Events

2019 WBDC Connect & Celebrate: Twin Cities

An afternoon of networking, procurement and learning opportunities, and celebration of the achievements of Minnesota clients and partners. Schedule 1:30pm – 3:00pm Procurement Opportunities 3:30 – 5:00pm Moderated Discussion on 2019 Economic Outlook 5:00pm – 6:30pm Reception | Awards Celebration Parking Self-Parking is available in the University Avenue Parking Ramp, adjacent to the building located … Continued

Is Certification Right for You? Lunch and Learn

Have you been looking for that special something to help you “get in the door” of large corporations? If you are a woman-owned and operated business, that something could be the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification. Although not a guarantee of business, the WBE Certification has been proven to provide a competitive edge in obtaining … Continued

Rock What You Got

Rock What You Got is an interactive two-day experience of performances, demonstrations and exhibitors that aims to inspire you to embrace who you are, to open your world to new experiences and to have fun! We want you to leave Rock What You Got feeling excited about being who you are and inspired about becoming … Continued

Network with WBE CEO’s

Join Innovative Office Solutions, CEO Jennifer Smith as we host WBE CEO’s and other community leaders from the minority, veteran and GLBT-owned business community in the Twin Cities cooperation with our Corporate Partners. This is a local event for CEO’s, sourcing and functional representatives in the Twin Cities area. A brief program featuring executive leadership … Continued

General Mills Holiday Procurement Meeting

Networking Reception to follow Program 3:00-3:30: Arrive at North Parking Lot, Employee Entrance 3:30-4:30: Program in Champion’s Center Auditorium 4:30-5:30: Networking Reception in Champion’s Center Atrium Please register by November 15th. Space is limited.

Is Certification Right For You? Lunch and Learn

Have you been looking for that special something to help you “get in the door” of large corporations? If you are a woman-owned and operated business, that something could be the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification. Although not a guarantee of business, the WBE Certification has been proven to provide a competitive edge in obtaining … Continued

Newman’s Own Veteran Campus Tour

This half-day event provides entrepreneurial education and business development workshops to male and female active duty, reserve, guard, and retired veteran students and their spouses. This year’s campus tours will offer workshops in three growth areas: • Starting your Business from Scratch: Developing a plan for your business- In this workshop, attendees will understand the … Continued

Medtronic Annual Supplier Diversity Procurement Meeting

Join Medtronic sourcing representatives as we host members of the women, minority and GLBT-owned business community in cooperation with the North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC), Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC), Quorum, the National Veteran Business Develop Council (NVBDC). This is a local event for sourcing and functional representatives in the Twin Cities area. … Continued

Is Certification Right For You?” Lunch & Learn

Have you been looking for that special something to help you “get in the door” of large corporations? If you are a woman-owned and operated business, that something could be the Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) Certification. Although not a guarantee of business, the WBE Certification has been proven to provide a competitive edge in obtaining … Continued

Corporate Partner Panel

The Corporate Partner Panel is a unique opportunity for women-owned businesses and WBENC-certified Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs) to learn firsthand about securing business with such corporations as General Mills, SUPERVALU, Target Corporation, and Thrivent Financial. Learn about their supplier diversity programs and how they do business with women-owned firms and diverse businesses. Leading local resource … Continued