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MWBE News and Events for October 2019

October 2019

Greenwood Week Pittsburgh is Almost Here

The URA is a proud sponsor of Greenwood Week Pittsburgh, the one and only minority business conference that will give you a guided path to running a successful business or brand. 

On October 27 - November 2, artists, entrepreneurs, business owners, and anyone is able to attend classes to:

  • Tackle mental and financial health
  • Write/edit your own business plan
  • Apply for your MWDBE status
  • Learn how to market and brand yourself effectively
  • Locate and secure funding
  • Properly budget your finances
  • Learn the workings of paperwork and administrative duties
  • Learn the essentials that go with running a successful business.

Tickets and registration


A Thank You to Paul Martinchich

The MWBE Program Office would like to thank Paul Martinchich, URA project manager, for co-presenting with Lisa Moses at the September 10, 2019 SAME (The Society of American Military Engineers) Pittsburgh Post Small Business Workshop.

Paul provided the audience with an informative overview of current and upcoming RFP and RFQ opportunities from the URA’s engineering and construction, and real estate departments. 

The URA's Paul Martinchich and Lisa Moses (middle) being recognized by SAME for their participation in the SAME workshop

Training Opportunities


Cosmos Technologies is offering a certification program to provide nationally recognized credentials for individuals who install, inspect and maintain Green Infrastructure (G.I.) Systems. The certification program will be offered on Thursday evenings:

  • October 17, 2019
  • November 14, 2019

Registration info


Here is an opportunity for you to learn about:

  • Registering as a Vendor
  • Single and 3-Quote Bids
  • RFP / IFB Paperwork and Proper Completion
  • Pre-Proposal / Bid Meetings and Networking

The “Instructional Workshop” will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019. The deadline to register is on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. ET.

More info


Out and About

Friday, October 4, 2019

Lisa Moses will be at Northwest Bank's Small Business Resource Fair.
Location: The August Wilson African American Cultural Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Lisa Moses will be at GACO’s (Government Agency Coordination Office) 32nd Annual Procurement Opportunities Fair.
Location: Monroeville Convention Center, 209 Mall Plaza Boulevard, Monroeville, PA 15146


Event Calendars to Follow

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