Certification 101: Kickstart the Empower & Build Series

Unlock Business Growth with Certification

Join us for the first class in our Black History Month Empower & Build series. Certification 101, happening tomorrow at 11:30 AM online, is the opening session of this transformative series. Aimed at engaging 50 Black-owned businesses, this class offers a unique opportunity to explore the benefits of business certification:

  1. Access to Contracting Opportunities: Dive into a realm of new markets with exclusive contracts.
  2. Legitimacy for Your Business: Enhance credibility and build trust with your clients and partners.
  3. Access to Loans, Bonding, and Education: Leverage certification for vital business resources.
  4. Marketing Edge: Use certification to distinguish your business in the competitive market.

Register now at https://buytickets.at/OBDC and be a part of this empowering journey

Maximize Your Business Potential with Franklin County – Join Our Empower and Build Black History Month Series!

As part of our Empower and Build Black History Month training series, the Ohio Business Development Center (OBDC) is excited to offer a unique opportunity for small and minority business owners. We invite you to join our free online class on Tuesday, February 6th, where we will focus on how to effectively do business with Franklin County. This session is designed to empower your business and expand your opportunities within the county.

What You’ll Discover:

  • Vendor Registration Made Easy: Learn the ins and outs of becoming a registered vendor with Franklin County. Our step-by-step guidance will simplify the registration process for you.
  • Unlock Contracting Opportunities: We will show you how to navigate the system to find contracting opportunities that fit your business. Discover how to identify and pursue potential bids.
  • Mastering Purchase Orders: Winning a bid is a significant achievement. We’ll help you understand your purchase orders to ensure you can fulfill your contracts confidently and competently.

This class is more than just a learning experience; it’s a part of our commitment to support and uplift Black and minority businesses. As part of our Empower and Build Black History Month series, we aim to provide tools and knowledge that foster growth and success.

Who Should Attend? This session is ideal for small business owners, minority entrepreneurs, and anyone eager to learn about doing business with Franklin County. It’s tailored for those who are looking to enhance their business acumen and leverage new opportunities.

Join Us in Celebrating Black History Month This informative session is a cornerstone of our Empower and Build Black History Month series. Set aside time on February 6th to be part of this empowering event. Your journey towards successful business dealings with Franklin County starts here.

Seats are filling up quickly, so don’t delay. Register now at OHBDC.org and be part of this transformative session. Together, let’s celebrate Black History Month by building a stronger, more successful business community.

This Week at OBDC:

This week, the Ohio Business Development Center (OBDC) proudly presents two not-to-be-missed online workshops, part of our ongoing commitment to support and empower small and minority business owners.

1. Certification 101

  • Date & Time: January 25, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Description: Dive into the world of business certification in this informative session. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to expand your existing certifications, this workshop is an invaluable resource. You’ll learn about different types of certifications, the application process, and how being certified can give your business a competitive edge in the marketplace.

2. Mastering Media & Press Releases

  • Date & Time: January 27, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Description: In our digitally-driven world, mastering media presence and press releases is crucial for business success. This workshop is designed to equip you with the skills to craft compelling press releases and effectively engage with media. Learn from experts about strategies to maximize your media visibility, build your brand, and communicate your business’s unique story to a wider audience.

Both workshops are interactive and led by industry professionals who bring practical insights and real-world experience. These sessions are not just lectures; they’re opportunities to engage, ask questions, and gain knowledge that’s directly applicable to your business.

Don’t miss out on these opportunities to enhance your business skills and network with fellow entrepreneurs. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the OBDC event page at OBDC Events. We look forward to seeing you online and helping you take your business to the next level!

Conclusion: At OBDC, our goal is to provide you with the tools and knowledge necessary to thrive in today’s competitive business environment. Join us this week to expand your horizons and grow your business. See you there!

AMHA issues bid notice for Automatic Fire Sprinkler System Annual Testing Services

INVITATION TO BID
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The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority at 100 West Cedar Street, Akron, Ohio 44307 will receive sealed bids until 2:30 p.m. local time on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at which time and place bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for:

Automatic Fire Sprinkler System Annual Testing Services and Related Work at Various AMHA Locations Within Summit County, Ohio 

A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at @ 2:30 p.m. 

Specifications can be purchased at SE Blueprint, 540 South Main Street, Suite 211, Akron, Ohio 44311. (330) 376-1689 or at seblue@seblueprint.com

To be considered Bids must be received by AMHA no later than 2:30 p.m. (local time) on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Questions contact Michele Kindler, Assistant Contracting Officer at 330-376-7792. 

Persons with disabilities needing assistance are asked to contact AMHA’s ADA Coordinator, 100 West Cedar Street, Akron Ohio 44307, 330-762-9631 or Ohio Relay at 800-750-0750 at least seven (7) days in advance.

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority 
Herman Hill 
Executive Director

AMHA issues bid notice for Fire Alarm Testing

INVITATION TO BID 
B23020

The Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority at 100 West Cedar Street, Akron, Ohio 44307 will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at which time and place bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for: 

Automatic Fire Alarm Annual Testing Services and Related Work at Various AMHA Locations Within Summit County, Ohio

A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at @ 2:00 p.m. 

Specifications can be purchased at SE Blueprint, 540 South Main Street, Suite 211, Akron, Ohio 44311. (330) 376-1689 or at seblue@seblueprint.com

To be considered Bids must be received by AMHA no later than 2:00 p.m. (local time) on Wednesday, February 14, 2024. Questions contact Michele Kindler, Assistant Contracting Officer at 330-376-7792. 

