Share your Story, Inspire Success

Dear Friends of HeartSmiles,

 

As you know COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges for youth engagement and traditional learning.

 

HeartSmiles is proud to stand alongside our family, friends and generous supporters as we navigate these uncharted waters. Many of you may have heard of or have participated in our infamous learning series, "Success Sessions". 

 

Success Sessions has become the model for virtual engagement done right with many youth crediting Success Sessions as their anchor during the Covid crisis.

 

This summer we're partnering with our friends at YouthWorks to offer Success Sessions as a virtual summer job for Baltimore youth. An important part of making this summer experience valuable and impactful for our youth is YOU! Your experience, your guidance, your wisdom!

 

We're asking anyone who is able to consider donating 1 hour of your time to being a guest mentor. The requirement is simple. Just complete the Guest Mentor form by clicking here and be prepared to have an "interview like" conversation hosted by myself with questions and comments directly from our young audience. 

 

This is a casual situation where "the realer, the better" is our motto! DO feel free to share what your childhood was like, your travel experiences and the lessons life has taught you. For an example, watch this video (skip to an hour in for the guest mentor spot). We were lucky enough to have Mr. Wes Moore

 

There are only 24 volunteer spots, please sign up ASAP and also forward this message to anyone who might be interested. Distance is not a factor, please encourage friends who are across state and continent lines to sign up!

 

Success Sessions are redefining youth engagement and youth success, click here to sign up for your hour slot.

 

On behalf of the HeartSmiles Team, 

 

Thank you in advance for your priceless contribution. We hope to see you soon!

 

The Governor's Office of
Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

invites you to reserve a space for our upcoming 
Technical Training Classroom webinar:

Veteran-Owned Small Business Enterprise (VSBE) Program

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Tuesday, November 10, 2021

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Are you a veteran entrepreneur? This session of our Technical Training Classroom takes a look at Maryland's VSBE Program's eligibility standards and 3-step certification process. We'll also explore common procurement practices and examine tactics for mining the state's open and transparent procurement pipeline. 

Who should attend? Veteran small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to assess the state contracting arena and gain a better understanding of Maryland's VSBE Program.

This class is being presented by Alison Tavik, Director of Communications & Outreach, Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs.

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What you need to know:

  • There is no cost to attend.
  • Advance registration is required.
  • This session will be recorded; by registering, you are consenting to be recorded. 
  • Upon receiving a registration confirmation, you will be given a unique link to join the event.
  • All attendees will be in listen mode only (your camera will be off and your mic is muted).
  • A Q&A session will be conducted following the presentation.

ZOOM SECURITY NOTICE 

Attendees of this meeting should be aware that there are known and potential privacy and confidentiality issues with the Zoom System (Cloud Service, Web application, and/or Application). While every effort has been made to ensure the security of this meeting, factors out of the State’s control introduce risk. Participants should evaluate the risk associated with the application and platform and determine if the risks preclude the use of the service. The State provides no warranty regarding the security of the application, confidentiality of the information discussed, or the privacy of information collected by the application and/or service. Security events impacting the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of a meeting (e.g., ZoomBombing) must be reported to the State Security Operations Center (soc.info@maryland.gov).

SAVE THE DATE!!!

12 Annual Meet the Primes hosted by Baltimore County and the Baltimore Metropolitan Council

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.


To view flier, click here

More details to follow.

SAVE THE DATE!!!

Baltimore Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week hosted by the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business and the Minority Business Development Agency Advanced Manufacturing Center – Baltimore

Monday, November 9, 2020 – Thursday, November 12, 2020


More details to follow.

Upcoming Events

For a list of upcoming events, click here


Mark Your Calendar

In this new environment of social distancing, everyone is adapting. Today's seminars are webinars, Zoom meetings, Facebook Live events, Google Meets, and more. If you have a smart phone or a computer, you have what you need to tap into these valuable training and information sessions. Capacity can fill quickly, so sign up early when required to do so.


10/05/2020 - Access to CDFI Lending - Webinar Series

10/06/2020 - MBE Application Assistance Workshop

10/13/2020 - Old School Marketing, New School Results

10/15/2020 - Empowering Women Entrepreneurs

10/21/2020 - Business Plan Basics

10/27/2020 - Prime Contracting in the Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program


Check out our full listing of small business events
online at goMDsmallbiz.maryland.gov.

