Date: February 10, 2022
Start Time: 2:00 PM EST
End Time: 4:00 PM EST
Are you looking to increase your business’s potential in the New Year?
Start by getting your Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Certification! An MBE Certification uniquely positions you to market your services to prospective corporate buyers looking to build relationships with trusted minority businesses. Your business also gains access to unique benefits and opportunities unavailable to non-certified minority-owned businesses. Some of these exclusive benefits include:
Learn how to start the certification process in our upcoming workshop hosted by your Enterprising Women of Color DMV Business Center team, with presenters from the Minority Business Enterprise Services Division of the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMDC). If your company seeks to connect with private sector buyers, getting your certification through CRMSDC is considered the platinum standard in supplier diversity. CRMSDC advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises and connects them to corporate members. Special guests Director Errol Taylor and Program Manager Christine Bivens, MCA, will offer valuable insight into the certification process and its benefits.
Program Manager, MBE Services, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)
Christine Bivens, MCA, serves as a program manager in the MBE Services Division of the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC). In this role, Ms. Bivens primarily assists minority-owned companies with certification as well as facilitate relationships between the minority businesses and corporate members of CRMSDC. She brings over 25 years of experience in minority business program policy, management, and implementation, as well as equal opportunity program management and analysis.
Throughout her career, Ms. Bivens has been a strong advocate for small, minority, and women-owned businesses, as well as transparency in state and city procurement and MBE programs. She served on the board and as a member of various organizations that are committed to the interests of businesses including the Baltimore Development Corporation, the Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber, the Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council, and the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce.
Director of Minority Business Enterprise Services, Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council
Errol Taylor is a 1974 graduate of Hampton Institute. Errol’s professional career began working for Joseph Seagram’s, then transitioning to the State
Employee’s Credit Union, of Maryland. Errol opened C’est Cheese in Lexington Market in 1979, and later launched Charm City Caterers, Inc. After more than 30 years as a small business owner, he serves as the Director of Minority Business Enterprise Services at Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council. In this role, Errol shares his passion for economic development and small business opportunity by supporting and advocating for minority owned businesses.