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Women and Minority Owned Business Certification Summit
January 20 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
1Berkshire, EforAll Berkshire County, the Berkshire Innovation Center, and the Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation, with support from Berkshire Regional Planning Commission and the United States Economic Development Administration, are excited to announce their upcoming Women and Minority Owned Business Certification Summit.
This event, happening on January 20, 2023 at the Berkshire Innovation Center, aims to bring together women and minority owned businesses in The Berkshires, resource providing partners, and educational presentations to support our women and minority owned business community through the process of becoming certified as such.
Certification of women and minority owned business enterprises (W/MBEs) is a powerful tool for building business success, sustained revenue, acquiring larger contracts, and gaining access to critical resources for resiliency, recovery, and emergency issues.
Since 2020, 1Berkshire and the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission have been working to provide referrals and technical assistance to W/MBEs to help them begin the process of getting certified. As we head into 2023, this collaboration of partners, along with an array of critical partners and providers in this work, are seeking to ramp up the certification process of Berkshire W/MBEs and help us collectively build a more resilient and vibrant community of small businesses.
Partners and panelists to which attendees will have direct access are coming onboard, but currently include, Blackshires Community Empowerment Foundation, Berkshire Immigrant Center, Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire, DEI Outdoors, LGBT Chamber of Massachusetts, and the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network.
This event is free to attend and will include light breakfast, refreshments, and lunch. Pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please click here!