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  • 01:08

    Kim Davis - ROMBE/Real Opportunites 4 Minority Business Enterprises

    in Business

    Date October 13, 2015 @ 7:00 PM
    Guest: Kim E. Davis, President & CEO Events Unlimited
    Subject: ROMBE Procurement Summit

    Kim E. Davis, President & CEO of Events Unlimited Inc., based in New Jersey is a teacher turned entrepreneur with a passion for supporting small business.

    In 2004, the company became 8(a) certified under the Small Business Administration. Events Unlimited won and performed on non-restricted and 8(a) government contracts servicing such agencies as the Department of Defense, Department of Army, Navy and Air force. 

    Kim heads up a regional effort called ROMBE. It is a gateway for Minority, Women & Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (M/W/DBE) and Small Business Enterprises (SBE) to gain access to cutting-edge procurement technical assistance and supplier diversity friendly corporations.

    On Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at the Camden County Boathouse in Pennsauken, NJ, begin the day with a Networking Breakfast and Keynote Address on “Dating Your Business Prospect: Practical Strategies for Successful Business Matchmaking Meetings.”

    Kim Davis is a candidate for a PhD in Education: Leadership, Policy & Change. Kim is working to influence policy-making in education and create stronger infrastructures for policy development in small business.

    Kim Davis can be reached at 856.853.8700 ext. 201& mailto::kdavis@eventsunlimitednj.com and http://www.eventsunlimitednj.com

    Join Ronald and Kim Davis on date October 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM creating opportunities for small business access to corporate vendor opportunities


    in Real Estate


  • 00:31


    in Real Estate

    CECISFM TALK RADIO "Whose Feeding the Building" features  Supply Chain Diversity Public Information Officer Marlene Dial  of CECI Services LP / NDAS DBE  Joint Venture.   We often hear of companies participating insupplier diversity programs, and the standard reasons for their participation. Some companies say that it is a testament to their commitment as a socially responsible organization while others say that it is their contribution to society. We also see some companies implementing supplier diversity initiatives to meet customer mandates, to leverage governmental initiatives, or to comply with federal supplier requirements.

    The truth is, many companies that practice supplier diversity feel that they are making a sacrifice just to contribute to society, or are merely doing these non-mainstream businesses a favor. However, if they take a closer look, they will find that there are significant benefits to supplier diversity – not only for suppliers and their supply chains, but also for their business.



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  • 01:00

    CAPBuilder Talk w/Marc Parham - The Importance of Small Business Certification

    in Self Help

    Join the CAPBuilder Talk Show as we discuss The Importance of Small Business Certification. My  guest will be Kimberly Griffin a Supplier Diversity Certification Consultant and CEO of DBE Consulting.

    We will discuss:

    Kimberly Griffin – Her Story
    Small Business Certification
    Advice for Entrepreneurs

  • 00:45

    QTI Power Hour: Face Time, It's Vital in Small Business to Network.

    in Entrepreneur

    Networking and Trade Shows are necessary, some might say "evils" to keep your customer pipeline up and operating, on this week's QTI Power Hour, hosts Jason Lofton and Steve Kucharski discuss getting back out there in order to remain "top o' mind" with prospective clients.

    Find out more about 8A Certification: Is it a good fit for your business? And does Jason have psychic powers you'll have to listen to find out.

    Jason Lofton is President and CEO of QTI, a diversified player in all aspects of construction throughout the Midwest. To learn more about the hosts, go online: http://www.qti5.com 



  • 00:29

    NABWIC Talks with Brian McPherson of SUFFOLK CONSTRUCTION

    in Women

    Brian McPherson is Director of Diversity & Workforce Compliance at Suffolk
    Construction. In this role, Brian spends one hundred percent of his time working
    with project teams and trade partners to ensure established compliance plans
    are implemented on the company’s projects.

    Brian has built strong relationships with countless local MBE, WBE, and DBE
    firms, providing mentoring, coaching, and introducing them and their work
    to Suffolk’s project management teams. As a result of Brian’s hands-on
    management, Suffolk is able to consistently meet or exceed designated project
    compliance goals. In 2012, he was recognized with a Leaders in Diversity Award
    by Boston Business Journal.

    Brian is currently involved with projects around the country, including Miami
    Worldcenter and All Aboard Florida’s MiamiCentral. He has been critical in the
    development of a successful diversity and workforce compliance program for
    these two projects which will account for well over $500 million in contracts.
    Brian offers 30 years of industry experience, ten of which have been spent with
    Suffolk Construction. Prior to his current role, he served as a project manager
    for over $1.5 billion worth of work.

  • 00:35

    Guest: Lou Rodriguez, President, Rodriguez Consulting, LLC.

    in Business

    Lou Rodriguez, President, Rodriguez Consulting, LLC.

    Rodriguez Consulting LLC. is a design, geospatial and infrastructure management firm focused on providing exceptional services and employing cutting-edge technologies and processes for clients in the federal, state/local and private sectors.


