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.

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