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MARKETPLACE 2020

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· Stage
Welcome Remarks
EMCEE, Elmer Moore, Up Scale Milwaukee | Introduction - Mary Gage, WEDC | Keystone Sponsor - Steven SaLoutos, U.S. Bank
2020-12-08T08:30:00Z 2020-12-08T08:45:00Z America/Chicago Welcome+Remarks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Tribute to Late Herb Miller
2020-12-08T08:45:00Z 2020-12-08T08:50:00Z America/Chicago Tribute+to+Late+Herb+Miller https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Missy Hughes - WEDC Secretary and CEO
Governor Evers Remarks
2020-12-08T08:50:00Z 2020-12-08T09:00:00Z America/Chicago Missy+Hughes+-+WEDC+Secretary+and+CEO https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Awards Sponsor - Kira Lafond, Milwaukee Business Journal
Governor's Business Excellence Awards Ceremony
2020-12-08T09:00:00Z 2020-12-08T09:30:00Z America/Chicago Awards+Sponsor+-+Kira+Lafond%2C+Milwaukee+Business+Journal https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Guest Speaker
Lafayette Crump, Commissioner of City Development, City of Milwaukee
2020-12-08T09:30:00Z 2020-12-08T10:15:00Z America/Chicago Guest+Speaker https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Four Steps to Grow Your Business Online Panel
Moderator Jim Lee, Hmong Chamber | Panelists: Kim Swisher, Kim Swisher's Communications; Genia Stevens, Belwah Media; Temo Xopin Neuro Republica and Latino Life
2020-12-08T10:15:00Z 2020-12-08T10:45:00Z America/Chicago Four+Steps+to+Grow+Your+Business+Online+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Four Steps to Grow Your Business Online Panel
2020-12-08T10:45:00Z 2020-12-08T11:00:00Z America/Chicago Four+Steps+to+Grow+Your+Business+Online+Panel%09 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How to Grow Your Business Panel
Moderator: Elmer Moore, Up Scale Milwaukee | Panelists: Darren Fisher, SPEARity; Lorry Rifikin, Clarity Managment; Mel Toy, PyraxMax Bank
2020-12-08T11:00:00Z 2020-12-08T12:00:00Z America/Chicago How+to+Grow+Your+Business+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Contracting Academy
Selling to the State of Wisconsin - Goods and Services - The Basics
2020-12-08T13:00:00Z 2020-12-08T14:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Contracting+Academy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Contracting Academy
Contracting with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and their Primes
2020-12-08T13:00:00Z 2020-12-08T14:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Contracting+Academy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Contracting Academy
Selling to the State of Wisconsin - Goods and Services - Past the Basics
2020-12-08T14:00:00Z 2020-12-08T15:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Contracting+Academy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Contracting Academy
Locating, Securing and Managing Federal Construction Contracts and Subcontracts
2020-12-08T14:00:00Z 2020-12-08T15:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Contracting+Academy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Contracting Academy
Selling to the State of Wisconsin - Construction, A/E and Related Trends
2020-12-08T15:00:00Z 2020-12-08T16:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Contracting+Academy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Contracting Academy
Selling to the Federal Government and Federal Prime Contractors - Goods and Services
2020-12-08T15:00:00Z 2020-12-08T16:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Contracting+Academy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Morning General Session
Community Awards Recognition, Reports from DOA, SBA, and Guest Speakers
2020-12-09T08:30:00Z 2020-12-09T10:00:00Z America/Chicago Morning+General+Session https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Welcome
EMCEE, Elmer Moore, Up Scale Milwaukee | Introduction - Mary Gage, WEDC | Keystone Sponsor - Mike Ward, U.S. Bank
2020-12-09T08:30:00Z 2020-12-09T08:45:00Z America/Chicago Welcome+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Sam Rikkers, WEDC Deputy Secretary and COO
Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes Remarks
2020-12-09T08:45:00Z 2020-12-09T09:00:00Z America/Chicago Sam+Rikkers%2C+WEDC+Deputy+Secretary+and+COO https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Community Awards Recognition, SBA and 25th Anniversary Awards
2020-12-09T09:00:00Z 2020-12-09T09:15:00Z America/Chicago Community+Awards+Recognition%2C+SBA+and+25th+Anniversary+Awards https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Government Program & Contract Spend - Eric Ness, US SBA
Tondra Davis, Department of Administration
2020-12-09T09:15:00Z 2020-12-09T09:45:00Z America/Chicago Government+Program+%26+Contract+Spend+-+Eric+Ness%2C+US+SBA https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Guest Speakers
Joaquin Altoro, Chief Executive Officer, WHEDA and May yer Thao, Assistant Deputy Director, WHEDA
2020-12-09T09:45:00Z 2020-12-09T10:30:00Z America/Chicago Guest+Speakers+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Demographic Report - Bob Pope, WEDC
2020-12-09T10:15:00Z 2020-12-09T10:30:00Z America/Chicago Demographic+Report+-+Bob+Pope%2C+WEDC https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Locating Financial & Technical Resources Panel
Moderator: Marjorie Rucker, TBC | Panelists: Ossie Kendrix, AACCW and Ger Thao, HWCC
2020-12-09T10:30:00Z 2020-12-09T11:15:00Z America/Chicago Locating+Financial+%26+Technical+Resources+Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Lobby
Buyer/Partner/Sponsor Meetings
2020-12-09T10:30:00Z 2020-12-09T16:00:00Z America/Chicago Buyer%2FPartner%2FSponsor+Meetings https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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How to Diversify your Business in the Era of COVID
2020-12-09T11:15:00Z 2020-12-09T12:00:00Z America/Chicago How+to+Diversify+your+Business+in+the+Era+of+COVID https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Contracting Academy
An Overview of Available Federal and State Small Business Certifications
2020-12-09T14:00:00Z 2020-12-09T15:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Contracting+Academy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Contracting Academy
Business Development and Marketing with a Government Customer - Advice from the Experts
2020-12-09T14:00:00Z 2020-12-09T15:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Contracting+Academy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Contracting Academy
Building Your Capacity, Capability, and Compliance in the Federal Marketplace
2020-12-09T15:00:00Z 2020-12-09T16:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Contracting+Academy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Contracting Academy
Working with the Government - A Panel Discussion
2020-12-09T15:00:00Z 2020-12-09T16:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Contracting+Academy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Opening Remarks by Missy Hughes, WEDC Secretary and CEO
Keystone Sponsor - Steven SaLoutos, U.S. Bank | Expanding Wisconsin's Diverse Supply Chain Panel- Chris Layden, Senior Vice President, Manpower North America
2020-12-10T09:00:00Z 2020-12-10T10:30:00Z America/Chicago Opening+Remarks+by+Missy+Hughes%2C+WEDC+Secretary+and+CEO https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Lobby
Buyer/Partner/Sponsor Meetings
2020-12-10T10:00:00Z 2020-12-10T15:30:00Z America/Chicago Buyer%2FPartner%2FSponsor+Meetings https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Wisconsin Tribal Enterprises & Business Development Corporations
New Markets & Business Development Resources - Bill Bison & Gary Mejchar, FACC
2020-12-10T10:30:00Z 2020-12-10T11:15:00Z America/Chicago Wisconsin+Tribal+Enterprises+%26+Business+Development+Corporations https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Marketing & Advertising to a Business is just like Air, Food and Water for us to Survive
Katherine Ramirez, adBidtise & #SocialBuzz
2020-12-10T11:15:00Z 2020-12-10T12:00:00Z America/Chicago Marketing+%26+Advertising+to+a+Business+is+just+like+Air%2C+Food+and+Water+for+us+to+Survive https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Contracting Academy
What it Takes to Win - Preparing Government Quotes, Bids, Proposals
2020-12-10T14:00:00Z 2020-12-10T15:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Contracting+Academy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Contracting Academy
GSA Schedule Contracts - Should you have one, how to get one and how to use it
2020-12-10T14:00:00Z 2020-12-10T15:00:00Z America/Chicago The+Contracting+Academy https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Closing Session
Robert Lamb, U.S. Bank
2020-12-10T15:30:00Z 2020-12-10T16:00:00Z America/Chicago Closing+Session https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fmarketplace-2020 Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

