(Philadelphia Post Events)

Event Name: Minority Enterprise Development (MED Week) Event 

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Event Date/Time: 10/8/2020 10-12pm

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Event DescriptionLearn more about programs established in Philadelphia to generate more opportunities for your small business in the AEC industry, during this new normal.

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  • 10:00 AM – 10:10 AM Join Meeting
  • 10:10 AM – 10:15 AM Welcome and Address SAME Philadelphia
  • 10:15 AM – 10:40 AM Agency Briefing and Contracting Forecast. USACE Philadelphia District
  • 10:40 AM – 10:50 AM Interactive Q&A with USACE Philadelphia District
  • 10:50 AM – 10:55 AM Introduction to CARES Act Reimbursement for COVID-19
  • 10:55 AM – 11:20 AM DsBE Program Briefing. Office of Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities
  • 11:20 AM – 11:30 AM Interactive Q&A with Office of Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities
  • 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM CARES Act: Update to Reimbursement for COVID-19 Costs and PPP Loans
  • 11:45 AM – 12:00 Noon: Closing Remarks

Agency Briefing and Contracting Forecast- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Philadelphia District

Presenter: Brooke Patterson, Deputy for Small Business USACE Philadelphia District

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Philadelphia District have a strong commitment to the Small Business Program. The Philadelphia District fully supports the government policy of placing a fair proportion of Corps contracts with qualified Small, Small Disadvantaged, 8(a), Veteran-Owned, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Women-owned, and HUBZone small businesses. In addition, we support such concerns being afforded the maximum practicable opportunity to participate as subcontractors in qualifying contracts awarded to large businesses.

 Learning about small businesses and how disabled owned businesses can contract with the city during this new normal

Presenter: Koert Wehberg, Executive Director of the Mayor’s Commission on People with Disabilities in Philadelphia. Having been selected for this role by Mayor James F. Kenney in 2019, Wehberg develops policies to support and advocate for Philadelphia’s 246,000 residents with disabilities. In this role he also supervises Philadelphia’s constituent services outreach and the city’s Office of ADA Compliance, which is charged with ensuring that the city complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, including a long overdue self-evaluation and transition plan to make the city’s public facilities accessible. In his short time with the city, Wehberg has been able to begin making a positive impact on Philadelphia residents. During the COVID-19 crisis he collaborated with other city agencies and nonprofits to develop a program to deliver food to residents with disabilities who are unable to leave their homes.

Update to the CARES Act Reimbursement for COVID-19 Costs and PPP Loans

Discussion Leader: Robert Ruggieri. Partner, Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC


36th Annual Minority Enterprise Development Week
Start Date/Time:
Thursday, October 8, 2020 10:00 AM
End Date/Time:
Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:00 PM