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March 2019

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  • TURNER OUTREACH EVENT FOR BIRNEY ELEMENTARY BUILD
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  • Alliance Northwest: Where Government Businesses Connect
  • What to Know Before You Hire or Fire an Employee!
  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours
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  • Buying an Existing Business Step-by-Step [SCORE]
  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors
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  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]
  • Supplier Orientation [UW]
  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]
  • US, China, Japan: The evolving Trade Landscape [Port of Tacoma]
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  • Government Cost Accounting [Sound Transit]
  • Procurement Power Hour - Mentor/Protege [PTAC]
  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know [SCORE]
  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]
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  • Constructrion Design Entrepreneurs Meeting and Networking (CDE) [PTAC]
  • Government Cost Accounting [Sound Transit]
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  • Creating Government Cost Proposals [Sound Transit]
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  • Creating Government Cost Proposals [Sound Transit]
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  • Downtown Redmond Link Extension Project [Stacy and Witbeck/Kuney]
  • Doing Business with the Public Buildings Service [GSA]
  • Leadership and Advocacy Awards Luncheon [NMMSDC]
  • Build-Your-Own Brand Marketing Message
  • WSDOT 2019 DBE Training Webinar for Prime and Subcontractors
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  • Procurement Power Hour - Mentor-Protege Programs
  • Successfully Marketing Your Business [SCORE]
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  • Seattle - The Million Dollar Women's Panel [SBA]
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  • Lynnwood Link Extension Meet the Prime Event [Skanska]
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  • Do Business With King County - Procurement - Goods and Services
  • Organizing and Managing a New Business with Employees [SCORE]
  • Arlington Youth Center Outreach (For Subcontractors) - Korsmo
  • Comcast's Digital Bootcamp Part 2: Monetizing Social Media [Bunker Labs]
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  • PortGen Maritime Division Overview Workshop [Port of Seattle]
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  • Absher, Lydig, and Marpac Outreach Event for Othello Square
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March 1, 2019
  • TURNER OUTREACH EVENT FOR BIRNEY ELEMENTARY BUILD

    March 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    Tacoma Municipal Building, 733 Market St, Tacoma, WA 98402, USA (Room 16)

    Description:
    Description: Tuner is bidding out sub jobs for an Elementary School in Tacoma. Please see the opportunity listed under "opportunities" at https://mbda-tacoma.com/opportunities/

    OUTREACH AGENDA
    Presentation & Networking Agenda:
    · Birney Elementary project overview
    · Diversity and local participation goals
    · Bid packages
    · Bid schedule
    · Prime and sub-tier partnering
    · Networking

    Attendance is not mandatory but strongly encouraged. MWDBE firms are also urged to attend to learn about sub-tier opportunities. Attendance NOT required at all three sessions; the same content will be provided at each session. However by attending all three, you maximize your networking opportunities.

    RSVP BY FEBRUARY 22, 2019
    For RSVP or questions regarding this advertisement, please contact:
    Janelle Boyd
    Procurement & Diversity Coordinator
    Office: (206) 505-6600 │ Email: juboyd@tcco.com

    There are two additional meetings as well. 2/25 and 2/27.

    For More Information Click Here

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March 7, 2019
  • Alliance Northwest: Where Government Businesses Connect

    March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup, WA 98371, USA

    Description:
    Alliance Northwest is the largest business-to-government conference in the Pacific Northwest. This event features a 100+ booth tradeshow, keynote speakers, high quality workshops and matchmaking session with government agencies and prime contractors. This event attracts over 1000 attendees including the who’s-who of government contracting. Alliance Northwest is the premier government contracting event in the region, bringing together prime contractors, government agencies and small businesses for a full day of relationship building.

    Attendees:
    $85 per attendee until January 31,
    $115 per attendee from February 1 – March 5, 2019
    price at the door increases to $135

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2S2Bzoz

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  • What to Know Before You Hire or Fire an Employee!

    March 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    This workshop will help you navigate the employment relationship so you can understand how local, state and federal employment laws impact your growing business.

