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The Northern Indiana Business Conference will include a business resource fair, business development workshops, MWBE & DBE certification workshops, and networking opportunities for minority and women business owners.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Central time)
Blue Chip Casino
Stardust Event Center, Michigan City
Register by September 27, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Opening Session
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Indiana Department of Administration MWBE Certification Workshop
Jocelyn Williams, Indiana Department of Administration
Are you interested in being certified as a MBE or WBE by the state of Indiana? The MWBE Certification Workshop will include a step-by-step review of the State of Indiana’s Minority & Women-Owned Business Enterprises certification application process. Free step-by-step training for MBE and WBE Certification is available the third Wednesday of each month in Indianapolis.
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Indiana Department of Transportation DBE Certification Workshop
Lakisha Williams, Indiana Department of Transportation
Are you interested in being certified as a DBE by the Indiana Department of Transportation? This workshop will include a step-by-step review of INDOT’s certification application process.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Doing Business with the State of Indiana
Teresa Bucker, Indiana Department of Administration
Doing Business with the State of Indiana will cover how the State of Indiana procures goods & services. Business owners will learn how to register with the State and find bidding opportunities. The session will also cover how to qualify for pricing preferences as an Indiana Business, Indiana Small Business or Indiana Small Diverse Business.
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Doing Business with the Indiana Department of Transportation
Heather McIntosh, Indiana Department of Transportation
Doing Business with INDOT will cover how the agency procures goods & services. Business owners will learn how to register with the department and find bidding opportunities.