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  • Friday, December 1, 2017

    • 15th Annual SMART PROC (2 day conference) Time: Thu. 11/30 1:00p - 3:30p Location: Clarion Inn and Event Center 5400 Holiday Drive Frederick, MD 21703 Details:

      Host: Strengthening the Mid-Atlantic Region for Tomorrow (SMART)?

      Find out what it takes to thrive in today's competitive procurement arena by connecting with key government agencies, prime contractors, and state & local representatives at the 15th Annual SMART PROC. Since 2002 SMART has provided a low-cost conference with no barrier for small business to participate that has attracted over 10,000 attendees from government, industry and academia with 50 annual exhibitors in this intimate venue located near Fort Detrick, Maryland.

      Network and talk business with major purchasing agents as you meet among more than 800 construction, defense, healthcare and cyber/IT leaders lined up to attend. The 2-day event offers valuable insights from procurement experts in government, business, and academia that will benefit large contractors, small businesses, minority- and women-owned concerns, and businesses run by service-disabled veterans.  New sessions this year will discuss cyber priorities in transitioning administration, Contracting with the State of Maryland and a Special Teaming with Historically Black Colleges and University Panel.

      2-Day Small Business Procurement Conference

      CONNECTING

      Small Business,Government Contracting Officials and Prime Contractors

      Thursday, November 30, 2017 
      Keynote Kickoff at 1:00 PM
      Small Business Break-out Sessions from 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      Business, Banter, & Beer Cocktail Reception 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
      Silent Auction from 5:00 PM- 7:30 PM

      Friday, December 1, 2017 
      Keynote at 8:00 AM
      12 Break-out Sessions 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
      Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
      Wine & Beer Tasting Featuring Maryland Wineries and Breweries 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

       
       
       
       
  • Saturday, December 2, 2017

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  • Monday, December 4, 2017

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  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017

    • How to Demonstrate Past Performance Time: 10:00a - 12:00p Location: The Ground Floor at Harford 2021-D Pulaski Highway Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Details:

      Host: Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

      ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

      Demonstrating that your company has successfully completed contracts for other agencies instills confidence in program managers, contracting officers and other decision makers about working with your company.

      Attendees Will Learn To:

      · Foster a strong database of references.

      · Follow-up with past and present customers regarding your company’s performance.

      · Address past performance when responding to RFPs.

       
       
    • 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:

      THE MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop is intended for those firms interested in seeking Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Aiport 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 https://mdotmbeworkshops.eventbrite.com

       
       
    • MDOT MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop Time: 5:30p - 8:00p Location: Maryland Department of Transportation Headquarters, 7201 Corporate Center Drive, Hanover, Maryland 21076 Details:

      The MBE/DBE/ACDBE Application Assistance 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 (Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Section).

       
       
  • Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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  • Thursday, December 7, 2017

    • Minority Outreach Fair Time: 8:00a - 12:00p Location: Live! Casino & Hotel- Live! Center Stage 7000 Arundel Mills Circle Hanover, MD 21076 Details:

      There is no cost to attend this event.

       
       
    • Introduction to the Federal Government Procurement Process Time: 5:30p - 7:30p Location: College of Southern Maryland - La Plata 8730 Mitchell Road CE Building Room CE105 La Plata, MD 20646 Details:

      Host: Maryland Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

      ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

      Is your business looking at the government sector as a new potential market? There is plenty of opportunity but where do you begin? This workshop is designed for those who are just beginning their foray into doing business in the government sector.

      Attendees will learn about:

      • The organization of the Federal Government

      • Registering to become a Government Contractor

      • Government Contracts – types and set-asides

      • Selling to the government

      • Developing a Marketing Plan
         
      • Implementing your plan
      • How PTAC can help you to achieve success

      This is an introductory course which covers preliminary steps that a potential contractor needs to understand and how government agencies make purchases.

