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GMP 2013 Workshop Presentations

Certified Firm Success Stories

Presentation of  Certified Firm Success Stories compiled by Business Oregon - Office of Minority, Women, & Emerging Small Business's (OMWESB).

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State Procurement Panel

Workshop Description:
State procurement staff will share how to do business with their agency, advise the best avenues to connect with them and create effective relationships.
 
Presenters:
  • Shannon Rand, Department of Forestry
  • Dick Hawks, Department of Corrections
  • John Paul ‘JP’ Jones, Oregon Youth Authority 

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Employers: Protect Your Business

Workshop Description:
Learn from industry experts the recommended methods to ensure you take the right steps as an employer to ensure business success.
 
Presenters:
  • Brian Fast, SAIF
  • Kerry Benson, Department of Revenue
  • Jennifer Germundson, Bureau of Labor & Industies

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Certified Firm Panel

Workshop Description:
Local firms will share how certification has aided in their growth, and describe helpful strategies to navigate and secure contract opportunities.
 
Presenters: 
  • Andrew Colas, Colas Construction
  • Erin Stone, RapidMade
  • Alando Simpson, City of Roses Disposal
  • Wasi Khan, Galaxux Incorporated
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Access to Capital

Workshop Description:
Access to capital can be the ideal lifeline to small business; micro-lenders to traditional bank financing experts will describe how to navigate the sometimes confusing lending waters.
 
Presenters:
  • Craig Christenson, Bank of America
  • Jorge Guerra, Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
  • Scott Onder, Mercy Corps NW
  • Terry Brandt, Albina Opportunities Corporation
  • Noah Brockman, Small Business Development Center – Capital Access Team
  • Kiva Zip

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Oregon University System [OUS]

Workshop Description:
This session focuses on participating in the OUS Capital Construction Retainer Program as well as their Goods and Services program.
 
Presenters:
  • Hillary Bounds, Oregon University System
  • Darin Matthews, Portland State University
  • Catherine Susman, University of Oregon

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Federal Contract Panel

Workshop Description:
The federal government contracts more than $500 billion annually. Learn the key elements to determine if this could be a lucrative option for your business.
 
Presenters:
  • Dee Edwards, Government Contract Assistance Program
  • Rob Ducoté, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Christine Scott, General Services Administration
  • Carol McIntyre, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Elida Monroe, U.S. Forest Service
  • Marty Gault, Bonneville Power Administration

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Contract Success… Now What?!?

Workshop Description:
Is your back office diminishing your bottom line? Learn what prime contractors require on public works projects and helpful tips to land your next contract.
 
Presenters:
  • David Douglas, Skanska USA
  • Inna Mischuck, Stacy and Witbeck
  • Stacey Drake-Edwards, Turner Construction

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Local Government Contracting

Workshop Description:
Local governments are being more intentional than ever when it comes to working with certified firms. Learn how to connect and where to find local government contracts.
 
Presenters:
  • Christine Moody, City of Portland
  • Sophia Cavalli, Multnomah County
  • Craig Johnsen, Port of Portland
  • Daniel Spero, Portland Development Commission
  • Johnell Bell, TriMet
  • Michelle DePass, Metro
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Professional Services Panel

Workshop Description:
Healthcare? IT provider? This is the panel for you … they have contracts and want you to bid!
 
Presenters:
  • Jeff Kyle, Kaiser Permanente
  • Rossanna Bosch, Oregon Health & Science University
  • Jeremy Emerson, Department of Human Services
  • Yunhwa Tak, Covendis
 
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Sheltered Market Pilot/Doing Business with State Government

Workshop Description:
This session will overview DAS’ Sheltered Market Program Pilot and provide valuable insights into the tools, advice and resources to most effectively traverse contracting with the government.
 
Presenters:
  • Sarah Roth, Department of Administrative Services
  • Kelly Stevens-Malnar, Department of Administrative Services
 
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Architect & Engineer Panel

Workshop Description:
A&E is in the house and they want to partner with you! Hear firsthand, the importance of developing relationships now, not when it’s time-critical to partner.
 
Presenters:
  • Charissa Rotramel, Parsons Brinckerhoff
  • Ron Stewart, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP
  • Jennifer Taylor, SERA Architects
 
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Successful Subcontractor Engagement

Workshop Description:
Some of the region’s largest general contractors want to demystify their subcontractor process AND hear your feedback as well.
 
Presenters:
  • Rhonnda Parsons Edmiston, Howard S. Wright
  • Mike Custer, JE Dunn
  • Derrick Beneville, Hoffman Construction
  • Mel Jones, Skanska
  • Bhavna Kumar, Walsh Construction Co.
  • Ruby Jones, Turner Construction
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Oregon Department of Transportation/Columbia River Crossing

Workshop Description:
ODOT has many specific small business opportunities—both highlights and navigation tools will be shared. The I-5 Bridge Replacement project is imminent; find out how to best engage and what you should know before construction begins.
 
Presenters:
  • John Downing, Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Joanne Robinson, Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Raymond Mabey, Columbia River Crossing
 
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Workshop Description:
Time and experience-tested lessons to successfully steer your business forward from a legal expert!
 
Presenter:
  •  Scott Stevenson, Lewis & Clark Law: Small Business Legal Clinic
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Latino Breakout

Workshop Description:
Learn how to contract with the government and available resources & tools/ Aprenda cómo realizar contratos con las agencias gubernamentales y recursos y herramientas disponibles.
 
 
Presenters:
  • Gabriel Silva, Oregon Business Development Department
  • Beth Lopez, Business Oregon/Office of Minority, Women, & Emerging Small Business (OMWESB)
    • Also representing Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Susan Felstiner, Lewis & Clark Law School: Small Business Legal Clinic
  • Jorge Guerra, Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs
  • Carlos Moreno, Hispanic Metro Chamber of Commerce

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Certification = Be Found!/Small Business Development Centers

Workshop Descriptions:
Certification = Be Found!
If you’re not so busy you’re dizzy, certification could be exactly the key to put you over the top and open the door to new contracting opportunities.
 
Small Business Development Centers
Starting a business or want to go to the next level? Find out how the Oregon Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) can be part crucial tool in the development, training and growth of your firm. 
 
Presenters:
  • Sheila Haywood, Business Oregon/Office of Minority, Women, & Emerging Small Business (OMWESB)
  • Mark Gregory, Small Business Development Center 
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