Networking Event: Meet Your Legislators – Montgomery County

  The City of Gaithersburg Office of Economic Development, City of Rockville, and the Maryland Women’s Business Center invite you to attend a training and networking event with Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and other local legislators on September 19 from 5:30-7:30pm at the Kentlands Mansion in Gaithersburg. The event starts with a roundtable discussion facilitated by local legislative experts who will provide guidance on how to craft your ask and share best practices on working with legislators to advocate for your business needs. As a female business owner, this is your opportunity to share your message about your business successes, needs and concerns while advocating for increased funding and support of women-owned small businesses in the cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville, Montgomery County ,and within the state of Maryland. Agenda: 5:30-6:10: Roundtable discussion 6:10-6:30: Remarks from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and other local legislators 6:30-7:30: Networking reception Special…

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State Certification: Benefits of Becoming a Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) through the State of Maryland – Montgomery County

  Have you considered becoming certified women-owned business but don’t know where to start? Are you looking for opportunities to pursue business deals with hundreds of state and local government entities? Do you want to know more about the criteria to become a recognized minority business owner in the state of Maryland? Join us for a presentation and discussion with the Maryland Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Office of Minority Business Enterprise (OMBE) and Montgomery County Office of Procurement. A representative from MDOT will address the benefits and process to apply for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification, specifically: The five eligibility standards The complete application process The most common application questions​ How to connect to business opportunities with the State of Maryland Marketing and business development tips when working with the State of Maryland A representative from the Montgomery County Office of Procurement will explain how the MDOT MBE certification flows into the…

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