       
       
    • Creating Your Business Plan Time: 6:00p - 8:30p Location: Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce 134 Holiday Court Suite 316 Annapolis, MD 21401 Details:

      Host: Southern Maryland SCORE Chapter 390

      This workshop will be conducted in two successive Thursday-evening sessions. Each session will be about 2.5 hours and the following topics will be discussed: Module 1 -Management Overview, Module 2 -Financial Planning, Module 3- Marketing. We will also review resources to help develop the business plan. The $50.00 fee is for both sessions.

       
       
    • Navigating Financial Statements for Growth-Part 4 Time: 6:00p - 9:00p Location: Howard County Community College, Gateway Campus 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive Columbia, MD 21046 Details:

      The Alliance for Hispanic Commercial Contractors presents: Navigating Financial Statements for Growth

      Would you like to move your business forward? 

      If yes, please register for the following presentation to learn how to navigate financial statements to set you on the right path. 

      Members: $45

      Non-Members: $75

      For questions, please contace Vanessa Lopez at 443-324-6854

       
       
  • Friday, December 8, 2017

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  • Saturday, December 9, 2017

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  • Monday, December 11, 2017

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  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    • Ready, Set, Grow: Access to Capital Forum Time: 9:30a - 1:00p Location: 100 Community Place Crownsville, MD 21032 Details:

      Host: Governor's Office of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs

      This unique workshop features state and federal experts to discuss various funding streams available to the small business community. You will learn the required qualifications of lenders when providing funding for start-up, emerging, and growing businesses.

      Participants & Panelists:
      Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
      Maryland Department of Commerce
      Maryland Women's Business Center
      Latino Economic Development Center
      The Barbour Group
      TEDCO
      BB&T 

      Resource Partners:
      Maryland Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
      Meridian Management Group (MMG)
      Operation Hope

       
       
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017

    • Dollar & Sense Workshop Time: 8:00a - 1:00p Location: Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E. Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 Details:

      Host: Meridian Management Group, Inc.

      BB&T Maryland Region is a proud sponsor of the Dollar & Sense Workshop on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, 830 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD. The bank enjoys working with innovative programs that support local communities and provide economic development to underserved markets. Helping businesses in Maryland achieve economic success and financial security.

      Admission: $20 Registration

       
       
    • Creating Your Business Plan Time: 6:00p - 8:30p Location: Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce 134 Holiday Court Suite 316 Annapolis, MD 21401 Details:

      Host: Southern Maryland SCORE Chapter 390

      This workshop will be conducted in two successive Thursday-evening sessions. Each session will be about 2.5 hours and the following topics will be discussed: Module 1 -Management Overview, Module 2 -Financial Planning, Module 3- Marketing. We will also review resources to help develop the business plan. The $50.00 fee is for both sessions.

       
       
  • Friday, December 15, 2017

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  • Tuesday, December 19, 2017

    • Meet the Primes and Contracting Officers Time: 9:00a - 12:30p Location: Silver Spring Civic Center - ( One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring, MD) Details:

      The Maryland Women’s Business Center would like to invite you to participate in our “Meet the Primes and Contracting Officers” match-making event.

      This event is the final session of our seven-session Procurement Series. Participants from the series, which were held in both  Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, will be invited to attend and connect with you to learn about upcoming contracts and bid opportunities. The event will also be open to those who may not have attended the series, but are interested in meeting with your agency/organization to  hear about your upcoming procurement opportunities.

      If you have questions, you can call 301-315-8091 or email at Donna@Marylandwbc.org

       
       
  • Wednesday, December 20, 2017

    • Appendix A Training Time: 9:00a - 12:00p Location: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) 14501 Sweitzer Lane Laurel, MD 20707 Room LK 120 Details:

      Host: Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC)

      Appendix A is the section in WSSC Solicitations, which details MBE and SLBE participation on WSSC-funded contracts. All Prime Vendors/Suppliers are required to address subcontract participation determined by the OSDI for proposals to be deemed responsible and responsive. This training course will help Prime Vendors/Suppliers understand the information presented.

      Registration Required No Walk Ins

       
       
  • Thursday, December 21, 2017

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