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National

2014 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Fair

For four days, more than 6,000 corporate CEOs, procurement executives and supplier diversity professionals from the top multinational companies, as well as leading Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners and international organizations will convene.

  • Hosted by: National MSDC
  • When: November 2-5, 2014
  • Where: 9400 Universal Blvd Orlando, FL 32819
  • Fee: NMSDC-certified minority-owned businesses - $1,000, National and/or local corporate members - $1,500
  • Contact: Nicole.Hambric@NMSDC.org , 212-944-2430, ext. 138.

Washington

2014 Northwest Mountain MSDC Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction

Simply by playing golf, participants support minority business enterprises (MBEs); proceeds from the event will fund educational opportunities for those businesses. 

  • Hosted by: Northwest Mountain MSDC
  • When: Tuesday, August 26, 2014
  • Where: China Creek, Newcastle, WA 98059
  • Fee: Individual Corporate Player $350
  • Contact: jkuanchan@nwmtnmsdc.org - register here

Northwest Mountain MSDC Learning Workshops Day

Attend various interactive workshops on topics including marketing, sales, MBE development and contracting with expert panelists and moderators. 

  • Hosted by: Northwest Mountain MSDC
  • When: September 24, 2014 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport, 18740 International Blvd, Seattle, WA 98188
  • Fee: Free for certified MBEs
  • Contactjkuanchan@nwmtnmsdc.org

2014 City of Seattle Reverse Vendor Trade Show

Come see various city agencies present on goods and services, consulting, construction and procurement changes. 

  • Hosted by: City of Seattle
  • When: July 24, 2014 | 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Where: Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St, Seattle WA 98109
  • Fee: Free
  • Contactmichael.mears@seattle.gov

SBA Government Contracting Workshop
 
Interested in gaining access to federal and private procurement markets? Topics covered: Preparing small firms for procurement and other business opportunities. Information on federal government certifications.

  • Hosted by: US Small Business Administration (SBA) 
  • When: July 24, 2014 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Where: SBA Seattle District Office, 2401 4th Avenue #450, Seattle, WA 98121
  • Fee: Free
  • Contact: (206) 553-7310

Contractor Training Days - Yakima

Attend various workshops on topics including bidding, estimating, preparing contracts and warranties, working as a subcontractor, managing claims, state taxes 101 and many more. 

  • Hosted by: Labor & Industries (L&I)
  • When: July 25, 2014 | 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Where: Yakima Convention Center, 10 N 8th St, Yakima, WA 98901
  • Fee: Free
  • Contact: ller235@lni.wa.gov, (360) 902-6366

Monthly Government Contracting Training - Newport

This seminar is designed to give you the tools to begin the process. That’s why the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) of Greater Spokane Incorporated is here to help you do business with the government. 

  • Hosted by: Washington PTAC
  • When: July 28, 2014 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Where: Pend Oreille County Economic Development Office, 301 W Spruce Street, Newport WA 99156
  • Fee: See website
  • Contact: spokane@washingtonptac.org, (509) 321-3641

Wyoming

2014 WEDA / WCP Fall Conference
 
WEDA holds two professional regional economic development conferences each year for educational and networking purposes.

  • Hosted by: Wyoming Economic Development Association (WEDA)
  • When: September 10, 2014, 11:00 am - September 11, 2014, 4:00 pm
  • Where: Holiday Inn Express, Torrington WY
  • Fee: See website
  • Contacthttp://wyomingeda.org/conferences.htm

SE Wyoming Economic Forecast

This two day training revolves around effective financial management; create effective, practical plans to improve the financial health of your business. 

  • Hosted by: Wyoming Business Report
  • When: November 6, 2014
  • Where: 1400 E College Drive, Bldg CCI Cheyenne, WY
  • Fee: $195
  • Contact: (307) 638-3200

Utah

9th Annual PTAC Procurement Symposium
 
Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Centers help small businesses with all phases of Government contracting – federal, state, and local. Counselors provide one-on-one and group instruction that helps clients identify contracting opportunities, which can create growth of market share and revenues for them.

