sbn events

upcoming event

Hosted by:

SBN, Independence Business Alliance, MED Week


The Present and Future of Local Procurement

October 3, 9:00-10:30 AM

Philadelphia’s Minority Enterprise Development Week (MED Week) has celebrated minority enterprises in the region and efforts to grow minority businesses since 1984.

The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia (SBN) is hosting 2 events as part of the more than 40 MED Week events across the city that will help you grow your business. This event, as with all MED Week events, is framed around learning and networking and is a collaboration with the Independence Business Alliance.

For the past several months, SBN has conducted research on challenges local businesses face in contracting with the City and anchor institutions and developing recommendations for how to make contracting more accessible. SBN has kept a focus on WMDBE firms throughout our process.

For this event, SBN will be presenting our findings from our research, which has included conversations with almost 100 local businesses, including WMDBEs, as well as best procurement practices from across the country. Following the presentation, SBN and the IBA will be engaging attendees in roundtable discussions on which procurement policies they want to see implemented in Philadelphia.

Join us in envisioning what local procurement can and should look like here in Philadelphia!


About the Independence Business Alliance (IBA)

The IBA provides opportunities, access, and resources to LGBT professionals and allies in the Greater Philadelphia area. We promote economic development, growth, diversity, and leadership in our region. The Independence Business Alliance is a membership-based business advocacy organization dedicated to making the Philadelphia region an influential and diverse LGBT business community with an impact on economic development, equal rights, and policy issues. The IBA is an official affiliate of the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC). 

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