Dayton Human Relations Council

2022 Passport to Success Program

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The Human Relations Council will host the first 2022 PEP Passport to Success Program at West Branch Library, 300 Abby Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45417 on Tuesday June 14, from 10:0am – 12:00pm.

Registration: PEP Passport to Success Workshop #1 – You are Certified! Now What? Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

This workshop series will take place every second Tuesday of the month from June to December. The Passport to Success Program is designed to equip small businesses in a variety of areas to expand capacity building opportunities and to ensure their success in the City of Dayton Procurement Enhancement Program (PEP) and other state certified business programs (MBE/WBE EDGE, ODOT’s DBE and ACDBE, and VFBs).

The Passport to Success Program is HRC’s commitment toward “setting the stage” to increase visibility to state and city efforts and promote equitable economic inclusion.  Each workshop is designed to adequately address business owners needs that were expressed in our recent small business development survey.  HRC identified existing gaps in technical assistance with companies who are component to do state and local business after receiving certification.  Our goals are to ensure that the hardest to reach minority business enterprises are informed of general and upcoming ARPA opportunities and have the critical resources and assistance in the bidding process.

The Passport to Success program is a kickoff toward closing the gap between the needs of city departments and the services of certified minority business enterprises. In tandem with strategic community partners, HRC’s Business Technical Team is ready to strengthen partnerships with the existing small business ecosystem, other local and regional municipalities, and educational institutions throughout the region.

During this monthly series HRC is actively attending various contract-specific outreach events and activities to encourage relationship building among PEP/MBE certified companies and prime contractors. The HRC opens the door for appointments, ideas, and collaboration to assist in the growth of certified PEP/MBE companies.

The dates and topics are as follows:  

  • June 14th:               You are Certified, Now What?
  • July 12th:                Estimating/Bidding Assistance
  • August 9th:             Access to Capitol
  • September 13th:    Recruiting/Retaining Quality Employees
  • October 11th:         Capabilities Statements/Marketing
  • November 8th:    Joint Venturing, Mergers/Acquisitions, and Laws Regulating them
  • December 13th:      Bonding, Insurance, and Workers Compensation

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