Upcoming Events

Below is a list of upcoming events in Ohio. For more information or to register, please use the links below. Thank you.

March 6, 2015 – The ITAC at Wright State will be hosting Doing Business in China: An Overview of Export Opportunities and Trends in Dayton. This FREE event will educate attendees on the various aspects of doing business in China including business culture and practices, China FDA Regulatory Guidance, competition landscape, and more. To register, please visit here.

March 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 2015 – The Adams Brown Community Action Partnership (ABCAP) will be hosting several Business Plan Writing Classes in Georgetown. This class is designed to guide individuals through the process of launching a business by introducing key business concepts. To register, please contact Lisa Tumbleson-Davis at 1-800-553-7393 ext. 238.

March 10, 2015 – The Dayton Metro Library will be hosting Business Etiquette in Dayton. This FREE event will educate attendees on proper attire, language and behaviors that are appropriate in today’s business environment. To register, please contact Ann Riegle-Crichton at 937-496-8631.

March 10, 2015 – The ORV~WBC and the Ohio SBDC at the Greater Cincinnati Urban League will be hosting Payroll 101 in Cincinnati. This FREE event is an introduction for small business owners regarding payroll taxes and compliance. To register, please visit here.

March 10, 2015 – The SBA and the University of Cincinnati will be hosting Choosing the Proper Legal Structure for Your Business in Cincinnati. This event will feature a panel discussion on how to select the most advantageous legal entity for your business. To register, please email Gwendolyn List.

March 10, 2015 – Fifth Third Bank will be hosting a workshop on Writing a Winning Proposal in Dayton. This educational seminar is designed to provide techniques to help businesses connect their solution to product to their customer’s goals. To register, send an email to rsvp.

March 10 and 17, 2015 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting a Profit Mastery Class in Logan. This FREE two-part program will educate attendees on various topics including understanding financial position, pricing, cost patterns, analysis, and more. To register, please contact Trenia Twyman at 740-597-1460.

March 11, 2015 – The ITAC at Wright State will be hosting a workshop on Protecting and Maximizing Profitability with Foreign Currency Exchange in Dayton. This FREE event will explain and explore many topics including minimizing currency risk strategies, foreign exchange marketplace, FX products, and more. To register, please visit here.

March 11, 2015 – Technology First will be hosting the 12th Annual Ohio Information Security Conference in Dayton. This event will focus on three areas/tracks: management, technical, and implementation. To register, please visit here.

March 11-13, 2015 – The We Can Business Incubator and Middfest International will be hosting At the Crossroads: The Transformation to the Third Industrial Revolution in Middletown. This event will discuss the transformation from a carbon-based economy to a renewable energy economy. There will be internationally known speakers and panelists, as well tours of local organizations who are leading the way. To learn more and to register, please visit www.renewableenergyconf.com.

March 12, 2015 – Fifth Third Bank will be hosting a workshop on Writing a Winning Proposal in Cincinnati. This educational seminar is designed to provide techniques to help businesses connect their solution ot product to their customer’s goals. To register, send an email to rsvp.

March 12, 2015 – The Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council (ORV~WBC) will be hosting their Monthly Luncheon in Cincinnati. The topic for this month is Optimizing Your WBENC Certification and will feature looking at a distance of the mindset, the players, and firms within the corporate supply chain. To register, please visit here.

March 13-15, 2015 – UP Athens will be hosting Startup Weekend in Athens. This competitive event brings together any and all interested in launching a business venture. Activities include pitching startup ideas, business model creation, coding, designing, market validation, and presentations to local entrepreneurial leaders. To learn more and to register, please visit here.

March 17, 2015 – The USDA will be hosting a workshop on the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) in Hillsboro. This event will educate attendees on this grant program and how to complete the application. For more information please contact Christie Hooks at 614-255-2397.

March 19, 2015 – The International Association of Southwest Ohio (ITAWSO) will be hosting their monthly Executive Luncheon in West Chester. The topic for this event is Foreign Exchange Trends for 2015 and will feature David Heyman, Vice President of Foreign Exchange Risk Management for J.P. Morgan. To register, please visit www.ohiotrade.org.

March 27, 2015 – The International Trade Assistance Center at Columbus State Community College and the U.S. Small Business Administration will host the 2015 Export Matchmaker in Columbus. This event will feature one-on-one meetings, breakout session on various international topics, and a trade show. To learn more and to register, please visit www.sbdccolumbus.com/events/2015-export-matchmaker-trade-fair-conference.

March 28, 2015 – The Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) at Wright State will be hosting a workshop on Basic Patent Information in Dayton. This workshop will educate attendees on patent family information, Cooperative Patent Classification system, and foreign patent research databases. To register, please contact Ran Raider at 937-775-3521.

March 31-April 2, 2015 – The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) will be hosting the 2015 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo in Columbus. This event aims to help Ohio employers prevent workplace injuries and achieve better outcomes for injured workers. To learn more and to register, please visit www.ohiosafetycongress.com.

