CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

WORKSHOP 1: PROJECTS ON THE RISE

Explore a wide range of opportunities for small businesses and learn about programs available to help you participate in governmental contracts. Area government agencies discuss upcoming business opportunities.

SPEAKERS WORKSHOP 1

Alan Shirkey

BUREAU CHIEF, ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION
South Florida Water Management District

Amanda L. Ray

Procurement and Business Development Manager
PBC Facilities Development and Operations

Clinton B. Forbes

Executive Director
Palm Tran

Colleen Robbs

Director of the Equal Business Opportunity Program Office
Solid Waste Authority

David G. Dolan, MBA

Deputy Chief of Facilities Management
School District of PBC

Gary M. Sypek

Director of Airport Planning
PBC Department of Airports

Kevin Volbrecht

Director of Engineering
City of West Palm Beach

WORKSHOP 2: FUND MY BUSINESS

Put your best foot forward. Learn about the evaluation process from lending institutions and how to improve your ability to obtain funding. Creative solutions will be presented. Be a part of the discussion.

SPEAKERS WORKSHOP 2

Dood Theodore

VICE PRESIDENT-CREDIT
Wells Fargo Bank, NA.

Beth-ann Morrison

VP, RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
Valley National Bank

Sherry Howard

Deputy Director
Department of Housing & Economic Sustainability

WHO WE ARE

The Palm Beach Partners is a coalition of City, County, State and non-profit agencies aligned to maximize economic development opportunities for small businesses throughout the South Florida region.

The group includes: City of Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, Solid Waste Authority, Office Equal Business Opportunity, Department of Airports and Palm Tran), School District of Palm Beach County, City of West Palm Beach, Center for Technology Enterprise and Development (TED Center), and PARAGON Florida, Inc.

OUR GOAL:

Our goal is to extend this distinctive business opportunity beyond our respective geographic and organizational borders to benefit small, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (SBEs, M/WBEs, or DBEs) throughout the entire South Florida region.

Please join us in making the 2019 Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference & Expo an unrivaled, collaborative success.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Workshops exposing business on how to build connections and contracting opportunities with government agencies, and how to build your credit and obtain a small business loan.

  • Sign-Up for a Power Talk meeting with Government Agencies and Private Corporations.

  • The "Real Business" Networking Reception and Awards Presentation

  • Who will you meet?

  • The Matchmaker Conference provides the opportunity to meet with Procurement Representatives from public and private entities attending and supporting this event exclusively to meet with Small Businesses

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