COUNCILWOMAN TO HOST BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION FOCUSED ON ENGAGING MINORITY BUSINESSES IN THE CITY’S REBUILD INITIATIVES

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MEDIA ADVISORY

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32nd Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week
Ensuring Minority Business Owners are part of Philadelphia’s Contracting and Procurement Opportunities

WHAT: For Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week, Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown in partnership with The Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC), Liberty Trust and the Administration presents a panel discussion and tour that will focus on contract opportunities for business owners with the City of Philadelphia’s REBUILD initiatives.  The business roundtable meeting and networking event will feature various business organizations and key stakeholders who will inform and instruct entrepreneurs in attendance on how to pursue business opportunities with the City of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Navy Yard, PIDC and Liberty Property Trust.

WHO:
Hon. Blondell Reynolds Brown, Councilwoman At-Large
Hon. Kenyatta Johnson, Councilman, 2nd District
Toni P. Brown, Chief Administrative Officer, Delaware River Port Authority
Ryan N. Boyer, Business Manager, Laborers’ District Council
Prema K. Gupta, Senior Vice President, Navy Yard Planning and Development
Mark Seltzer, Senior Vice President, Leasing and Development, Liberty Property Trust
Mary Stitt, Deputy Director, Workforce and Inclusion, Rebuild, City of Philadelphia
Nicole Westerman, Executive Director, Rebuild, City of Philadelphia

WHEN:
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
9:00AM: Registration/Breakfast
9:25AM: Welcome/Introduction by Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and Councilman Kenyatta  Johnson
9:50AM: Introduction of Panelists and Panel Discussion
11:15AM: Questions and Answers Session (Q&A)/Evaluation Survey11:30AM: Board Bus for Navy Yard Tour
11:40AM: PIDC Navy Yard Tour

WHERE:
Marriott Courtyard Philadelphia South at the Navy Yard
1001 Intrepid Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19112

WHY:
Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, PIDC, Liberty Trust and the Administration, believe that the development of minority enterprises are essential to the economic growth of Philadelphia. Providing information on contracts, bids, loans, and services available through PIDC and the City of Philadelphia allows the best opportunity; allowing minorities to obtain information and instruction on how to do business with the Philadelphia Navy Yard, Liberty Trust and the City of Philadelphia.

CONTACT:
Haniyyah Sharpe-Brown, Communications Manager, Office of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown 267.324.8839

 

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