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October 2018

Making Certification Work

October 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Customers Bank, Sullivan Progress Plaza, 1501 North Broad (Suite 1)
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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In conjunction with the Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, the Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council and The Business Center are proud to present, "Making Certification Work." Are you looking to take your business to the next level? Join us for a free workshop designed to help you maximize the benefits of certifying your MBE business, demystify the certification process for firms who are uncertain about certification, and leveraging your certification for growth and long-term business opportunities. After the panel discussion…

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Women of Color on Boards

October 4, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, 200 S. Broad Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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This session is designed to provide historical information regarding women of color on Boards, share strategies to increase their numbers, and discuss the value diverse Boards bring to improving communities

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November 2018

MBE2MBE Matchmaker

November 5, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
PPG, One PPG Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15272
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Free

PPG will be hosting EMSDC’s first MBE2MBE matchmaker on Monday, November 5th from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. As a business owner you are always seeking ways to increase your market share, expand your capacity, engage new clients, maximize the efficiencies of your business... EMSDC’s inaugural MBE2MBE Matchmaker provides your business the opportunity to develop new relationships that will address these issues. The MBE2MBE matchmaker allows EMSDC MBEs to meet with fellow MBEs and explore business and joint venture opportunities.

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Choice Awards

November 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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This elegant evening recognizes the achievements of top minority-owned businesses, dynamic industry leaders and major corporations that are committed to supplier diversity. Regional and National Corporation of the Year, MBE Suppliers of the Year, Advocates of the Year, and other awards of distinction will be presented.  Our guests, including distinguished business, industry, and community leaders, will enjoy a cocktail reception, fine dining, musical entertainment and dancing.

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January 2019

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Information Session

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Community College of Philadelphia, 1751 Callowhill Street, Room C2-28
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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Free

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses (GS10KSB) is designed for business owners who have a business poised for growth!  It is an educational program that drives business growth, increases job creation and drives the business owner to work on their business (strategically) and not work in their business (tactically).  This program, designed by Babson College of Boston, goes beyond the basic concepts that many small business courses present and concentrates on a much deeper level of business strategy execution and growth.

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February 2019

How to do Business with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

February 28 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, 601 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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Meet with the FHLB of Pittsburgh team and learn about upcoming industry-specific opportunities in information technology, human resources, facilities, and administrative services. Agenda 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm | Registration 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Roundtable discussions and networking Registration is free, but space is limited. Please click below to register by February 20, 2019.

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March 2019

Certification Workshop

March 5 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
The Hub, 1821 Fulton Street
Harrisburg, PA 17102
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Uncertain if certification is the right choice for for your business? Join us for one of our free information sessions to demystify the NMSDC certification process, learn how to maximize the benefits of certification and how to leverage certification for business growth. Each session will include time for Q&A.  Light refreshments will be available. Session I 11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Session II 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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R.O.A.R. Conference & Matchmaker

March 19 @ 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, 112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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Expect a full day of B2B matchmakers, corporate roundtables, dynamic speakers, targeted workshops, and more.

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CCAC MWDBE Open House

March 27 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
CCAC Office of College Services, 800 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, United States 15233
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Stop in anytime between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to meet with CCAC representatives from various departments and discuss business opportunities. Lunch will be available. Limited free parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis in the gated lot accessible from Allegheny Avenue (next to Subway). Push the intercom buzzer to gain access to the lot.   Please RSVP by Friday, March 22, by calling the CCAC Procurement Department at 412.237.3020 or emailing lmccarthy@ccac.edu. Provide your company’s name and…

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April 2019

PPS presents “Construction, Coffee & Contracts”

April 16 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT), 10 South 19th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 United States
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This Quarterly event is being brought to you by the Minority/Women Business Department of the Pittsburgh Public Schools. We would like to invite you to share in our discussion regarding best practices for securing contracts with the Pittsburgh Public Schools as well as identify upcoming contract opportunities. Meet our new Chief Operations Officer and members of our Board of Directors as we unpack what we know about Project Labor Agreements (PLAs). We would love to hear from you how they…

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