The City of Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) are unveiling the programmatic changes to their Emerging Business Enterprise Programs during the Small Business Sustainability Seminar on Friday, October 28, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Manpower Headquarters (100 Manpower Place).
Following this meeting, also at Manpower, the African American Chamber of Commerce will officially unveil their collaboration with MICAH — the Certified Professional Grade Service Provider Program and begin taking applications at the Monthly Business Briefing from 11:30AM – 1:30PM.
Milwaukee Alderman Ashanti Hamilton said this “Alliance can be a Job Creating Engine”. We agree. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett stated he is pleased to see this collaboration.
If you are interested in learning about how the Certified Professional Grade Service Provider Program and the Certified Professional Grade Contractor Program can grow your business, you need to attend this Business Briefing.
The final touches have been added to the program and we’ll be accepting applications.
To assure quality and sufficient referrals, the inaugural group of contractors will be limited. Our process will be highly successful. Only the best contractors will join this group on day one.
Additional firms will be trained and brought on in 2012.
Caution: Don’t Paint all Contractors with the Same Brush
This collaboration will be with the Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied for Hope. Read about this historic agreement:
African American Chamber – MICAH Memorandum of Understanding
Get the basic program outline here:
Certified Professional Grade Contractor Program Outline
If you plan on attending the program on October 28, 2011, please RSVP by Wednesday 10/26. Contact: Gloria Miller or call (414) 462-9450
Date: Friday October 28, 2011
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30AM
LOCATION: 100 Manpower Place, Milwaukee
Lunch: $5.00 Members, $10 Non-Members
To register for the no cost City meeting at Manpower continue below…..
This year’s theme is “Small Business Development: Changing the Way We Do Business.” This event is much anticipated due to the impact it has on certification requirements and contracting with the City of Milwaukee.
Some of the seminar highlights include:
New Specification Requirements for Certification
Impact to Contracting
Introduction to New Compliance Software
Revitalized Bonding Assistance Program and much more
Registration is limited and ends on Wednesday, October 26.
For more information or to register for the Emerging Business Sustainability Seminar,
please visit us online at http://city.milwaukee.gov/smallbusiness.