2017 Turner School of Construction Management
Sep
14
to Oct 26

2017 Turner School of Construction Management

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2017 Turner School of Construction Management by by Turner Construction Company

 

Seattle's Turner School of Construction Management program, in its 17th year, is designed to enhance the technical, business, and administrative skills of minority-owned, women-owned, veteran-owned, and disadvantaged business enterprises while providing growing businesses with best practices geared towards increased profits and a strong brand reputation. Individuals enrolled in this year's program will develop new strategic relationships while gaining insights and meaningful tools that will help them center quality and growth in their business practices.

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Ericsson Diversity Matchmaker Event
Nov
2
7:00am 7:00am

Ericsson Diversity Matchmaker Event

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Registration: 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Program: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Ericsson Diversity Matchmaker Event

In November, Ericsson will have its 5th annual Supplier Diversity Matchmaker Event. Diverse suppliers will have the opportunity to discuss their products and services directly with our Ericsson team along with our customers and our partnering corporations. The event is focused on targeting minority, women and disabled veteran owned suppliers and creating long term relationships built for current and future opportunities. Ericsson is committed to maximizing customer value by continuously evolving our business portfolio and leading the ICT industry.  Our Supplier Diversity program supports this commitment by sustaining our current offerings to achieve Ericsson's vision of the Networked Society where every person and every industry is empowered to reach their full potential.   
 

Click Here to Register
 

Note: Only 2 representatives from your company may register; each must register separately. If you plan to send more than two representatives please contact Catlin Hopson, chopson@fanfares.com.  You will be contacted by the first week of October with an approved confirmation for your attendance of the event with further details. 

**You must be fully vetted and receive your confirmation in order to attend this event.**

As a reminder, please be sure to also register or check and update your company's profile as an Ericsson Strategic Sourcing Provider by clicking on the link provided below:

Failure to register as an Ericsson Strategic Sourcing Provider will prevent your company from being considered during the vetting process.

For questions or for additional information on this event, please contact Catlin Hopson atchopson@fanfares.com.

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Connecting the DoTS: Compliance (Part of the Working With SDOT Series)
Nov
2
9:30am 9:30am

Connecting the DoTS: Compliance (Part of the Working With SDOT Series)

Connect with SDOT, King County, Sound Transit, and WSDOT!

Join us to learn about the commonalities between the agencies, and recognize what information, processes, and experiences can be carried over to obtain work with other agencies.

Discussion will feature information regarding:

- Processes for Working with the Agencies

- Contracting Expectations

- Contract Compliance 

The event will also feature a presentation from OMWBE, information on upcoming work opportunities, and networking time with agency staff, PMs, etc.

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WEOT: Grow Your Business Internationally Workshop – Tacoma
Nov
16
10:00am10:00am

WEOT: Grow Your Business Internationally Workshop – Tacoma

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Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT): “Grow Your Business Internationally Workshop – Tacoma”

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2016 (10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.)

Location: Bates Technical College | Downtown Campus, Room A130 – A Auditorium 1101 S. Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98405

Cost: $5.00 * Price includes lunch and take-away export resources.

Registration Link: https://export-tacoma.eventbrite.com

Sponsor: Minority Business Development Agency Tacoma Business Center

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Ohio MSDC 2017 Awards Gala & After Glow
Nov
17
to Nov 18

Ohio MSDC 2017 Awards Gala & After Glow

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The Awards Gala featuring AfterGlow is Ohio MSDC's signature event, recognizing and celebrating the achievements of Ohio's most notable MBEs and Corporate Members. The Gala highlights the growth and success of minority business enterprises and the commitment to supplier diversity by the corporate members in the region.

