Our Strength is in our Numbers... Our Power is in our Unity! 

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, August 01, 2017
    • Tuesday, December 03, 2019
    • 19 sessions
    • MDOT Headquarters - use link below for directions 7201 Corporate Center Drive Hanover, MD 21076

    MDOT’s Office of Minority Business Enterprise conducts a free monthly workshop for firms  interested in applying for certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE).

    For more information and registration, click here.

    What: MBE/DBE/ACDBE/SBE Application Assistance Workshop
    Please complete a registration form for each individual attending the workshop.
    When: First Tuesday of every month
    Time: 10 a.m. - Every month
    5:30 p.m. - March, June, September, and December
    Where: MDOT Headquarters - use link below for directions
    7201 Corporate Center Drive
    Hanover, MD  21076
    Photo ID required at Security Desk
    Cost: Free

    Seating is limited.  If seating reaches capacity, registration for that session will close and you can register for another session.


    • Tuesday, December 12, 2017
    • Tuesday, September 11, 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • SBA Baltimore District Office 10 South Howard Street #6220 Baltimore, MD 21201

    SBA Programs & Services

    This workshop will offer information to help you start or grow your business with SBA programs, including: counseling programs, financing options and government contracting.

    Session is free, but space is limited. Please pre-register.

    Multiple dates available.

    Location: 
    SBA Baltimore District Office
    10 South Howard Street
    #6220
    Baltimore, MD 21201

    • Thursday, December 21, 2017
    • Thursday, December 20, 2018
    • 13 sessions
    • P.E.R.K. Consulting 10 E. North Avenue Baltimore, MD 21202

    Minority Christian Women Entrepreneurs Monthly Baltimore Meet-up
    by Minority Christian Women Entrepreneur's Network

    Minority Christian Women Entrepreneurs Network (MCWEN) meets every third Thursday of each month. We invite you to come network, share and collaborate with like-minded Christian women entrepreneurs. Come be a part of a community where faith and business intersect. We look forward to seeing you!

    Date: December 21, 2017

    Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Location: P.E.R.K. Consulting
    10 E. North Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21202

    For information and registration, visit Eventbrite.

    P.E.R.K. Consulting
    10 E. North Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    • Tuesday, May 01, 2018
    • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Online Courses

    US Black Chambers, Inc.'s Entrepreneur Training Program

    Enroll now in this exclusive educational opportunity designed to help USBC members gain access to capital. Our information sessions provide an overview of the program and prepares you for the registration process.

    Official class start dates: May 1, 2018, June 5, 2018, July 10, 2018, August 14, 2018, September 18, 2018, October 23, 2018, November 27, 2018 and January 15, 2019. All classes are tentatively scheduled to begin at 6:00 PM ET.

    Information and registration: Click here.

    • Thursday, August 16, 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • Office of Central Services 1400 McCormick Drive Conference Room 308 Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

    HIRE 'RITE'

    by Supplier Development & Diversity Division

    DATE AND TIME

    Thu, Aug 16, 2018, 7:00 AM EDT

    LOCATION

    Office of Central Services
    1400 McCormick Drive
    Conference Room 308
    Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

    DESCRIPTION

    Breaking up is hard to do! Business owners, non-profits, consultants and contractors are invited to attend this informative workshop to learn how to make decisions that prevent professional breakups. Save thousands of dollars in legal fees and preserve relationships. Move beyond your "gut" when selecting partners, employees and vendors.

    This FREE workshop will show you how to::

    • Move beyond over relying on your gut to make hiring and partnering decisions
    • Learn to use behavioral based approach as you create your dream team.
    • Avoid preventable and costly choices by assessing employees and partners using the DiSC Behavioral Profile, and much more!


    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ronald Powell Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD

    Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs
    in partnership with the
    Maryland Association of Counties (MACo)
    invites you to attend

    Procurement Connections Workshop

    Are you interested in contracting opportunities with state and local government agencies? If so, then our Ready, Set, GROW! Procurement Connections Workshop is for you.

    Date: August 17, 2018

    Time: 9 AM - Noon

    Information and registration: Click here.

    • Friday, August 17, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ronald Powell Convention Center 4001 Coastal Highway Ocean City, MD

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

    in partnership with the

    Maryland Association of Counties (MACo)

    invites you to attend

    RSG 40th Anniversary
    Procurement Connections Workshop

    Are you interested in contracting opportunities with state and local government agencies? If so, then our Ready, Set, GROW! procurement connections workshop is for you. Join us for an overview of how our small, minority, women, and veteran procurement programs work. You'll hear what buyers are looking for right now, and what's in their pipeline, then meet with them one-on-one during the open networking session. You can also connect with a variety of resource partners who can help your small business thrive.

    Who should attend this FREE workshop? Small, minority, women, and veteran small business owners interested in doing business in the government sector.

