Calendar

Upcoming Events, Training, Conferences, and Summits

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
AUBURN – Tools for Starting a Business @ Auburn WorkSource
May 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has helped local businesses start, grow and succeed. Attend this workshop to learn more about the free resources the SBA provides in the areas of counseling and professional development, access to capital, and government contracting. This is a great workshop for people taking advantage of Self-Employment Assistance Program (SEAP).

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

May
11
Thu
Small Business Taxes & Bookkeeping for the Small Business Owner – 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month @ 4th & Battery Building, Suite 450
May 11 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Small Business Taxes & Bookkeeping for the Small Business Owner – 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month

SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies through their “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit www.preparemybusiness.org   to access past webinars and additional preparedness tools.

Small Business Workshops – Seattle SBA Education and Training Center
Small Business Taxes & Bookkeeping for the Small Business Owner – 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month – 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Learn about important information regarding your tax responsibilities as a small business owner. Topics covered:
*What taxes to pay and when they are due
*How to choose the right accountant and the right accounting software
*How to document expenses and activities
*How to take care of employee and contractor payroll taxes
*The difference between city, county, state, and federal taxation
*What the tax advantages are for the sole proprietor or for business entities in general

Workshops are held at the 4th & Battery Building – 2401 Fourth Avenue, Suite 450, Seattle
Please pre-register by calling 206-553-2664 or e-mail workshops@sba.gov.
SBA and SCORE also offer a variety of other workshops for small business owners – find out more here: http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3157

When Thu Dec 22, 2016 9am – 11am Pacific Time
Where 4th & Battery Building – 2401 Fourth Avenue, Suite 450, Seattle (map)

 

May
13
Sat
Maximizing Your Impact with Social Media @ Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Avenue South
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Maximizing Your Impact with Social Media

May 13, 2017 (9a – 4:30p)

REGISTER ONLINE: https://www.plu.edu/continuing-ed 
$145

CENTER FOR GRADUATE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION
12180 Park Avenue South
Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA)

Are you a small business owner looking to connect with your clients?  Does social media seem the ideal way to connect the community to the services your non-profit provides?  Are you unsure of how best to build your online network?

Social media has a myriad of uses and benefits, but carries with it ethical considerations and technical challenges.  In this one-day workshop, join an experience social media professional to learn how to use social media in a professional and ethical manner.  You’ll gain knowledge of the major players in the social media landscape, identify the best channels to reach your target audience, and gain hands-on practice setting goals and strategies.  Every participant receives a Certificate of Completion at the end of the workshop.

Instructor

Tessa Shaw has a diverse background in customer service, ad design, technology, and marketing – a tech junkie with a passion for helping businesses succeed. Through her consulting company (Asset Muse), she helps local businesses with their social media and marketing efforts. Recent local clients have included Business Examiner Media, Pacific Raceways, and the Washington State Fair. In 2016, Tessa conducted a series of social media workshops for the Tacoma Pierce County Chamber of Commerce.

Before striking out on her own, Tessa worked with the Business Examiner’s advertising sales team and as the Social Media & Digital Manager. She has also experience in non-profit, disability services, yellow page, and retail customer service industries. Tessa holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington – Tacoma.

For registration and more information, please visit http://www.plu.edu/continuing-ed/continuing-education-events/maximizing-social-media/.

May
16
Tue
University of Washington Supplier Orientation @ Seattle and Tacoma Campuses (see registration)
May 16 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Title: University of Washington Supplier Orientation

The University of Washington (UW) is pleased to offer monthly orientations for suppliers interested in doing business with the University and the State of Washington. Sessions will be held on the Seattle and Tacoma Attendees will receive information about the University and State procurement processes.

Each session is limited to 15 attendees and will include a short presentation and an opportunity to network with other suppliers and staff from UW Procurement Services, UW Business Diversity, UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development and State Department of Enterprise Services (DES).

Please register for a session convenient for you, if this general overview seems to be a good fit for you. The registration includes a short survey that will provide us information about your business so we can address the potential business opportunities for your company.

Register at: https://f2.washington.edu/fm/ps/suppliers#orientation

All orientations are scheduled 1:00pm – 2:30pm and are held on the Seattle and Tacoma campuses. Location details are included in the registration form.

Dates:         

May 16, 2017 (register here)

June 21, 2017 (register here)

 

May
17
Wed
Sound Transit “How to Market and Team with Primes” Workshop Series @ Sound Transit- Ruth Fisher Board Room
May 17 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Description

This workshop series to will coach emerging architect, engineering, and construction DBE/SBs (Disadvantaged Business Enterprises / Small Businesses) on best practices for networking, preparing capability statements, and other marketing basics. This is also an opportunity for participating primes to learn more about their paired DBE/SBs skills and services.

Workshop targets architect, engineering, and construction DBE/SBs. Framework and time commitment is outlined below.

 

Task                                          Date/Time/Location        Description

Kickoff Event –

“How to market and team with Primes”

May 17, 2-3:30 p.m.

Sound Transit –

Ruth Fisher Board Room

Discuss need for workshop, framework and expectations.
1:1 Prime and DBE/SBs meetings May 24 – June 14 Participants have three weeks to conduct (1) 30 to 45-minute session at Prime’s office.
Conclusion and Networking Event

June 21, 2-3:30 p.m.

Sound Transit –

Ruth Fisher Board Room

Provide DBE/SBs initial feedback and time for Q&A. Allow DBE/SBs to put their new skills to the test during networking session.

Register online at:

 soundtransit.org/diversity or  www.conta.cc/2o4hoEB

Workshop registration closes on May 10, 2017 Prime and DBE/SB pairings published May 15, 2017

Contractors: Absher Construction, Atkinson Construction, Hensel Phelps, Hoffman Construction Company, Parsons Construction Group, Skanska, Stacy and Witbeck, Inc, Kiewit Infrastructure West Co.

Consultants: AECOM, CDM Smith, CH2M, David Evans and Associates, Hill International, HNTB Corporation, Jacobs Associates, McMillen Jacobs Associates, Parametrix, Inc., Parsons Transportation Group

 

For more info contact:

Jennifer Hoback

Diversity Program Specialist

(W) 206-903-7171 | (E) Jennifer.Hoback@soundtransit.org