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Diversity Events Calendar

The Diversity Events Calendar is a listing of events specifically related to Supplier Diversity and/or Governing Board Diversity, sent to us by insurance companies, diverse businesses, certifying organizations, advocates, and stakeholders/diversity community members at large. We encourage you to send us your organization's upcoming events for posting here, and to check back often for any new upcoming events.

NOTE: None of the events listed here are Department hosted or sponsored. For additional information about any event, please contact the organization and/or event contact directly; do not contact Department staff.

If your organization is interested in posting an event on this Calendar, please complete the Event Posting Request Form and send via email to Benjamin Phillips-Lesenana, Diversity Outreach Liaison, for the Department's review.

2018 Upcoming Events

January February March April May June July August September October November December


 
January

Host Organization: Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC) - Northern California
Event Title: MBE Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: January 9, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific time
Event Location: Workshop Webinar
Event Description: Join us for a Pre-Certification Workshop webinar.
Event Link: Register Here - http://wrmsdc.org/event/mbe-pre-certification-workshop/

Host Organization: Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC) - Southern California except San Diego
Event Title: Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: January 9, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: SCMSDC Conference Room - 800 W. 6th St. Ste. 850, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Event Description: Meet the team that will be handling your application at the SCMSDC and you will get PORTAL application assistance.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-certification-workshop-tickets-24565373694

Host Organization: National Association of Women Business Owners - California (NAWBO-California)
Event Title: Advocacy Webinar - Featuring Keith Meyer
Event Date & Time: January 16, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: Board and CEO Searching
Event Link: Register Here - https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2846970239683821315

Host Organization: Women's Business Enterprise Council - West (WBEC-West)
Event Title: Learning the Ins & Outs of Certification
Event Date & Time: January 24, 2018, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Pacific Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: This workshop will help you answer the question, "Is Certification Right for You" and walk you through the process.
Event Link: Register Here - http://bit.ly/2hGuZE6

Host Organization: Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (PSMSDC) - San Diego County
Event Title: Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: January 25, 2018, TBD Pacific Time
Event Location: San Diego Foundation - 2508 Historic Decatur Road, #200, San Diego, CA 92106
Event Description: Learn the basics and benefits of minority business certification in our free Pre-Certification workshop.
Event Link:
Register Here - http://www.pswmsdc.org/

 
February

Host Organization: California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC)
Event Title: Challenges in Asia-Pacific Trade and Japan's Trade Strategy in 2018
Event Date & Time: February 5, 2018, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: Bay Area Council - 290 Battery Street, 10th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111
Event Description: The Consulate General of Japan and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute invite you to a discussion with Professor Yorizumi Watanabe of Keio University on Japanese trade policy and regional trade initiatives and trends in the Asia-Pacific region.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/challenges-in-asia-pacific-trade-and-japans-trade-strategy-in-2018-registration-42099784589

Host Organization: California Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC)
Event Title: Annual Legislative Reception
Event Date & Time:
 February 6, 2018, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel - 1230 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Event Description: The Annual Legislative & Policy Luncheon is a great opportunity to network with small business owners, community leaders, and legislators.
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.calbcc.org/events

Host Organization: California Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC)
Event Title: Annual Legislative Policy Luncheon
Event Date & Time:
 February 7, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: Sheraton Grand Hotel - 1230 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Event Description: The Annual Legislative & Policy Luncheon is a great opportunity to network with small business owners, community leaders, and legislators.
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.calbcc.org/events

Host Organization: National Association of Women Business Owners - California (NAWBO-California)
Event Title: Virtual Connect & Learn: Discussion with WBO of the Year Finalists - Journey to Success
Event Date & Time: February 8, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: Join us to learn from our Women Business Owner of the Year Finalist and Winner. In this session Kimberly, Kim and Janis will share their story about how they started their business and provide insight on how they were able to overcome challenges along the way.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.nawbo.org/california/events

Host Organization: Small Business Development Center San Diego and Imperial Valley Network
Event Title: Connecting with Capital Expo!
Event Date & Time:
February 9, 2018, 8:00 AM Pacific Time
Event Location: FlexSpace - 9484 Black Mountain Rd., San Diego, CA 92126
Event Description:
Improve your chances for obtaining financing! This is your opportunity to learn about business financing from experts and meet with different bankers and lenders in one location at one time. Learn what you need to do to finance your business including how to improve your credit and keep it for easy access to capital when you want it.
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.sdivsbdc.org/workshops-events-2/

