Get on Board’ with A Business Exchange for Construction Industry Professionals
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Are you a minority, woman, or small business owner seeking work on Rockford’s new Multi-Modal Transportation Center (RRMMTC) scheduled for 2013 construction, and other infrastructure projects planned for northern Illinois? Then you will want to sign up for “Get on Board, A Business Exchange for Construction Industry Professionals,” to be held from 8 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Rock Valley College’s Woodward Technology Center, 3301 N. Mulford Road.
This event is hosted by Rockford Mass Transit District (RMTD) in collaboration with the City of Rockford and the Illinois Department of Transportation. The Business Exchange will bring together more than 100 business leaders in the transportation, rail, engineering and construction industries; key civic and government officials; Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) owners; and small business owners interested in building the new Rockford Multi-Modal Transportation Center (RRMMTC), and other infrastructure improvement projects around the region.
Attendees will be able to network and pursue viable partnerships with prime contractors in A&E and construction; learn about DBE certification requirements; upcoming construction-related opportunities with government agency procurement professionals; and get tips from the experts on how to enhance your business skills to remain competitive in today’s marketplace.
“This venture is something all the hosting parties are very excited about,” said RMTD Grants Specialist Paula Hughes. “We held an event similar to this in 2010, and it was met with great success. With all of the new projects on the horizon, we believe that it is time to host another such workshop. There are a lot of steps the small business owner needs to know, including how to develop viable partnerships with construction indursty leaders and how to become certified as a DBE. This seminar will allow for those issues and many other questions to be addressed.”
The seminar will include several breakout sessions throughout the morning, and there will be a vendor area where attendees can visit booths and make important face-to-face contacts. Registration is free, but spaces are limited. Register online at www.rockvalleycollege.edu/ptac or, for more information, call Paula Hughes at Rockford Mass Transit District at (815) 961-2227, or e-mail, email@example.com. Registration deadline is the end of the business day, Oct. 29.
Posted Oct. 24, 2012
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