Starting Wednesday, February 24th — The SBA established a 14-day exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. Check the SBA website for a list of new rules and allowances.
Discount Code: OMWBE21 – Take $25 off the $75 registration fee.
Alliance Northwest is the largest business-to-government conference in the PNW. This event features high-quality workshops and matchmaking sessions between small businesses, government agencies, and prime contractors. Hosted by Thurston Economic Development Council, home of Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Alliance Northwest has a strong history of federal agency support. It is widely known as the place where business and government learn and connect.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Businesses interested in selling to the government and prime contractors.
Prime contractors and government buyers seeking to do outreach to small and diverse businesses.
The Department of Enterprise Services (DES) has posted a number of Master Contracts up for bid in 2021. Some are renewals of existing contracts and others are new bidding opportunities. Contact information is available for each contract if you have questions.
March is Women's History Month. This year we want to highlight the contributions of women of color on the path towards equality. This video made by KD Hall Communications for the Washington State Women's Commission is about the Untold Stories of Black Women in the Suffrage Movement. Take a few minutes to learn more, and tune in to our Facebook page for spotlights on women leading the way forward in Washington State.
Between December and January, OMWBE issued 88 new business certifications! We share these monthly lists of newly certified firms with our contract and procurement contacts at State Agencies and Institutions of Higher Education.