Calendar

Upcoming Events, Training, Conferences, and Summits

Apr
21
Fri
Washington Construction, Design and Entrepreneurs CDE Meeting @ Ex3 Ron Sandwith Teen Center
Apr 21 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am

 

Friday, April 21, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Optional networking from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Objective
The CDE meeting is held the third Friday of each month. Leaders from the private and public sectors come together to announce upcoming projects and network with the business community. The CDE works to promote the economic development of ethnic minorities, women and small businesses in the Puget Sound.

Sponsor of the Month: University of Washington

Apr
26
Wed
Public Hearing – proposed rule changes OMWBE @ Capitol Court Building, Room 135
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

OMWBE is proposing changes to rules regarding state certification and we welcome your input. The changes do not affect federal “DBE” certification    CR-102

Notice of Proposed Rule Changes

The Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE) is proposing changes to rules regarding state certification.

The OMWBE offers state and federal certification. The changes do not affect federal “DBE” certification.

We welcome your input.

Summary of Proposed Changes
Below are highlights of the proposed rule changes. Please see attached for more information and the text of the proposed rule changes.

• Eliminate the requirement that the original application and renewal forms are notarized. The notary requirement would be replaced by a signed declaration. The purpose of this change is to save applicants time and money.

• Add the same personal net worth limit as federal certification, which is that the primary owner’s personal net worth may not exceed $1.32 million. The purpose of this requirement is to verify the applicant is an economically disadvantaged individual as required by state rule.

• Require an applicant to wait 12 months before reapplying for certification if he or has been denied certification. This intent of this requirement is to prevent businesses from restructuring ownership and control for the sole purpose of certification. This does not prevent persons from reapplying earlier if they withdraw their application.

CR-102

FOUNDERS LEARNING SERIES by STARTUP425 @ BELLEVUE CITY HALL
Apr 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

FOUNDERS LEARNING SERIES by STARTUP425

Have a great idea for a product or business? Not sure how to get started? Join Startup 425 and seasoned mentors for a series of workshops focused on bringing your idea to reality, from developing a business plan to crafting a financing and marketing strategy.

WEDNESDAYS STARTING APRIL 26 until May 31

6:30P – 8:30P

BELLEVUE CITY HALL

450 110th Avenue Northeast

Bellevue, WA 98004

 

LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP 425FOUNDERS.EVENTBRITE.COM

Questions? Contact Anthony Gill at the City of Bellevue Office of Economic Development at (425) 452-4114 or agill@bellevuewa.gov

Apr
27
Thu
Tribal Business and Contractor Outreach Event @ Tulalip Casino Resort, Orca Ballroom
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Presented by:

TOGETHER PARTNERING FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE

APRIL 27

9:00am – 3:00 pm

No Charge and Lunch Provided!

Native Art Sales and Vendors Welcome

Register at : http://bit.ly/2mpj0fu

Panel Discussions: Contracting in Indian Country and Snohomish County Agencies

Attendees have the opportunity to meet and network with the tribal representatives, government contracting representatives, and largest corporations and participate in small business trainings/workshops. The outreach provided a forum for local tribal, small, disadvantaged and minority-owned businesses to discuss and learn about available resources to help them compete for public and private contract opportunities.

For questions, please contact Merle Holden at holdenmp@juarez-group.com.

EIW, Beacon Dev., CHS, & Hoffman – Const. & Dev. Careers Summit @ El Centro De La Raza - Centilia Cultural Center
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We are extremely excited to inform and invite you to the first Construction and Development Careers Summit. 

This event is a brain child of your friends at the Entrepreneurial Institute of Washington with the help of some major construction powerhouses in the industry.

  • BEACON DEV. – one of Washington’s most successful development consultants
  • CATHOLIC HOUSING SERV. – one of WA’s largest affordable housing developer
  • HOFFMAN CONST. – one of Pacific NW largest GC’s

Click on the link below to register or RSVP.

Get more information
Register Now!
I can’t make it

Thank you for your attention and your early response to this , unique opportunity to learn about careers and get connected to local VIPs.

If you have any questions about the event, please contract me direct.  I look forward to seeing you at the CONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT CAREERS SUMMIT.

