Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council

NMSDC Business Consortium Fund and Triad Investments Announce New President: Sahra S. Halpern

The NMSDC Business Consortium Fund, Inc. (BCF) and Triad Investments L.P., which together provide a spectrum of financing products for minority-owned businesses, announced today that Sahra S. Halpern will join as president of both organizations. Under her leadership, the organizations will continue to strengthen their positions to offer community development financing for businesses owned by people of color and support the economic expansion of local communities across the nation.

“We are excited about the addition of Sahra to the BCF team. She is the right person to lead BCF and Triad. Her commitment to growing the impact we have on minority business enterprises is infectious,” said Kris Oswold, vice-chair of the BCF board of directors.

Click here to read the full announcement and bio of Sahra S. Halpern.

Cincinnati Department of Community & Economic Development Meet and Confer hosted by Rock Island Realty on Tuesday, October 19 at 2:00 PM

Re: Bidding Opportunities (COVID19 – Developer hosting remote meeting): The Farmers Hotel, 4000 Colerain Avenue

The City of Cincinnati Department of Community & Economic Development’s Meet and Confer will be hosted by Lisa Meeks of Rock Island Realty on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 2:00 PM, REMOTELY, through Microsoft Teams.  This Meet & Confer is related to the redevelopment of the former Farmers Hotel.

Under the City’s current COVID-19 health and safety protocols, developers will be hosting and conducting individual project meetings remotely.  You will be able to join this meeting from the comfort of your homes or office through a computer/laptop, or mobile phone.  See below for instructions and the access code to enter the online meeting.

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Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 513-666-2177,,960812775#   United States, Cincinnati

Phone Conference ID: 960 812 775#

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CLICK HERE to view the agenda and CLICK HERE to view the preliminary site plans for the project that will be presented. Should you have any questions regarding the project listed on the agenda, please contact:

Derek W. McCain II | Senior Development Officer
Department of Community and Economic Development
derek.mccain@cincinnati-oh.gov

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio Requesting Statements of Qualifications to Design, Build, and Operate a Regional Composting Facility

SWACO is requesting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified vendors to design, build, and operate a regional composting facility. This Project is a two-step procurement process to enter into a partnership with a vendor that would provide composting services on behalf of SWACO, as well as local governments and businesses in Franklin County and the surrounding area.  As a first step in the process, SWACO is considering the development of a composting facility on SWACO–owned property through a public-private partnership.

Please register to join the virtual pre-submission meeting that is scheduled for 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 11, 2021.

SOQs for this project must be electronically received by SWACO no later than 1:30 p.m. November 15, 2021.

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

SWACO is seeking to partner with a qualified Proposer to provide the development, advertising, and reporting services for the Save More Than Food Campaign

SWACO is seeking to partner with a qualified Proposer to provide the development, advertising, and reporting services for the Save More Than Food Campaign.  The Campaign seeks to create an increased awareness of food waste as an issue in Central Ohio and direct people to available resources, solutions, and tools. 

Proposals for the Save More Than Food services must be electronically received by SWACO no later than 1:30 p.m. October 13, 2021. 

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

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