Host Organization: National Association of Women Business Owners - California (NAWBO-California)
Event Title: Mentoring Monday hosted by Bizwomen
Event Date & Time: February 12, 2018, Check Location Event for Times Pacific Time
Event Location:  1. Scottish Rite Masonic Center - 6151 H St., Sacramento, CA 95819 2. Fairmont San Francisco - 950 Mason St., San Francisco, CA 94108 3. Rotary Summit Center - 44 S 4th St., 7th Floor, San Jose, CA 95112
Event Description: Meet your mentor at the Bizwomen Mentoring Monday Event.
Event Link: Register Here - 
SAC - https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/event/161836/2018/bizwomen-mentoring-monday
SF - https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/event/161558/2018/bizwomen-mentoring-monday
SJ - https://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/event/161685/2018/bizwomen-mentoring-monday

Host Organization: Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC)
Event Title: MBE Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time:
February 13, 2018, TBA Pacific Time
Event Location: Workshop Webinar
Event Description: Join us for a Pre-Certification Workshop webinar.
Event Link: Register Here - http://wrmsdc.org/event/mbe-pre-certification-workshop-2/

Host Organization: Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC)
Event Title: Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: February 13, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: SCMSDC Conference Room - 800 W. 6th St. Ste. 850, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Event Description: Meet the team that will be handling your application at the SCMSDC and you will get PORTAL application assistance.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-certification-workshop-tickets-41224061277

Host Organization: Small Business Development Center Northeastern CA Network Capital Region
Event Title: Loan Readiness with SAFE Credit Union
Event Date & Time: February 21, 2018, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: SAFE Corporate Office - 2295 Iron Point Rd., Ste. 100, Folsom, CA 95630
Event Description: Meet with Financial experts on how to get the capital you need to grow your business. This seminar is free, but seating is limited. Your success is our success.
Event Link: Register Here - https://necsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/14099

Host Organization: Institute of Supply Management (ISM)
Event Title: ISM IMPACT 2018 - The ISM Diversity Conference
Event Date & Time: February 21-23, 2018, Eastern Time
Event Location: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745
Event Description:
You want to make waves. You want to improve, advance, enhance, impact. ISM wants to help supply management do just that, and knows that increased diversity is the key to getting there.
Event Link: Register Here - http://ismimpact.org/

Host Organization: Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (PSMSDC)
Event Title: Minority Business Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: February 27, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: Main Lobby Conference Room - 8655 East Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Event Description: Join us for our free Pre-Certification Workshop.
Even Link: Register Here - http://pswmsdc.org/event/minority-business-pre-certification-workshop/?instance_id=183

Host Organization: Women's Business Enterprise Council - West (WEBC-West)
Event Title: Learning the Ins & Outs of Certification
Event Date & Time: February 28, 2018, 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Event Location: Workshop Webinar
Event Description: This workshop will help you answer the question, "Is Certification Right for You" and walk you through the process.
Event Link:
Register Here - http://bit.ly/2hB6qF4

Host Organization: California Capital Women's Business Center
Event Title: Financing with the Small Business Administration
Event Date & Time: February 28, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: 1792 Tribute Rd., #270, Sacramento, CA 95815
Event Description: What You Will Learn - How does a small business get money? Bank loans-are they impossible? Doing your homework before applying for a loan and who might be able to help. Why banks might not be able to lend to your business. How SBA might help. SBA loan guarantee program overview 7(a) & 504 Loan Programs. Tips for dealing with lenders.
Event Link: Register Here - https://cacapital.ecenterdirect.com/events/826905

 

March

Host Organization: Veterans Business Outreach Center - SBA Sacramento District Office
Event Title: Business Basics Webinar - Business & Economy, Managing a Business, Starting a Business
Event Date & Time: March 1, 2018, 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: This training is designed for individuals interested in starting a business or currently in business for two or less years. Course includes business evaluation, market research, licensing and permit requirements, start-up costs, financing sources, insurance, cash flow analysis, legal structure, self-employment analysis, cash management, customer profile, protecting your business idea, and the reality of operating a business.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vboc-presents-the-business-basics-workshop-seminarwebinar-tickets-42109028237

Host Organization: National Association of Women Business Owners - California (NAWBO-California)
Event Title: Virtual Connect & Learn: Top 3 Tools to Power Your Sales Funnel in 2018
Event Date & Time: March 8, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: When you join Karen for this fast-paced webinar, you will walk away with steps you can implement right away and clarity about where to focus your marking efforts.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.nawbo.org/events/virtual-connect-learn-top-3-tools-power-your-sales-funnel-2018

