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Offshore Wind Opportunities

Seeking Small, Minority & Women Owned Businesses

Offshore Wind


Join the Supply Chain Today

Maryland's Offshore Wind Industry has opportunities both onshore and offshore. In fact, onshore jobs are crucial to building a successful supply chain.

Developers and prime contractors are actively looking for minority and women owned businesses right now. Your participation is needed to meet the minority inclusion goals for Maryland's offshore wind project.

Are you wondering if you fit in? Find out by registering in the Supply Chain Portal, hosted by The Business Network for Offshore Wind. There is no cost to register and your information is only provided to developers and primary contractors looking for subcontracting partners. 

Click here to access the Supply Chain Portal

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Business Network for Offshore Wind

The "Network" is a nonprofit organization solely focused on the development of the U.S. offshore wind industry and advancement of its supply chain.

Click here to learn more

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Industry Training Day

Find out more about the offshore wind industry at a special training event on March 7th sponsored by the Maryland Energy Administration. Call 443-652-3242 to receive a 50% off discount code for this event.

Click here to learn more. 

We're Looking For...

Food & beverages
Radios & antennas

Specialty clothing

Filtration systems

Electrical supplies

Custom IT systems
Safety equipment
Power tools
HVAC equipment
Waste disposal
Diver services
Tug services
Sheet metal fabrication
Paint repair
Storage locations
Welders & welding supplies
Ship repair

Survey services
Crew boat
Hotel accommodations

Vessel manufacturer

Ship builders

Rigging equipment manufacturers

Marine vessel construction

Electrical panel, switchgear, & cabling manufacturer
Machining services
High voltage electrical
Lifting gear
Crane services

Ship chandler

Accommodations for site office personnel

Disposable supplies

Fire protection equipment



Marine gangways, docks, & cleats

Industrial gasses

Sensors & alarm systems

Custom electronic boards

Private hire car service

Water tight enclosures

Diesel generator sets


The 2018 Community Schools National Forum
is coming to Baltimore May 1st through May 4th!

This national event is expected to attract 2,000 people and we want
to capture highlights from the event.

Vendors are invited to submit one or multiple quotations for services to take place at the Baltimore Hilton and Baltimore Convention Center and possibly a Baltimore City Public School.  Click the button below to review the service request and share with your network.

Call for Photography & Videography Services
Click here for a sample video. To learn more about the forum, visit:www.communityschools.org


 E-News Brief from the Mayor's Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development 

Attention Business Owners!

If you’re looking for a solution on how to grow your small business in 2018, the SBA may have the answer.

Recruitment for the SBA’s Emerging Leaders 2018 training cycle is now underway at theSBA Baltimore District Office and we’re looking for interested small businesses.

Since 2008, Emerging Leaders has trained more than 4,000 promising small business owners in underserved communities, and continues its impact in helping small business owners grow and create jobs.

Interested entrepreneurs can find more information and apply at http://www.sba.gov/emergingleaders by March 2, 2018.

Hear first-hand from past participants about their experience with Emerging Leaders and the impact made on their businesses in this two-minute video: Why You Should be Part of SBA's Emerging Leaders.

How to Learn More:

If you are a small business owner interested in applying for the 2018 training cycle, be sure to first learn more about the full eligibility requirements for participants:

Qualified businesses must have:

$400K - $10M in gross annual revenues
One full-time employee besides the owner
Been in business for at least 3 years 

Please take a minute to register your company’s interest here: Emerging Leaders Registration for consideration for the 2018 cycle.  Added information on the Emerging Leaders is available online.

Sign-up now, classes are scheduled to begin in March 2018. 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~Featured Upcoming Events~~~~~~~~~~~~

Newsmaker Breakfast: Celebrating the Life of Thurgood Marshall 
A Baltimore Hero – Conversation with Larry Gibson hosted by 

Greater Baltimore Committee

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Greater Baltimore Committee, 111 South Calvert Street
Suite 1700, Baltimore, MD 21202

In recognition of Black History Month, join regional business leaders for a conversation about Thurgood Marshall with Larry Gibson, author of Young Thurgood, The Making of a Supreme Court Justice.

