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Certifications for Minority and Woman Owned Businesses

May 4, 2017  Waukesha, WI
Start Date May 4, 2017
End Date May 4, 2017
Time 1:30 PM - 3:15 PM CDT
Facility Waukesha County Business Alliance, Sikich Conference Room
Address 2717 N Grandview Blvd, Suite 300
Waukesha, WI 53188
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Business Owners Workshop
Hosted by:  Waukesha County Center for Growth
Presented by:  Wisconsin Procurement Institute
Speaker:  Joseph Smetak, CFCM, Manager, Business Outreach/Government Contract Specialist, Wisconsin Procurement Institute

Program 1

Are you a minority and woman owned business?  You can have an advantage when selling to public and private entities.  Join us to learn about the benefits and requirements for getting certified before investing your time in the certification process.  This presentation will provide an overview of the certification programs, application process, eligibility requirements, and  benefits and obligations for certifications with both federal and state government agencies, and large corporate businesses.


  • Benefits of certification when selling to various public and private entities
  • Certifications and eligibility requirements for woman owned businesses (federal and state)
  • Certifications and eligibility requirements for minority owned businesses (federal and state)
  • Application process

Registration is required in advance for this complimentary program.  Attendance is limited to 42 participants.

If you wish to attend both programs, please register for each one separately to ensure that a seat is reserved for you.

By registering for and attending this event, you give permission to the Waukesha County Center for Growth, the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center, and the Wisconsin Procurement Institute to take your photograph at this event and use it for marketing and publicity purposes. You also understand that all photography will be done in reliance on this consent given by you by registering for and attending this event.

Due to the limited space available, if you are unavailable to attend either or both of the programs following registration, please contact the Waukesha County Business Alliance at 262-542-4249 as soon as possible.


Waukesha County Business Alliance

Waukesha County Center for Growth

Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI)