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5 Chamber Alliance hosting two Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Program workshops

5 Chamber Alliance Presents:

The First Step to Certification: Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises Program (M/WBE)

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 1 to 2 p.m.

Presented by NYC Department of Small Business Services

  • Come learn more about the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Certification Program! The City of New York Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Program expands opportunities for minority and women entrepreneurs to access government contracts and grow their businesses.
  • Businesses certified as a Minority/Women-Owned (M/WBE) business can increase their growth, reach, and become instrumental in the City’s economy through the bidding on public contracts. If you’re a business owner and would like to learn how being certified as an M/WBE business can benefit your business, this workshop may be very beneficial!
    • The biggest value of certification comes from a City requirement that directs buyers at City agencies to buy more goods and services from certified M/WBE vendors. In other words, City certification makes your business more visible to prospective customers, including City agencies, prime and subcontractors as well as private companies.
  • This workshop consists of information on the first step to becoming involved with the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) Certification Program.
    •  Certification Application Walkthrough (with Q+A)

A Step Beyond Certification: Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises Program (M/WBE) & the Procurement of City Government Contracts

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Presented by NYC Department of Small Business Services

  • Through the M/WBE program, mayoral agencies were awarded more than $1 billion in combined prime and subcontracts in the Fiscal Year 2018. By taking the first step and becoming a certified vendor in the M/WBE Program, you can then move onto making NYC your customer.
  • The City of New York spends billions of dollars each year on goods and services – and the city has set an ambitious goal to extend more of these opportunities to minority and women-owned businesses. After completing certification, vendors in the M/WBE program gain access to the City’s latest business opportunities.
  • This workshop aims to explain contracting opportunities with NYC government once vendors get certified in the Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises Program.
    •  Government Contracting Overview (with Q+A)

Location (for both workshops listed above): Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 950 W Fingerboard Rd. (Located in the SI Advance Building), Staten Island, NY 10305

RSVP: To attend one or both of the workshops, please call (718) 727-1900 or e-mail the Chamber’s Program & Events Coordinator Jillian Baldassarre at jbaldassarre@sichamber.com

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