Governor's Office of
Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs 

invites you to reserve a space for our upcoming

Virtual Technical Training Classroom

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

FREE WEBINAR

Wome Business Owner Webinar

Prime Contracting in the Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Ready to become a Prime Contractor with the state of Maryland? Every small business owner should consider participation in the SBR Program, a race- and gender-neutral procurement program that offers prime contracting opportunities on state-funded contracts. This session provides an in-depth review of the statutes governing the SBR Program, the online certification process, and the pipeline for identifying SBR opportunities.

Who should attend? Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners interested in becoming a prime contractor with the state of Maryland.

Your instructor is Lisa Mitchell Sennaar, SBR Compliance Manager, Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

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What you need to know:

  • There is no cost to attend.
  • Space is limited and advance registration is required.
  • This session will be recorded; by registering, you are consenting to be recorded.
  • Upon receiving a registration confirmation, you will be given a unique link to join the event.
  • All attendees will be in listen mode only (your camera will be off and your mic is muted).
  • Questions during the workshop must be submitted through the Q&A window.
  • Time will be provided for a Q&A session.

 

ZOOM SECURITY NOTICE - Attendees of this meeting should be aware that there are known and potential privacy and confidentiality issues with the Zoom System (Cloud Service, Web application, and/or Application). While every effort has been made to ensure the security of this meeting, factors out of the State’s control introduce risk. Participants should evaluate the risk associated with the application and platform and determine if the risks preclude the use of the service. The State provides no warranty regarding the security of the application, confidentiality of the information discussed, or the privacy of information collected by the application and/or service. Security events impacting the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of a meeting (e.g., ZoomBombing) must be reported to the State Security Operations Center (soc.info@maryland.gov).

Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority, & Women’s Business and Catholic University, is bringing the Inner City Capital Connections back to both Baltimore and DC this year. This tuition-free executive leadership training program is designed by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) to help business owners in under-resourced communities build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability, and employment. APPLY HERE









Dear Baltimore County business professional,
 
Are you missing out on potential COVID-19 financial assistance opportunities for your business?
Could you use some help navigating the alphabet soup of resources, regulations and programs?
PPP, FMLA, SBA, EIDL, CARES, PPE, FMCA – it’s a lot to decipher, especially while fighting to keep your business afloat!
 
On Tuesday, April 21 at 1pm, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski invites you to take advantage of free expert advice in a series of targeted webinars hosted by the County’s economic and workforce development professionals.
 
Baltimore County Business Forum - COVID and Beyond
Series kicks off Tuesday, April 21, 1pm via Cisco WebEx
 
These free webinars offer participants live and direct access to panels of local subject matter experts designed to help small businesses and affected workers navigate available federal/state/local assistance resources and plan for eventual economic recovery.  
 
Baltimore County Director of Economic and Workforce Development, Will Anderson, will moderate the 60-minute session, “Navigating Small Business Resources.” This session offers expertise from local legal and financial professionals who advise clients every day on small business-related COVID-19 issues:
 

  • John Fiedler, CPA , Wolfe & Fiedler, PA
  • Charles R. Kassouf, Attorney, Managing Member of the Law Office of Charles R. Kassouf, LLC
  • David Miller, CPA, Partner at Kenneally & Company
  • Carla Nelson Chambers, Managing Principal of The Nelson Ideation Group, LLC

We look forward to have you join and participate.  You may submit questions during the webinar, or in advance by sending an email to businesshelp@baltimorecountymd.gov
 
More webinars are being planned and we’ll keep you posted as additional ones are scheduled. 
 
Online Resources Available
The Department of Economic and Workforce Development (DEWD) has complied an overview of resources and assistance available for affected employers and employees. This information is available on the department’s website and updates are posted on Facebook@BaltCoDEWD.

Laborers Needed for Construction Clean Up!!!!

Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking qualified laborers to join its Construction Clean-up Crew for construction projects throughout Baltimore City. Prior construction experience is helpful but not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
  • Must have the strength and endurance to lift heavy debris (50 pounds)
  • Must have the desire and drive to work
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening (upon application and randomly)
  • Criminal Backgrounds considered on an individual basis
  • Two forms of valid ID (Social Security Card and State photo ID/Birth Certificate/or Green Card)
  • 1 Year's experience as a laborer is needed.

Please complete our on-line application in order to be contacted for an interview.

Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c) 4 non-profit organization. 1325 Bedford Avenue, Suite 5941; Pikesville, MD 21282

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