Connecticut Minority-owned Small Business Recognition & Opportunity Day
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THE OPUS Organization is Connecticut’s premier Minority business membership and resource organization with a mission to promote the economic growth and development of its accomplished members who offer a myriad of goods and services, such as of Civil Engineers, Architects, Building Construction Trades, IT Consultants, Material Suppliers, Property Management, and more.
This annual, state-wide event will provide member MBE firms an opportunity to showcase the talent available within the pool of Diverse Businesses who are surviving during these COVID-19 challenging times.
During this exclusive webinar, participants will meet 10 of Connecticut’s top achieving professional business owners who will showcase their talent, offerings, experience and more. We will also commemorate the CT MBE awareness and development day with recognition awards and citations from industry and government groups and leaders.
12:15 – 12:45
Ron Everett & Ted Hsu, Board Members: Introducing the OPUS ORGANIZATION
Office of CT Lieutenant Governor Proclamation
Office of CT Congressman John Larson Congressional Citation
Don Shubert, President, CT Construction Industries Association, Covid and the Construction Industry
Ronald Uba, Business Development Specialist, US Department of Commerce,
National Minority Business Development, Agency Letter of Recognition to OPUS
OPUS Board Members Profiles of Success Showcase & Recognition Awards Presentations
12:45 – 1:30
Minority Business Enterprise Opportunities & Leadership Awards
Ronald Uba & Sharon Higgins, US Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) – Covid related Federal Contracting Opportunities
Michael Jefferson, Supplier Diversity, The Metropolitan District (MDC)
MBE 360 Professional Development Academy
Program Sampler: Turnaround Strategies for Small Contractors Due to COVID - 19
Phillip G. Kane, USBANK & TMA CT Chapter Board Member.
The Turnaround Management Association (TMA) is a consortium of professionals within the corporate restructuring, renewal, and corporate health industry. Established in 1988, TMA has over 10,000 members residing within 54 chapters worldwide, including 34 chapters within North America. TMA members include strategic turnaround practitioners including an array of attorneys, accountants, advisors, liquidators and various consultants representing such experts within academia, government and the judiciary.
Dr. Erick Hunt, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Brookhaven National Labs – COVID Funding & Opportunities.
Michael Jones-Bey, Supplier Diversity, ConEdison – Expanding Opportunities within the Electric Utility Industry.
Tanisha Baptista, Economic Development Specialist, CT District Office, Small Business Administration (SBA), Covid- related SBE Resources & Government Contracting Opportunities.