Host Organization: California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC)
Event Title: 2018 CHCC Economic Summit
Event Date & Time: March 10, 2018, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: Register Here - eBay HQ - 2025 Hamilton Ave., San Jose, CA 95125
Event Description: The CHCC's Economic Summit is a forum to discuss issues impacting job and economic development opportunities in CA. The Annual State of Hispanic Small Businesses has become a signature element of this event.
Event Link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef00kcy5bf4af0e9&oseq=&c=&ch=

Host Organization: Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC)
Event Title: MBE Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: March 13, 2018, TBD
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: Join us for a Pre-Certification Workshop webinar.
Event Link: Register Here - http://wrmsdc.org/event/mbe-pre-certification-workshop-3/

Host Organization: Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC)
Event Title: Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: March 13, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: SCMSDC Conference Room - 800 W. 6th St. Ste. 850, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Event Description: Meet the team that will be handling your application at the SCMSDC and you will get PORTAL application assistance.
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.scmsdc.org/event/pre-certification-workshop-11/

Host Organization: Women Business Enterprise Council - Pacific (WBEC-Pacific)
Event Title: Central Oregon Women Business Enterprise Summit
Event Date & Time: March 14, 2018, Pacific Time
Event Location: Willie Hall - Central Oregon Community College (COCC) - 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend, OR97703
Event Description: Women's Business Enterprise Council - Pacific is partnering with Visit Bend and Small Business Development Center at Central Oregon Community College (COCC) to bring you an exciting, informational, and educational full-day summit.
Event Link: Register Here - http://wbec-pacific.org/events/cowbe/

Host Organization: Western Business Alliance (WBA)
Event Title: WBA LGBT Economic Summit & Conference 2018
Event Date & Time: March 15-16, 2018, Pacific Time
Event Location: San Francisco City Hall Rotunda & Hyatt Regency San Francisco
Event Description: The WBA was founded in 1994 as an opportunity for LGBT chambers throughout the Western United States to advocate on behalf of the LGBT economic equality movement, share 'best practices' and serve as the collective voice of the LGBT business community in the West.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.wbasummit.com/

Host Organization: California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC)
Event Title: API Legislator Dinner
Event Date & Time: March 19, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: TBD
Event Description:
Event Link: - Register Here - http://www.calasiancc.org/event/api-legislator-dinner-2/

Host Organization: Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Event Title: WBENC 2018 Summit & Salute - Big Business Happen Here
Event Date & Time: March 20-22, 2018
Event Location: Hilton Anatole Dallas - 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207
Event Description: The Summit consists of industry focused workshop sessions, procurement connection opportunities, inspiring keynote speakers, networking receptions and more.
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.wbenc.org/register

Host Organization: National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
Event Title: National Legal Industry Council Roundtable Discussion & Networking - Advancing LGBT Inclusive Supplier Diversity in the Legal Profession
Event Date & Time: March 26, 2018, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Event Location: Akerman LLP, 420 Orange Ave., #1200, Orlando, FL 32801
Event Description: Join the NLIC for our first event in Orlando as we welcome all NGLCC Certified LGBTBEs in the legal professions, National Legal Partnership members, and General Counsel from NGLCC corporate partners to participate in this exciting exchange of ideas, and new opportunities for LGBT legal practitioners to thrive!
Even Link: Register Here - https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ef2bfuww90264bae&oseq=&c=&ch=

Host Organization: California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC)
Event Title: Legislative Summit Reception
Event Date & Time: March 27, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: TBD
Event Description: 
Event Link:
 Register Here - http://www.calasiancc.org/event/legislative-summit-reception/

Host Organization: Women's Business Enterprise Council-West (WBEC-West)
Event Title: Learning the Ins & Outs of Certification
Event Date & Time: March 28, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: This workshop will help you answer the question, "Is Certification Right for You" and walk you through the process, step by step, of the WBENC certification.
Event Link: Register Here - http://bit.ly/2zLWzak

Host Organization: Women's Business Enterprise Council-West (WBEC-West)
Event Title: Doing Business with the Federal Government - Module 1
Event Date & Time: April 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Mountain Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: Module 1 - Is Federal Government Business For You? You'll learn how to: Assess your readiness to pursue Federal business. Set realistic criteria & goals for Federal success. Improve (or start) your SAM Registration & online profiles. Apply for Federal small business certifications.
Event Link: Register Here - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7279128004019145474