The event is over

Hosted by

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is committed to creating and maintaining a business climate that allows you to maximize your potential. Working with more than 600 statewide partners, including regional economic development organizations, academic institutions and industry groups, we’re enhancing our communities, supporting business development, advancing industry innovation, tapping global markets and developing a talented workforce to help Wisconsin realize its full economic potential.

Virtual Booths

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U.S. Bank

A bank that works the way you do

WHEDA

WHEDA - Together we build Wisconsin

CG Schmidt

Your Trusted Building Partner

Greenfire Management Services

Builders of the Future

MARS Solutions Group

Let our fresh perspective find you out of this world talent!

Associated Bank

Bank At Work

American Family Insurance

Insure carefully, dream fearlessly

Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin

Trust Matters

Donated by the Green Bay Packers

Supporting Your Employees Through Parenthood

Donated by AT&T

Amigo Specializes in the installation of many exterior cladding products in the commercial sector.

SPEARity™

Donated by WE Energies

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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

We’re with you on the road to recovery.

U.S. Small Business Administration

The go-to cabinet level Federal agency helping small businesses start, grow, expand, and recover from adversity.

City of Madison

Targeted Business Enterprise Certification

First American Capital Corporation

FACC - business loans and development services

Small Business Development Center at UW-Milwaukee

Achieve your small business goals with the Wisconsin SBDC

Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)

Wisconsin's Procurement Technical Assistance Center

Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Supporting LGBTQ+ and allied owned businesses

Women's Business Development Center

Your Growth is Our Business

WWBIC

Putting Dreams to Work Since 1989

Wisconsin Supplier Diversity Program

Apply to become an MBE, DVB or WBE today!

City of Milwaukee- Office of Small Business Development

Office of Small Business Development

North Central Minority Supplier Development Council (NCMSDC)

The NCMSDC is an Affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council®, and we serve Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin

MEDC

Small Business Lending

Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce

Your Success is our Primary Mission

Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Making Black People the Largest Employer of Black People!

Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District

Supplier Diversity & Procurement

Small Business Development Center at UW-Milwaukee

Achieve your small business goals with the Wisconsin SBDC

Western Wisconsin Women's Business Center

Your partner for starting and expanding your business in Western Wisconsin

WisDOT OBOEC DBE Program and Support Services

DBE Program and Support Services

Madison Black Chamber of Commerce

Building Better, Smarter Businesses!

African American Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

AACCWI- Provides access to capital, education, and advocacy

Wisconsin Indian Business Alliance (WIBA)

Wisconsin Native CDFIs Building Financial Sovereignty

Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce

Supporting Asian-Owned and Underserved Community Businesses