Agenda

6:00 PM Reception & Silent Auction

7:15 PM Program Begins

9:15 PM AfterGlow

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THE NATIONAL MBE INPUT COMMITTEE GENERAL BODY MEETING
Oct
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

THE NATIONAL MBE INPUT COMMITTEE GENERAL BODY MEETING

THE NATIONAL MBE INPUT COMMITTEE GENERAL BODY MEETING

October 22, 2017 – 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Marriott Renaissance Center – Detroit, MI

 

OPPORTUNITY ACCELERATOR: Where MBEs Connect to Corporate Business Opportunities

This FREE, high-impact annual event is the perfect way to start an exciting and productive week in Detroit. Held every year the day before the official opening of the conference, the “Opportunity Accelerator” brings together MBEs, corporations, NMSDC leadership and subject matter experts for what is always a highly anticipated half-day focused on the information, trends, tips and opportunities that will move your company forward … faster.

Join us for an exciting line-up of sessions:

• Joseph Hinrichs, Chairman of the NMSDC Board and Executive VP and President of Global Operations for the Ford Motor Company, will talk about NMSDC’s new strategic direction and how it will directly benefit MBEs.

• Louis Green, Interim President of the NMSDC who is also an MBE, former council president and former supplier diversity executive with NBC and the University of Michigan, will show us how best to leverage the NMSDC network to grow your business.

• Dr. Suj Chandrasekhar, Founder and Principal of Strategic Insights and co-author of the Harvard Business Review classic Ending the War Between Sales and Marketing, will reveal the areas of demand and greatest opportunity for minority business enterprises.

• The Airport Panel will provide insights about the vast contracting and procurement opportunities available to diverse suppliers as the industry tackles growth in passenger and cargo activity, changing demands by consumers regarding the airport environment, and infrastructure improvements expected to top $75 billion in investment through 2019.

• The Entertainment Panel will feature experts from different aspects of the industry – from content to research to advertising – who’ll explain the entertainment ecosystem’s value and supply chain and how to find a place for your company in it.

The event is FREE, but you must register early: https://2017nmbeic_opportunityaccelerator.eventbrite.com.

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The NMSDC’s National MBE Input Committee’s “Opportunity Accelerator”
Oct
22
1:00pm 1:00pm

The NMSDC’s National MBE Input Committee’s “Opportunity Accelerator”

  • Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center (map)
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The 2017 National Minority Supplier Development Council’s National Conference & Business Opportunity Exchange is being held in Detroit, Michigan this year.

The NMSDC’s National MBE Input Committee’s “Opportunity Accelerator will be held on Sunday, October 22nd, 1:00PM – 5:00PM.

This FREE, high-impact annual event is the perfect way to start an exciting and productive week in Detroit.  Held every year the day before the official opening of the conference, the “Opportunity Accelerator” brings together MBEs, corporations, NMSDC leadership and subject matter experts for what is always a highly anticipated half-day focused on the information, trends, tips and opportunities that will move your company forward … faster.

Join us for an exciting line-up of sessions:

·         Joseph Hinrichs, Chairman of the NMSDC Board and Executive VP and President of Global Operations for the Ford Motor Company, will talk about NMSDC’s new strategic direction and how it will directly benefit MBEs.

·         Louis Green, Interim President of the NMSDC who is also an MBE, former Michigan council president and former supplier diversity executive with NBC and the University of Michigan, will show us how best to leverage the NMSDC network to grow your business.

·         Dr. Suj Chandrasekhar, Founder and Principal of Strategic Insights and co-author of the Harvard Business Review Classic Ending the War Between Sales and Marketing, will reveal the areas of demand and greatest opportunity for minority business enterprises.

·         The Airport Panel will provide insights about the vast contracting and procurement opportunities available to diverse suppliers as the industry tackles growth in passenger and cargo activity, changing demands by consumers regarding the airport environment, and infrastructure improvements expected to top $75 billion in investment through 2019.

·         The Entertainment Panel will feature experts from different aspects of the industry – from content to research to advertising – who’ll explain the entertainment ecosystem’s value and supply chain and how to find a place for your company in it.

Last year, the Corporate Members who attended and the Corporate panelists stated they gained knowledge as well as garnered insights and ideas that would help them achieve their missions.  

