The City of Syracuse Office of Minority Affairs will invite minority- and women-owned enterprises and small businesses to participate in the final webinar  of 2020 in its Grow Your Business series. Entrepreneurs and business owners can join the free online event to hear from procurement professionals on Friday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. The four-part series has covered topics and available resources for businesses that have experienced challenges as a result of COVID-19.

The panel of speakers will share information about contracting opportunities within the health care, lending, residential housing and energy industries. One of the speakers will discuss the benefit of obtaining a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 3 business certification which focuses on providing local residents and contractors economic development prospects.

The list of experts includes:

—Sherri Falck, Assistant Vice President, Pursuit Lending

—Carla Hunter Ramsey, Global Director – Supply Chain Corporate Social Responsibility, National Grid

—Shannon Fiumano, Chief Operations Officer, Home HeadQuarters

—Reginald Seigler, Section 3 Coordinator, Syracuse Housing Authority

—Carl Thomas Jr., Interim Affirmative Action Officer/Supplier Diversity Coordinator, SUNY Upstate Medical University

To participate in the virtual webinar, interested participants can join via the WebEx link or call 408-418-9388 (meeting number: 1735828421) to listen join by phone.  Segments from the series can be viewed on the City’s YouTube Channel.

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