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 Steve Damweber, Engagement Manager-
  • 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.

“Work to build connections and introduce your network to one another. Those connections that result in business will never forget how they were introduced.”

– Kari Donovan, PrecisCX

Going to Bat for Small Business

Apply by February 18th, 2024

The Pittsburgh Pirates and PNC have teamed up to pledge their support for local small businesses in order to help create a stronger Pittsburgh community. Each month, the program will highlight one of six small businesses that have helped make a positive impact on their communities. The Pirates and PNC will award the six small businesses a marketing package valued up to $100,000 and a $5,000 grant.

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Safety at Work - Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Harassment

February 22, 2024 | 3:00 – 4:00 PM | Virtual

Join us for the first in a series of four webinars with the Labor Department’s Women's Bureau and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This webinar will focus on the importance of addressing gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in the service industry and how GBVH impacts worker health and safety. Speakers will include service industry workers, an employer, and staff from UNITE HERE and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Spanish interpretation will be available.

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Black & Diverse Business Forum

February 24, 2024 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Delaware County Community College, Media, PA

Representative. Gina H. Curry and Senator Kearney are teaming up again to host their Black & Diverse Business Forum at Delaware County Community College on February 24. Local minority entrepreneurs and small business owners are invited to come out to this event and learn the basics of entrepreneurship, how to get certified, and different ways to access capital.

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NGLCC National Legal Industry Council Matchmakers Event

February 26, 2024 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Virtual

The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) is proud to host the National Legal Industry Council (NLIC) & Related Services B2B & B2C Virtual Matchmakers presented by JURISolutions. This unique opportunity will bring NGLCC corporate buyers looking to connect with certified business enterprises with the following organizations: NGLCC, WBENC, NMSDC, Disability:IN. This session will also allow certified suppliers to connect with one another to collaborate for tier 2 contracting opportunities.

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PA Diversity Summit 2024

February 27, 2024 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Penn Harris Hotel, Camp Hill, PA

City & State PA’s Annual Supplier Diversity Summit will offer industry executives, public-sector leaders, and academics a half-day conference dedicated to fostering and expanding the relationships between the state and local government, prime contractors, and small diverse businesses (SDBs). Find out what it takes to thrive in Pennsylvania’s complex and competitive procurement arena by connecting with key government agencies, prime contractors and state & local representatives at the Supplier Diversity Summit.

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For Small Businesses: Grow Your Sales Through Trade

February 27, 2024 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Virtual

Are you a small business looking to expand? Did you know that the best way to boost your bottom line is to look outside of our US borders. Selling internationally can help protect your bottom line from the ebbs and flows of one domestic market, while granting you access to more buyers. Learn about access to markets, access to grants, and access to capital to help your business enter the global marketplace!

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Business Tax Basics Webinar

February 28, 2024 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Virtual

Join Philadelphia VIP and Ballard Spahr LLP for a free webinar on business tax basics, general tax issues, business tax benefits, and financial reporting obligations. The event is free and open to Philly-area entrepreneurs and small business owners. The webinar will be held via Zoom and will last approximately one hour, with time for a brief Q&A at the end.

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Addressing Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in the Construction Industry

March 5, 2024 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Virtual

This webinar will focus on the importance of addressing gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in the construction industry and how GBVH impacts worker health and safety. Speakers will include a construction worker, an employer, representatives from stakeholder groups, and a representative from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Spanish interpretation will be available.

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University of Delaware 2024 Supplier Diversity Conference

March 5-6, 2024 | University of Delaware, Newark, DE

JOIN US…For one of the top Supplier Diversity Conferences on the East Coast! Attend on March 5-6 for a transformative experience at one of the East Coast's premier Supplier Diversity Conferences. This is your opportunity to connect with hundreds of industry leaders, government officials, and fellow entrepreneurs in a dynamic and inclusive environment.

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PA CDFI Network Historically Disadvantaged Business Assistance Program

Apply now through February 23rd, 2024

In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, the Pennsylvania CDFI Network is pleased to announce the opening of grant applications for the Historically Disadvantaged Business Assistance (HDBA) Grant Program. The Historically Disadvantaged Business Assistance Program is a $10.5 million grant program funded by the American Rescue Plan Act financed in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, under the administration of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The program intends to mitigate the negative economic impacts of COVID-19 on small businesses.

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84 Lumber EmpowerHER Grant Contest 2024

Nominations accepted now!

Are you a local, female-owned Pittsburgh business or do you know one that is deserving? In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the Pittsburgh Penguins and 84 Lumber are joining forces to give back to a female-owned business within our community and provide them with a $25,000 grant to support their business. Nominations will be reviewed by a small panel of members from the Penguins and 84 Lumber, and the top 3 finalists will be announced to the public to vote and determine the grant recipient.

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JVS Philadelphia Fund for Women Grant

Applications accepted now through March 6th, 2024

A fund focused on investing in women-owned businesses and helmed by Diversified Search Group Founder and Chair Judith von Seldeneck is readying to invest $2 million locally through a forthcoming round of grants. Applications for the latest round of the JVS Philadelphia Fund for Women are now open and will be accepted through March 6.

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Philadelphia Business Lending Network Incentive Grant

Grow your business with a simplified process of applying for loans! The Philadelphia Business Lending Network (PBLN) is a service that enables business owners to express interest in financing to a group of nonprofit lenders, for profit lenders, and other funders with one form.

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NJ Diverse Business Advisory Council Responds to NJ Disparity Study

Calls for Swift Action to Address Unfair Contract Allocation

The NJ Diverse Business Advisory Council (NJDBAC) is a coalition of leading New Jersey business organizations dedicated to promoting the inclusion and advancement of diverse businesses in the state’s economy. NJDBAC members advocate for fair and equitable access to government contracts, resources, and opportunities for minority, women, LGBTQ+, veteran-owned businesses, and those with disabilities.

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Get professional job training from Google

Complete a Google Career Certificate to get exclusive access to CareerCircle, which offers free 1-on-1 coaching, interview and career support, and a job board to connect directly with employers, including over 150 companies in the Google Career Certificates Employer Consortium.

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NAWBO SJ 2024 Beyond The Glass Ceiling

March 6, 2024 | 5:30 – 9:00 PM | Voorhees Township, NJ

NAWBO South Jersey’s annual Beyond Glass Ceiling Awards and Fundraiser honors extraordinary individuals for their contributions to women, women business owners, and our community at large. This premier networking event is open to NAWBO members and all women and men of the South Jersey business community. It is a chance to meet women business owners, organizations who support women in business, and NAWBO’s corporate partners.

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Women Changing the City

March 13, 2024 | 8:00 – 10:00 AM | City Winery, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia business women are changing the city. Hear their personal stories of leadership, challenges and triumphs. Join Center City Business Association members and friends for a moderated discussion as we learn from our dynamic panel how their experience, knowledge and drive have enabled productivity and success - how they as leaders create and inspire change in people, projects, business and our city. Events include time for Q&A and plenty of networking.

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Linkedin Essentials for Business Owners: Building Your Brand, Network, and Professional Influence

March 28, 2024 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM | Fogo De Chao, King of Prussia, PA

As a business owner, having a strong presence on LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for building your brand, expanding your network, and increasing your professional influence. Join Philadelphia Women's Network Connection (PWNC) and guest speakers Aliya Hammond for lunch and to learn essential tips to help you make the most of your LinkedIn profile.

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