The event is FREE, but you must register: https://2017nmbeic_opportunityaccelerator.eventbrite.com.

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Boost your Business with Facebook
Oct
10
9:30am 9:30am

Boost your Business with Facebook

Facebook's Boost Your Business events provide businesses with the most up-to-date tools, insights, and best practices for achieving success on Facebook & Instagram. Learn directly from Facebook experts, local organizations, and other businesses in the area. You will walk away with the resources you need to grow your business!

What to Expect:

  • Networking
  • Inspiration
  • Knowledge
  • Results

Special Guest: Steve Daines, U.S. Senator

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Grow Your Business Internationally
Oct
5
8:00am 8:00am

Grow Your Business Internationally

Do you run a small business? Are you looking for ways to grow your business?

Join the Washington Export Outreach Team (WEOT), Snohomish County, the Economic Alliance Snohomish Countyand the Port of Everett for this half-day export workshop where you will:

  • Meet the local, state, regional & federal export resources who will help you on your export journey
  • Learn about resources to develop an export business plan and identify and validate international markets
  • Learn how to find qualified buyers, agents and distributors to grow foreign sales
  • Determine how to ship your products internationally
  • Identify how to get paid, mitigate non-payment risks and finance your export transactions
  • Hear real-life success stories about Washington small business exporters

 

After the seminar, make a free appointment to sit down one-on-one with the export experts who will get you started. Register here: https://everettexportone-on-ones.eventbrite.com

Cost includes all reference material, morning coffee & lunch. Seating is limited, payment is required to guarantee a seat.

For Questions Contact Lisa White at Lisa.White@sba.gov

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MBE Showcase
Oct
4
8:30am 8:30am

MBE Showcase

You are invited to the 2017 Northwest Mountain MSDC MBE Showcase – an exclusive trade fair for NMSDC-Certified MBEs to share their products and services.  The event is designed to be a straightforward approach to promote your business.  Come prepared to share information about your company, qualifications and capabilities.

Corporate Members, Public Agency Members and peer MBEs will attend the event to visit tables, engage with table hosts and learn more about your products and services.

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AT&T Mobility Operations Support Team (MOST) Supplier Conference
Sep
21
10:00am10:00am

AT&T Mobility Operations Support Team (MOST) Supplier Conference

AT&T Mobility Operations Support Team (MOST) and the AT&T Supplier Diversity team are hosting a webcast information session for suppliers.  Learn about opportunities, qualifications, and requirements and address any questions as we begin the process to negotiate a new Supplier General Agreement for mobility support services in 2018. 

The team is currently seeking suppliers who can perform the following cellular tower services:

HVAC | Electrical | Generator | Landscaping | Fire Suppression | General Maintenance | DAS | Batteries | Tower Repair | Pest Control

 

Supplier Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience or comparable certification
  • Ability to service all standard AT&T OEM Generator Equipment(s) - (Kohler, Generac)
  • Sufficient work force to self-perform
  • Minimum 5-10 crews to be competitive in volume bids
  • Drug screening
  • Provide Service referrals/references

 

Event Agenda   

 

September 21, 2017  |  10:00 am - 1:30 pm (PST)  

10:00 am - 11:00 am                           Registration – Networking

11:00 am - 1:30 pm                             Mobility Operations Overview

                                                                Question & Answer Session

                                                                Meet the Mobility Representative(s) in your local area

 

REGISTER HERE for the Event

 

Please select one of these locations to attend no later than Friday, September 15, 2017

  • 1025 Lenox Park Boulevard, Room N100, Atlanta, Georgia – Webcast Host Facility
  • 226 Randolph Street, Room 1611, Chicago, Illinois
  • 208 S. Akard Street, Room PC34-35, Dallas, TX
  • 1 AT&T Way, Zenith Room, Bedminster, New Jersey
  • 7229 Parkway Drive, Myers Hall, Hanover, Maryland
  • 2600 Camino Ramon, Shasta Room, San Ramon, California

 

Seating is Limited (only 1 representative per company)

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PortGen Goods and Services Workshop
Sep
6
9:00am 9:00am

PortGen Goods and Services Workshop

  • Port of Seattle Pier 69 - Commission Chambers (map)
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Come meet staff members of the Port of Seattle Maintenance, Central Procurement and Small Business Team for an informational session on how to do business with the Port of Seattle as it relates to "Goods and Services".  Small business attendees will gain an understanding of upcoming solicitations, and procurement opportunities.