Sincerely,

Dan Seydel
Entrepreneurial Institute of Washington
dan@eiwashington.org
800-270-0724

May
3
Wed
WA State Dept of Commerce: Access to Capital, Barriers, Opportunities & Assistance Workshop in Kennewick @ Kennewick Hilton Garden Inn
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

U.S. Department of the Treasury and Washington State Department of Commerce

Cordially invite you to attend 

Access to Capital: Barriers, Opportunities & Assistance

 Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kennewick Hilton Garden Inn

10-2 PM

FREE

Lunch is provided at no cost

 

It’s Time – to talk about business financing, to interact with experts and to expand your networking base for new opportunities. 

Standing still means going backwards in business.  Plan to attend one of these events.  Bring your questions, hear new ideas and potential solutions.

Join U.S. Treasury, Department of Commerce, Craft3, Local Lenders and Business Owners to discuss and learn about:

  • Access to capital in today’s economy
  • Business assistance programs
  • Challenges in growing your business

Registration required as space is limited

Register here for Kennewick

OR

info@tricityregionalchamber.com

509-736-0510

FOUNDERS LEARNING SERIES by STARTUP425 @ BELLEVUE CITY HALL
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

FOUNDERS LEARNING SERIES by STARTUP425

Have a great idea for a product or business? Not sure how to get started? Join Startup 425 and seasoned mentors for a series of workshops focused on bringing your idea to reality, from developing a business plan to crafting a financing and marketing strategy.

WEDNESDAYS STARTING APRIL 26 until May 31

6:30P – 8:30P

BELLEVUE CITY HALL

450 110th Avenue Northeast

Bellevue, WA 98004

 

LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP 425FOUNDERS.EVENTBRITE.COM

Questions? Contact Anthony Gill at the City of Bellevue Office of Economic Development at (425) 452-4114 or agill@bellevuewa.gov

May
4
Thu
WA State Dept of Commerce: Access to Capital, Barriers, Opportunities & Assistance Workshop in Tukwila @ Tukwila Community Center
May 4 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

U.S. Department of the Treasury and Washington State Department of Commerce

Cordially invite you to attend 

Access to Capital: Barriers, Opportunities & Assistance

 Thursday, May 4, 2017

Tukwila Community Center

3-8 PM

FREE

Lunch is provided at no cost

 

It’s Time – to talk about business financing, to interact with experts and to expand your networking base for new opportunities. 

Standing still means going backwards in business.  Plan to attend one of these events.  Bring your questions, hear new ideas and potential solutions.

Join U.S. Treasury, Department of Commerce, Craft3, Local Lenders and Business Owners to discuss and learn about:

  • Access to capital in today’s economy
  • Business assistance programs
  • Challenges in growing your business

Registration required as space is limited

Register here for Tukwila

OR

karen@armsteadconsulting.com

425-444-2618

NAMC – National Association of Minority Contractors of Washington Monthly Meeting @ Tukwila Community Center, Room Art A
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

NAMC – National Association of Minority Contractors of Washington

EVERY FIRST THURSDAY of EACH MONTH

Location: Tukwila Community Center
12424 42nd Avenue South
Room – Art “A”
Tukwila, WA 98168

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Promoting individual prosperity of minority builders, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers of materials and equipment used in the construction industry

ABOUT NAMC of WASHINGTON

The National Association of Minority Contractors of Washington (NAMC of WA.) is a 501 C (6) Nonprofit trade association that was established in 2010 to address the needs and concerns of minority contractors. While membership is open to people of all races and ethnic backgrounds, the organization’s mandate, “Building Bridges – Crossing Barriers,” focuses on construction industry concerns common to African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans.

http://www.namcwa.com/

May
10
Wed
FOUNDERS LEARNING SERIES by STARTUP425 @ BELLEVUE CITY HALL
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

FOUNDERS LEARNING SERIES by STARTUP425

Have a great idea for a product or business? Not sure how to get started? Join Startup 425 and seasoned mentors for a series of workshops focused on bringing your idea to reality, from developing a business plan to crafting a financing and marketing strategy.

WEDNESDAYS STARTING APRIL 26 until May 31

6:30P – 8:30P

BELLEVUE CITY HALL

450 110th Avenue Northeast

Bellevue, WA 98004

 

LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP 425FOUNDERS.EVENTBRITE.COM

Questions? Contact Anthony Gill at the City of Bellevue Office of Economic Development at (425) 452-4114 or agill@bellevuewa.gov