    Register Here

    Friday, August 17, 2018
    9 AM - Noon
    Ronald Powell Convention Center
    4001 Coastal Highway
    Ocean City, MD

    Advance registration is required and provides admission to the workshop only.

    MACo Conference Special Offer

    The MACo Summer Conference is the premiere gathering of leaders and decision-makers from all levels of government in Maryland. The 250-booth tradeshow is expected to attract nearly 3,000 participants. If you want to do business with counties, state departments or other organizations in Maryland, MACO's Summer Conference is the place to be!

    Attend the Ready, Set, GROW! workshop and take advantage of this special 1-day lunch ticket with admission to the exhibit halls.

    Click here for complete details.

    Interested in attending the entire conference?

    Click here for complete details of the 2018 Summer Conference.

    • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Governor's Coordinating Offices 100 Community Place First Floor Training Room B Crownsville, MD 21032

    Marketing 101

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

    Is marketing important for small businesses? If you want to compete against businesses of any size, than the answer is definitely YES! Join us for tips and techniques from an experienced marketing professional. You'll walk away with valuable insights on branding, communication strategies, and measurement tools that can have a positive impact on your business. 

    DATE AND TIME

    Tue, August 28, 2018

    10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

    LOCATION

    Governor's Coordinating Offices

    100 Community Place

    First Floor Training Room B

    Crownsville, MD 21032

    More Information and Registration at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marketing-101-tickets-48649405682

    • Tuesday, August 28, 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Governor's Coordinating Offices 100 Community Place First Floor Training Room B Crownsville, MD 21032

    MBE Rights and Responsibilities

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

    Do you want a better understanding of the rules governing the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Program? Competition is tough in the public sector, and a critical key to success lies within understanding these rules. This is particularly important when performing as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE). Join us for an in-depth look at your rights as well as your responsibilities.

    DATE AND TIME

    Tue, August 28, 2018
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

    LOCATION

    Governor's Coordinating Offices
    100 Community Place
    First Floor Training Room B
    Crownsville, MD 21032


    For more information and registration, visit Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mbe-rights-and-responsibilities-tickets-48649952317

    • Wednesday, August 29, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Calvert Library Prince Frederick

    Hot Topics in Business Law: Interviews (PF)

    Event Type: Adult Event
    Age Group(s): Adults
    Date: 8/29/2018
    Start Time: 7:00 PM
    End Time: 8:30 PM

    Description:

     Ethical and Legal Issues in the Interview Process + A no cost hiring tool demo to find employees: Denise Bowman, lawyer with Davis, Upton & Palumbo, will share questions that can get you in trouble with your employee interviews. You'll have the chance to ask your own specific questions, test your knowledge and offer suggestions for future business law workshops. Belinda Denton, Tri County Council, will also demo how to post no cost job openings on the Maryland Workforce Exchange website. This free workshop is offered in partnership with Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Calvert County Chamber of Commerce and Calvert Library.

    Library: Calvert Library Prince Frederick
    Location: Combined Room - 1 & 2
    Contact: Robyn Truslow
    Contact Number: 4105350291
    Status: Openings

