Visit the 2017 Annual Conference website.

Visit the 2017 Annual Conference website.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Only 1 day left until the 2017 Annual Conference!

See you at UW Seattle!

Visit the 2017 Annual Conference website.

Visit the 2017 Annual Conference website.

2017 Annual Conference Participants:

Please check your inbox today for the 2017 Annual Conference schedule and parking information.

Non-participants:

Watch the 2017 Annual Conference LIVE on facebook.com/nwmtnmsdc. 

Please remember to LIKE our Facebook page for contracting opportunities and announcements from our Corporate/Public Agency Members, updates from the Council and event information.

 

See you tomorrow at the 2017 Annual Conference!

 

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Only 2 days left until the 2017 Annual Conference!

Special Announcement:

Professional Headshots by Mike Nakamura at the 2017 Annual Conference

Get your professional headshot by photographer Mike Nakamura at a discounted rate of $75 per person! For a limited time, you can get the best quality headshot for your business and professional profile, usually priced at $250-$350.

To prepare for your photo shoot, see tips for getting your best professional headshot.

Limited slots available.  Sign-up now!

 

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Only 3 business days left until the 2017 Annual Conference!

The 2017 Annual Conference will go LIVE on Facebook!

Direct from University of Washington Seattle

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The LIVE broadcast will begin at 9:15 AM and continue in segments until 4:00 PM.

Please tell your friends, colleagues and peers to watch on www.facebook.com/nwmtnmsdc.

 

 

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Visit the 2017 Annual Conference website.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Only 4 business days left until the 2017 Annual Conference!

"Preparing for Effective Engagement" MBE Participants:

Today, June 8, 2017, is the deadline for submitting your updated capabilities statement.  We will send them to the member panel for final review. You will receive their feedback on June 14th after presenting your introductory communication. 

One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions:

We look forward to facilitating meetings between MBEs and Corporate/Public Agency Members, including*

-        AT&T

-        The Boeing Company

-        Department of Enterprise Services

-        Intel

-        Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

-        MBDA

-        Snohomish County

-        Seattle Public Utilities

-        Union Bank

-        University of Washington

*Partial list

The Council will send out the One-on-One Engagement Series schedule no later than Tuesday, June 13, 2016.

Read more about One-on-One Engagement Sessions at www.nwmtnmsdc.org/1on1.

 

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Only 5 business days left until the 2017 Annual Conference!

"Preparing for Effective Engagement" MBE Participants:

Today was the deadline to submit your updated capabilities statements.  However, we are extending the deadline until tomorrow, Thursday, June 8th at 12:00 PM.  Please send them to Mayra at mrivera@nwmtnmsdc.org.  If you are unable to send your capabilities statements tomorrow, please let us know.

Corporate/Public Agency Members:

Please submit your selections from the MBE Sourcing List.  We will begin working on the One-on-One Engagement Sessions schedule today.  If you are unable to submit your MBE selections today, or if you need to access to the MBE Sourcing List, please let us know.

Members who have already submitted their MBE selections should be receiving their unique links today to access their submitted list.  The unique link will enable you to view, edit and resubmit your list.

You can also check the link for newly added MBEs.

Due Today:

   -  MBE selections from Corporate/Public Agency Members for One-on-One Engagement Sessions

 

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Only 6 business days left until the 2017 Annual Conference!

The Council will begin working on the schedule tomorrow for One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions.

Corporate/Public Agency Members:

Please let the Council know if you need an extension to submit your MBE Selections.  To request a copy of the Sourcing List, please contact the Council.  

MBEs:

For MBEs who are participating in "Preparing for Effective Engagement Part 3" MBE Development Series, your updated Capabilities Statements are due tomorrow.  Please submit them to the Council no later than 12:00 PM.  If you need an extension, please contact the Council.

Conference Update:

Fernando Martinez met with Keynote Speaker, Steve Gandara in Bellevue today.  What a great meeting!  We look forward to Steve's eye-opening presentation on a hot topic for business this year: the impact of corporate culture on your bottom-line.  Corporate culture can define the direction and speed of growth for your business, and you could learn the essential tools of leveraging it for your company during the 2017 Annual Conference!

Fernando Martinez and Steve Gandara discuss details of the General Session for 2017 Annual Conference.

Fernando Martinez and Steve Gandara discuss details of the General Session for 2017 Annual Conference.

 

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Visit the 2017 Annual Conference website.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Only 7 business days left until the 2017 Annual Conference!

The Council will begin working on One-on-One Engagement Sessions schedules beginning Wednesday, June 7th (only 2 days from today).  Please check your inbox today for a message from the Council.

Corporate/Public Agency Members:

Please confirm your participation for One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions A.S.A.P.

Please review the MBE Sourcing List and submit your selections by Wednesday, June 7th.  If you haven't received access to the MBE Sourcing List, contact the Council.

MBEs:

Please continue updating, improving or working on your capabilities statement.  

MBEs participating in the MBE development series "Preparing for Effective Engagement" will be asked to submit their capabilities statements by Wednesday, June 7th.

MBEs not participating in the MBE development series but have been selected by Corporate/Public Agency Members for One-on-One Engagement Sessions will be notified beginning Friday June 9th.

 

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Only 8 business days left until the 2017 Annual Conference!

Have you been practicing your sales pitch or elevator pitch?  Did you know that an effective introductory communication should not be longer than 2 minutes?  

MBEs:

You may find plenty of opportunities to make new business connections at the 2017 Annual Conference.  Make each moment count by being prepared, confident and ready to talk about your company. For tips from our Corporate/Public Agency Members, visit The Dos and Don'ts of Selling to Top Procurement Executives.

Corporate/Public Agency Members:

We are taking extra steps in preparing MBEs for the 2017 Annual Conference to better articulate their capabilities, key differentiators, innovations and other information that you may be looking for.  If there is anything that we may have missed, please let us know.

 

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Visit the 2017 Annual Conference website.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Only 9 business days left until the 2017 Annual Conference!

If you need new/additional business cards, send in the order now so you can have them by June 14th.  The same goes for brochures and other marketing materials. 

MBEs:

Review and update your capabilities statement and make sure that it includes your innovations (with results/benefits supported by case studies), proof of concept and recent milestones.

Corporate/Public Agency Members:

Review the MBE Sourcing List and submit your initial selections to receive your unique link.  The unique link will allow you to return to the Sourcing List to view new MBE profiles and edit/update your selections before the 2017 Annual Conference. If you haven't received the Sourcing List, please contact the Council.

 

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Visit the 2017 Annual Conference Website

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Only 10 business days left until the 2017 Annual Conference!

Make sure that you register yourself and your guests.  Registration fee for Council-Certified MBE and Corporate/Public Agency Member is $175.00 per person.  Registration fee for out-of-network participants is $200 per person.

Make note that the three Industry Info Sessions are scheduled at the same time, which means you can attend only one out of three Industry Info Sessions.  You can register additional participants to attend additional Industry Info Session.

Corporate/Public Agency Members:

Please register additional participants if you need two or more tables for the One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions.

MBEs:

Please for the register for the 2017 Annual Conference to be included in the Sourcing List.  Members are reviewing the Sourcing List now, which means  you must register right away.  Corporate/Public Agency Members will use the Sourcing List to select MBEs they deem qualified to meet with during One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions.  To learn more, visit the One-on-One Engagement Sessions website.

 

See you at the conference!

 


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