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Tuesday | November 10, 2020
Washington Small Business Fair

Calling all business owners:  The 2020 Small Biz Fair is going virtual with the theme "Navigating the New Normal." Sharpen your skills with seminars taught by business experts and entrepreneurs. Don't miss this special 1-day event!

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Miércoles | 28 de Octubre, 2020
Taller de Requerimientos y Recursos para Negocios Pequeños

Lo que necesitan saber durante este ambiente de COVID-19. Este seminario proporcionará información general de algunas de las respuestas estatales, recursos y otros impactos que afectan a las pequeñas empresas.

Join others working to improve the lives of people with disabilities.

Apply by October 15, 2020 to become a member of the Governor's Committee on Disability Issues & Employment. The GCDE is recruiting seven members.

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Over the last two months, OMWBE issued 94 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.

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OMWBE Director Lisa van der Lugt
October 6th, 2020

Director's Message

Today we are three weeks into Hispanic Heritage Month, which started on September 15th – the anniversary of the date five Hispanic countries declared independence. It is a period meant for recognition, education, and celebration of the history and experiences of Hispanic people, and their rich cultural contributions to this country.

We also honor the life and legacy of an American hero – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg – who passed away on September 18th. RBG, as she is affectionately remembered, worked tirelessly to further women's rights and to promote gender equality. We will never forget your sage advice to "Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you."


Lisa van der Lugt

Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises

1110 Capitol Way S #150, Olympia
WA 98501 United States

Our physical office remains closed due to COVID-19. We are available by phone and email during regular business hours.

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