Conferences & Events Grants & Scholarships Business Opportunities & RFPs Posting Guidelines

Conferences & Events

*Due to the COVID-19 situation, all events being shared at this moment are webinars*

 

Business as Usual: A Daily Interactive Web Call
The Pittsburgh Technology Council

Ongoing

This series is designed to give you access to Pittsburgh’s leading entrepreneurs, government officials and other executives from our region’s manufacturing, life sciences and technology communities.

Broadcasting via ZOOM, these events will be held each day from Noon until 12:30 P.M.

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Legal Considerations for New Business
Center for Women & Enterprise | Eastern MA

June 1, 4-6 pm

This workshop provides a high-level overview of a range of legal matters that entrepreneurs need to be aware of when starting a new company.

Workshop topics will include:

  • Different types of entity formations
  • Contract basics
  • Intellectual property considerations
  • Licenses and regulations

Attending this workshop will help you avoid common mistakes and employ preventative measures that can protect and ensure the success of your new business.

Register Here

 

3 Strategies to Engage Your Ideal Client on Instagram
Center for Women & Enterprise Vermont

June 3, 11-1 pm

There are over 1 billion monthly active users on Instagram. It has the highest engagement of any social media platform and yet, it can prove difficult to find your community and grow your account. If you’re just starting out on Instagram, or would like to learn some tips and tricks to increase your engagement, join us for this webinar where we’ll discuss three primary strategies to maximize this visual platform for your business!

Instagram is an amazing platform or attracting your ideal client, and it’s a ton of fun! Have a notebook handy, your smartphone or tablet, and your questions! Make sure you have the Instagram app installed on your device, as we’ll be digging right in and tweaking your profile in real time.

Register Here

 

The Weld | Otterbein 2020 National Leadership Conference
Women for Economic and Leadership Development

June 11, 9am -4:30pm

WELD and Otterbein University are pleased to announce our 10th anniversary national leadership conference in a virtual format.  We are beyond thrilled to share that The “Amazing” Tei Street will be our opening session Keynote speaker.  No stranger to WELD, The “Amazing” Tei Street has delivered Keynotes to WELD audiences that have earned her standing ovations.  This is your opportunity to hear her inspirational message on Control Your Next.  

These times of uncertainty have left many feeling overwhelmed or unsettled.  Tei’s message and the day’s sessions will help you find your compass and feel more in control of your destiny. The conference will feature over 25 breakout sessions, corporate board training and government boards and commissions governance certification.

Register Here

 

The Virtual Business Opportunity Fair
Merck

June 17

This virtual event will provide the opportunity for diverse suppliers to engage with Merck’s supply chain professionals, Prime Suppliers and Advocacy Organizations during a virtual tradeshow. More information coming soon.

Questions? Please reach out to Andrea Arce at andrea.arce@merck.com .

 

Grants & Scholarships

Bank of America’s Supplier Diversity Small & Diverse Business Scholarship Program

DEADLINE: May 29

The Supplier Diversity Small & Diverse Business Scholarship Program is designed to provide targeted training and development support to certified small and diverse business owners. The scholarship is sponsored by Bank of America, funded by contributions from its vendors, and is managed and administered by Scholarship America®.

Scholarships of up to $10,000 will be awarded, and are intended to help recipients enhance the business operations functions within their companies, better positioning them to compete for increased business.

Learn More

 

Delegate Solutions Social Impact Scholarship Program

DEADLINE: May 31

We are looking to use our team’s administrative skill set to help a social impact company that is creating solutions to address the global COVID-19 pandemic. Our Virtual Support Scholarship Program will help provide the execution to the best ideas and initiatives that will bring about change. Our team will be part of the review process to identify and select the social impact company that we will be supporting.

What is the scholarship?

  • 25 hours per month x 6 months of virtual administrative support services valued at nearly $10,000!
  • Dedicated professional administrative support team
  • Partnership and social promotion with Delegate Solutions

Learn More

 

Business Opportunities & RFPs

Sinking Fund Commission RFP
City of Philadelphia

DEADLINE: June 5, 5pm

The Sinking Fund Commission is seeking proposals from qualified independent certified public accounting firms to conduct an audit of the Fund’s Financial Statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020.

The Commission’s primary duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. To serve as a custodian of the Plan’s retirement funds and to manage them on an actuarially sound basis;
2. To act as fiduciaries of the Plan’s retirement funds solely in the interest of the participants and beneficiaries;
3. To select and retain competent investment managers, where required, that will execute investment strategies designed to achieve the Commission’s investment objectives, and to monitor investment performance; and
4. To plan and implement investment strategies as required.

Opportunity Number: 21200505163703

Apply Here

 

Contracting Opportunities with the City of Philadelphia

Several opportunities are available with the City of Philadelphia. Notable opportunities include Construction Management services for the renovation of the 15th Police District, consulting for the Sanitation Division’s Northeast Incinerator Building Rehabilitation Project and procurement and reproduction support for the Law Department.  All opportunities within the city’s eContract system are available here.

 

Posting Guidelines

Our business is to get you business – the right supplier for our Corporate Partners, access to bids and RFPs for our WBEs. 

We welcome Procurement Opportunity postings on this page in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Posts are accepted for procurement opportunities from Supplier Diversity Corporate/Council Members in good standing.
  • Posts are accepted for procurement opportunities for WBE-to-WBE spend by WBEs in good standing.
  • A brief three-line description of the opportunity; a link to the opportunity posted on line; an identified point-of-contact with name, e-mail and phone number; and dates of opportunity may be e-mailed to Affiong Inyang-ITIAT, Engagement Coordinator – ainyang-itiat@wbeceast.com
  • The description and link will be added within four business days of receipt.
  • Please note:  This is a public website and public page.  WBEC-East cannot guarantee that respondents are WBENC-certified WBEs.