PCC to host MWESB and SDV workshop, networking opportunity on Thursday, Feb. 28

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MWESB networking event, Feb. 28

Contractors who qualify as MWESB and SDV – minority, women, emerging small businesses, and service disabled veterans – are invited to participate in a workshop hosted by Portland Community College on Thursday, Feb. 28, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Community Hall Annex at the Southeast Campus (2305 SE 82nd and Division St.).

The event offers an opportunity to learn about upcoming contracting opportunities at PCC, have access to representatives from support services targeted to business owners, and network with industry executives.

“What we’ve planned is a get-together that’s both informational and fun,” said Tyrone Henry, PCC’s MWESB outreach manager at the college’s Planning and Capital Construction office.

“In addition to learning about upcoming contracting opportunities, attendees will participate in ‘speed-networking,’ a series of about 10, five-minute rounds to ‘sell’ their company’s attributes and services. It’s a fun way for industry partners to get to know one another and learn about local talent,” he said.

Participation and support for the event comes from PCC’s Planning and Capital Construction office; PCC’s Facilities Management Services division; the college’s Small Business Development Center; the Certification Office for Business Inclusion and Diversity (COBID) in Oregon; Lease Crutcher Lewis, LLC; Maxximo Insurance Services, Inc.; Mortenson Construction; and Robert Evans Company. Additionally, several financial institutions will be present to answer questions and assist MWESB and SDV contractors with their financial needs.

The event is free, and light refreshments will be provided. Complimentary parking is available on site, in Lots F and D.

For more information, contact Tyrone Henry at (971) 235-8763 or Heidi Van Brocklin at (971) 722-4263.

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