Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council

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

September 16 – OMSDC Supplier Diversity Exchange

POSITIONED TO WIN

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

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio Seeking Proposals for Parts, Repairs, Welding, Fabrication, and Specialty Services at Multiple Locations

SWACO has various needs for heavy equipment parts, repairs, mobile fabrication, welding, and specialty services at the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill and the Jackson Pike and Morse Road Transfer Stations. Services are requested as needed and may include typical repair or maintenance services while other repairs may require a facility capable of handling semi-tractor trailers.

Proposals for these services must be electronically received by SWACO no later than 1:30 p.m. September 10, 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 Equipment. 

Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio Seeking Groundwater Consulting Services Professionals

SWACO plans to enter into a contract with one or more qualified Proposers that have the ability to perform professional groundwater consulting services. The Project services are primarily for the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill, in compliance with the Groundwater Detection Monitoring Program, the facility’s Permit to Install, other related permits and plans, and the Ohio Revised Code Section 3734. Project services may also include other SWACO facilities as needed.

SOQs for these services must be electronically received by SWACO no later than 1:30 p.m. September 17, 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 Professional Services. 

Cincinnati Department of Community & Economic Development Meet and Confer hosted by The Community Builders on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 9:00 am

The City of Cincinnati Department of Community & Economic Development’s Meet and Confer will be hosted by The Community Builders (TCB) on TUESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2021 at 9:00 AM, REMOTELY, through Zoom.  As the City utilizes its limited staff model and to assist in the practice of social distancing for the safety of citizens and City employees, developers will be hosting and conducting individual project meetings remotely.  You will be able to join the meetings 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 meetings.

Meeting Location: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7468019917?pwd=UC9ESUtiV3owejlVaTdyd2xtVVd0Zz09

Login Credentials:

Meeting ID: 746 801 9917

Passcode (Zoom): F1tZL6

Passcode (Phone): 261891

Dial-In Number: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

Conference Name: Meet & Confer Meeting 08/31/2021

Click Here To VIew The Agenda with the construction project of which will be presented. Feel free to reach out to the developers to view plans. Should you have any questions regarding the project listed on the agenda please contact Joseph Malek or the developer, Nicole Boyer Knight at nicole.boyer@TCBINC.ORG.

Best Regards,

Joseph Malek | Development Officer
Department of Community and Economic Development
(O) 513-352-6129
Joseph.Malek@Cincinnati-Oh.gov