We Mean Business 2020 | Virtual Conference
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Owner, Davis Group, LLC
Ohio DSA Agency Portfolio Officer - Finance & Internal Affairs
Senior Vice President, Forcht Bank
Procurement Specialist Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistant Center
Entrepreneur & Social Capital Expert
Assistant Director of Business and Human Resources & Chief of Staff, ODOT
Lender Relations Specialist, The U. S. Small Business Administration
Director of Technology, Progress Ally
Founder & CEO, J.C. Baker & Associates | Keynote Speaker
We Mean Business Help Desk
Trouble Shooting and Technical Support
Every partnership begins with enthusiasm. But the truth is, most projects are an endurance test of goodwill and determination. At Prus we welcome that challenge, never losing sight of our common goals, because we know that’s how we’ll build something of value for you.
Metric Environmental is a sustainability consulting company that assists clients in air, water, waste compliance and workplace safety
Forcht Bank is a Kentucky-based bank with 25 locations throughout 12 community markets offering loans, mortgages, checking accounts and more.
BBB sets standards for ethical business behavior and monitors compliance. Almost 400,000 Accredited Businesses meet and commit to our high standards.
Progress Ally is a non-profit startup aimed at boosting businesses that demonstrate support for racial causes and engage in sustainable production.
For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free, confidential business education and mentoring.
City of Cincinnati
Cincinnati has easy online access for you to request city services, pay bills or apply for permits.
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority
To shape our future by utilizing sustainable funding models to develop quality housing solutions in partnership with our community stakeholders.
Ohio Department of Transportation
With the mission to provide safe and easy movement of people and goods from place to place, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) supports the state highway system and promotes transportation initiatives statewide.
Economic Community Development Institute
ECDI, a statewide SBA lender, started in Columbus in 2004 before expanding to Cleveland in July 2012, Akron in November 2014 and Cincinnati in January 2018. ECDI also has Field Offices in Toledo and Canton.
Department of Economic Inclusion
The Department of Economic Inclusion is responsible for administering, enforcing, and monitoring the Equal Employment Opportunity Program, the Living Wage Program, MBE/WBE/SBE certification programs, and Local, State & Federal Prevailing Wage laws.
Greater Cincinnati Microenterprise Initiative
GCMI provides Entrepreneurship Education, Small Business Training, Business Coaching, Access to Capital, and supportive resources to low to moderate income individuals or business owners.
Minority Business Assistance Center
The Minority Business Assistance Centers (MBACs) provide MBE and EDGE entrepreneurs with management, technical, financial and contract procurement assistance in addition to loan and bond packaging services. These services are available without cost to businesses located throughout Ohio and serve the needs of Ohio’s small, minority and disadvantaged businesses.
The Ohio Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) provide business counseling and assistance to individuals who are either starting or growing their business.
Ohio Department of Administrative Services
The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (DAS), led by Matthew M. Damschroder, is committed to providing quality centralized services, specialized support and innovative solutions to state agencies, boards and commissions as well as local governments and state universities.