Host Organization: California Capital Women's Business Center
Event Title: Small Business Tax Panel
Event Date & Time: March 29, 2018, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: California Capital Women's Business Center - 1792 Tribute Rd., #270, Sacramento, CA 95815
Event Description: A panel of Federal and State tax agencies consisting of the IRS, FTB, EDD, and Small Business Majority will be at the Women's Business Center discussing your tax rights and responsibilities as a small business owner.
Event Link: Register Here - http://cacapital.org/events/small-business-tax-panel-2/

 
April

Host Organization: Veterans Business Outreach Center - SBA Sacramento District Office
Event Title: Financing your Small Business Seminar - Lender Financing/Financing a Business
Event Date & Time: April 4, 2018, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: 4608 Duckhorn Dr., Sacramento, CA 95834
Event Description: The workshop/webinar will provide information about specifics of SBA guaranteed loan programs from small loans for the home-based businesses to multi-million-dollar real estate and manufacturing transactions. Attendees will be provided the necessary tools and information needed for a SBA loan application.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vboc-presents-financing-your-small-business-workshop-and-webinar-tickets-42100129621

Host Organization: Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC)
Event Title: MBE Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: April 10, 2018, Pacific Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: Join us for an online webinar.
Event Link: Register Here - http://wrmsdc.org/event/mbe-pre-certification-workshop-4/

Host Organization: Southern California Minority Development Council (SCMDC)
Event Title: Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: April 10, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: SCMSDC Conference Room - 800 W. 6th St., Ste 850, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Event Description: Are you frustrated with the certification process? Confused by the documentation? Meet the team that will be handling your application at the SCMSDC Pre-Certification workshop.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-certification-workshop-tickets-24565373694

Host Organization: State Compensation Insurance Fund (SCIF)
Event Title: 4th Annual Supplier Diversity Summit
Event Date & Time: April 11, 2018, 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: State Fund's Learning Center - 1010 Vaquero Circle, Vacaville, CA 95688
Event Description: The 4th Annual Supplier Diversity Summit is a networking event designed to facilitate connections with diverse suppliers and State Fund's sourcing team, internal business partners.
Event Link: Register Here - https://scif2018.mybusinessmatches.com/

Host Organization: Veterans Business Outreach Center - SBA Sacramento District Office
Event Title: Business Planning and Strategic Planning Seminar/Webinar
Event Date & Time: April 12, 2018, 1:30 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: 4608 Duckhorn Dr., Sacramento, CA 95834 & Webinar
Event Description: This training is designed for individuals interested in writing a viable strategic or business plan.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vboc-presents-the-business-plan-and-strategic-planning-seminar-and-webinar-tickets-42110107465

Host Organization: National Association of Women Business Owners - California (NAWBO-CA)
Event Title: Savvy Solopreneur - Strategic Growth: Delegating to a Virtual Team Can Propel Your Success
Event Date & Time: April 12, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Eastern Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: Even the best women entrepreneurs can't and shouldn't go it alone. When your company is still just you but quickly growing, managing your time and delegating to others-from marketing and legal to a personal assistant-can make you feel like you have a team behind you propelling your success as you work to reach that next level.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.nawbo.org/events/savvy-solopreneur-strategic-growth-delegating-virtual-team-can-propel-your-success

Host Organization: Women's Business Enterprise Council-West (WBEC-West)
Event Title: Doing Business with the Federal Government - Module 2
Event Date & Time: April 18, 2018, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Mountain Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: Module 2 - How the Federal Government Does Business - People and Process. You'll learn how to: Find & use the formal rules you need. Leverage small business programs, including for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB). Make it easy for federal customers to buy from you.
Event Link: Register Here - https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4698680866348799235

Host Organization: National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
Event Title: 2018 Best-of-the-Best Awards
Event Date & Time: April 18, 2018, 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM Eastern Time
Event Location: Washington Hilton - 1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009
Event Description: Uniting the nation's leading business diversity organizations, the Best-of-the-Best event recognizes outstanding achievement in promoting cross-segment diversity and inclusion. NGLCC, USBC, USBLN, USHCC, USPAACC, WBENC, and WEConnect.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.nglcc.org/events/2018-nbic-best-best-awards

Host Organization: California Black Chamber of Commerce
Event Title: African-American Leadership Conference
Event Date & Time: April 20-21, 2018, Pacific Time
Event Location: Holiday Inn Downtown - 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95815
Event Description: The African-American Leadership Forum is a 2-day event to discuss issues such as the political process, education, crime, jobs, health, and technology to come up with solutions. As well as recognize our leaders of the time.
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.calbcc.org/events

