Women Who Rock I.T. Speaker Series: Jackie Lucas | Feb. speaker
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

Women Who Rock I.T. Speaker Series: Jackie Lucas | Feb. speaker

February's Women Who Rock I.T. Lunch Series will feature Jackie Lucas, SVP & CIO of Regional One Health.

Memphis Women in Technology (MWiT) is a local Greater Memphis area non-profit organization designed to empower, attract, and support women in the technology industry. With community outreach and support from the established technology industry representation, we strive to deliver a positive message of what a career in tech can do for all generations through charity, grant funding, scholarship funds, and overall support and resource.

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Sunday Soul Series: DJ TOP 5
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Sunday Soul Series: DJ TOP 5

Community Event: 

Every 2nd Sunday at Makeda's Cookies Downtown Memphis, there is a featured local artist, chef, and vendor. Next Month, DJ TOP 5, the only DJ on the Sunday Soul Series lineup. He's invited some of his friends to join him as he entertains with his skill.

This event is only $10 | Tickets available at 488 S Second and Eventbrite.

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Rough Feathers Clothing: Official launch
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Rough Feathers Clothing: Official launch

In the mist of spring, Rough Feathers Clothing brings the official launch of its urban collection blend to the stage of the Crosstown Arts community in Midtown. Owner Antonio Jones has been designing for years and finally decided to create another platform to showcase his creativity.

The Spring Collection Launch will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the 430 Art Gallery (430 N. Cleveland) from 6pm – 9pm. Some of the blossoming clothing brands and boutiques in the city and surrounding areas, have been invited to attend this event including: The Rise to Greatness Brand from St. Louis, Chrisp Brand, The Summit Boutique, Ranuchy Clothing from Atlanta, Faircrest (Detroit/Memphis/Jackson), Millionaire Grind, Be Poise, Immortal Ink to name a few.

The event is free and open to the public. The brand will also be accepting can goods for the Memphis Food Bank and is encouraging attendees to bring non-perishable items to be donated. Attendees can take advantage of giveaways and door prizes.

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Feb
8
9:00 AM09:00

Grant Writing for Small Businesses: TSBDC

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FREE: 
Although rare, grant opportunities sometimes become available for small businesses to compete on a national, state or local level. If this opportunity comes, are you prepared to respond to a grant application? Learn effective writing tips and information you can use before and during your grant proposal preparation.

Registration is required. Limit seating.

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CyberSecure My Business Workshop - Memphis
Jan
29
8:00 AM08:00

CyberSecure My Business Workshop - Memphis

Every business, large or small, for-profit, or nonprofit holds data that has value. The best practices for protecting online accounts are the same for any type of organization. This workshop is designed to help all organizations better understand the threats they face and connect them with free resources to improve security.

Attendees will hear from experts on how to keep their online business data safe from cyber threats and where to call if they have been a victim of cybercrime.
There is no cost to attend. Refreshments will be served. 

Join the National Cyber Security Alliance for this interactive workshop to learn how to be more secure online!

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International Business Mixer of Greater Memphis
Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

International Business Mixer of Greater Memphis

In partnership with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.a, Shelby County TN Alumnae Chapter, OSI will host its third International Business Mixer of Greater Memphis at the National Civil Rights Museum. 

The event is an industry networking opportunity for international travelers and leaders, allows high school students to meet international professionals, and serves as fundraiser for their upcoming education abroad programs in West Africa, East Africa, and Japan. Join professionals from across the Shelby County community for a night of international celebration, networking, and festivities as Youth Global Ambassadors are presented with their first passports. 

Special guest speakers & presentations, silent auction and appetizers and refreshments. For more information and to purchase tickets visitEventbrite:
https://tinyurl.com/ydyhcyyq

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Jan
24
9:00 AM09:00

Free Tools That Can Help You Grow: TSBDC

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Clients of the TSBDC have access to a plethora of free services and discounts! Free online training, marketing lists, small business research, professional-grade financial projection tools, and many more. They are even able to get discounts on popular email marketing and accounting tools.

Come learn more about these free services and how to take advantage of them by the time you leave this workshop.

Registration is required. Limit Seating.

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Jan
23
7:25 AM07:25

Free Business Certification Fair: Greater Memphis Chamber and Shelby County government

The Greater Memphis Chamber and Shelby County Government have partnered together to make it easier and free to obtain Minority and Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) and Locally-Owned Small Business (LOSB) certifications.

If you are looking to renew or receive your MWBE/LOSB certification, join us on Tuesday, January 23rd at Regions from 7:30 am-9:30 am. 

