News Release: Take Advantage of Your LGBT Business Enterprise Status
We wanted to let you know about two opportunities for you, our certified LGBT-owned business enterprises. We know once you have that certification, getting the most out of it, who to talk to, and where to look are all important to make it benefit you. Below are two opportunities you should look into.
If you are not yet certified, these programs will help show you how it can benefit you. You can also take a look at our page on becoming certified and this video about certification. Let us know how we can help you certify your business!
Nashville Federal Courthouse- Mega Construction Project
The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will hold an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Committee Meeting tomorrow, July 29th at 1:00 pm, for the Nashville Federal Courthouse Mega Construction Project. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this project and find out if your business can get involved. You can find call-in directions and agenda information here.
One-on-One with the Business Assistance Office
From the Metro Nashville Business Assistance Office (BAO):
While the BAO continues to work remotely, we maintain our commitment to assisting the Small and Diverse Businesses of Davidson County. To be more efficient and meet the needs of our vendors, we are dedicating specific days and time blocks each month to allow vendors to schedule time with Metro Nashville’s Office of Minority of Minority and Women Business Assistance (BAO).
Meetings with BAO staff are held the second Wednesday of each month. Meeting times are scheduled between 10:00 am and 1:15 pm in 45-minute increments. Request your meeting using this form.
Other Follow-Up Information
Make sure you are registered and your information is up-to-date with Metro procurement. Take a look at the recording of our LGBTBE Classroom Connect for more information from NGLCC on certification and from Metro BAO on procurement registration. You can find step-by-step instructions on both processes here.
There are other local and national opportunities for LGBTBEs. You can find upcoming webinars on our website and in this news release. We will continue to keep you connected to learning opportunities, procurement information, and more.