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Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Information & Updates for Ohio’s Minority Business Community

As the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) continues to spread, so will its effect upon community health and the economy. OMSDC is working with our partners to share valuable information for Ohio’s minority business community.

How My Company Survived 2 Recessions & 2 Government Shutdowns: You Can Too – A Webinar on Wednesday, April 8 by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

Seize opportunities now! Hear from an industry expert on how she grew her company during an economic downturn, and how you can too. Learn how to get ahead of procurement opportunities and prepare your business for winning contracts during COVID-19. Expand the way you are marketing your firm and capture

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Thriving, Not Just Surviving During a Challenging Economy: A Webinar on Friday, April 3 by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

It cannot be overstated how unprecedented these times are for business owners, workers, consumers, large companies, and the public sector. The Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, has led to an economic situation that has no historical comparison. However, there remains some strategic decisions that business owners have to consider to help them

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Webinar Friday, March 27: Prepare, Don’t Panic: Restructuring Your Business Operations and Practices During COVID-19 – Provided By Florida State MSDC

In these challenging times, business owners need to be prepared for an increased demand in accessing virtual tools and resources for our workforce and day to day operations. It is our responsibility to eectively deliver solutions, execute processes, and provide peace of mind to our employees and clients during the

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Free Tools, Resources and Financial Help for Business Owners Hit by COVID-19 – Link To Full Story

A growing number of companies are offering their online tools, classes and resources at no cost in response to the impact on small business owners from the coronavirus. Below is a link to a list that Inc. is curating and continuously updating. https://www.inc.com/inc-staff/free-tools-grants-video-conferencing-ad-credits-gift-certificates-cloud-storage-cyber-security.html?icid=hmhero

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Special Announcement – U.S. Small Business Administration Implements Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster Loans

Monday, March 23, 2020 – U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced changes to help borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. By making this change, deferments through December 31, 2020, are now automatic. The changes mean borrowers of home and business disaster loans do not have to contact SBA

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Technology Trends To Help Your Small Business Stay The Course – A Webcast on April 16 at 2:00 PM EST

71 percent of small- to medium-sized businesses are addressing the forecasted slow growth by making long-term plans, taking into account anticipated technological, demographic and economic changes over the next 5-10 years*. A secure, sustainable approach to technology and innovation will help business owners combat future challenges, including talent retention, cybersecurity

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Fifth Third Bank Announces Additional Hardship Relief Immediately Available for Customers Affected by the Coronavirus

CINCINNATI – Fifth Third Bank, National Association, today provided additional detail on immediate steps it is taking to help customers impacted by the coronavirus, augmenting its prior announcement last week to include new customer-centric provisions. “Fifth Third’s focus on helping customers improve their lives and building stronger communities is more

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JPMorgan Chase & Co: Efforts to help with the COVID-19 pandemic – support for small businesses and nonprofit partners

As ever, JPMorgan Chase is committed to supporting our communities, and in response to these unprecedented circumstances, today we’re announcing a $50 million philanthropic investment to address the immediate public health and long-term economic challenges from the COVID-19 global pandemic. These funds will support vulnerable and underrepresented communities, small businesses

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National Minority Supplier Development Council Leadership Week & Awards Gala Postponed – Read The Letter From President Adrienne Trimble

The National Minority Supplier Development Council is postponing Leadership Week/Leadership Awards Gala, one of the signature events on our calendar, scheduled for May 13-15 in New York City. Unprecedented events force us to make this unprecedented decision. Our focus now is the health and safety of our constituents, your families,

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OMSDC Meeting And Travel Advisory Related To Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Maintaining the safety of our OMSDC network is our utmost priority. Currently, OMSDC is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and its progression. In the spirit of safety, OMSDC will take extra precautions to reduce exposure of our employees and members to COVID-19 by utilizing virtual technology for meetings and

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Changes to OMSDC’s Business Operations

Maintaining the safety of our OMSDC network is our utmost priority. Currently, OMSDC is closely monitoring the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and its progression. In the spirit of safety, OMSDC will take extra precautions to reduce exposure of our employees and members to COVID-19 by utilizing virtual technology for meetings and working remotely

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