SAVE THE DATE | WBDC 2024 Midwest Business Conference 9.12.24

2024 WBDC Business Diversity Summit | Kansas City

 

You are invited to the 2024 WBDC Kansas City Business Diversity Summit!

Come join us at Metropolitan Community College – Penn Valley Campus as we hear from subject matter experts spanning across a variety of business resource groups, expanding on the services that support entrepreneurs in their journey from start up to established businesses. Connect not only with those experts but also different Corporate entities and learn how to do business with their companies. You will hear about tools and tips that help place you in the right direction to make the necessary connections. Don’t miss out!

Summit Schedule

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 8am – 12pm CT

8:00 – 8:05 | Welcome | Chris Kelly, Program Coordinator Supplier Diversity, MCC and Jennifer Brungardt, Associate Director, Certification Services and Programs, WBDC

8:05 – 8:15 | WBE Certification | Jennifer Brungardt, Associate Director, Certification Services and Programs, WBDC

8:15 – 8:45 | Access to Capital / WBC Services | Brande Stitt, Executive Director and Director of Entrepreneurship, WBC

8:45 – 8:55 | Childcare Services | Judy Bumpus, Director of Client Services, WBC

8:55 – 9:05 | WOSB Certification | Aubrey Salazar, Business Development Specialist, SBA

9:05 – 9:15 | SBA Services | Sheila Forrester, Economic Development Specialist and Public Information Officer, SBA

9:15 – 9:25 | SBDC Services | Jill Hathaway, Regional Director for the Missouri SBDC and Senior Director of Entrepreneurial Education Programs and Projects, SBDC / UMKC

9:25 – 9:35 | Break

9:35 – 10:05 | Entrepreneurial Services / COMTO | Maurice Gay, Director of Operations, Prospect Business Association

10:05 – 10:15 | Entrepreneurial Services and Options | Dr. Chelsey M., Ph.D, Founder, KC Black Owned

10:15 – 11:15 | How to Do Business With… | Corporate Hosts (Evergy, Hallmark, Metropolitan Community College, T-Mobile)

11:15 – 11:18 | Closing Statement | Jennifer Brungardt, Associate Director, Certification Services and Programs, WBDC

11:18 – 12:00 | Host Tables (Corporate Hosts and Business Resource Groups)

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