Events Calendar

Stay connected to the many opportunities for training, networking, and business development that are taking place across Maryland and on virtual platforms. Here is a highlight of some of the events coming up this month. 

02/02/2023 - Resources for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
02/03/2023 - Small Biz Resource Connections: SBDC Southern Maryland Region
02/07/2023 - Networking for Government Contractors
02/07/2023 - MBE Application Assistance Workshop
02/09/2023 - Navigating Non-Disclosure & Teaming Agreements
02/15/2023 - Managing Your Company Finances Utilizing the Indirect Rate Cost Methodology
02/21/2023 - Business Resilience
02/21/2023 - T.I.P.S. Webinar Series: Navigating eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA)
02/23/2023 - T.I.P.S. Webinar Series: Prime Contracting in Maryland's Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program
02/23/2023 - Celebrating Black History Month: How to Thrive as a Black Owned Business

Check out the full listing of small business events online at

Get Down to Business Event hosted by
the Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Wednesday, February 15, 2023  
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Hampton Plaza, Main Office, 8th floor Training Rooms
300 East Joppa Road, Towson, MD 21286

Meet Whiting-Turner’s project teams and learn out local contracting opportunities.

To view flier, click here

To register, click here

For questions or concerns, email: Andy Scherer at

Level Up with HopkinsLocal
How to Take Your Business or Career to the Next Level with
Johns Hopkins  
Friday, February 17, 2023

 8:15 a.m. –  1:30 p.m.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum
830 E Pratt. Street, Baltimore, MD 21202

As the largest private anchor institution in Baltimore, Johns Hopkins seeks to create economic opportunities that are inclusive of diverse people and create wealth for individuals and communities. Join Johns Hopkins procurement, construction, and human resource experts to learn how to take your business or career to the next level.

To view flier, click here

To view event schedule, click here

Parking available at the Kaiser Permente garage directly across from the museum 

For more information and to register, click here


2023 CIAA Tournament Returns to Baltimore

Mark Your Calendars for February 20-26!

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament is less than a few weeks away! Mark your calendars to see athletes from 12 East coast colleges return to Baltimore to compete, but the week is about more than basketball. It’s also filled with family reunions, live performances, community events, educational summits and so much more! 

This year's tournament will be the first event held in the newly-renovated CFG Bank Arena. A $200 million redevelopment has produced more seating, new concession areas, a performance stage, an outdoor deck and other exciting changes to the building's facade. Whether you have ties to a specific team, you want to witness a historic event or you simply love the game, the 2023 CIAA Tournament is not to be missed. 

If you love college basketball and volunteering, the CIAA Tournament is looking for folks to welcome athletes, coaches, families and alumni at games, sessions and special events. If you are interested in volunteering, register and view more information about the tournament.

For more info about CIAA Tournament events, click here 


Quick Start: Digital Marketing For Small Businesses

Thursday, February 16 from 1:00-2:30 p.m.

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Digital marketing is more than having a website and posting on social media. But with so many options and so little time, it can be hard for busy entrepreneurs to know where to start. This webinar will show you how to make your business stand out online quickly and easily. Topics will include:

  • Understanding the marketing funnel and lead pipeline
  • Low cost ways to build your marketing lists
  • Choosing the right social media platforms
  • Understanding analytics

Our guest speaker for this webinar is Courtney Trusty, Digital Director at Redstart Creative. Organized and process driven, Courtney loves building marketing systems and processes that drive organizations forward. As an experienced digital marketing strategist, Courtney has played a key role in helping her clients to develop and execute online engagement strategies to grow organizational audiences, increase brand awareness, and present them as leaders in their respective industries through content marketing and outreach.

Baltimore Community Lending supports the revitalization and strengthening of underserved neighborhoods through innovative and flexible financial assistance designed to promote community development.

Join us on February 23 to celebrate & empower Black-owned businesses!