    Attorney Celeste Monroe of Karr Tuttle Campbell will present:

    - Developing and sharing internal policies and expectations
    - Things to think about before hiring an employee
    - Key laws protecting your employees
    - What to know before you discipline or fire an employee

    For More Information Click Here: https://conta.cc/2N0XOq8

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  • Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours

    March 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    Join us and other entrepreneurs in this hands-on workshop where you will write your “Unique Value Statement” for your new product or service. This is a concise description of your product or service and explain the unique value your product or service provides to your customers.

     In the second part of the workshop you will use the “Lean Canvas” to begin the process of turning your product/service into a business. In this interactive session, you use the canvas to help guide you in expanding the information in the Unique Value Statement by capturing key ideas, concepts and strategies about your business in the canvas.

    For More Information Click Here: https://conta.cc/2RZ3CkK

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March 8, 2019
  • Buying an Existing Business Step-by-Step [SCORE]

    March 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:This 3-hour workshop is designed to give you plenty of practical exercises to give you real steps to take away, the future business owner, the skills and know-how that you’ll need for:

    - Finding a business to buy 
    - Evaluating an offer to sell a business 
    - Performing the necessary review and due diligence on the business you want to buy 
    - Determining a fair purchase price and negotiating the deal 
    - Understanding the various financing options available to you 
    - Bringing the purchase of the business to a win-win conclusion

    For More Information Click Here: https://conta.cc/2trUNX7

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  • Marketing to Government Prime Contractors

    March 8, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
    Thurston Economic Development Council 4220 6th Ave Lacey, WA 98503

    Description:
    Reaching out to government contracting officers can be difficult at best. If selling to city, state, or federal government agencies directly or via their prime contractors is a business objective of yours, this class is a must. This hands on class will include:

    - Creating Essential Marketing Tools
    - How to Find Opportunities
    - Exploring Network Protocol

    Register at: washingtonptac.org

    For More Information Click Here: www.washingtonptac.org


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March 13, 2019
  • Understanding Financial Statements [SCORE]

    March 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    Learn how to read and understand financial statements. Understand how they apply to your business situation and what the various parts of the Balance Sheet and Income Statement mean. Learn how to evaluate the financial health of your business through the analysis of the Balance Sheet and Income Statement.

    Topics Covered:
    - Finance/Accounting terminology
    - Why your Balance Sheet is so important
    - The relationship between The Balance Sheet & Income Statement
    - Cash & accrual methods of accounting
    - Taxes and your Income Statement

    For More Information, Click Here: https://conta.cc/2DzoBFO

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  • Supplier Orientation [UW]

    March 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    University of Washington- 4300 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA (Roosevelt Commons West, 3rd Floor)

    Description: 
    Orientations will provide a learning opportunity to assist in navigating potential business prospects at the University. Suppliers will receive information about the University’s purchasing and payment processes.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://finance.uw.edu/ps/suppliers#orientation

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  • Saving Taxes for Small Businesses [SCORE]

    March 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    Learn five key strategies small businesses can use to reduce their Federal and Washington State taxes. 

    This workshop will:

    - Show you the types of Federal, state and local taxes to which a business in Washington may be required to pay.
    - Demonstrate to you, with real-life examples, how to minimize your business and personal taxes so you keep more money in your business and your pocket.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://conta.cc/2E6OTjY

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  • US, China, Japan: The evolving Trade Landscape [Port of Tacoma]

    March 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    Fabulich Center, 3600 Port of Tacoma Rd, Tacoma, WA 98424, USA

    Description:
    The trade landscape between the United States, China, and Japan continues to be volatile. How do businesses react as they anticipate policy changes that will affect their bottom line? Come hear how the evolving landscape between theses three economies and trade policy changes are, and will be, affecting business in Washington State, as well as how our local businesses are responding on the ground here and in overseas markets. 

    For More Information Click Here: https://jassw.info/event-3237659

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March 14, 2019
  • Government Cost Accounting [Sound Transit]

    March 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sound Transit 705 Union Station Building, 705 5th Ave S. Seattle

    Government Cost Accounting
    A hands-on approach to working with your firm's internal accounting system to  segregate chart of accounts, create indirect cost rates and submit accurate indirect cost rates based on actuals. 