Visit the Greater Memphis Chamber website to view and download a list of documents to bring for renewal OR if you're getting a new LOSB or MWBE certification.

If you have any questions about the checklists or process, please email Carolyn Watkins: carolyn.watkins@shelbycountytn.gov or call 901-222-1100.

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Jan
18
9:00 AM09:00

The Hustle & Flow of Business Ownership: TSBDC

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This class is targeted to entrepreneurs/hobbyists who want to explore full business ownership. Perhaps you sell crafts or cater but have never considered having your own business. This class is for you. Come learn the benefits of having a business license and what legitimacy has to offer you.

Registration is required. Limit seating.

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Dec
20
10:00 AM10:00

Why Businesses Should Give a D*** about Reputation Management Webinar

Discover the five areas you should focus on if you want to master reputation management for your business. Learn how transparency within your business can improve your internal communications and the effects it has on your reputation. Get a chance to ask questions during this live Q&A session from Caissa Public Strategy CEO and Reputation Management Expert, Brian J. Stephens.

Contact Information:
Jasmine Pena  Send an Email

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Business Certification Day
Dec
14
1:00 PM13:00

Business Certification Day

The Office of Business Diversity & Compliance will facilitate Certification sessions November  21st and December 14th at the Business Development Center (BDC-555 Beale Street). NO COST!!!

The sessions take place on December 14th (555 Beale Street– BDC):

1pm – 2pm

2pm – 3pm

3pm – 4pm

Background:
The City of Memphis is offering FREE in-house certification. Vendors interested in participating in the City of Memphis’ Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) programs as a minority-owned business enterprise (MBE), woman-owned business enterprise (WBE), or small business enterprise (SBE) must register with the Office of Business Diversity & Compliance. There is no fee to apply to participate in the City’s EBO and/or SBE programs.

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BBA Presents: Healthy Lifestyle Tips for the Holidays
Dec
14
11:00 AM11:00

BBA Presents: Healthy Lifestyle Tips for the Holidays

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This event is designed to help our minority small business owners finish 2017 strong! We’re preparing you to be a healthier owner with a healthier business in 2018. Learn how to strike balance over the holidays for your physical, mental and business-related health!

Presenters

Theresa L. Woodard, M.D. –  Physician  and Founder of TWMed Consulting
Topic: “Health related Tips”

How to balance your plate
The importance of water (hydration)
Healthier holiday snacks & sweets
How to avoid overeating

Chef Chris Moore – Master Chef
Topic: Healthy alternative recipes for Deserts, Holiday Side Dishes, Holiday Drinks
Tony Knox “Hard Knox” – Strength and ConditioningTrainer – Forever Fit
Topic: Daily Exercise

Greg Bernard – Founder Data Maxim- IT Complete Services
Topics: “Technology needs for a Healthy Business”

Data Networks
Infrastructure

 

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NAWBO Memphis Holiday Gathering: Power Your Dream
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

NAWBO Memphis Holiday Gathering: Power Your Dream

Join NAWBO as they celebrate everything they've accomplished in 2017 and look ahead to 2018--Power Your Dream.

Come for food, fun and fellowship with the NAWBO Memphis sisters!

This special holiday event is generously sponsored by MLGW.

**Please note: purchase of 1 ticket admits up to 2 attendees. The purchaser may bring 1 guest at no additional cost, simply purchase 1 ticket ($25 for NAWBO Memphis members, $35 for non-members).

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Dec
13
11:30 AM11:30

TSBDC Lunch & Learn: Earning More From Your Business Expenses

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Topic: Tax Planning

Participants will learn about the opportunities to reduce taxable income and/or increase their deductions through the application and use of everyday business expenses. Learn more about qualifying expenses, record keeping, employee expense reimbursement, business travel and transportation, insurance and other critical tax information.

FREE: Registration required. Limit seating. Lunch available for registered attendees.

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Dec
13
9:00 AM09:00

TSBDC: How to Start a Small Business

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Topic: Start-up Assistance

This introductory course is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or are at the beginning stages of starting their business. This session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services.

FREE: Registration is required. Limit seating.

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2017 Business Marketplace: TSMSDC
Dec
11
to Dec 12

2017 Business Marketplace: TSMSDC

Business Marketplace Schedule PDF

We extend a special invitation to you and your company to join as a participant in the upcoming 2017 Business Marketplace as presented by the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council.

The scheduled event will take place on December 12, 2017 at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville, KY. During this time, as well, the Galt House celebrates its festive and adorned holiday season.

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