    Event signup: http://host.evanced.info/calvert/evanced/eventsignup.asp

Past events

Thursday, August 09, 2018 SBDC - Legal And Records Management Issues | SBC-6500
Thursday, August 09, 2018 Maryland Occupational Safety and Health - Safe and Sound Kick-Off Event
Thursday, August 09, 2018 THE POWER CONFERENCE SUMMER INTENSIVE
Wednesday, August 08, 2018 US SBA presents Your Path to Surety Bonds
Thursday, August 02, 2018 Empowerment, Entrepreneurship, and Employment - Lecture and Reception
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 GBBCC Summer Social Networking Event
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Business Growth Symposium presented by C&S Jones Group, LLC
Monday, March 26, 2018 SAVE THE DATE -- Women’s Leadership Summit hosted by The Daily Record
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Making the Dream of Business Ownership a Reality
Sunday, March 11, 2018 Sages for the Ages
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Dedication of Harriet Tubman Grove
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 Webinar: How to hire top performers in 2018 - BBJ
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 Doing Business with Baltimore County and Meet County Buyers
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Offshore Wind Industry Update Briefing
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Women Elevating Women – A One Day Business Symposium to Teach Women with Drive to Survive and Thrive
Saturday, March 03, 2018 BGE Fleet Career Fair
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Newsmaker Breakfast: Celebrating the Life of Thurgood Marshall, A Baltimore Hero – Conversation with Larry Gibson
Friday, February 23, 2018 Celebrating 2018 African American Heritage Month hosted by MBDA
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Making the Dream of Business Ownership a Reality
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Entrepreneur Office Hours at IMET
Friday, February 16, 2018 BBJ's Morning Biz Mix in Baltimore County
Thursday, February 15, 2018 Whiting-Turner’s Contracting Company’s Get Down to Business Event
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 SUCCESS STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS Part 2
Monday, February 12, 2018 Bizwomen Mentoring Monday hosted by Baltimore Business Journal
Friday, February 09, 2018 Contracting with Maryland Department of General Services
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Maryland Black Chamber presents the 2018 State of Black Business Summit
Wednesday, February 07, 2018 Embracing Smart Technology to Grow Your Business Webinar
Friday, January 26, 2018 White Marsh - Prevailing Wage and Worker Classification
Friday, January 26, 2018 White Marsh - Wage and Hour Information and Laws
Friday, January 26, 2018 White Marsh - This is MOSH
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Moving Beyond the Basics in a Post-Perimeter World - ISSA Central Maryland
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Technical Training Classroom: Procurement 101
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Technical Training Classroom: Understanding Small Business Filings with SDAT
Thursday, January 18, 2018 BBJ presents: The Future of Retail
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Making the Dream of Business Ownership a Reality
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 The Future Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution (4.0) on Maryland Manufacturing
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 BBJ's first Biz Mix of 2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Entrepreneur Office Hours at IMET
Thursday, January 11, 2018 January MD Cyber Meetup - Cyber Capabilities Exchange by Cybersecurity Association of Maryland, Inc. (CAMI)
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Get Down to Business Outreach Event hosted by Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Thursday, January 04, 2018 State of Baltimore Business - A Legislative Reception
Thursday, January 04, 2018 Contractor Outreach Event hosted by Howard Hughes Corporation
Thursday, December 21, 2017 GBBCC Holiday Party
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Breakfast Briefing: A Business Response to the Opioid Epidemic hosted by Greater Baltimore Committee
Monday, December 18, 2017 Tools for Industry Careers: The Organization of Business
Monday, December 18, 2017 PRT Entrepreneur Development Day
Saturday, December 16, 2017 Cooperative Baltimore Symposium 2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Dollars & Sense - Financing to Maximize Business Profits & Personal Wealth Workshop
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Accounting for the Number Phobic: Setting Up Your Business for Success
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Small Business Workshop by Robin Haynes (Financial Wellness Coach)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 READY, SET, GROW! Access to Capital Forum
Friday, December 08, 2017 Get Inked and Linked - BBJ
Thursday, December 07, 2017 ​Creating Your Business Plan by SCORE 390
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Introduction to the Federal Government Procurement Process (Southern, MD) by Maryland PTAC
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Live! Casino & Hotel Minority Outreach Fair
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 BBJ Biz Mix
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Social Security Administration Arthur J. Altmeyer Project Meet & Greet "Empowering Small Businesses"​​
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Soaring High with Business Financial Literacy Webinar
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 How to Demonstrate Past Performance by Maryland PTAC
Monday, December 04, 2017 Starting or Growing a Veteran Owned Business​ - U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA-Baltimore District)
Thursday, November 30, 2017 BBJ Fast 50
Thursday, November 30, 2017 15th Annual SMART PROC Small Business Procurement Conference
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 The Law and Your Business - Small Business Financial Seminar
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Forms by Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Procurement 101 by Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Veterans Small Business Workshop 2017
Thursday, November 16, 2017 CONNECTpreneur Baltimore Forum
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 BBJ 40 Under 40
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 How to Start and Manage Your Own Business
Monday, November 13, 2017 ​Business Opportunities & Entrepreneurial Training Summit
Friday, November 10, 2017 Face to Face with Franchisors
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Small Business Success Virtual Conference
Thursday, November 09, 2017 JHU APL Building 201 MWSDBE Outreach Event​
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Visit Baltimore's Tourism Update Meeting
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 2017 JOINT ITS Maryland Annual Meeting & BRTB Regional Traffic Signal Forum
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Alliance Baltimore 2017: Procurement Event
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 NASA Tech Day at HCC
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 BBJ Morning Biz Mix in Locust Point
Friday, November 03, 2017 2017 Deaf Entrepreneurship Network Convention & Expo