    March 14 and 15
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.




    Seminar will require the use of your laptop and an installed accounting system.

    For More Information Click Here

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  • Procurement Power Hour - Mentor/Protege [PTAC]

    March 14, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
    Tri-Cities Business and Visitor Center, Bechtel Board Room 7130 W Grandridge Blvd., Kennewick, WA 98336

    Description:
    Procurement Power Hour, sponsored by Jacobs, is a monthly program designed to connect government contractors/subcontractors with like-minded peers and procurement professionals to discuss ideas, challenges, success, and more, to advance their success in the government contracting arena. Each month's facilitated discussion will have a different focus, but any business is welcome. Attendance is free, and pre-registration is encouraged.

    March topic: Mentor-Protege Programs

    Our conversation will revolve around the SBA’s All-Small Mentor-Protégé Program, including potential opportunities this program presents, challenges with taking part in it, ideas for identifying a mentor (or protégé), and much more.

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2u1Uv9y

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  • QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know [SCORE]

    March 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    This half-day interactive workshop focuses on the following topics that are key to learning and feeling comfortable with QuickBooks Online:

    - Sales to Customers and their payments
    - Purchases from Suppliers and payments to them
    - Banking, Chart of Accounts and Year-end Closing
    - Reporting from QuickBooks Online

    For More Information, Click Here: https://conta.cc/2I4Q07U

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  • Successfully Starting a New Business [SCORE]

    March 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    This workshop will give you the skills to take those first critical steps in starting a successful business: 

    - Understand the different business entities and choose the best one for your business.
    - Understand how to properly license your business in Washington state.
    - Select the correct insurance for your business.
    - Understand the options for financing your business.
    - Perform basic research on your new business and customers.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://conta.cc/2UZHDwd

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March 15, 2019
  • Constructrion Design Entrepreneurs Meeting and Networking (CDE) [PTAC]

    March 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    PACCAR Hall, 4277 W Stevens Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

    Description:
    The CDE meeting is held the third Friday of each month. Leaders from the private and public sectors come together to announce upcoming projects and network with the business community. The CDE works to promote the economic development of ethnic minorities, women and small businesses in the Puget Sound.

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2J56IV7

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  • Government Cost Accounting [Sound Transit]

    March 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sound Transit 705 Union Station Building, 705 5th Ave S. Seattle

    Government Cost Accounting
    A hands-on approach to working with your firm's internal accounting system to  segregate chart of accounts, create indirect cost rates and submit accurate indirect cost rates based on actuals. 

    March 14 and 15
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.




    Seminar will require the use of your laptop and an installed accounting system.

    For More Information Click Here

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March 18, 2019
  • Creating Government Cost Proposals [Sound Transit]

    March 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sound Transit - 705 Union Station Building - 705 5th Ave S, Seattle

    Creating Government Cost Proposals
    Learn how to create compliant cost proposals that accurately reflect all direct costs. Gain understanding of how to apply indirect rates to direct costs, including a reasonable fee for a fully priced proposal. 

    March 18 and 19
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.


    Seminar will require the use of your laptop and an installed accounting system.

    For More Information Click Here

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March 19, 2019
  • Creating Government Cost Proposals [Sound Transit]

    March 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Sound Transit - 705 Union Station Building - 705 5th Ave S, Seattle

    Creating Government Cost Proposals
    Learn how to create compliant cost proposals that accurately reflect all direct costs. Gain understanding of how to apply indirect rates to direct costs, including a reasonable fee for a fully priced proposal. 

    March 18 and 19
    8 a.m.-4 p.m.


    Seminar will require the use of your laptop and an installed accounting system.

    For More Information Click Here

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March 20, 2019
  • Downtown Redmond Link Extension Project [Stacy and Witbeck/Kuney]

    March 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Redmond Community Center at Marymoor Village, 4930, 6505 176th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052, USA

    Description:
    Stacy and Witbeck / Kuney, a Joint Venture (SWK) invite you to meet one-on-one with our team to help prepare your bid for the Downtown Redmond Link Extension (DRLE) light rail project.