    Lou Rodriguez is the president of Rodriguez Consulting LLC, an award winning professional engineering and land surveying firm which he founded in 2007. Rodriguez provides innovative civil engineering and geospatial solutions for our Nation's infrastructure. Rodriguez is also a certified SBA 8(a), minority-owned (MBE) and disadvantaged business enterprise (DBE). Lou is a professional civil engineer with over 20 years of civil engineering and information technology experience primarily focused on water infrastructure and GIS.



  • 00:29

    Mastering your Business Strategy

    in Women

    Natasha Davis-Bowen is a baccalaureate prepared Registered Nurse certified in Emergency and Trauma nursing for over 10 years. She emerged as a Business & Marketing Strategist in 2007, with the launch of her 2nd company Visionary People, LLC a certified Woman Owned Small Business (ED-WOSB), DBE & MBE. Natasha shifted her career focus, and pursued her Masters in Business & Marketing in the Fall of 2009. Her specialty is taking Visions for Success, and Creatively Transforming them into Reality using Strategic Planning and Execution. As a member of the AMA, NAPW, CWW, NAWOSB, WAC, RCC and certified expert in email & social media marketing, she thrives on fixing problems and eliminating frustrations for businesses and their owners. In 2009, Natasha, authored and published her first book “Get Grounded; Stay Grounded” as a way to help people find their purpose. Currently, she is working on the launch of her 2nd book “Unleash Your Millionaire Mindet”. By 2011, Natasha gained recognition as the Executive Professional & Entrepreneur of the Year and noted as one of the 40 under 40 Movers and Shakers in Business by Career Magazine. In 2011, she was also welcomed to The World Chamber of Commerce as the Director of Membership. In 2012, she entered her roles as New Business Ambassador for the Rockdale Chamber of Commerce and Chair of Marketing for the Atlanta World Affairs Council – Young Leaders. On April 30th 2013, Natasha was selected for & presented with recognition as a “Woman of Outstanding Leadership in Business” by the International Women’s Leadership Association – Leadership Category. You can find Natasha pouring knowledge into the community while hosting her popular Radio Show, “Coaching For Success” and TV Show “A Day In The Life Of Business”. 

  • 00:40

    Nabwic Talks with: Katherine Graham, President of Heritage Contracting

    in Women

    Katherine is the queen of transformation, she didn’t let 10 years of incarceration, racism, sexism or fear, hold her back. She is the original (CBK) “Come Back Kid”.

    Katherine started her journey of reestablishing her life in 2000 in Norfolk, VA while working for The Virginia Pilot, she was offered a position to move to Washington, DC where she managed a multimillion dollar construction project being built for President Bush. She’s married to Mr. Eric Smith, and together they have a 3 year old daughter named Livia. Katherine later moved back to Virginia where she continued to work in construction overseeing major projects for VDOT. Katherine quit her job and started investing in real estate which she began rehabbing houses. Katherine soon realized her true passion for construction was so strong. In 2006 she started her own construction company. She is the owner of two established businesses; Heritage Construction a leading general contracting firm certified under the SBA as a WBE, DBE and SWAM; and the other a not-for-profit called Do It Girl, Inc. that help at risks girls and under privilege women. To gain job skills such a clerical and construction hand on job training and placement, life skills, teaches abstinence and entrepreneurial and business skills to women. Katherine has appeared on local radio stations and she was currently featured in the December 2014 issue of Black Enterprise Magazine. Katherine is a certified Passion Facilitator, Faith Coach and Speaker helping individual to find their true passion which is your purpose that ultimately leads you to your destiny.

    Contact information:  kgraham@heritage-contracting.com

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    NABWIC Talks with AMAC Pres & CEO Shelby M. Scales

    in Women

    Shelby M. Scales is the President & CEO of the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC), an organization established nearly 30 years ago to promote the full participation of minorities and women in the aviation and airport contracting environment. Taking on this important role since August 1, 2011, Scales is serving as the organization’s first executive director from an airport’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program Office, the organization’s first African American female executive director, and one of the youngest.

    Previously, Scales served as the Small Business Program Officer for Raleigh Durham International (RDU) Airport, the nation’s 38th largest airport. She began the airport’s Historically Underutilized Business Program serving minority- and women-owned businesses, and the Small Emerging Business Assistant Loan Program for airport concessionaires.

    While at RDU, Scales joined AMAC and began a rapid acceleration of volunteer leadership positions within the organization. Most notable, Scales served one term as the AMAC Southeast Regional Director, played a pivotal role as chair of the AMAC Professional Development and Aviation Committee, and guided development of the AMAC Educational Scholarship Program (AMACESP).

    Scales earned a BA in Communications at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

    You can contact Mrs. Scales at www.amac-org.com

    Save The Date…

    AMAC Leadership Summit & Eastern Regional Forum, March 2015, Washington, D.C.