To register, click here

For event and sponsorship information, contact Lisa Byrd at 410-727-2820.

Doing Business with Baltimore County and Meet County Buyers hosted by Office of Budget and Finance Purchasing Division

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Snow Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Oregon Ridge, 13401 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030

This conference will provide opportunity for potential bidders to gain an understanding of the County’s procurement process, meet the County buyers face-to-face, ask questions, learn about bid opportunities with the County and network with other vendors.

To view flier, click here

To register, click here

For more information, contact Carla Tucker at ctucker@baltimorecountymd.gov.

Women Elevating Women – A One Day Business Symposium to Teach Women with Drive to Survive and Thrive
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
 3501 University Boulevard E, Hyattsville, MD 20783

This one-day business symposium is dedicated to helping build strategic alliances to scale business and enhance professional growth, using the five pillars to success. The five pillars are: Cultivate, Courage, Connect, Communicate and Collaborate.

To view flier, click here

To view speakers list, click here

To register, click here

For exhibitor information, click here

For sponsorship opportunities, click here

4th Annual Women’s Forum hosted by National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) Baltimore Chapter
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
University of Maryland SMC Campus
621 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

This powerful forum will be an interactive session that will raise awareness about being intentional, strategic, and focused to create a powerful future!

Keynote Speaker: Anne Palmer, an Emmy-award winning talk show host, spokesperson and non-profit executive; author of the Amazon best-seller, The Gifted Trap…E.M.E.R.G.E.™ From Gifted To Great.

To view flier, click here

To view register, click here

For a list of more upcoming events, click here

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Womens Small Business Month

The SBA is celebrating women entrepreneurs everywhere during Women's Small Business Month. There are opportunities to find counseling, training and other resources for small business success through the SBA.


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10 tips for cybersecurity

If you choose to take your business to the digital world, as most businesses these days do, you don't want to miss these critical ways to protect what you have. Check out 10 cybersecurity tips for small businesses to safeguard your business in the digital age.


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Nominate a small business for SBA's National Small Business Week Awards

2018 Maryland Small Business Week Awards

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Baltimore District Office is accepting nominations for the successful small business person who might become Maryland’s 2018 “Small Business Person of the Year” and compete for the national title during National Small Business Week, April 29-May 5, 2018. Nominees are also sought for Small Business Exporter of the Year and a variety of local award categories. The submission deadline is Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Small Business Person of the Year nominees are judged on a variety of criteria, including staying power, growth in employment and sales, innovation of product or service and evidence of contributions to the community.

Local award categories include: Financial Services Champion, Home-Based Small Business, Minority-Owned Small Business, Veteran-Owned Small Business, Woman-Owned Small Business, Family-Owned Small Business, Entrepreneurial Success, Small Business Exporter, Young Entrepreneur, Rising Star Student Entrepreneur and three industry awards, the Accountant Champion, Insurance Advocate and Attorney Advocate.

Nominations can be made by an individual or an organization. The Maryland program accepts nominations for individuals or businesses operating within the City of Baltimore and all Maryland counties except Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, which are accepted through SBA’s Washington Metro Area District Office. 

Winners will be announced in late March 2018 and will be honored at the 34th Annual MD Small Business Week Awards Luncheon in Woodlawn, Md. on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Click here for nomination criteria and submission guidelines or contact Rachel Howard at (410) 244-3337 or by email at rachel.howard@sba.gov.

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Welcome to eMaryland Marketplace

eMaryland Marketplace, Maryland's internet-based procurement system, is a business tool that provides vendors with easy access to State procurement information. Potential bidders can find solicitations on eMaryland Marketplace and submit bids electronically. The system also allows vendors to obtain bid results online once the due date and time for bid submission have passed.

To login to the eMaryland Marketplace,  please click the Register link below


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