    You may schedule a 20-minute time-slot with any of our experts in the scope areas listed below:

    -Civil / General Construction  
    - Civil / General Construction#2 (more times added!)
    - Utilities / Drainage
    - Guideways, Bridges, and Misc. Structures
    - Walls/Drilled Shafts
    - Trackwork
    - Stations / Garage / Facilities
    - Systems
    - Service and Supply
    - Professional Services / Administrative (more times added!)

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2F0zW2b

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  • Doing Business with the Public Buildings Service [GSA]

    March 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Webinar

    Description:The Public Buildings Service is the landlord for the civilian federal government and acquires space on behalf of the federal government through new construction and leasing, and acts as a caretaker for federal properties across the country. This PBS webinar is part GSA's learning service on how to business with GSA. Attendees will learn about PBS' mission, their remaining contract opportunities, for FY 2019 and how to navigate identifying those opportunities. 

    To register: Please contact Kenyon Taylor by March 18, 2019 | Kenyon.taylor@gsa.gov

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  • Leadership and Advocacy Awards Luncheon [NMMSDC]

    March 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Grand Ballroom, Tukwila, WA 98188

    Leadership & Advocacy Awards Luncheon
    This event is a celebration of outstanding supplier diversity leadership and advocacy achievements by corporate/public agency members, MBEs and individuals. Proceeds from this event benefit the Northwest Mountain MSDC Scholarship Fund.

    Register Here: https://conta.cc/2Hahjvp

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  • Build-Your-Own Brand Marketing Message

    March 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    This two-hour highly interactive workshop will cover the basics that will help you emotionally connect with your customers, expand your opportunities, and build a profitable business. At the end of the workshop, you will be able to immediately use this framework to:

    - Talk confidently and clearly about your work,
    - Carve a niche in your crowded marketplace and attract your favorite customer,
    - Deal with objections and risks with style and have your customer love you for it, and
    - Design a well-crafted clear statement about how you help your customer achieve their desired goals.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://conta.cc/2N37O2d


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  • WSDOT 2019 DBE Training Webinar for Prime and Subcontractors

    March 20, 2019 @ 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
    Webinar

    Description:
    Prime and Subcontractors require undated training on several DBE related topics: prompt payment; subcontract review procedures, specifically termination and takeover clauses; and commercially useful function reviews.This event is open to all Primes and DBE subcontractors who work on, or desire to work on, FHWA funded projects 

    Register here

    For more info, please email: DavisKh@wsdot.wa.gov

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March 21, 2019
  • Procurement Power Hour - Mentor-Protege Programs

    March 21, 2019
    7130 W Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336

    Description:
    Our conversation will revolve around the SBA's All-Small Mentor-Protege Program including potential opportunities this program presents, challenges with taking part in it, ideas for identifying a mentor (or protege) and much more. 

    Register at: www.washingtonptac.org

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  • Successfully Marketing Your Business [SCORE]

    March 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    This half-day workshop will give you the skills you need to successfully marketing your product or service and accomplish the following objectives:

    - Be able to identify customers and their needs
    - Determine the correct pricing, packaging, and distribution of your product
    - Create a promotional plan for your business
    - Be able to sell your product
    - Be able to get your business online

    For More Information, Click Here: https://conta.cc/2TMPhJQ

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March 22, 2019
  • Seattle - The Million Dollar Women's Panel [SBA]

    March 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    SBA Education and Training Center 2401 4th Ave Suite 250 Seattle, WA 98121

    Description:
    During Women’s History Month, the SBA invites you to this special event to connect with other entrepreneurs, discover resources from service providers to start and grow your business, and be inspired by our panel of “Million Dollar Women.”

    Although this event focuses on women entrepreneurs, it is inclusive and open to all who are interested by this topic.

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2NZtg8S

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March 26, 2019
  • Lynnwood Link Extension Meet the Prime Event [Skanska]

    March 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Redstone Corporate Center, 19020 33rd Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, USA

    Description:
    Skanska USA Civil welcomes all subcontractors, suppliers, trucking and professional service firms as well certified DBE/SBE companies interested in participating on the Lynnwood Link Extension Project and to learn about subcontracting opportunities, DBE/SBE requirements and assistance!
    Attendance by current DBEs and SBEs are highly encouraged.

