The Entrepreneurs' Roundtable is an intentionally intimate monthly members-only issue-based breakfast conversation created to connect local independent businesses with elected officials and other key decision makers in the city, region, and state.
For May's Entrepreneurs' Roundtable, SBN will welcome Trevor Day, Procurement Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia, to discuss contracting by "best value."
Local independent businesses are the backbone of a vibrant and resilient economy, providing long-term positive economic impact to communities: they represent more than 99% of all employer firms; employ nearly half of all employees in the private sector; have generated 2 out of every 3 new jobs since 1995, and are more likely to develop emerging technologies.
One of the most effective ways to advance our region's local independent business community is to prioritize local first, including by the region’s largest consumers: local government and anchor institutions, such as hospitals and universities.
In May 2017, Philadelphia voters approved a ballot measure allowing “for the award of certain contracts based on best value to the City” allowing for important considerations beyond price when awarding contracts, such as local; women, minority, and/or disadvantaged ownership; workforce diversity and inclusion; and triple bottom line business practices of people, planet, and profit.
We look forward to convening SBN members to engage in a rich solution-focused conversation informed by the wealth of experience of our triple bottom line business community's practices to discuss how "best value" practices can be implemented to support a just, green, and thriving regional economy.
This event is for SBN MEMBERS ONLY. Attendance is limited to 25 SBN members and is first come, first served. Membership of each registrant will be verified. Learn more about joining SBN.
Thank you to the Program Sponsors for SBN's Entrepreneurs' Roundtable
Doors open at 8:00am.