Host Organization: National Association of Women Business Owners - California (NAWBO-CA)
Event Title: NAWBO California's Annual Propel Your Business Conference
Event Date & Time: April 22-24, 2018, Pacific Time
Event Location: Citizen Hotel - 926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Event Description: The Conference of Small Change for Extraordinary Gains.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.nawbo.org/california/events/nawbo-california-s-annual-propel-your-business-conference

Host Organization: Ceres
Event Title: Ceres Conference 2018
Event Date & Time: April 24-26, 2018, Eastern Time
Event Location: Park Plaza Hotel - Boston, MA
Event Description: Bringing together investor and company leaders and advocates who are catalyzing the biggest breakthroughs on sustainability.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.ceres.org/events/ceres-conference

Host Organization: Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC)
Event Title: Partner Event - CPUC/Joint Utilities Long Beach Small/Diverse Business Expo
Event Date & Time: April 25, 2018, 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: The Grand Long Beach - 4101 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA
Event Description: California and its utility companies want your business (including AT&T, California Water Association, Comcast, Frontier, PG&E, Sempra Utilities, Southern California Edison, T-Mobile, etc.).
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.scmsdc.org/event/partner-event-cpuc-joint-utilities-business-expo/

Host Organization: Women's Business Enterprise Council-West (WBEC-West)
Event Title: Learning the Ins & Outs of Certification
Event Date & Time: April 25, 2018, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: This workshop will help you answer the question, "Is Certification Right for You" and walk you through the process, step by step, of the WBENC certification.
Event Link: Register Here - http://bit.ly/2hHGBqL

 

 
May

Host Organization: Women's Business Enterprise Council - Pacific (WBEC-Pacific)
Event Title: Supplier Diversity Standard Best Practices
Event Date & Time: May 3, 2018, Pacific Time
Event Location: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco - 101 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94105
Event Description: This is a secured building so attendees need to arrive in the front lobby of the building to receive a name tag (Bank provided), show a photo ID, and be escorted to the meeting room. Attendees are encouraged to use public transportation (The Embarcadero BART Station East Exit is right in front of the Bank building).
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wbec-pacific-supplier-diversity-best-practices-hosted-by-federal-reserve-bank-of-san-francisco-registration-44230314060

Host Organization: Institute of Supply Management (ISM)
Event Title: ISM2018 Annual Conference - Global Vision. Peak Performance.
Event Date & Time: May 6-9, 2018, Central Time
Event Location: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center - 2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville, TN 37214
Event Description: Join more than 2,500 global supply chain and procurement professionals as ISM2018, Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) Annual Conference. Learn, share and network with the best and brightest minds in supply management.
Event Link: Register Here - http://ism2018.org/

Host Organization: Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC)
Event Title: MBE Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: May 8, 2018, Pacific Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: Join us for an online webinar.
Event Link: Register Here - http://wrmsdc.org/event/mbe-pre-certification-workshop-5/

Host Organization: Women's Business Enterprise Council - Pacific (WBEC-Pacific)
Event Title: Empow(her) Business Building
Event Date & Time: May 16, 2018, Pacific Time
Event Location: California State University Sacramento - 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
Event Description: Join WBEC-Pacific for a lively opportunity to network and meet our CEO, Janice R. Greene, in the Greater Sacramento Region.
Event Link: Register Here - http://wbec-pacific.org/events/empowher-business-building/

Host Organization: U.S. Small Business Administration (U.S. SBA)
Event Title: Boots to Business Entrepreneurship Course - MCAS - Miramar
Event Date & Time: May 16, 2018, 8:00 AM Pacific Time
Event Location: MCAS Miramar - The Hub, Building 5305 - 7224 Mitscher Way, San Diego, CA 92126
Event Description: Boots to Business Training Program The two-step training program includes Introduction to Entrepreneurship Two-Day Course – - a two-day classroom course offered as one of the three Transition GPS elective tracks Foundations of Entrepreneurship – an eight-week, instructor-led online course that offers in-depth instruction on the elements of a business plan and tips and techniques for starting a business Boots to Business is delivered in partnership with SBA's Resource Partners, SCORE Mentors, Small Business Development Centers, Women's Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. It is available free of participating installations to service members and their dependents transitioning or retiring from the U.S. military.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boots-to-business-veterans-entrepreneurship-workshop-registration-19211265412