Persons with disabilities needing assistance are asked to contact AMHA’s ADA Coordinator, 100 West Cedar Street, Akron Ohio 44307, 330-762-9631 or Ohio Relay at 800-750-0750 at least seven (7) days in advance.

Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority 
Herman Hill 
Executive Director

CRAA issues bid notice for 625 N. Hamilton Road RTU Replacement

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The Columbus Regional Airport Authority values diversity and inclusion and the impact small and minority-owned firms have on the Central Ohio economy.  The Columbus Regional Airport Authority invites you to access the following link: ww.columbusairports.diversitycompliance.com to  register to do business with us and to view new bid opportunities and results. Email BusinessDiversity@ColumbusAirports.com for questions about the Diversity Programs at Columbus Regional Airport Authority.

Save the Dates: Empower & Build with OBDC this Black History Month!

This Black History Month, the Ohio Business Development Center (OBDC) is rolling out a lineup of empowering events, culminating in the unique “Empower & Build: Join the Elite 50 Contractors Transforming Their Future” series. Mark your calendars and join us in celebrating African-American entrepreneurship and innovation.

Certification 101

  • Dates: January 18, January 25, February 1, February 15
  • Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM (Except for February 15 at 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)
  • Details: Dive into the world of business certification, unlocking new growth opportunities for your enterprise.

Understanding Construction Contracts

  • Date: January 18
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Overview: Master the intricacies of construction contracts to safeguard and advance your business interests.

Mastering Media & Press Releases

  • Date: January 27
  • Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Focus: Learn to create compelling media narratives and press releases that elevate your brand’s story.

OhioMBE Procurement Fair

  • Date: February 14
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Opportunity: Connect with industry leaders and peers, expanding your network and uncovering new business prospects.

Empower & Build: Building Wealth through Real Estate

  • Date: February 20
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Highlight: Aligning with our “50 Contractor Challenge,” this session is a pivotal part of the “Empower & Build” series. It’s not just an event; it’s a movement for African-American contractors to transform their future. Focused on comprehensive growth, industry knowledge, community building, and asset acquisition, it’s an unmissable opportunity for the elite 50 to elevate every aspect of their business.

Join us this Black History Month to celebrate, learn, and grow. Secure your spot among the 50 ambitious contractors in our exclusive “Empower & Build” training series. This is more than an event; it’s a stepping stone to a brighter, more prosperous future.

For more details and to register, visit buytickets.at/obdc

Empower & Build: Join the Elite 50 Contractors Transforming Their Future

This Black History Month, secure your place among the 50 ambitious contractors in our exclusive “Empower & Build” training series. Focused on comprehensive growth, industry knowledge, and community building, this is your opportunity to elevate your business on all fronts.

Why Be One of the Elite 50?

Exclusive Access: Limited to just 50 participants, ensuring personalized attention and a tailored experience for every contractor.

Comprehensive Training: Engage in a diverse curriculum covering key areas like construction site safety, MBE/FBE/EDGE Certification, Worker’s Compensation, Bonding and Insurance, blueprint reading, and legal aspects including the Corporate Transparency Act.

Community Strength: Join a network of peers and industry leaders, fostering relationships that lead to support, collaboration, and opportunities.

Visible Commitment: Demonstrate to clients and the community your dedication to excellence and continuous improvement.

What Will You Achieve?

Empowerment: Gain the confidence and skills to tackle larger projects and broaden your business’s scope.

Certification and Compliance: Understand and navigate industry certifications and legal requirements, ensuring your business operates to its fullest potential.

Risk Management: Learn about Worker’s Compensation, Bonding, and Insurance to protect your business and employees.

Technical Skills: Enhance your ability to read and understand blueprints, a fundamental skill for any contracting job.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with other professionals at our exclusive networking event, opening doors to new collaborations and projects.

Lasting Impact:

This isn’t just a month-long series; it’s a step towards long-term growth and success. Equip yourself with knowledge and connections that continue to benefit your business for years to come.

Reserve Your Spot!

Join the ranks of the 50 contractors set to change their future. Empower your business, build lasting relationships, and gain the comprehensive knowledge you need to succeed. Sign up today and be part of something bigger.

Elevate Your Bidding Game with Estimating Essentials!


🛠️ Attention, Contractors! Are you ready to transform the way you approach your bids and enhance your profit margins? Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join today’s Estimating Essentials online class, happening at 6 PM!

We are thrilled to welcome James Jones, a seasoned expert in the field, who will be sharing invaluable insider tips and strategies. This 90-minute session is your gateway to mastering the art of estimating, ensuring you submit bids that are not only competitive but also profitable.

Here’s why this class is a must-attend:

  • Expert Insights: James Jones brings years of experience to the table. Learn from the best in the business.
  • Practical Tips: Get hands-on advice that you can immediately apply to your bidding process.
  • Boost Profits: Understand the nuances of estimating to ensure your bids are profitable without undercutting your potential.
  • Time Efficient: Invest just 90 minutes of your day to gain knowledge that will benefit you for a lifetime.

This is more than just a class; it’s an investment in your professional growth. Don’t let this chance slip by! Join us today at 6 PM and start making every bid count.

🌟 Register now at OHBDC.org and be part of this transformative experience.

Your future successful bids are waiting for you!

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