CELEBRATING MINORITY BUSINESSES

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PHILADELPHIAMEDWEEK2014PIDC is excited to participate in the 30th Anniversary of Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week sponsored by the City of Philadelphia. Philadelphia’s MED Week is full activities and workshops to celebrate minority businesses.  It runs from Sunday, September 28- Saturday, October 4, 2014 and kicks off with a networking reception hosted by The Black Professionals News at The Enterprise Center on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 5:30PM-8:30PM. Admission is free with your business card and $10 without a business card.

PIDC is very supportive of the growth of minority businesses in Philadelphia and continues to develop programs designed around their needs to help them achieve success.  PIDC’s Contract Line of Credit supports small, minority, women and disabled owned businesses which need a line of credit to fund contract-related working capital. You can find PIDC representatives in attendance at several events throughout MED Week including the networking reception and The Navy Yard Panel Discussion and Tour. We look forward to connecting with you.  For a list of events and to register click here.

Since 1983, the U.S. President has proclaimed a National MED (Minority Enterprise Development) Week observance to recognize the outstanding achievements of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and to honor those corporations and financial institutions that support minority business development. Annual regional conferences and activities are organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) in collaboration with the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Government Contracting and Business Development.

The MED Week celebration was started locally in Philadelphia in 1984 to honor and promote minority owned businesses in the Philadelphia area. Each year since the first celebration, the MED Week Celebration has grown to a full week of successful workshops and award luncheons with an ever growing number of sponsors to promote the great accomplishments of minority owned businesses.

 

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