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Walsh University Collegiate Entrepeneurship Organization (CEO) Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) Certification Workshop

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NORTH CANTON, Ohio — Walsh University will host a free two-hour hands-on workshop for disadvantaged business enterprises (DBE) on November 20 from 4:00 7:00 p.m. to help DBE owners prepare the information needed for certification required to become eligible for contract awards from regional transportation authorities. The event is open to the public and will be held at the Barrette Business and Community Center on the Walsh campus in North Canton.

Area transportation organizations actively seeking bids from certified DBE organizations include Akron’s Metro Regional Transit Authority, Canton’s SARTA, Portage County Regional Transportation Authority, and the Akron-Canton Airport. “More than traditional construction projects, our organizations are actively seeking DBE participation for all kinds of purchases,” notes Jim Krum, Contracts and Finance Manager for the Akron-Canton Airport.


Walsh University has developed this event to strengthen the area’s diverse entrepreneurial community and provide the catalyst for regional business growth. According to Dr. Michelle Spain of Walsh University, “Regional transportation organizations represent a great source of business and this program is designed to assist companies in becoming eligible for new and unique opportunities for business growth.”


The workshop will feature information stations where companies can meet with transportation agencies banks and legal resources to learn about opportunities and requirements. Walsh marketing and accounting students will work with business owners to help them tackle the paperwork needed for the certification process.


For more information, contact Dr. Michelle Spain or Michael Thompson, Walsh University, DeVille School of Business,, or call 216-255-8803.


Walsh University is an independent, coeducational Catholic liberal arts and sciences institution that promotes academic excellence and diversity and provides close faculty-student interaction. It is dedicated to teaching its more than 3,000 students from 15 states and 31 countries to become leaders in service to others through a values-based education with an international perspective in the Judeo-Christian tradition.                                                             


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  • When: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Start: 20 November 2013
  • End: 20 November 2013 23:59
Walsh University - Barrette Business & Community Center


2020 E. Maple Street
44720 North Canton, OH

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