Host Organization: Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC)
Event Title: Excellence in Supplier Diversity Awards Gala
Event Date & Time: May 18, 2018, 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: Roundhouse Conference Center - 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
Event Description: Please join WRMSDC as we celebrate 41 incredible years of working to equalize the treatment of minority business owners and diverse communities in Northern California, Nevada, and Hawai'i.
Event Link: Register Here - http://wrmsdc.org/event/excellence-in-supplier-diversity-awards-gala/

Host Organization: Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (PSMSDC)
Event Title: Minority Business Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: May 22, 2018, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: San Diego Foundation - 2508 Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego, CA 92106
Even Description: Learn the benefits of minority certification for your business in our free Certification Workshop. You will also learn about services associated with certifying and receive instructional insight on completing the MBE Certification application. Bring your laptops or tablets to get onsite help with accessing the online application.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minority-business-certification-workshop-tickets-44810276744

Host Organization: U.S. Small Business Administration (U.S. SBA)
Event Title: Boots to Business Entrepreneurship Course - Camp Pendleton
Event Date & Time: May 23, 2018, 7:30 AM Pacific Time
Event Location: Camp Pendleton - Marine & Family Programs - 14th & C St., Bldg. 13150, Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Event Description: Boots to Business Training Program The two-step training program includes Introduction to Entrepreneurship Two-Day Course – - a two-day classroom course offered as one of the three Transition GPS elective tracks Foundations of Entrepreneurship – an eight-week, instructor-led online course that offers in-depth instruction on the elements of a business plan and tips and techniques for starting a business Boots to Business is delivered in partnership with SBA's Resource Partners, SCORE Mentors, Small Business Development Centers, Women's Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. It is available free of participating installations to service members and their dependents transitioning or retiring from the U.S. military.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entrepreneur-sba-track-tickets-25543983743

Host Organization: National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Event Title: Leadership Awards 2018
Event Date & Time: May 24, 2018, 6:30 PM Reception, 7:30 PM Dinner Eastern Time
Event Location: Grand Ballroom New York Hilton Midtown - 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019
Event Description: The 2018 NMSDC Leadership Awards recognizes the dynamic corporate executives, minority business owners and NMSDC affiliate council presidents for outstanding leadership that has a positive impact on their companies and resonates throughout the NMSDC network.
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.nmsdc.org/pec-events/2018-leadership-awards/?event_date=1527186600

Host Organization: US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC)
Event Title: CelebrAsian Procurement & Business Conference 2018 and 33rd Anniversary Excellence Awards Gala
Event Date & Time: May 29 - June 1, 2018, Eastern Time
Event Location: Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center - 5701 Marinelli Road, Rockville, MD 20852
Event Description: CelebrAsian is the largest procurement conference for Asian American businesses, connecting Fortune corporations and governments with Asian American and minority businesses to pursue contracting relationships.
Event Link: Register Here - http://uspaacc.com/events/details/2018-celebrasian-procurement-conference

Host Organization: U.S. Small Business Administration (U.S. SBA)
Event Title: Boots to Business Entrepreneurship Course - Naval Base San Diego
Event Date & Time: May 31, 2018, 7:30 AM Pacific Time
Event Location: 32nd Street Naval Base San Diego - 3455 Senn Rd., Bldg. 3210, Anchors Catering & Conference Center, San Diego, CA 92136
Event Description: Boots to Business Training Program The two-step training program includes Introduction to Entrepreneurship Two-Day Course – - a two-day classroom course offered as one of the three Transition GPS elective tracks Foundations of Entrepreneurship – an eight-week, instructor-led online course that offers in-depth instruction on the elements of a business plan and tips and techniques for starting a business Boots to Business is delivered in partnership with SBA's Resource Partners, SCORE Mentors, Small Business Development Centers, Women's Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. It is available free of participating installations to service members and their dependents transitioning or retiring from the U.S. military.
Event Link: Register Here - https://sbavets.force.com/s/class/a00t0000004kKxWAAU/boots-to-business20180531ns-san-diego

 
June

Host Organization: Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC)
Event Title: PG&E's Out for LGBT Business Pride Month Webinar Series
Event Date & Time:
June 8, 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time - 6 TIPS for Doing Business with PG&E
June 15, 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time - Marketing Your Business
June 22, 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time - Sustainability: A Competitive Advantage
June 29, 2018, 9:00 - 10:00 AM Pacific Time - The Science of Selling
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: Join PG&E for a 4-part Webinar in celebration of Pride Month PG&E will host a webinar every Friday. Join one or all four!
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PGEOFB2018