  • Hosted by: Utah Procurement Technical Assistance Center
  • When: October 23, 2014 | 7:15 am - 3:00 pm
  • Where: Granite Tower, 222 North 32nd St, Ste 200
  • Fee: See website
  • Contact: http://business.utah.gov/programs/ptac/

Oregon

Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA) Summer Conference

Summer Conference - various workshops, presentations and forums

  • Hosted by: Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA)
  • When: July 28, 2014 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Where: Eagle Crest Resort 1522 Cline Falls Road, Redmond, OR 97756
  • Fee: $75.00 OEDA Member, $90.00 Not an OEDA Member
  • Contact: tlundy@sedcor.com, (503) 588-6225

Montana

Grant Seeking & Proposal Writing: The Basics
 
Have you thought about who your customer is? Is there a market for your product? Are you ready to be a business owner? Have you written a business plan? Can you make money in the business? 

  • Hosted by: Big Sky Community Development
  • When: Aug 13, 2014 | 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Where: Granite Tower, 222 North 32nd St, Ste 200
  • Fee: See website
  • Contact: http://bigskyeconomicdevelopment.org/event-detail.php?id=1096 

Idaho

Mexico IT and Communications

Idaho Commerce is currently recruiting Idaho companies to meet with members of the ANADIC in Boise for private company meetings, company tours, and a networking reception.

  • Hosted by: Idaho Commerce
  • When: August 26 - 28, 2014
  • Where: See website
  • Fee: See website
  • Contact: sarah.birchfield@commerce.idaho.gov

Economic Symposium | The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes

Creating community and economic development through collaborative efforts in Indian Country. The Economic Symposium will be held Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at the Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center in Fort Hall, Idaho.

  • Hosted by: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
  • When: August 27, 2014
  • Where: Shoshone-Bannock Hotel & Event Center, Simplot Rd, Pocatello, ID 83202 
  • Fee: $25
  • Contact: (208) 478-3837 or (208) 478-3936

Idaho Trade Manager Visits

To help you succeed in key international markets, the state of Idaho operates trade offices in China, Taiwan, and Mexico. The office managers are natives to their countries and experts in international business. They will all be available to meet one-on-one with your company to help you in their respective markets.

  • Hosted by: Idaho Commerce
  • When: September 8 - 18, 2014
  • Where: See website
  • Fee: See website
  • Contact: Mexico-Sarah Birchfield 208-780-5151 Taiwan and SE Asia-Jake Reynolds 208-780-5150 China-Jennifer Verdon 208-287-3165.

Alaska

8(a) Eligibility Workshop
 
The Small Business Administration will conduct a free workshop about the 8(a) Small Disadvantaged Business Development Program eligibility. Is your business Eligible to participate? What are the requirements? 

  • Hosted by: Alaska PTAC
  • When: July 31, 2014 | 10:00 am - Noon
  • Where: 420 L Street, Suite 300, Anchorage  
  • Fee: Free
  • Contact: (907) 271-4022

Doing Business with Office Depot Webinar
 
This webinar is an informative session about buying and merchandising opportunities with Office Depot, and who to access in the Internal Procurement and Merchandising departments. We’ll do a deeper dive on the merchandising side around the opportunities that exist in this area. 

  • Hosted by: Alaska PTAC
  • When: August 5, 2014 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
  • Where: Webinar
  • Fee: Free
  • Contact: http://ptacalaska.org/2014/08/business-office-depot-webinar/ 

2014 Alaska Chamber Fall Conference

The Alaska Chamber's Fall Conference is the state's premier business conference. Each year the Chamber Board of Directors, membership and Alaska's business and political leaders gather together to learn and discuss issues of statewide importance to Alaska business. The conference will close with the Annual Awards Gala. 

  • Hosted by: Alaska Chamber
  • When: October 22, 2014
  • Where: Girdwood, Alaska 
  • Fee: See website
  • Contact: bdixon@alaskachamber.com