Ohio MSDC | Ohio Business Opportunity Fair 2014

Ohio Business Opportunity Fair 2014

The Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council invites you to be a part of one of the largest annual events in Ohio. The Ohio Business Opportunity Fair is a statewide business fair that benefits corporations and Ohio’s certified minority business enterprises. This year’s event will be held at Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, OH on June 2-4, 2014.

2012 OBOF Our goal is to demonstrate the positive effect of supplier diversity by focusing on:

  • Connecting Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Corporations
  • Opening Communications
  • Fostering Introductions
  • Providing Training & Development opportunities
  • Enhancing existing relationships
    • Corporate to MBE
    • MBE to MBE
    • Corporate to Corporate
    • Corporate to Government
    • Developing real opportunities to do business

In this global society, we know that supplier diversity is a business imperative and embracing diversity is the key.

By bringing together major corporations, small businesses, minority business enterprises and government agencies, the 2014 Ohio Business Opportunity Fair will enable participants to leverage the strength and competitive advantage of diversity. Minority business enterprises attending will have an opportunity to demonstrate the value of their products and services, while large corporations and their prime suppliers can discuss current or upcoming procurement opportunities.

Ultimate Matchmakers are Back!

One-on-One appointments offer an opportunity for corporate members and minority-owned companies to discuss current or upcoming opportunities.  MBE exhibitors will be given first priority when scheduling meetings.  Only those council certified MBEs who either exhibit (have a booth) or purchase full-conference packages will be permitted to participate in the Ultimate Matchmaker at a reduce rate.

Please note registration for Matchmaker does not ensure a scheduled appointment.  Appointments will be based on corporate buyers needs.  Please register early as space is limited.

The OBOF is shaping up to be the best ever. We encourage you to participate in the Ohio Business Opportunity Fair. In addition to the opportunities for business, the opportunity fair is a time to build new relationships. Due to limited space, early registration is encouraged!

Thank you for attending the 2014 Ohio Business Opportunity Fair!

Register Now

CONSTRUCTION: MBP Speed Networking Event

Thursday, April 24th, 2014
CONSTRUCTION
Speed Networking Event
7:30 am – 11:00 am
Are you a Minority, Woman, or Veteran owned construction business? Are you looking to contract with some of the largest buyers in the region? If your response is “yes” — then this Business Opportunity Breakfast (BOB) is for you!! Bring plenty of business cards, capability statements and have your elevator speech prepared for this high-paced, opportunity-driven networking event.

ATTENDEES:
Member Cost:
$15.00 in advance
$20.00 day of the event

Future Member Cost:
$20.00 in advance
$30.00 day of the event

Breakfast & Parking Included

33 E. Fifth St.

Are You Ready? NEW Resource Fair!
Business Support Resources & Referrals:
• Business Certification Resources
• Banking & Financial Services
• Accounting & Tax Services
• Legal Referrals
• Business Development Referrals
• Insurance & Bonding
• Strategic Business Consulting

Ohio Business Matchmaker

Register now

When:
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Pre-Conference Training and Registration

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m. Registration, Business Matchmaker and Training

Where:
NEW LOCATION
Hope Hotel and
Richard C. Holbrooke
Conference Center
10823 Chidlaw Road, Building #823, Area A, Gate 12A
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio 45433
www.hopehotel.com

What:
The Ohio Business Matchmaker is a unique event designed to bring together potential qualified suppliers with buyers from federal, state, local and prime contractors to fulfill their contracting needs and requirements. Buyers and suppliers will have the opportunity to meet for 10 minutes in one-on-one sessions to discuss billions of dollars’ worth of upcoming opportunities. This event also provides training sessions aimed at guiding small, minority, veteran, woman and HUBZone businesses on requirements and expectations on how to do business with government agencies and prime contractors.

To register, please visit us at
www.CheckOhioFirst.com (614) 466-2711

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program of Ohio is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the SBDC at (614) 466-2711.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider of ADA Services

Dayton Airport Small Business Outreach 4/16/14

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Please join us for the 2014 Airport Small Business Opportunity Forum at the Dayton International Airport in the Atrium at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16th.

The Airport Small Business Opportunity Forum is designed to engage small business owners in Airport projects and procurement.

  • Meet the decision makers at the airport
  • Network with prime contractors and vendor seeking small business sub-contractors
  • Learn about upcoming construction projects and procurement opportunities

For more information, please contact Juleda Hyde at 937-333-1403 or juleda.hyde@daytonohio.gov

 

http://www.flydayton.com

 

Dayton Airport Outreach Flyer

Event Registration

BGV Spring Classes

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It’s not too late to register for the

BGV Cincinnati – Spring 2014 Course

REGISTER TODAY!

Do you, or someone you know, have a great business idea but don’t know how to get started? Are you looking for professional advise to take your company to the next level? Most importantly, are you a Bad Girl?

Be BOLD and join us for a nine-week entrepreneurship course!

Classes begin: March 29, 2014

BBB: Healthcare & Your Business

BBB Logo Better Business Bureau

As an advocate for businesses, your Better Business Bureau is in frequent contact with business owners looking to do the right thing for their clients and employees. An area of concern that continues to rise to the top is the Affordable Care Act – how it is impacting business today, how it will impact businesses moving forward and what businesses can do to meet the requirements of the act and avoid penalties. Heath care changes are a major concern, and a distraction from the purpose of your business. We hear your concern, and have a solution for your consideration. Make plans to join us:

Friday, March 28th
7:30 a.m. registration / 8 – 9 a.m. program
Dayton Racquet Club, 40 N. Main St., Dayton
Cost: FREE

Enjoy breakfast while health care and compliance experts from Sheakley provide details on:

- Changes in health care regulations you need to know;
- Strategies to successfully navigate these changes;
- Options to help you decrease health care costs while offering a better plan to your employees AND meeting Affordable Care Act requirements;
- Benefits of HR outsourcing beyond health care.

Then, stay for a question and answer session.

Space is limited, so register today by visiting bbb.org/dayton/events or calling (937) 610-2277.email.gif

Ohio Business Matchmaker Webinar Registration Now Open

Ohio Business Matchmaker Webinar Registration Now Open

FYI . . .

Registration is now open for webinars which start Wednesday, March 5, to prepare Ohio small businesses for the 2014 Ohio Business Matchmaker. Registration for the Matchmaker, which will be held April 22-23 in Dayton, is separate, and opens next Monday, March 3.

Need Help Selling to
the Government?

Learn from the experts how you can bid on
and win government contracts!

Join us online for monthly PTAC Talks! Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m.

Making the Most of Matchmaker
March 5, 2014

Bill Cox, Procurement Specialist, Ohio University PTAC at Dayton

Writing a Winning Capabilities Statement –March 19, 2014

Jane Stewart, Director, PTAC at Lakeland Community College

Navigating SAM – Tips on the System of Awards Management for Federal Contractors

April 9, 2014

Shanda Harris, Contracting Specialist, Ohio University PTAC at Columbus

To learn more and register,
visit www.CheckOhioFirst.com

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program of Ohio is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the SBDC at (614) 466-2711.

The State of Ohio is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider of ADA Services.

Business Service Coordinator
Minority Business Development Division

2014 Ohio Business Matchmaker – Save the Date.pdf
Making the Most of Matchmaker PTAC_v02.pdf
Navigating SAM PTAC_v02.pdf
Writing a Winning Statement PTAC_v02.pdf