hillen Road Baltimore, MD 21251 Details:

      Join the Enterpreneurial Develpment & Assistance Center for the Women Owned & Managed Enterprise Network (W.O.M.E.N.) conference.

      Contact: Yvette Racks at 443-885-3663

  • Sunday, April 30, 2017

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