Space is limited.  Please register as soon as possible.

If you have questions please contact Tina Boyd ,Boyd.T@portseattle.org Port of Seattle, Small and Disadvantage Business Coordinator (206) 787-3455

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Northwest Enterprise Development Conference
Sep
5
to Sep 7

Northwest Enterprise Development Conference

NW Enterprise Development Conference

Date: Sep 5, 2017 see agenda http://res.ncaied.org/northwest-conference-agenda
Registration Deadline: 9/4/2017 8:00 AM (PDT)
Location: Tulalip Resort Casino 10200 QUIL CEDA BLVD, Tulalip WA
 

“Power of the Past – Force for the Future”
The Northwest Enterprise Development Conference is another multifaceted event from The National Center which will feature unparalleled access to respected tribal leaders, members of congress, federal agency representatives, state and local elected officials and top CEO’s, on a national platform. Attendees will benefit from high caliber networking, teaming opportunities, business development sessions, American Indian Artisan Market, Business Leaders Forums, and much more. It’s just one more example of how The National Center is building bridges of opportunity for today’s American Indian Enterprises.

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21st Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction
Aug
17
8:00am 8:00am

21st Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction

Image courtesy of the Golf Club at Hawks Prairie

Image courtesy of the Golf Club at Hawks Prairie

The Northwest Mountain MSDC is the region’s leading organization advocating for supplier diversity – providing access to opportunities and business development to certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) since 1978.  For the past 7 years we have provided executive level educational scholarships, averaging over $20,000 per year.  Scholarships include participation at MBE Executive courses at the University of Washington Foster School of Business as well as Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Through the scholarship fund, the Council provides ethnic MBE certification, customized training, development series, and MBE sponsorship to participate in regional and national conferences.

Visit the event website at www.nwmtnmsdc.org/21st

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SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR MBES (up to $10,000)
Aug
14
to Oct 13

SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR MBES (up to $10,000)

Communities Foundation of Texas is offering scholarships (for any Exec Ed Program) for MBEs who quality to attend  https://www.cftexas.org/bank-of-america-small-diverse-scholarships  

  • Business must have an annual sales of between $500,000 and $50,000,000;
  • Business must employ at least three full-time employees;
  • Business owner must have a minimum of three years of experience developing and running their company

The window of opportunity for MBEs to apply for scholarships is from August 4 – Friday October 13th

Candidates have up to one year to use the scholarship. These scholarships are available for many program such as:

Immediate opportunity:

NMSDC has 5 remaining spots for MBEs to attend Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) at the Foster School of Business, University of Washington. September 17 – 22, 2017 http://www.nmsdc.org/enterprise-learning/mbep/

MBEs may also apply for:

2018 Minority Business Executive Program (MBEP) Foster School of Business, University of Washington, http://www.nmsdc.org/enterprise-learning/mbep/

2018 Advanced Management Education Program (AMEP) created by NMSDC in partnership with Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University http://www.nmsdc.org/enterprise-learning/amep/

While the funds don’t have to be used only for these two programs it’s great to know that MBEs can apply now and plan in advance for their continuing education.

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Preparing for Effective Engagement: Part 3
Jun
14
8:00am 8:00am

Preparing for Effective Engagement: Part 3

  • University of Washington - Husky Union Building (map)
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One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions

One week prior to Session 3, MBEs will submit their updated Capabilities Statement for Panel Member review.  Session 3 will continue with individual “2 Minute Introductory Communication” presentation in a private setting.  Member Panel will provide group feedback and individual feedback in writing.  Workshop participants registered for the Annual Conference will be able to use their newly developed communications skills in One-on-One Engagement Sessions with Corporate/Public Agency Members.

