Pacific Southwest MSDC Events Calendar

Feb
19
Mon
2018
President’s Day – Office Closed
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Happy President’s Day! Our office is closed in observance of President’s Day.

Feb
27
Tue
2018
Minority Business Pre-Certification Workshop @ Main Lobby Conference Room
Feb 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Minority Business Pre-Certification Workshop @ Main Lobby Conference Room | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States

Do you want to know more about how to grow your business with a minority certification? Join us for our free Pre-Certification Workshop.

PSWMSDC’s Certification Manager will be on hand to answer questions, provide essential information, and give immediate feedback to complete the certification process. Feel free to bring your laptop to get assistance with accessing the online certification application.

*Webinar will be available for those outside of Maricopa County (info will be sent after registration).

**Workshop is 2:00 – 3:00 PM AZ time; 1:00 – 2:00 PM PST

Mar
6
Tue
2018
Website Cybersecurity Series Session 1 @ Online Event
Mar 6 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Website Cybersecurity Series Session 1 @ Online Event

The Pacific Southwest MSDC, Southern Region MSDC, and Dashboard Interactive invite you to participate in the Website Cybersecurity Seminar Series. Session 1 begins March 6th at 12:30 PM (MST)/11:30 AM (PST)/1:30 PM (CST). Save the Date for Session 2 on March 28th (register here for Session 2).

Why should you **register to attend this event? This seminar will inform, educate, and provide insight into the importance of protecting your website against a cyber attack and the mistakes made by many business owners that leave their websites vulnerable to hackers. The good news is that most website cyberattacks are preventable. Register now.

This is an online event. Register to receive webinar information. Although this seminar is designed for Class I and II MBEs, all are welcome to join.

**This event is free but requires advanced registration.

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Mar
23
Fri
2018
How to Gain Influence with Procurement, Purchasing, and Supplier Diversity Managers @ Pacific Southwest MSDC
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
How to Gain Influence with Procurement, Purchasing, and Supplier Diversity Managers @ Pacific Southwest MSDC  | Scottsdale | Arizona | United States

This workshop focuses on best approaches to building strategic relationships with corporations you currently (or desire) to do business with. We will review the history and current state of supplier diversity; identify key stakeholders involved in the RFP/RFQ/RFI process; and learn what behaviors help you gain or lose influence with procurement, purchasing and supplier diversity professionals.

Presented by PSWMSDC President/CEO Rainey Alben.

Attend in person or via webinar. Continental Breakfast served.

The event is free for PSWMSDC Certified MBEs and Subscribers. $100 for all others.

Register Now

 

Mar
28
Wed
2018
MBE Orientation @ San Diego Foundation
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

You’re officially certified, now what?

This workshop is intended for newly certified Minority Business Enterprises to learn next steps and services available with certification.

Protect Your Revenue & Reputation: Website Cybersecurity Seminar Series Session 2 @ Online
Mar 28 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Website Cybersecurity Series Session 2: Minimizing Google Penalty Risks, Protecting Revenue and Reputation, Determining If Your Website Site is Breached

As of December 31, Google deemed 691,671 websites as dangerous due to Phishing activity and 504,322 websites were identified as hosting Malware. Most of these belonged to small and medium-sized businesses.

  • How would your business be impacted if your website was hacked and penalized or removed from Google?
  • What if customers could no longer find your website online? If Google flags your website, your revenue and reputation could be at stake.
  • We’ll investigate the role that Google plays and offer insight into 10 things you can do today to better protect your website, your business and your client’s. We’ll review case studies as well.

Even in the MBE community, websites have been held ransom by hackers and others have been breached and are vulnerable.

This webinar will also be taught by Duane Coleman, President of Dashboard Interactive.

This is an online event. Please register to receive webinar information. Although this seminar is designed for Class I and II MBEs, all are welcome to join. Session 2 begins March 28th at 12:30 PM (MST)/11:30 AM (PST)/1:30 PM (CST). 

Register for Session 1 here.

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Minority Business Enterprise Certification Workshop @ San Diego Foundation
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Minority Business Enterprise Certification Workshop @ San Diego Foundation | San Diego | California | United States

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 onsight help with accessing the online application.

*Live webinar available. Please register to receive webinar information.

Register Here

Apr
17
Tue
2018
Pacific Southwest MSDC Board of Directors Meeting @ SRP
Apr 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Pacific Southwest MSDC Board of Directors Meeting

Apr
18
Wed
2018
Sub-Contracting and the Primes @ San Diego Foundation
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join Sempra’s Sydney Furbush, Manager of Supplier Diversity at SDG&E as he discusses the best opportunity to do business through Primes. See how the Sempra organization supports this through their contracts and mandates. Learn how to sub-contract a portion of the work to a smaller diverse supplier and/or prove the best efforts to do so effectively.

Register Now

SDG&E Supplier Diversity Program                                                           

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Apr
24
Tue
2018
Minority Business Certification Workshop @ Pacific Southwest MSDC Main Lobby Conference Room
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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 onsight help with accessing the online application.

*Live webinar available. Please register to receive webinar information.

Register Here