Minority, woman and veteran owned businesses learn about how to grow their work

More than 60 people attended the Business Owner Certification workshop

Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley hosted a workshop that aimed to help minority, woman and veteran owned businesses grow their companies.

Presenter Colleen White of Strategic Workplace Solutions, Inc. spoke to a crowd of more than 60 people at MCC-Penn Valley on Nov. 8 about business owner certifications. White discussed which certificates are right for specific businesses and how to obtain them.  She also talked about potential pitfalls to avoid.

Presenter Colleen White with Strategic Workplace Solutions, Inc. discusses how business owner certifications can help companies get work.

Various agency representatives were also on hand to provide information and answer questions. Representatives included, Wes Stith, representing Clarkson Construction and Edgemoor Development, which was picked for the design and construction of the newly approved single terminal KCI.

Wes Stith, representing Clarkson Construction and Edgemoor Development spoke to the crowd.

“The event was a success,” says Chris Kelly, MCC’s supplier diversity program coordinator. “These businesses from diverse fields were able to connect and learn from some of the Kansas City area’s leading organizations.”

Representatives from J.E. Dunn Construction, the Small Business Administration, the City of Kansas City and the State of Kansas were available as well.

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