Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council

University of Dayton and Messer Construction Co. to host Economic Inclusion Virtual Community Outreach Session for UD Center for the Arts project Sept. 21 at 3 p.m.

The University of Dayton and Messer Construction Co., are pleased to host an Economic Inclusion Virtual Community Outreach Session for Minority & Women-owned subcontractors and suppliers, interested in bidding or receiving information for the Center for the Arts construction project. During the session, you will meet the project team, learn about Prime Bidders, Tier 1 & Tier 2, MBE & WBE subcontractors and suppliers, the upcoming opportunities to bid on the project, specifications and requirements.

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (EST)
Location: Zoom Virtual Session

Click Here To Register Now! You must register to receive virtual session details.

Duke Energy, Cincinnati Chamber Foundations to provide $5,000 grants to minority, women and veteran-owned small business in need

Source: The Cincinnati Business Courier

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and Duke Energy foundations will provide $5,000 grants to minority, women and veteran-owned small business in need of general reliefs.

The grants are aimed at helping businesses recover from the pandemic and its economic effects. It’s the second year of the program.

“Our small business customers, which are a foundation of our communities, continue to struggle as the pandemic persists,” said Amy Spiller, president of Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky. “This meaningful program with the Cincinnati Chamber allows us to have a direct impact on these customers to help them succeed.”

Chamber members and nonmembers are eligible for the funding. Applicants must have less than $1 million in annual revenues and have fewer than 100 employees. The application deadline is Sept. 17.

Derrick Braziel, owner of Pata Roja Taqueria, received a grant last year.

“We’ve had our best year yet and it’s due to support from Duke and the chamber,” he said.

Both chamber members and non-members are eligible to apply for the funding.

The grants can be used to help support payroll, paid sick or medical leave, insurance premiums, mortgage payments, legal assistance, technical assistance and other debt obligations. The funding cannot be used to pay Duke Energy utility bills.

The application deadline is September 17, 2021 – https://www.cincinnatichamber.com/duke-fund

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio accepting sealed bids for Concrete Replacement Project at Jackson Pike Transfer Station

SWACO is accepting sealed bids for the Concrete Replacement Project at the Jackson Pike Transfer Station. Construction will require the removal of approximately two thousand (2,000) sf of the existing concrete to allow for a new concrete floor.

Site visits are required and must be scheduled with Mr. Jerry Compston before September 23, 2021.

Sealed bids are due and must be received by SWACO no later than 1:30 p.m. (EST), Thursday, September 30, 2021.

All Proposers interested in downloading the Bid documents should go to SWACO’s website at www.swaco.org/Bids.aspx.  Register your company name and email address, submit, then click on Construction. 

September 16 – OMSDC Supplier Diversity Exchange


Join the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council on Thursday, September 16 for the 2021 Supplier Diversity Exchange (SDX). This virtual event will feature pivotal conversations around supplier diversity and supply chain development. The SDX Meet & Greet, a new take on a traditional matchmaker, will offer the opportunity to build effective and strong relationships between minority business enterprises and Ohio’s corporate procurement community.

Come and hear a NEW conversation about Economic Inclusion. Take a Journey Through Supplier Diversity with several case studies in successful relationship building and learn how you can get Positioned To Win.

► Click Here To Visit the 2021 Supplier Diversity Exchange webpage

► Click Here To View the Sponsorship & Registration Options for the 2021 Supplier Diversity Exchange

2021 National Minority Enterprise Development Week Registration Now Open Through U.S. Department of Commerce Minority Business Development Agency

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) invites you to register for the 2021 National Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week), September 19 – 25, 2021. 

The conference celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of minority-owned companies and presents informational sessions and programming; offering interactive networking sessions to generate new connections and fresh perspectives. MED Week also features an awards ceremony where individuals and organizations are honored for exceptional commitments and contributions to minority business growth.