eDIME: Why become certified?

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Name: eDIME: Why become certified?
Date: March 28, 2017
Time: 7:45 AM - 9:00 AM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
This eDIME workshop will feature "Why become certified" with Jill Lippincott.  If you are a minority business owner, it’s a good idea to become certified as a minority-owned business. Government agencies and corporations actually set goals for conducting business and buying from minority-owned companies, so becoming certified immediately increases your business’ appeal.

Corporations want to do business with minority-owned businesses because they realize that U.S. minorities have great purchasing power. And needless to say, if they want minorities to purchase their products and services, they have to support their businesses in return.

Federal officials support minority-owned businesses because they realize that by doing so, they will help the country grow a sustainable economic climate.

Jill Lippincott is the project manager for Iowa Economic Development Authority’s (IEDA) Targeted Small Business (TSB) Certification program. The TSB Certification program is design to provide opportunities to businesses owned by women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and service-connected disabled veterans. Jill manages the certifications for nearly 400 (and growing) businesses across the state of Iowa and is working to expand the number of the state’s Certified TSBs and build awareness of the program among state agencies that purchase from TSBs and private industries with diversity supplier goals. Jill holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado-Denver.

Participants that attend 70% of the eDIME workshops will be recognized by the Hispanic Chamber in October 2017.  Download a flyer below for a full schedule of dates and topics. 

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Location:
Metrolink Centre Station
1200 River Drive
Moline, IL 61265
Date/Time Information:
7:30 am - Coffee & Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am - Program

 
Contact Information:
Zenaida Landeros (309) 912-8760
Fees/Admission:
No Charge
Registration Highly Encouraged
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