Host Organization: California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC)
Event Title: Success Express | Salida, Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton
Event Date & Time:
June 12, 2018, 8:30 - 11:00 AM Pacific Time, University of Phoenix - 5330 Pirrone Road, Building B - Room 205, Salida, CA 95368
June 12, 2018, 2:30 - 5:00 PM Pacific Time, University of Phoenix - 45 E. River Park Place West, Room 201 - 2nd Floor, Fresno, CA 93720
June 13, 2018, 8:30 - 11:00 AM Pacific Time, University of Phoenix - 4900 California Avenue, Room 111, Bakersfield, CA 93309
June 26, 2018, 8:30 - 11:00 AM Pacific Time, University of Phoenix -
Event Description: CAPCC proudly presents the 2018 Empower Program. We are excited to bring to the Central Valley: a revenue-generating program for non-profit organizations, tax saving for small business owners, and a larger net pay for employees!
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.calasiancc.org/events/  

Host Organization: Western Regional Minority Supplier Development Council (WRMSDC)
Event Title: MBE Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: June 12, 2018, Pacific Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: Join us for an online webinar.
Event Link: Register Here - http://wrmsdc.org/event/mbe-pre-certification-workshop-6/

Host Organization: Southern California Minority Supplier Development Council (SCMSDC) - Southern California except San Diego
Event Title: Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: June 12, 2018, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: SCMSDC Conference Room - 800 W. 6th St. Ste. 850, Los Angeles, CA 90017
Event Description: Meet the team that will be handling your application at the SCMSDC and you will get PORTAL application assistance.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-certification-workshop-tickets-24565373694

Host Organization: Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA)
Event Title: Business Connections: A Matchmaking Forum
Event Date & Time: June 14, 2018, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: The Proud Bird - 11022 Aviation Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Event Description: LAWA invites you to network, meet LAWA staff, have access to needed assistance and to showcase your qualifications in a one-on-one matchmaking setting with select firms under contract with LAWA and proposing teams for LAWA capital improvement projects.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/los-angeles-world-airports-business-connections-a-matchmaking-forum-tickets-44995340274

Host Organization: Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Event Title: Asian American Business Mixer
Event Date & Time: June 14, 2018, 5:30 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: Resource Partner - 455 Market Street, Ste. 600, San Francisco, CA 94105
Event Description: Grow your business by finding the right resources! Come and find out about free low-cost resources that the SBA, state and city government agencies, and community organizations provide to help small businesses to start and grow.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/asian-american-business-mixer-tickets-45994167794 

Host Organization: National Association of Women Business Owners - California (NAWBO-CA)
Event Title: Clutternomics - Clear Your Way to Profits, Productivity and Peace!
Event Date & Time: June 14, 2018, 5:00 - 6:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: Webinar
Event Description: Discover tools to eliminate the physical, mental, spiritual, environmental, body and people clutter now. Implement "one" eacy rule and get back 7 hours a week. Realize the de-clutter secrets of doubling your income while cutting your hours down!
Event Link: Register Here - https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nawbo.org%2Fevents%2Fclutternomics-clear-your-way-profits-productivity-and-peace&eventid=1641459&sessionid=1&key=FF800E2C1371CBBFB43B0A446B9A41B3&regTag=&sourcepage=register

Host Organization: National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Event Title: NAWBO Advocacy Day
Event Date & Time: June 18-19, 2018, Eastern Time
Event Location:  Kimpton Hotel Palomar - 2121 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037
Event Description: Evening Welcome Reception, Meeting with Senate Small Business Committee Staff, Meetings with Members of Congress and their staff and the Presidential Administration on Capitol Hill.
Event Link: Register Here - https://online.nawbo.org/nawbossa/evtssareg.custinfo?p_event_id=1439&p_item_id=

Host Organization: National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Event Title: NAWBO Academy for Public Service
Event Date & Time: June 20, 2018, Eastern Time
Event Location:  Kimpton Hotel Palomar - 2121 P St NW, Washington, DC 20037
Event Description: NAWBO's second annual Academy for Public Service will empower you with leadership tools and public service information. You will hear from NAWBO members who have done these things before: Run for office, Managed political campaigns, Traveled with international trade missions, and Been an advocate on the issues they care about.
Event Link: Register Here - https://online.nawbo.org/nawbossa/evtssareg.custinfo?p_event_id=1447&p_item_id=

