The Present and Future of Local Procurement

By Sustainable Business Network of Greater Phila (other events)

Tuesday, October 3 2017 8:30 AM 10:30 AM

Doors open at 8:30 am for coffee, breakfast, and networking. Program: 9:00 - 10:30 AM.

Philadelphia’s Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) has celebrated minority enterprises in the region and efforts to grow minority businesses since 1984. 

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is hosting 2 events as part of the more than 40 MED Week events across the city that will help you grow your business.  This event, as with all MED Week events, is framed around learning and networking and is a collaboration with the Independence Business Alliance.

For the past several months, SBN has conducted research on challenges local businesses face in contracting with the City and anchor institutions and developing recommendations for how to make contracting more accessible. SBN has kept a focus on WMDBE firms throughout our process.  

For this event, SBN will be presenting our findings from our research, which has included conversations with almost 100 local businesses, including WMDBEs, as well as best procurement practices from across the country. Following the presentation, SBN and the IBA will be engaging attendees in roundtable discussions on which procurement policies they want to see implemented in Philadelphia.  

Join us in envisioning what local procurement can and should look like here in Philadelphia!

About the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN)

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is a community of local independent businesses that demonstrate the degree to which businesses can build profitable enterprises while serving community needs and protecting the environment. SBN’s mission is to build a just, green, and thriving economy in the Greater Philadelphia region.  Since 2001, SBN has been the region’s leading advocacy and membership organization for businesses committed to improving their environmental and social impact as well as their profitability.

About the Independence Business Alliance (IBA)

The Independence Business Alliance (IBA) is the LGBT Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. The IBA provides opportunities, access, and resources to LGBT professionals and allies in our region. Through its renowned monthly networking events, educational programming, member referral network, and community & corporate partnerships, the IBA provides real business value for LGBT-owned and -friendly companies. 

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