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Strategic Partners

Carolina-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (CVMSDC)

CVMSDC promotes and facilitates business relationships between the public/private sector and certified minority-owned businesses within North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia.

Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council (CRMSDC)

CRMSDC is one of 23 regional affiliates of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, the only nationally certifying authority. CRMSDC also operates one U.S. Department of Commerce Virginia Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center.

Chesapeake Economic Development Corporation

Promoting business growth in the Chesapeake, VA area, one of the 100 largest cities in America.

Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Minority Business Enterprise

The mission of the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) is to enhance growth opportunities for Virginia’s small businesses to prosper through increased revenue and job creation thereby raising the standard of living for all Virginians.

Community Business Partnership, Northern Virginia and Surrounding Area

Community Business Partnership provides small business technical assistance and financing services, particularly to low-moderate income and disadvantaged individuals, including minorities, women and the disabled, specifically in Northern Virginia.

Construction Real Estate Women (CREW – DC)

Founded in 1979, CREW- DC is a membership organization that promotes professional opportunities and business relationships for women in the commercial real estate industry.

DC Business Center

The DC Business Center helps streamline and personalize the interactions professionals and business owners have with DC’s regulatory and support agencies making it easier for entrepreneurs to start, grow, and maintain local businesses.

Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC)

The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce aims to develop the network and tools to help businesses in the Washington D.C. area grow. Every year more than 1500 businesses and organizations participate in our events, many of whom are our members. These members range from the Washington region’s largest corporations to one-person companies – and everything in between.

Maryland Chamber of Commerce

The Maryland Chamber of Commerce provides value to its members by creating a strong pro-business agenda, lobbying state government to support Maryland’s business and industrial sectors, providing timely and informative communications on the issues that impact Maryland businesses and connecting members to business leaders and policymakers in Maryland.

National Association of Minority Architects DC (NOMA)

NOMA develops a showcase for minority professionals in design and construction.

NAWBO Baltimore Regional Chapter

NAWBO BRC’s mission is to empower and promote women business owners in the greater Baltimore area.

Maryland Washington Minority Contractors Association

A member organization that advocates for minority business inclusion in all public and private procurement, providing support, education, capacity building and technical assistance to new and existing businesses.

Maryland Women’s Business Center

The Maryland Women’s Business Center (MWBC) helps Montgomery County’s diverse population start and build successful women-owned enterprises that are positioned for long-term growth in our community.

National Association of Black Women in Construction

The vision of the National Association of Black Women in Construction (NABWIC) is to build lasting strategic partnerships that will provide groundbreaking and innovative solutions for black women in construction.

Network of Enterprising Women – Richmond

Creating and providing a supportive environment for businesses that will foster productivity and effectiveness, enhancing both the community and the quality of life in the Greater Richmond area.

Old Dominion University Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IIE)

The Institute for Innovation & Entrepreneurship serves as a thought leader, convener, and catalyst for innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. We help build lasting relationships between industry and academia to improve society and revitalize the economy.

Richmond NAWBO

Since 1982 NAWBO Richmond has provided a strong voice and vision for a dynamic group of women business owners and corporate partners in Central Virginia.

Women Construction Owners and Executives

Dedicated to creating a level playing field for women-owned firms in the construction industry and helping members’ businesses grow and prosper.

Women In Technology

WIT is a not-for-profit organization with the mission of advancing women in technology – from the classroom to the boardroom – by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education.

Women in Technology (WIT), Greater DC region

WIT offers women in all levels of the technology industry a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities. One of the organization’s main goals is to create a forum where women in technology can be recognized and promoted as role models.