Host Organization: California Capital
Event Title: How to Budget and Measure a Start Up Business
Event Date & Time: June 20, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Event Location: SCORE Sacramento - 5565 Hillsdale Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95842
Event Description: Learn the importance of Financial Planning and how to use the SCORE Financial Model Template to build financial projections for your business startup.
Event Link: Register Here - https://cacapital.ecenterdirect.com/events/827025 

Host Organization: Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Event Title: Leasing - Building the Foundation of your Brick and Mortar Business
Event Date & Time: June 20, 2018, 10:00 AM Pacific Time
Event Location: Resource Partner - 1 Banting, Ste. A, Irvine, CA 92618
Event Description: Grow your business by finding the right resources! Come and find out about free low-cost resources that the SBA, state and city government agencies, and community organizations provide to help small businesses to start and grow.
Event Link: Register Here - https://bit.ly/2HCoVmZ 

Host Organization: Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
Event Title: WBENC National Conference & Business Fair
Event Date & Time: June 19-21, 2018, Eastern Time
Event Location: Cobo Center - 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit, MI 48226
Event Description: The National Conference & Business Fair is the largest conference of its kind for women business owners in the U.S.
Event Link: Register Here - http://conf.wbenc.org/

Host Organization: Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (PSMSDC) - San Diego County
Event Title: Pre-Certification Workshop
Event Date & Time: June 27, 2018, 2:00 - 3:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: PSMSDC Main Lobby Conference Room - 8655 East Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Event Description: Learn the basics and benefits of minority business certification in our free Pre-Certification workshop.
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.pswmsdc.org/

Host Organization: Pacific Southwest Minority Supplier Development Council (PSMSDC) - San Diego County
Event Title: The Turner Construction Process San Diego - Business Development Workshop
Event Date & Time: June 28, 2018, 9:00 - 11:00 AM Pacific Time
Event Location: Turner Construction Company - 15378 Avenue of Science, #100, San Diego, CA 92128
Event Description: This workshop highlights how the construction company does business with minority suppliers, its procurement process, what it buys, and current, ongoing and future projects. PSWMSDC Board Member Vera Howell of Turner will be hosting this event.
Event Link: Register Here - http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07efbe9ipv4a21da8c&llr=v5eadnhab 
July

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August

Host Organization: National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)
Event Title: 2018 NGLCC International Business & Leadership Conference
Event Date & Time:
August 14-17, 2018, Eastern Time
Event Location: Philadelphia Marriott Downtown - 1201 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
Event Description:
Jump start your business and build a stronger professional network. Bring more LGBT-owned businesses into your corporate supply chain. Strengthen your local LGBT chamber of commerce and network of B2B referrals.
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.nglcc.org/nglcc18

 
September

Host Organization: California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC)
Event Title: Minority Women's Business Conference
Event Date & Time: September 6, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: TBD
Event Description: 
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.calasiancc.org/event/minority-womens-business-conference/

Host Organization: Institute of Supply Management (ISM)
Event Title: UPMG2018 - 87th Annual Utility Purchasing Management Group Conference
Event Date & Time: September 9-11, 2018, Mountain Time
Event Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa - 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85054
Event Description: Over the years, ISM's Utility Purchasing Management Group (UPMG) has grown significantly and its annual conference continues to be recognized as one of the premier educational events within the utility supply chain industry.
Event Link: Register Here - http://upmg.org/

Host Organization: National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Event Title: 2018 National Women's Business Conference
Event Date & Time: September 23-35, 2018, Pacific Time
Event Location: The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection - 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201
Event Description: "Work Well, Live Well"
Event Link: Register Here - https://www.nawbo.org/events/national-womens-business-conference-2018

 
October

Host Organization: National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)
Event Title: 2018 NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Exchange
Event Date & Time: October 14-17, 2018, Central Time
Event Location: Austin, TX
Event Description: The NMSDC Conference and Business Opportunity Fair is the nation's premier forum on minority supplier development. For four days, more than 6,000 corporate CEO's, procurement executives and supplier diversity professionals from the top multinational companies, as well as leading Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business owners and international organizations convened in Austin, TX.
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.nmsdcconference.com/

Host Organization: California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC)
Event Title: DBE Conference
Event Date & Time: October 17, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: TBD
Event Description: 
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.calasiancc.org/event/dbe-conference/

Host Organization:
California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CAPCC)
Event Title: How to Do Business in the Pacific Rim
Event Date & Time: October 25, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific Time
Event Location: TBD
Event Description: 
Event Link: Register Here - http://www.calasiancc.org/event/2018-international-consulate-summit/

 

November

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December

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