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

with special guest


Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford

invites you to attend

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Maryland is OPEN for Business!

Are you interested in contracting opportunities
with 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 learn what buyers are looking for right now and what's in the 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.


Featuring special guest and keynote speaker:

Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford

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Who should attend? 

 Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners 
interested in doing business with state agencies, as well as
local, county, and private sector companies
in the Baltimore County area.

Thursday, February 21, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

CCBC - Essex Campus
Romadka College Center-Upper Lobby
7201 Rossville Blvd.
Baltimore, Maryland 21237


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Parking Lot #1 - WHITE SPACES ONLY.  Red spaces are for faculty and staff.
Romadka College Center is referred to as ROMA on the campus map.

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This small business development event is being held in collaboration with the Governor's Office of Community Initiatives, and the 
Community College of Baltimore County-Essex.

Procurement Partners

Maryland Department of General Services
Maryland Department of Human Services
Maryland Department of Transportation-TSO
Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulations (DLLR)
Maryland Department of Health
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Baltimore County Public Schools
Baltimore County Office of Purchasing & Disbursements
Community College of Baltimore County

Resource Partners

Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce
Baltimore County Office of Economic and Workforce Development
DLLR's Office of Small Business Regulatory Assistance
Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses Program 
University Research Park
Old Line Bank 

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

invites you to reserve a seat for our upcoming

Technical Training Classroom

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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

Chamber of Commerce

Proposal Writing Basics

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Ready to improve your proposal writing skills? Good proposals are just that - good. Proposals that are written well can actually impact the proposal evaluation, so make yours stand out. We know this is a critical skill, so we're bringing in an expert. Tina Patterson of Jade Solutions will share the 7 C's of proposal writing and provide expert insights that you'll be able to use in your next proposal.  

Who should attend? Small business owners who want to enhance their proposal writing skills.


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MBE Rights and Responsibilities

2 - 4 p.m.

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.

Who should attend? Small businesses and certified MBEs who are ready and able to perform as a prime contractor or a subcontractor on state-funded procurements.

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What you need to know:

There is no cost to attend.
Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
Bring a pen and paper to take notes.
Free parking and guest WiFi are available on-site.
Photo ID is required upon entry to the building.
Café on premises (electronic payment only).


Procuring Opportunity:  A Procurement and Reverse Vendor Fair for Small Businesses
The Baltimore Integration Partnership is pleased to partner with the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce and BLOCAL to host a reverse vendor fair on February 15th at Morgan State University. Presentations and panel discussions will focus on “Working with Institutions & Large Businesses,” “Certifications and Government Contracting,” “Constructing the City,” “Makers Matters” and “BLOCAL 101.”  Hear from and meet directly with procurement leaders at large institutions and businesses to learn about their purchasing processes and policies.  Connect with a range of small business resource partners and learn about business development programs.   More Information and Registration.


Logo Made in Baltimore Business Development Workshop Series
Made in Baltimore, in partnership with the BIP, is hosting a series of FREE workshops for local makers and manufactures to support their growth and development.  Workshops will be held monthly at OpenWorks.  Upcoming workshop topics include Product Presentation (1/30) and Brand Licensing and Intellectual Property (2/20).  Visit the Made in Baltimore website for more information and registration.  


Humanim Recruiting for Administrative Assistant Training Program
Launching their 7th cohort, Humanim is seeking out candidates to participate in a 9 week long job training program preparing Baltimore City and County residents for employment in administrative positions.  Participants are trained in office skills, such as Microsoft Office Suite, and go through an extended training program to receive nationally recognized certifications.  Human Resource leaders from nearly a dozen higher education institutions and hospitals help guide the program forward, participate in mock interviews, job shadowing and consider the graduates for hiring opportunities.  Recruiting for the next cohort is currently open.  Learn more about the program.


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

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

Coffee with Capital hosted by Baltimore Business Lending
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Cherry Hill Branch of Enoch Pratt Free Library  606 Cherry Hill Road, Baltimore, MD 21225  

To view flier, click here

For more information, contact Sharlene Paul at 410-319-0732

Get Down to Business Event hosted by 
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Thursday, February 21, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
War Memorial Building, Paul C. Wolman Assembly Hall, 101 N. Gay Street, First Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202.  Right across from City Hall (to the east).  Parking is available in any nearby garage or on the street.  

The event offers 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.