Registration to the 2017 Annual Conference is required.

  • $175 for Council-certified MBE

Visit the event page: www.nwmtnmsdc.org/mbeseries

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2017 Annual Conference
Jun
14
8:00am 8:00am

2017 Annual Conference

  • University of Washington - HUB Lyceum (map)
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REGISTER          LEARN MORE

REGISTER          LEARN MORE

Council-certified MBEs must register now to be included in the Sourcing List for One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions.  The Sourcing List will be sent to participating Corporate/Public Agency Members 5 weeks prior to the event.  To be included in this Sourcing List, you must register by May 5, 2017.

One-on-One Business Engagement Sessions are subject to Corporate/Public Agency Member availability on a first-come-first-served basis.

Registration fee is $175.00 for Council-Certified MBEs and Corporate/Public Agency Members.

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Preparing for Effective Engagement: Part 2
May
18
12:30pm12:30pm

Preparing for Effective Engagement: Part 2

  • Northwest Mountain MSDC - Conference Room (map)
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Live Presentation of Your Capabilities Statement & Introductory Communication

One week prior to Session 2, MBEs will submit their Capabilities Statement for Panel Member review prior to live presentation.  Session 2 will continue with MBE individual “2 Minute Introductory Communication” presentations in a private setting.  Member Panel will provide group feedback and individual feedback in writing.

Free Registration - Limited Seating Available

Participation in Session 1 is required. This workshop is recommended for MBEs with annual revenue between $500,000 to $10,000,000.

Visit the event page: www.nwmtnmsdc.org/mbeseries

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Preparing for Effective Engagement: Part 1
Apr
27
8:30am 8:30am

Preparing for Effective Engagement: Part 1

  • Southcenter Corporate Square - Conference Room (map)
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Building a Strong Capabilities Statement & Introductory Communication

A panel of Corporate/Public Agency Members share what an excellent Capabilities Statement and Introductory Communication look, sound, and feel like.  MBEs receive best practices as experienced by Panel Members as well as participate in dialogue during Q&A after the panel presentation. 

Free Registration - Limited Seating Available

First-come-first served basis. This workshop is recommended for MBEs with annual revenue between $500,000 to $10,000,000.

Visit the event page: www.nwmtnmsdc.org/mbeseries

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2017 Annual Awards Dinner and Silent Auction
Mar
9
5:30pm 5:30pm

2017 Annual Awards Dinner and Silent Auction

The Northwest Mountain MSDC will host the 2017 Annual Awards Dinner & Silent Auction on Thursday, March 9th. The event is a celebration of Supplier Diversity leaders and champions, to recognize outstanding Corporate/Public Agency Members and MBEs. Proceeds from the Silent Auction with benefit the NW MTN MSDC Scholarship Fund.

Visit the Event Page.

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MBE Orientation
Feb
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

MBE Orientation

  • Northwest Mountain MSDC Conference Room (map)
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Learn how to access the network, what services the Council can provide and how to make the most out of your MBE certification.

To register for this class, please visit the registration page or contact the Manager of Certification and MBE Services at syamamoto@nwmtnmsdc.org.

Northwest Mountain MSDC, 545 Andover Park West, Bldg. 1, Ste. 109, Tukwila, WA 98188

Northwest Mountain MSDC, 545 Andover Park West, Bldg. 1, Ste. 109, Tukwila, WA 98188

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Northwest Mountain MSDC Reception at NMSDC National Conference
Oct
25
5:30pm 5:30pm

Northwest Mountain MSDC Reception at NMSDC National Conference

The Northwest Mountain MSDC is hosting a private reception during the NMSDC 2016 National Conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Council members attending the conference (i.e., Corporate Members, Public Agency Members and Certified MBEs) are invited to attend.

The reception will be held at the Chicago Oyster House on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016.

To RSVP for the reception, visit www.nwmtnmsdc.org/rsvp.

