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The 2018 Community Schools National Forum
is coming to Baltimore May 1st through May 4th!

This national event is expected to attract 2,000 people and we want
to capture highlights from the event.

Vendors are invited to submit one or multiple quotations for services to take place at the Baltimore Hilton and Baltimore Convention Center and possibly a Baltimore City Public School.  Click the button below to review the service request and share with your network.

Call for Photography & Videography Services
Click here for a sample video. To learn more about the forum, visit:www.communityschools.org

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 E-News Brief from the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development 

Whiting Turner Project Listings


On Thursday February 15, 2018 Whiting Turner hosted their Get Down to Business Event. The event offered an opportunity for business owners to meet with the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company’s bid teams to find about projects that will be put out for bid in the next several months. Please click the link below to view the upcoming projects from Whiting Turner. 

Whiting Turner Upcoming Projects List

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Featured Upcoming Events~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Newsmaker Breakfast: Celebrating the Life of Thurgood Marshall 
 A Baltimore Hero – Conversation with Larry Gibson hosted by 
Greater Baltimore Committee

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

In recognition of Black History Month, join regional business leaders for a conversation about Thurgood Marshall with Larry Gibson, author of Young Thurgood, The Making of a Supreme Court Justice.

To register, click here

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd at 410-727-2820.


Doing Business with Baltimore County and Meet County Buyers hosted by 
Office of Budget and Finance Purchasing Division
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Snow Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Oregon Ridge, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030

This conference will provide opportunity for potential bidders to gain an understanding of the County’s procurement process, meet the County buyers face-to-face, ask questions, learn about bid opportunities with the County and network with other vendors.

To view flier, click here

To register, click here

For more information, contact Carla Tucker at ctucker@baltimorecountymd.gov


 Offshore Wind Industry Update Briefing hosted by 
Business Network for Offshore Wind

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
12:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel, 1739 West Nursery Road 
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

The Business Network for Offshore Wind Industry Day is a one-day meeting where members and non-members learn about the regional offshore wind market, meet the US developers and Tier 1 and 2 suppliers, and learn how State resources can support you.

For more information and to register, click here


For a list of more upcoming events, click here


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Womens Small Business Month

The SBA is celebrating women entrepreneurs everywhere during Women's Small Business Month. There are opportunities to find counseling, training and other resources for small business success through the SBA.

 

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10 tips for cybersecurity

If you choose to take your business to the digital world, as most businesses these days do, you don't want to miss these critical ways to protect what you have. Check out 10 cybersecurity tips for small businesses to safeguard your business in the digital age.

 

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CERTIFICATION


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Nominate a small business for SBA's National Small Business Week Awards


2018 Maryland Small Business Week Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Baltimore District Office is accepting nominations for the successful small business person who might become Maryland’s 2018 “Small Business Person of the Year” and compete for the national title during National Small Business Week, April 29-May 5, 2018. Nominees are also sought for Small Business Exporter of the Year and a variety of local award categories. The submission deadline is Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Small Business Person of the Year nominees are judged on a variety of criteria, including staying power, growth in employment and sales, innovation of product or service and evidence of contributions to the community.

Local award categories include: Financial Services Champion, Home-Based Small Business, Minority-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Woman-Owned Small Business, Family-Owned Small Business, Entrepreneurial Success, Small Business Exporter, Young Entrepreneur, Rising Star Student Entrepreneur and three industry awards, the Accountant Champion, Insurance Advocate and Attorney Advocate.

Nominations can be made by an individual or an organization. The Maryland program accepts nominations for individuals or businesses operating within the City of Baltimore and all Maryland counties except Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, which are accepted through SBA’s Washington Metro Area District Office. 

Winners will be announced in late March 2018 and will be honored at the 34th Annual MD Small Business Week Awards Luncheon in Woodlawn, Md. on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Click here for nomination criteria and submission guidelines or contact Rachel Howard at (410) 244-3337 or by email at rachel.howard@sba.gov.

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Welcome to eMaryland Marketplace

eMaryland Marketplace, Maryland's internet-based procurement system, is a business tool that provides vendors with easy access to State procurement information. Potential bidders can find solicitations on eMaryland Marketplace and submit bids electronically. The system also allows vendors to obtain bid results online once the due date and time for bid submission have passed.

To login to the eMaryland Marketplace,  please click the Register link below

                                                      https://emaryland.buyspeed.com/bso/

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