Virtual

Thursday, March 4

8:30am - 11:30am

Hear from various agencies from the MWDBE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE about upcoming projects, learn how to do business, and connect with decision makers

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

 

ALLEGHENY COUNTY AIRPORT AUTHORITY

 

ALLEGHENY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EQUITY & INCLUSION

 

ALLEGHENY COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

 

ALLEGHENY COUNTY HOUSING AUTHORITY

 

ALCOSAN 

 

CITY OF PITTSBURGH EQUAL OPPORTUNITY REVIEW COMMISSION

 

COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COLLEGE

 

DIVERSITY BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER 

 

GOVERNMENT AGENCY COORDINATION OFFICE OF CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PA

 

HOUSING AUTHORITY CITY OF PITTSBURGH

 

PITTSBURGH PARKING AUTHORITY

 

PITTSBURGH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

PITTSBURGH WATER & SEWER AUTHORITY

 

PORT AUTHORITY OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY

 

RIVERSIDE CENTER FOR INNOVATION

 

SPORTS & EXHIBITION AUTHORITY 

 

URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF PITTSBURGH

 

U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

20th Annual

BUSINESS

OPPORTUNITY

CONFERENCE

Hosted & Presented by

With years of experience in countless business development efforts, we’re ready to take your business to the next level. The MWDBE Governmental Committee combines our insights on how to transform your projects, processes, strategies, and in turn your company. And our members have the capabilities and experience to actually do it. We’re proud to help shape the landscape for economic development accessing the talents for historically underutilized entrepreneurs.

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Detailed Schedule

8:30am - 8:45am:  WELCOME + OPENING REMARKS

Juan Garrett, MWDBE Governmental Committee Chair

 

8:45am - 9:00am:  KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Diamonte Walker

     Deputy Executive Director, Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh

9:00am - 9:15am: HALL OF FAME AWARD PRESENTATION

Ricardo Williams, City of Pittsburgh, Presenter

     HONOREES

Arletta Scott Williams, Executive Director, Alcosan
Valerie Waters

 

9:15am - 9:45am: FIRESIDE CHAT PANEL DISCUSSION

Juan Garrett, RCI Moderator
Mark Lewis, Poise Foundation
Fred Brown, Forbes Fund
Dr. Quinton Bullock, President, Community College of Allegheny County(CCAC)

 

9:45am - 9:50am: AGENDA BREAK

 

9:50am - 10:35am: 6 CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS - SET 1(see below)

— Breakout #1 - SERVICE PROVIDERS

Kaseem Bey, Allegheny County Economic Development
Judy McNeil, Diversity Business Resource Center
Renee Decker, Government Agency Coordination of California U of PA
Lisa Moses, MWDBE Program Coor- Urban Redvelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
David Pinkosky, Business Opportunity/Economic Development Specialist - U.S. Small Business Administration 

 

Breakout #2 - GOVERNMENT

Chuck Durham, City of Pittsburgh 
Jennifer Olzinger, City of Pittsburgh
Debbie Lewis, Allegheny County 
Howard Balis, Allegheny County 
Clarence Curry, SEA 

 

— Breakout 3 - UTILITIES

Ray Meyer, Alcosan

Ben Heilman, Alcosan
Emily Pontarelli, PWSA

Breakout #4 - EDUCATION

— Paula B. Castleberry, PPS

Kevin Carter, PPS Board

Michael McNamara, PPS

Daniel Johnson, PPS

Ashley Kozikoski, PPS

Megan Patton, PPS

Rhonda Sears, PPS

Mike Cvetic, CCAC

Joe Pugliano, CCAC

Duvall Aiken, CCAC

Breakout #5: HOUSING

Kim Evans, ACHA
Kim Detrick, HACP
Renelda Colvin, HACP
Guy E. Phillips, ACHA
Brandon Havranek, HACP

Breakout #6: TRANSPORTATION

Jenee Oliver, Allegheny County Airport Authority
Virginia Culbreath, Allegheny County Airport Authority
Sue Broadus, Port Authority of Allegheny County

10:35am - 10:40am: Agenda Break

10:40am - 11:25am: 6 CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS - SET 2 

— Breakout #1 - SERVICE PROVIDERS

Kaseem Bey, Allegheny County Economic Development
Judy McNeil, Diversity Business Resource Center
Renee Decker, Government Agency Coordination of California U of PA
Lisa Moses, MWDBE Program Coor- Urban Redvelopment Authority of Pittsburgh
David Pinkosky, Business Opportunity/Economic Development Specialist - U.S. Small Business Administration 

 

Breakout #2 - GOVERNMENT

Chuck Durham, City of Pittsburgh 
Jennifer Olzinger, City of Pittsburgh
Debbie Lewis, Allegheny County 
Howard Balis, Allegheny County 
Clarence Curry, SEA 

 

— Breakout 3 - UTILITIES

Ray Meyer, Alcosan

Ben Heilman, Alcosan
Emily Pontarelli, PWSA

Breakout #4 - EDUCATION

Paula B. Castleberry, PPS 
Mike Cvetic, CCAC 
Joe Pugliano, CCAC 
Duvall Aiken, CCAC

Breakout #5 - HOUSING

Kim Evans, ACHA
Kim Detrick, HACP
Renelda Colvin, HACP
Guy E. Phillips, ACHA
Brandon Havranek, HACP

Breakout #6 - TRANSPORTATION

Jenee Oliver, Allegheny County Airport Authority
Virginia Culbreath, Allegheny County Airport Authority
Sue Broadus, Port Authority of Allegheny County

11:25am: Closing Remarks

8:30 - 9:45am (JOIN)

 

  • 8:30am - 8:45am:  WELCOME + OPENING REMARKS

  • 8:45am - 9:00am:  KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • 9:00am - 9:15am: HALL OF FAME AWARD PRESENTATION

  • 9:15am - 9:45am: FIRESIDE CHAT PANEL DISCUSSION

 

9:45am - 9:50am: AGENDA BREAK

 

9:50am - 10:35am: 6 CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS - SET 1

    

      Different Link for Each Breakout 

 

  • Breakout #1 - SERVICE PROVIDERS   (JOIN)

  • Breakout #2 - GOVERNMENT   (JOIN)

  • Breakout 3 - UTILITIES  (JOIN)

  • Breakout #4 - EDUCATION   (JOIN)

  • Breakout #5: HOUSING  (JOIN)

  • Breakout #6: TRANSPORTATION​   (JOIN)

 

10:35am - 10:40am: Agenda Break

 

10:40 - 11:25: 6 CONCURRENT BREAKOUT SESSIONS - SET 2

 

    Different Link for Each Breakout 

 

  • Breakout #1 - SERVICE PROVIDERS   (JOIN)

  • Breakout #2 - GOVERNMENT   (JOIN)

  • Breakout 3 - UTILITIES  (JOIN)

  • Breakout #4 - EDUCATION   (JOIN)

  • Breakout #5: HOUSING  (JOIN)

  • Breakout #6: TRANSPORTATION​   (JOIN)

Meet Keynote & 2021 Honorees

Diamonte Walker

Keynote Speaker

Deputy Executive Director

Urban Redevelopment Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (URA)

Bio

Arletta Scott Williams

Hall of Fame Honoree

Executive Director

ALCOSAN

Bio

Valerie

Waters

Hall of Fame Honoree

Retired Performance & Compliance, Manage, Urban Redevelopment Development of Pittsburgh

Bio

When
Mar 04, 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST
Where
Virtual

Thank You Sponsors

Pittsburgh PA United States

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