    For More Information Click Here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NN7Z3dXJTn0LCQg_-yzwAvBIr_Uyl-zH/view?usp=sharing

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March 28, 2019
  • Do Business With King County - Procurement - Goods and Services

    March 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
    King County Chinook Building, 401 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104, USA

    Description:
    Attend a free, in-person orientation at our office. Learn more about King County's contracting process, effective marketing strategies, and tips for submitting successful bids and proposals. Chat with our contract specialists, sustainable purchasing manager, and our small business certification team. 

    For More Information Click Here: www.kingcounty.gov/procurement 

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  • Organizing and Managing a New Business with Employees [SCORE]

    March 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    SCORE Mentors Greater Seattle, 2401 4th Ave ste 450, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:
    Join us to gain valuable skills to prepare you to create a winning organizational structure, manage key business functions including HR and IT, organize your operations, and maintain your financial information properly. This 3.5-hour workshop is designed to give you, the business owner, the skills and know-how needed to make decisions in the following functional areas:

    - Sales and Marketing
    - Accounting and Finance
    - Information Technology (IT)
    - Operations and Manufacturing
    Plus more!

    For More Information, Please click here: https://conta.cc/2UUAFsc

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  • Arlington Youth Center Outreach (For Subcontractors) - Korsmo

    March 28, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Salishan Family Investment Center (FIC), 1724 E 44th St, Tacoma, WA 98404, USA

    Description:
    We encourage all businesses to attend this Subcontractor Outreach Event sponsored by Korsmo Construction. Join us to get the details of the project including how to bid on pieces of the project and when that bidding will take place.

    For More Information, Click Here: https://bit.ly/2W32aR3

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  • Comcast's Digital Bootcamp Part 2: Monetizing Social Media [Bunker Labs]

    March 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    WeWork, 500 Yale Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA

    Description:
    Every entrepreneur needs to take the time to hone their technology skills--becoming digitally literate. In partnership with Comcast, we are proud to present the second part of our 4-part Bootcamp series on "Digital Literacy".

    February's event we welcome special guest Matt "Griff" Griffin who will focus on "Monetizing Social Media: Data, Persistence, and Failure", "Maximizing Your Time", and "Paid vs Unpaid SM Marketing". We will also have a free copy of Matt Griffin's Book, "Steps Ascending: The Rise of the Unarmed Forces" to give away to the first 50 people in the door.

    For More Information Click Here: https://bit.ly/2Sd1k1v

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March 29, 2019
  • PortGen Maritime Division Overview Workshop [Port of Seattle]

    March 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    2711 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121, USA

    Description:Come and meet Port of Seattle representatives from Diversity in Contracting and the Maritime Division Director and Staff. They will share information about our Diversity in Contracting Program and the Maritime Division focusing on the following:
    - Port of Seattle Public Priorities & Values
    - Maritime Portfolio Overview
    - Operations & Security
    - Cruise Operations
    - Marine Maintenance
    - Maritime Environmental Sustainability
    - MWBE Goal for Maritime
    - Capital Improvement Plan & Priorities
    - Upcoming Maritime Projects
    - There will be a handout with all projects listed

    For More Information Click Here: https://conta.cc/2HHNtia

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March 30, 2019
  • Absher, Lydig, and Marpac Outreach Event for Othello Square

    March 30, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118, USA

    Description:
    Local Section 3 Businesses, MBE, WBE, or WMBE small businesses in construction or interested in working in construction, please join us to meet with General Contractors and learn about the Othello Square project. 

    Accepting Bids for Following Scopes:
    Masonry, Handrails/Guardrails, Metal Canopies, Misc. Metals Supply and Install, Finish Carpentry Install, Insulation, Firestopping, Siding, Metal Panels and Sheet Metal, Joint Sealants, Painting, Ceiling Coverings, Wall/Window Graphics, Bath Hardware and Mirror Supply and Install, Mailbox Installation, Residential Closet Shelving Supply and Install, Common Area Casework Supply and Install, Common Area Countertop Supply and Install. 

    For More Information Click Here

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