 

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Northwest Mountain MSDC 2016 MBE Meeting
Oct
13
8:30am 8:30am

Northwest Mountain MSDC 2016 MBE Meeting

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council hosts an annual meeting for Council-certified MBEs to provide an opportunity for learning, open forum and networking.

 

AGENDA

 

8:30 AM  -  Registration

9:00 AM  -  Welcome Remarks

9:15 AM  -  Keynote Address

 

Bobby Herrera

President

Populus Group

 "Will You Take Charge of Your Story?"

 



10:00 AM  -  Break

10:15 AM  -  Panel of Corporate Members

 

Gary Sheneman

Sr. Director Cloud & Enterprise/Applications & Services

Microsoft Corporation

Board Chairperson

 

Jon GreyEyes

Strategic Work Placement

SSG / The Boeing Corporation

 

Future State of Business



10:45 AM  -  Guest Speaker

 

 Richard Retzer

President & CMO

Business Information Group

"Science of Growth"



11:30 AM  -  MBEIC Update

 

 Sahzad Q. Qadri

Partner

Wong Fleming

MBEIC Chairperson

State of Business and Current MBE Intiatives



12:00 PM  -  Meeting Adjourns

 

To learn more, visit www.nwmtnmsdc.org/mbemeeting.

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Building a Better America: CVS Health Business and Networking Opportunity Event
Sep
14
9:00am 9:00am

Building a Better America: CVS Health Business and Networking Opportunity Event

  • Southcenter Corporate Square Conference Room (map)
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Invitation to Minority-Owned General Contractors and Facilities Maintenance/Repair Contractors

 

CVS Health Supplier Diversity Office in partnership with the Northwest Mountain MSDC is inviting General Contractors and Maintenance and Repair Service Contractors to participate in this business and networking opportunity event. Candidates that meet the qualification requirements may have the opportunity to meet with decision makers in private one-on-one meeting environment to discuss opportunities covering the states of Washington and Oregon over the next 12 - 18 months.

 

September 14, 2016 | 9:00 AM
Southcenter Corporate Square Conference Room
635 Andover Park West, Building 8
Tukwila, WA 98188

 

Opportunities for General Contractors and Facility and Repair Services Contractors in the following categories:

- Steel Metal Sheets
- Drywall
- Electric
- HVAC
- Plumbing
- Carpentry

To register, contractors must meet CVS Health Supplier Qualification Requirements.

CHECK QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

 

REGISTER:

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Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction
Aug
30
11:30am11:30am

Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction

Join the Northwest Mountain MSDC, our Corporate Members, Public Agency Members, Certified MBEs and friends at the 20th anniversary of our Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction.  This is the most anticipated Council event of the year and we are expected the largest turn-out. Sponsorship opportunities are available for you to leverage your brand.  For more details, visit www.nwmtnmsdc.org/sponsor.

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MBE Showcase 2016
Jun
7
8:00am 8:00am

MBE Showcase 2016

The 2016 Northwest Mountain MSDC MBE Showcase is an exclusive trade fair for NMSDC-Certified MBEs to share their products and services.  The event is designed to be a straightforward approach to promote minority-owned businesses.

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Annual Awards Dinner and Silent Auction
Mar
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

Annual Awards Dinner and Silent Auction

On Friday, March 11, 2016, The Council will host its annual Awards Dinner and Silent Auction. The Awards Dinner will recognize the Corporate/Public Agency Members that best live the concept of Supplier Diversity. During the Awards Dinner we will also recognize MBE Suppliers that have excelled and demonstrated commitment to their communities.

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Applicant Training
Jan
7
2:00pm 2:00pm

Applicant Training

If you’re an MBE interested in obtaining Northwest Mountain MSDC MBE certification, this event is for you. Nguyen Tang, manager of MBE and certification services, will provide information on certification requirements, timeline, and benefits. This free training takes place monthly. Email ntang@nwmtnmsdc.org for details or to sign up.

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