Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council

April 2021 MBEIC Statewide Executive Straight Talk

The Minority Business Enterprise Input Committee (MBEIC) of the Ohio MSDC invites you to attend this complimentary webinar on Wednesday, April 28.
Come hear how it all started and why it is so important to you, your business, your employees, your community. Learn how to develop the type of trust among MBEs that mitigates risks and promotes an attitude of commitment that will attract success for each member.
Bring your challenges and get help. Share your successes and provide solutions to the challenges of others. Do you need access to a customer or help filling a position? What help do you need and what help are you bringing to help others?
9 – 9:30 A.M. | Lessons from experienced MBEs and MBEIC Leaders
9:30 – 10 A.M. | Breakout meeting with your regional MBEIC Vice-Chair/Assistant Vice Chair to practice what you have just learned.
10 – 11 a.m. | Closeout with Open Discussion / Q&A
MBEs taking care of each other—this is what Executive Straight Talk is all about. Meet with your regional MBEIC Vice-Chair & Assistant Vice-Chair to put what you learn into action and start building a powerful networking team today. Let’s grow better TOGETHER.
Registration is required to attend | Click Here To Register

IRS Hearing All Voices Small Business Workshop & Listening Session being held May 19th

Join the Internal Revenue Service on May 19th for the IRS Hearing All Voices Small Business Meeting. The complimentary online event will take place from 10:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST. (Check-in 10 – 15 minutes early)   Hear from the IRS regarding a number of topics, including:

  • Small Business Essentials: Hear from IRS on estimated taxes, self-employment tax, withholding tools for employers and more.
  • Interacting with IRS: Hear about examination and collection processes.
  • Being an Employer 101: Get an overview of employment taxes (employee vs. independent contractor rules and the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty.
  • Appeals: Hear about appeals fast trackvsettlement program, collection due process and much more.
  • Taxpayer First Act: Give your input on how the IRS can improve service to small business owners.

This is a real opportunity to provide input and feedback directly to IRS senior leaders.   To Register, Click Here.

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio Posts Invitation To Bid As Part Of Joint Bid Process for Recycling Services

An Invitation to Bid (ITB) has been posted as part of a Joint Bid Process for the purpose of obtaining bids for the provision of Recycling Services for the 2021 Consortiums I and III. 

Sealed electronic Bids for Recycling Services will be accepted by Participating Communities until 1:30 p.m., March 25, 2021.  

Those interested in downloading the ITB documents should go to SWACO’s website at www.swaco.org.  Select the “About Us” menu item, click on “Do Business With Us,” then General Services

Skanska Construction Management Building Blocks Information and Application

Skanska’s Cincinnati office is happy to announce that we will be hosting their signature subcontractor training program, Construction Management Building Blocks™ this spring. Construction Management Building Blocks (CMBB) is designed to introduce and familiarize minority and women-owned companies with various business management tools necessary for becoming stronger enterprises. The objective of CMBB is to provide training in the fundamental areas of construction business management, as well as to provide opportunities to network with other contractors, develop and sustain relationships with key personnel from Skanska and other relevant business organizations. This free virtual program will begin March 23 with a kickoff celebration, and end May 6 with a graduation ceremony.

Click here for a flyer providing further details regarding the program which also includes a link to the program application. Although the program is virtual, Skanska is limiting participation to 24 individuals in order to ensure strategic, meaningful relationships are formed with Skanska leaders, class participants and community partners. Also linked here is a calendar showing CMBB dates for your convenience.

If you need further information regarding Construction Management Building Blocks please email our Vendor Diversity, Community Development Manager, Marcus Thompson at Marcus.Thompson@Skanska.com. We look forward to partnering with you on this journey.