CITY OF NEW ORLEANS TO HOST DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CONFERENCE
On Thursday, November 19, 2009,
the City of New Orleans will host a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and Small Business Conference designed to engage the city's small and disadvantaged businesses in the rebuilding and growth of the City of New Orleans.
The conference will be held at Gallier Hall,
545 St. Charles Avenue, from 8a.m. - 5p.m.
The conference will focus on relevant topics for current and potential DBE's and small business owners in recovery related industries such as design and construction. Workshop session include;
· How to find a skilled workforce
· How to become a certified DBE
· Small business financing, including joint venturing, access to bonding and capital
· The benefits of "Green" building and construction training
· 1p.m. - 4p.m.-one/one DBE certification assistance
Loan applications will be processed on site by local banking institutions and steel framing certification will also take place on site.
Individuals can register at www.cityofno.com and click on the "DBE Small Business Conference" tab located on the right side of the City's homepage. Registration ends on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 5:00p.m. The link to register for the DBE and Small Business Conference is also available at the following websites:
Urban League of Greater New Orleans : http://www.urbanleagueneworleans.org/
New Corp, Inc: http://www.newcorpbac.net
New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce: http://www.norbcc.com
All questions about the conference can be directed to
Ms. Pamela Dorsey at 504-658-8450 or e-mailed to DBE2009@cityofno.com