April 6, 2015 – Southwest Ohio Leadership (SWOL) ThinkRegional! will be hosting their Regional Planning Day in Mason. This full-day event will present attendees with the opportunity to collaborate with other regionally minded participants in positioning the region more competitively. For more information and to register, please visit www.thinkregional.com.

April 9, 2015 – The Warren County SBDC will be hosting The 5 C’s of Credit Every Business Owner Needs to Know in Monroe. This event will feature a panel discussion with bankers and the SBA to see what lenders are thinking in the current business environment. To register, please visit here.

April 9, 2015 – The Columbus Council on World Affairs will be hosting their Signature Luncheon in Columbus. The topic for this event is Is America Returning to Isolationism?. Remarks will be made by Professor Henry Nu of George Washington University. For more information and to register, please visit http://columbusworldaffairs.org/2015/april-9-2015.

April 15 and 22, 2015 – The SBDC at Ohio University will be hosting a Profit Mastery Class in Athens. This FREE two-part program will educate attendees on various topics including understanding financial position, pricing, cost patterns, analysis, and more. To register, please contact Trenia Twyman at 740-597-1460.

April 16, 2015 – The Southwest Ohio Leadership (SWOL) Think Regional! will be hosting the 2015 Think Regional! Conference in West Chester. This event will bring together over 300 leaders from 15 counties in southwest Ohio who will review the progress made since the 2014 Conference. The group will work together to refine those issues and identify the next action steps. To learn more and to register, please visit www.thinkregional.com.

April 16, 2015 – The International Association of Southwest Ohio (ITAWSO) will be hosting their monthly Executive Luncheon in Dayton. The topic for this event is Success Stories, Lessons Learned and Tips on Going International and will feature Jim West, Director of International Sales Operations for Ferno. To register, please visit www.ohiotrade.org.

April 20-21, 2015 – The Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Council (ORV~WBC) will be hosting Catch the Wave 2015 Regional Conference in Cincinnati. This event provides networking, training, and access to both women business owners in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia and ORV~WBC corporate members across the region. To learn more and to register, please visit here.

April 22, 2015 – The SBA will be hosting the 8th Annual SBA Export Lenders’ Roundtable in Washington, DC. This event will educate lenders on becoming an SBA Preferred Lender, how to utilize the SBA’s 90% guaranteed export loan programs, and what is on the horizon for the electronic processing of SBA’s export loans. To register, please email OIT.

April 28-29, 2015 – The SBA and the Ohio Development Services Agency will be hosting the Ohio Business Matchmaker in Dayton. This event gives businesses the opportunity to meet one-on-one with federal, state and local government buyers and prime contractors interested in buying their products and services. To learn more and to register, please visit www.ohiobusinessmatchmaker.com.

May 5-8, 2015 – Xavier University will be hosting MedCon 2015 in Cincinnati. This is unique event where attendees will gain new insights about FDA strategic priorities and solutions to the most pressing challenges faced by industry. To learn more and to register, please visit www.MedCon2015.com.

May 7, 2015 – The Columbus Council on World Affairs will be hosting their Signature Luncheon in Columbus. The topic for this event is Bugs, Shoes, and Business: Combating Global Poverty Through Entrepreneurship. The discussion will feature a panel of socially active organizations that are committed to helping others. To learn more and to register, please visit here.

SBA webinars and events – For an updated list of SBA webinars and events for Ohio, please visit here. Topics include healthcare, contracting, financing, and more.

Exporting News!! Ohio and Kentucky both received a State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration. This grant provides assistance to small businesses with export related activities. For more information and an application for the Ohio grant, please visit http://development.ohio.gov/bs/bs_image.htm. For more information and an application for the Kentucky grant, please visit www.kyexports.com.

Small Business Seminars – The Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) offer many seminars and workshops to small businesses throughout Ohio. Topics include certifications, mentoring, social media, business strategy, finance, and more! To learn more about these events, please visit here.

Upcoming International Trade Missions and Webinars – The Ohio Development Services Agencyand the U.S. Department of Commerce provide numerous opportunities to companies interested in participating in international trade missions. To see a list of upcoming missions through the State of Ohio, please visit here. To see a list of upcoming trade missions through Commerce, please visit here and for upcoming webinars, please visit here.

Alexander Kohls

Senior Area Manager, Dayton

200 West Second Street, Suite 400

Dayton, OH 45402

email: alexander.kohls

Phone: 614-633-6372

Fax: 202-292-3510

Please note that the City of Dayton’s e-mail address extensions have changed from name.

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About Greater Dayton MBAC

The City of Dayton Human Relations Council is host to the Greater Dayton Minority Business Assistance Center (MBAC). A component of the State of Ohio Development Services Agency, MBAC provides management and technical assistance, procurement information, bonding assistance, cost estimating services and organizational assessments. For businesses engaged in the construction sector, the Center also provides Construction & Plan Room assistance. MBAC offers free assistance to minority, woman and small businesses in Montgomery, Green, Clark, Dark, Preble, and Miami counties of Ohio.

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