7th Annual Contract Ready Government Procurement Conference with Matchmaking and Vendor Fair

Thursday, June 17, 2021

7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

La Fontaine Bleu, 7514 Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD  21061


Contract Ready events are focused on procurement opportunities with state and federal agencies, including all five branches of the military as well as Fortune 500 companies. Meet with a mix of buyers, contracting officers, program managers, procurement specialists, and other critical decision makers. Attend general meal sessions with keynote addresses and panel discussions including a full day of lectures and workshops, match-making sessions and networking with the GovCon community.

To view list of exhibitors, click here 

To register, click here


Maryland Workforce Exchange (MWE):  https://mwejobs.maryland.gov 

Webinar Link (for all sessions):  https://meet.google.com/rfz-ttqm-nfr

Or dial:  (US) +1 530-777-5953 PIN: 836 068 526#

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

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

KYC and FinDoc


Preparing Your Financial Documents

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Are your current financial documents positioning your business for success? The content, accuracy, and accessibility of your financial statements is important to the management and growth of your small business. Particularly if you ever plan to go after a loan. Walk through the process of gathering important information from your corporate and legal documents to increase your chances of getting a loan approved, as well as improving the financial management of your business.

Who should attend? Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners and entrepreneurs who want to improve their financial management skills.

Your instructor is Luis Adolfo Diaz-Colorado, Bilingual Business Consultant, Maryland Small Business Development Center.

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Know Your Customer

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

2 - 4 p.m.

Do you understand how the State of Maryland buys its goods and services? Spending taxpayer dollars requires an open and transparent procurement process. Vendors who Know Your Customer and understand these policies and procedures can compete with greater confidence. This session includes insights on how to determine what agency is buying your products or services, identifies purchasing thresholds and commonly-used contracting vehicles, and explores techniques to mine public data as a business intelligence tool. 

Who should attend? Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners and entrepreneurs who are ready and able to compete and perform in the state contracting arena.

Your instructor is 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).

Mark Your Calendar

Stay connected to the many opportunities for training, networking, and business development taking place across Maryland and on virtual platforms. Here is a highlight of some of the events coming up this month. 

06/04/2021 - Partnering with Maryland's 75 Federal Research Labs
06/07/2021 - Revenue Resources for Restaurants
06/09/2021 - Financial & Resource Roundtable
06/16/2021 - How to Build Lasting Customer Relationships Using Emails
06/17/2021 - Employment Law 101 for Small Businesses
06/30/2021 - Business-to-Business Matchmaking Event


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

LEDC Empowered Women International: EWI offers talented and creative women dynamic training programs with professional teachers, mentors and a supportive peer community where they can achieve their entrepreneurial dreams. We meet women where they are on the pathway to self-sufficiency and help them move forward.

CASH Campaign Free Tax Preparation: If you made $57,000 or less in 2020 you may qualify for free tax preparation! CASH and its partners are part of an IRS program to help prepare and electronically file your federal and state tax return for free. We check that you receive tax credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit, and help you get your refund fast with direct deposit.

MWMCA MBE/DBE/WBE Contracting Opportunities: MWMCA gathers bid opportunity information so you will know what governmental organizations and private companies are seeking participation on their contracts. The details listed include prebid meeting date/time, bid due date/time, detailed description, links, and contact information.

Urgent* Opportunity Zone Microgrant Funding: The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) through the Neighborhood Business Works (NBW) program is offering Opportunity Zone Microgrant ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to early stage businesses and/or businesses that are expanding within an opportunity zone in Maryland. APPLY HERE 

- Funds are first come, first served.

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

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) 6 and 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. 1325 Bedford Avenue, Suite 5941; Pikesville, MD 21282

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