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Washington Legislature Passes 5 Public Works Related Bills – Mike Purdy’s Public Contracting Blog

    About Mike Purdy With over 30 years of contracting experience and an additional 10 years of consulting, Mike Purdy has an extensive background in public procurement and contracting.  Mike has trained over 100 public agencies, industry associations, and businesses and he has served as a contracting manager for Seattle Housing Authority and the University of … Read More


2017 Elevator Pitch Competition

  Is your business pitch on point? Need capital infusion? Enter the Black Enterprise Elevator Pitch Competition now! You’ve got nothing to lose. Just record and upload your best business pitch that’s less than two minutes (please), and send it to Black Enterprise.  See details here:  http://bit.ly/2lMkkbG The top 10 semi-finalists will be invited to the … Read More


RFI S. Tacoma Way

Request for Interest: For Lease – South Tacoma Business District

  The City of Tacoma Neighborhood and Community Services Department is seeking a private partner to train and employ youth between the ages of 16-24 years old.  Entrepreneurs are invited to express their interest to the City of Tacoma Community of Economic Development Department for the leasing of 1,500 sq. ft of commercial space located … Read More


John Rodenberg speaking at the VIBE presentation

Cash Flow – UW Tacoma VIBE Brown Bag Session

In Autumn quarter 2016, VIBE held a series of Brown Bag sessions to inform and educate business owners in the area.  Our MBDA Tacoma team had a chance to drop in and listen to a guest speaker, John Rodenberg from Small Business Development Center (SBDC), talk about cash flow.  John Rodenberg is an experienced business … Read More


Bahn Sip Song Thai Bistro and Sports Bar

Lao Community Outreach

Helping minority businesses involves reaching out to the community, connecting with people, and learning about their ideas, needs, and expectations.  This December, the Lao community has welcomed MBDA and its partners to host an outreach event at Bahn Sip Song, a Thai Bistro and Sports Bar.  The goal of the event was to get members … Read More


John Rodenberg speaking at the VIBE presentation

Cash Flow per VIBE’s Brown Bag Session

In Autumn quarter 2016, VIBE held a series of Brown Bag sessions to inform and educate business owners in the area.  Our MBDA Tacoma team had a chance to drop in and listen to a guest speaker, John Rodenberg from Small Business Development Center (SBDC), talk about cash flow.  John Rodenberg is an experienced business … Read More


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