Grow with Google and the U.S Black Chambers, Inc. are celebrating Black History Month by offering a free livestream event on YouTube catered to Black-owned businesses. Grow with Google Digital Coaches will lead 2 digital skills workshops, highlight successful businesses from the community, and share insights to help you communicate the value of your business and sell online with E commerce tools.


Thursday, February 23

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Pacific Time

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Mountain Time

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Central Time

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time


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The Governor's Office of
Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs

invites you to reserve a space for our upcoming 

T.I.P.S. Webinar Series

(Training & Insights for Procurement Success)

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Navigating eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA)

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

10 a.m. - 12 noon

What exactly is eMaryland Marketplace Advantage (eMMA)? Opportunities to do business with the State are advertised on our e-procurement platform, eMaryland Marketplace Advantage, better known as eMMA. Vendors who want to compete in this arena should register (for free) on the system in order to receive solicitation notices, obtain detailed information of contracting opportunities, submit bids, and obtain bid results. Join us for an in-depth look at how to navigate this valuable tool and make it work for your company.     

Who should attend? Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners who want to learn more about navigating the state's e-procurement platform and gain a better understanding of how to identify procurement opportunities.

Your instructor is Shae Cronin, Instructional Programs Administrator, Office of State Procurement with the Maryland Department of General Services.

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Prime Contracting

Prime Contracting in Maryland's Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program

Thursday, February 23, 2023

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Ready to become a prime contractor with the state of Maryland? Every small business owner should consider participation in the SBR Program, a race- and gender-neutral procurement program that offers prime contracting opportunities on state-funded contracts. This session provides an in-depth review of the program's eligibility standards, the online certification process, and the pipeline for identifying SBR opportunities.

Who should attend? Small, minority, women, and veteran business owners interested in becoming a prime contractor with the state of Maryland.

Your instructor is Lisa Mitchell Sennaar, SBR Compliance Manager, Governor's Office of Small, Minority & Women Business Affairs.

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What you need to know:

  • There is no cost to attend.
  • Advance registration is required.
  • Special Accommodation requests should be made 14 days in advance to
  • This session will be recorded; by registering, you are consenting to be recorded. 
  • Upon receiving a registration confirmation, you will be given a unique link to join the event.
  • All attendees will be in listen mode only (your camera will be off and your mic is muted).
  • A Q&A session will be conducted following the presentation.


Attendees of this meeting should be aware that there are known and potential privacy and confidentiality issues with the Zoom System (Cloud Service, Web application, and/or Application). While every effort has been made to ensure the security of this meeting, factors out of the State’s control introduce risk. Participants should evaluate the risk associated with the application and platform and determine if the risks preclude the use of the service. The State provides no warranty regarding the security of the application, confidentiality of the information discussed, or the privacy of information collected by the application and/or service. Security events impacting the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of a meeting (e.g., ZoomBombing) must be reported to the State Security Operations Center (

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SBA Baltimore District Office

Kaiser Permanente, in partnership with the Baltimore Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority, & Women’s Business and Catholic University, is bringing the Inner City Capital Connections back to both Baltimore and DC this year. This tuition-free executive leadership training program is designed by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) to help business owners in under-resourced communities build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability, and employment. APPLY HERE

Laborers Needed for Construction Clean Up!!!!

Keller Professional Services, Inc. is seeking qualified laborers to join its Construction Clean-up Crew for construction projects throughout Baltimore City. Prior construction experience is helpful but not required.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a resident of Baltimore City
  • Must have the strength and endurance to lift heavy debris (50 pounds)
  • Must have the desire and drive to work
  • Must be able to pass a drug screening (upon application and randomly)
  • Criminal Backgrounds considered on an individual basis
  • Two forms of valid ID (Social Security Card and State photo ID/Birth Certificate/or Green Card)
  • 1 Year's experience as a laborer is needed.

Please complete our on-line application in order to be contacted for an interview.

Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c) 6 and 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. 1325 Bedford Avenue, Suite 5941; Pikesville, MD 21282-7510

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