Friday, November 03, 2017 And Away We GROW: Business Owner Retreat
Thursday, November 02, 2017 36th Annual Leaders and Legends Awards Ceremony featuring the Top 100 MBE's
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Meet with...Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Thursday, November 02, 2017 BBJ 2017 Fall Business Growth Expo
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 Marketing Wonderland
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Government Contracting Basics
Saturday, October 28, 2017 MSU Small Business Expo
Friday, October 27, 2017 Mayor Catherine E. Pugh presents Fall Festival
Friday, October 27, 2017 Maryland State Conference of NAACP 77th Annual Convention
Thursday, October 26, 2017 What's On Tap: Ford Motor Company's "City Solutions"
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Informational Workshop and Tour of the American Job Center in Wheaton​ by Governor’s Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, WorkSource Montgomery, and the Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation.​
Thursday, October 26, 2017 ​Business Boost Conference
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Interfaith Domestic Violence Conference
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 TEDCO's Entrepreneur Expo & Stem Cell Symposium 2017 by TEDCO
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Ready, Set, GROW! Celebrating National Women's Small Business Month
Friday, October 20, 2017 Technical Training Classroom: Amp Up Your Small Business​
Friday, October 20, 2017 Technical Training Classroom: MBE Rights and Responsibilities
Thursday, October 19, 2017 2017 CEO Summit Cybersecurity: Preparing Today, To Protect Tomorrow
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 First Steps to Starting Your Own Business by Women's Business Center at Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc.​
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Strong Women in Business Networking Luncheon
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Meet the Primes 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017 BBJ Social Media Marketing Seminar - Reputation Management
Thursday, October 12, 2017 The Women's Contractors College Fall Session hosted by East Baltimore Development, Inc.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Get Down To Business with Whiting-Turner​ Contracting Company
Friday, October 06, 2017 Special Outreach Event for Bio-Energy
Friday, October 06, 2017 Maryland Manufacturing Day
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Small Business Outreach: Purple Line Operation and Maintenance Facility Bid Packages 1 & 2
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Business Insurance 101
Thursday, October 05, 2017 2017 Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce “Breakfast with The Mayor” presented by MECU of Baltimore
Saturday, September 30, 2017 Black Caucus Annual Public Hearing in Annapolis
Thursday, September 28, 2017 BBJ Biz Mix in Canton
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Doing Business with Big Business Symposium
Monday, September 25, 2017 Technical Training Classroom: MBE Certification
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 The USBC's 2017 Policy Breakfast
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Baltimore County African American Cultural Festival - Towson
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 DPW Small Business Training Program
Thursday, September 07, 2017 Information Session for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program in Baltimore
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 GBBCC Annual Meeting
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 Piranha Tank Live - Baltimore Summer 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017 MBE Program Goal & Subgoals Discussion Sessions
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Prequalification Overview and Revisions Workshop Registration
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 Amp Up Your Small Business
Saturday, July 22, 2017 108th NAACP National Convention
Saturday, July 08, 2017 Taste Of The Islands Music and Wine Festival
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Access to Capital Forum hosted by The Governor's Office of Minority Affairs
Thursday, May 25, 2017 SBA Small Business Resource Days
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 SBA Small Business Resource Days
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Maryland Governor's Business Summit 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017 BBJ 2017 Spring Business Growth Expo
Friday, May 12, 2017 14th Annual 2017 Spring Breakfast Meeting/Business Showcase Expo
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Mid-Atlantic Minority Business Development Agency Advanced Manufacturing Summit - Baltimore
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 SBA Small Business Resource Days
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 2017 Maryland Black Business Legislative Wrap-Up
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Baltimore Tourism Week Career Pathways & Resources Fair
Saturday, May 06, 2017 MONEY BALTIMORE Minority & Small Business Conference
Wednesday, May 03, 2017 SBA Small Business Resource Days
Friday, April 28, 2017 "How to Get your Workforce P.M.P. Certified" presented by Baltimore MBDA Business Center
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Meet Local Educational Forum & Tradeshow
Friday, April 21, 2017 Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management MBA Program Mixer
Friday, April 21, 2017 Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHHD) Social Determinants of Health: Upstream Effect
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Small Business Network (SBN) at MCM
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 6th Annual MBE-WBE-DBE Legislative Night in Annapolis
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Economic Gardening: Helping Our Community Grow - Minority Business
Friday, March 24, 2017 BBJ presents Sports Business Forum
Thursday, March 23, 2017 2017 Business Networking Forum
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 MBCC hosts the March Madness Networking Event
Friday, March 10, 2017 BBJ - Diversity in Business- Expanding Your Circle
Friday, February 24, 2017 Servings of Legacy Art Black History Month Unveiling @ The Avenue Bakery
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Signing Celebration of Mentor-Protégé Program
Friday, February 17, 2017 GOMA Navigating eMaryland Marketplace
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Frederick County Minority Business Vision Networking Event
Thursday, February 16, 2017 MCM Small Business Networking - Dr. Alan Gregerman
Friday, February 10, 2017 GBBCC Breakfast with Baltimore City Delegation
Thursday, February 09, 2017 Multi-Chamber Power Networking Breakfast hosted by Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 The Maryland Black Chamber presents The State of Black Business - 2017
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 GBBCC General Meeting
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 The 50th Baltimore City Mayoral Inauguration Day of Events
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 GBBCC 10th Anniversary Celebration
Monday, September 12, 2016 GBBCC BCCC Port Covington Project WBE/MBE Networking Event
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