05/17/21: Tools, Resources, Information and Connections, May 17 - 21,2021

Friday May 21 | 9:00am – 2:30pm EST Join WBEC Metro NY & Greater DMV, President & CEO at the 11th Anniversary of Women of Prince George’s Women’s Conference. The theme this year is “This Is Our Time”. REGISTER.


  • This May, we honor the invaluable contributions to innovation and culture by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander business leaders. We begin our celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with the Presidential Proclamation.

Small Business Administration

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin delivering economic relief from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, established by the American Rescue Plan and signed into law by President Joe Biden, to more than 16,000 approved applicants. This first round of funding represents over $2 billion of relief awarded since last Monday’s successful program launch. Restaurants and other food and beverage businesses across the nation will begin to see funds in bank accounts as early as Tuesday, May 11.
  • National Small Business Week Virtual Summit | September 13 – 15. For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. This year is one unlike the half-century that has come before. We are facing unique challenges together. However, American small businesses continue to play a central role in building a strong country, prepared for any obstacles in the future. Learn More>>

New York

  • The U.S. Small Business Administration Buffalo District Office is inviting area small business owners to participate in our 2021 SBA Virtual Government Contracting Day on Wednesday, May 26. This year’s Contracting event offers small business owners the chance to discuss potential contracting opportunities with representatives from:
    • 107th Attack Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station
    • US Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District
    • Air Force Research Laboratory
    • Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority
    • ConServe
    • Reichert , Inc.
    • LeChase
    • Tesla

Registered participants will receive log-in information and program agenda prior to the event. REGISTER.

Washington DC

  • Wednesdays May 19 – June 23 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm EDT Federal Contracting Closing the Deal. Join Roderick “Rod” Johnson, Lender Relations Specialist with the Washington Metropolitan Area District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as he leads this in-depth webinar series on how small business owners can generate sales through the purchasing power of the federal government. REGISTER.
  • SEED IMMERSON POGRAM by Peapod Digital Labs  https://www.retailbusinessservices.com/news-releases/news-release-details/retail-business-services-partners-other-ahold-delhaize-usa

    Program Schedule

    March 16, 2021 – Applications Open

    May 31, 2021 – Applications Close

    May 31 – June 30, 2020 – Application Review and Selection

    July 1, 2021  – Announcement of Finalists

    July 8, 2021 – Program Starts (mentor matching & bi-weekly coaching)

    September 16, 2021 – Supply Chain Innovation Conference

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Record number of contracts announced between WBENC certified Women Business Enterprises (WBEs) and Corporate Members, between WBEs and with the Public Sector; a fraction of contracting activity taking place within WPEO https://t.co/waBtLqBvE2 https://t.co/dTiugH70QZ
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Registration is OPEN for #WPEONYDC's first Virtual Breakthrough Breakfast! Visit our website for more information https://t.co/cxdqi6WEev
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@macysnews: Scale up and grow your business with Macy’s retail development program, The Workshop at Macy’s. Now accepting applications for its 2021 class, it was developed in 2011 to foster up-and-coming diverse and women-owned small retail businesses. https://t.co/0gwm5yvDpn https://t.co/xeGeT6UmtO
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Do you have a consumer products that is ready for retail? @WBENCLive and @Target will host a Women Owned in Retail session on 10/15/20 on12:30 PM! Learn more & register https://t.co/HE43bzw8DP #WPEO #womenowned #wbencnetwork
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@WBENCLive: 12 amazing NextGen #WomenEntrepreneurs will advance to the Live Pitch Competition on October 5, featuring $10K in grant awards! Check out the NextGen Pitch Intensive https://t.co/4lLvHHCkdL . #WBENC #NextGenWBE #WBENCnetwork #businesspitch #femalefounder #startup #femalefounders https://t.co/HIJgRTnlGD
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