Come out and Join us at
The 2013 MBE/WBE/DBE Legislative Night in Annapolis
Start the new year by getting informed and involved
The 2013 MBE-WBE-DBE Legislative Night in Annapolis is an opportunity for state agencies representatives, business organizations, private industry, entrepreneurs, business owners, community leaders, interest groups, and individuals across Maryland to come together with one voice to support or oppose legislation that impact their lives, their businesses and the economy. It provides an opportunity for individuals to meet State Senators and Delegates and be informed of legislation that has been introduced or will be introduced during the 2013 legislation session and to voice their concerns and interests about legislation that is or is not being proposed. It is a time to lend their collective voices to recommend to elected officials legislation they would like to see enacted and to learn how the political process works.
Governor Martin O’Malley will discuss the state of minority and women-owned business development in Maryland.
Lt. Governor Anthony Brown will discuss his views on the MBE-WBE-DBE program in Maryland and his visions for the success of minority businesses and women-owned businesses in Maryland.
Sharon Pinder the Director of theMayor’s Office of Minority and Women-owned Business Development has been invited to discuss the state of minority businesses and women-owned businesses in Baltimore City and what can we expect from the months ahead.
Anthony Robinson from the Maryland Legal Defense Fund will discuss the development and implementation of Maryland’sMBE-WBE-DBE program.
Secretary Zenita Hurley will discuss the services that theGovernor’s Office of Minority Affairs provides to and for minority businesses and women owned business enterprises.
Secretary Edward Chow Secretary of Veteran Affairs will discuss the opportunities for veterans in Maryland
Delegate Aisha Braveboy, Chair of the Maryland Legislative BlackCaucus will discuss the priority issues of the caucus and how they will be addressed during the 2013 General Assembly.
Wayne Frazier, President of the Maryland Washington, Minority Contractors Association will discuss opportunities for Maryland MBE-WBE-DBE’s in construction and energy.
Odette Ramos, Chair of theBaltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will discuss the issues of concern to the Hispanicbusiness community
Denise Matricciani, Vice President of the Maryland Hospital Association, Government Policy and Advocacy will discuss business opportunities in the health care industry
Chad Barnhill from Caesar’sPalace will discuss employment opportunities and business opportunities in the casino industry for MBE-WBE-DBE.
Senator Catherine Pugh will discuss the wind energy concerns and opportunities
Senator Verna Jones-Rodwell will discuss business opportunities for MBE-WBE-DBE in the energy industry
In 2012, more than 350 individuals attended throughout the evening event.
We are anticipating that amount or more for the up coming event. Seating is limited; you are encouraged to get there early to be assured a seat.
Refreshments will be provided and sponsored by Verizon.
The following organizations are co-sponsors of the event:
- The Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce
- The Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
- The Korean Chamber of Commerce
- Southern Maryland Consortium of African American Community Organizations
- Mayor Victoria Jackson-Stanley of Cambridge, Maryland
- The Baltimore Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
- The NAACP Baltimore City Branch
- Coppin State University
- The Maryland Washington Minority Contractors Association
- The Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce
- LITSOM Coalition of Maryland
- Sisters4Sisters Network, Inc.