For more information, contact Bernie LaHatte at 410-821-1100 or email:

Ready, Set, GROW! Baltimore County hosted by 
Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs
 Thursday, February 21, 2019
 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 Community College of Baltimore County – Essex Campus
Romadka College Center
7201 Rossville Boulevard, Upper Lobby, Baltimore, MD 21237  

Join the Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business for an overview of how their small, minority, women, and veteran procurement programs work. You will learn what buyers are looking for right now, and what's in the 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.

Featuring special guest and keynote speaker: Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford

To register and view list of procurement, Baltimore County and resource partners, click here

Newsmaker Breakfast: Meet Baltimore Police Department’s Acting Commissioner Michael Harrison hosted by Greater Baltimore Committee
Monday, February 25, 2019
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street, Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202  

Join business leaders to hear Acting Police Commissioner Michael Harrison discuss his experiences and plans for the Baltimore Police Department.

To register, click here 

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

Bizwomen Mentoring Monday hosted by Baltimore Business Journal Monday, February 25, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
University of Maryland at Baltimore
Westminster Hall 500 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

The event will offer the opportunity to choose from 40 mentors who are the most influential women in the business community for one-on-one coaching sessions for seven minute conversations.

Tickets are limited.  To register and view list of 2019 Mentors, click here

For a list of more upcoming events, click here

*********************Featured Contracting Opportunities*********************

All-Terrain Vehicle
(Baltimore City Department of General Services)


Solicitation Due Date: Wednesday, February 20,  2019 at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, click here

Pneumatic Tire Forklift
(Baltimore City Department of General Services)


Solicitation Due Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, click here

Regular Cab Truck w/Enclosed Utility Body
(Baltimore City Department of General Services)


Solicitation Due Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

For more information, click here

For a list of more contracting opportunities, click here

For additional City contracting opportunities, go to:

Rye Street Market

Weller Development Company is seeking qualifications for the following:

IT/AV Engineers
Retractable Roof Engineers and Designers
Accessibility Consultants
Fire and Life Safety Code Review Consultants
Signage and Graphic Designers
Interior Designer Architects
Lighting Engineers
Sustainability and Energy Modeling Consultant


Port Covington Residential

Hord Coplan Macht is seeking proposals for the following:

Accessibility Consulting Firm
Acoustical Consultant
Building Envelope Consultant
Civil Engineering Firm
Code Consulting Firm
Energy Modeling Firm
Interior Design Firm
Landscape Architecture Firm
Lighting Design Firm
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering Firm
Structural Engineering Firm
Sustainability Consulting Firm


Water Reclamation Feasibility Study

Weller Development Company, LLC (“Developer”) is seeking qualifications from consultants and engineers who have significant expertise in water reclamation facilities (“Respondent”).
Copyright © 2018 Weller Development Company, All rights reserved. 

Open Recruitments

      • Highway Engineering Manager—Executive Service (MDTA)
      • Asset Control and Damage Recovery Specialist (MDTA)
      • ITS and Electrical Engineer (MDTA)
      • Transportation Facility Maintenance Worker III (MDTA)
      • Agency Procurement Specialist II (SHA)

These recruitments are open to anyone, both internal and external people may apply. You can find these our website page at:


Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a full-time Office Manager/Executive Assistant to support Operations for a Professional Asset Management Client in Baltimore.

The Firm and its affiliates bring in excess of 100 years of experience in financing and fostering small, minority, women, and veteran owned businesses.  The Firm offers a complete portfolio of financing products and strategic services to advance companies to the next level.

Under the direct supervision of the partners, the Office Manager shall carry out operational and administrative support for the Family of Funds. He/She will also supervise the administrative staff, oversee general office administration, and provide back-up support for the administrative staff.

For more information, visit: 

Laborers Needed for Construction Clean Up!!!!

Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking qualified laborers to join its Construction Clean-up Crew for construction projects throughout Baltimore City. Prior construction experience is helpful but not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
  • Must be available to work 6:30am to 3:00pm with overtime as needed (including Saturdays)
  • Must have the strength and endurance to lift heavy debris (50 pounds)
  • Must have the desire and drive to work
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening (upon application and randomly)
  • Criminal Backgrounds considered on an individual basis
  • Two forms of valid ID (Social Security Card and State photo ID/Birth Certificate/or Green Card)
  • 1 Year's experience as a laborer is needed.

Please complete our on-line application in order to be contacted for an interview.

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