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OMWBE Certifications: Why They're Important and How to Obtain Them

This workshop is a part of our workshop series “Preparing for Public Projects w/The Interstate Bridge” and will focus on all things you need to know about certifications with the Office of Minority & Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE), the official certifying agency for Washington state businesses.   

You will learn:

  • The importance of certification
  • Specific eligibility requirements
  • How to get started with the certification process for both state and federal
    • State Certifications (MBE, WBE, MWBE, CBE, SEDBE)
    • Federal Certifications for US Department of Transportation (DBE, SBE, ACDBE)
  • How to ensure a smooth application process
  • About the new Public Works Small Business Enterprise (PWSBE) Certification 
  • This will be an online 1 hour presentation with 30 minutes available for Q&A

 

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location:

Online via Zoom

The Columbian Economic Forecast Breakfast

CREDC is a sponsor of The Columbian’s 38th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast, presented by Riverview Bank, is the premier regional forecast for Southwest Washington business and civic leaders.

The March 5, 2024 Breakfast will offer an enhanced opportunity for networking with peers and decision makers prior to an engaging interactive discussion with industry leaders.

This year’s theme is the impact of artificial intelligence on our local, national and global economy. How do we prepare our businesses and workforces? How will this create new challenges and opportunities for the way we work and live in SW Washington?

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Time: 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Location: 

Vancouver Hilton Convention Center
301 West 6th Street, Vancouver, WA

Accounting Principles: Preparing for Government Contracting

This workshop is a part of our workshop series “Preparing for Public Projects w/The Interstate Bridge” and will focus on all things you need to know about accounting for your business in preparation for government contracting. 

 You will learn:

  • Accounting Basics
  • Navigating differences between profits and cash
  • Managing growth and working capital
  • Preparing your records for external reporting
  • Understanding Public Works requirements
  • Monitoring financial results
  • Establishing an advisory team

This will be an online 1 hour presentation with 30 minutes available for Q&A

Primary Instructors: Teresa Petrie, Perkins & Co., and Barrett CPA

Brought to you by: Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) and WA APEX Accelerator Advising 

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Time: 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Location:

Online via Zoom

Address

805 Broadway St
Suite 412
Vancouver WA 98660

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