Richmond Main Street Initiative
1015 Nevin Avenue, Suite 105, Richmond, California 94801


Free Workshop: First Steps to Certifying Your Small Biz
4/16/2015 7:00:00 PM UTC - 4/16/2015 9:00:00 PM UTC
217 Harbour Way, Richmond, California, 94801
Did you know you can increase your revenue stream by working with local governments and corporations? Do you know about the current and upcoming contract opportunities in Richmond, such as the future UC Berkeley global campus at Richmond Bay? Do you know what it takes to partner with a government or corporate entity? If these questions apply to you and your business, then RSVP for this workshop TODAY!
Join us for this FREE Richmond Business Bites workshop, networking, and lunch to learn how certifications can build your business for the “New Economy” in Richmond:
First Steps to Certifying Your Small Business
When: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 11am – 1pm (check-in and networking starts at 10:30am)
Where: Catholic Charities of the East Bay, 217 Harbour Way, Richmond, CA 94801
  • Demystify the certification process
  • Understand certification types
  • Certified…now what? – How to utilize your certification

Door Prize: Enter to win Get the Cheese, Avoid the Traps: An Interactive Guide to Government Contracting by Vernita Naylor!

Featured Panelists:
Hanh Kent - Small Business Program Officer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Vernita Naylor - Small Business Certification Expert
Roesia Gerstein - UC Berkeley Supplier Diversity Program Manager
Ofelia Alvarez - Senior Buyer, City of Richmond

Cost: FREE ($5 suggested donation)
Registration required. Space is limited.

Reserve your space today!

ABOUT RICHMOND BUSINESS BITES 2015: Building Businesses for the New Economy
Richmond Main Street Initiative presents a 3-part education series specifically designed to help local small businesses prepare for the “New Economy” emerging in the City of Richmond. Learn more and save the date for all three workshops here.

Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration prior to the event is required. Due to the high demand for these workshops, we ask that each participant register for his- or herself. Any registrations that we determine to be duplicates will be nullified to make room for others who wish to attend. Registration includes a boxed lunch; lunch options cannot be changed on site. We cannot guarantee lunch to walk-ins or individuals on the waitlist.

Questions? Call us at (510) 236-4049

Richmond Promise Scholarship Fund
Are you ready for college? Are you a Richmond residents and college-bound student? Are you the guardian of a college-bound student and resident of Richmond or North Richmond? The Richmond Promise is here to support you! $1500 scholarship for 2 & 4-year college or CTE available October 2: Scholarship Application Opens March 2: FAFSA/DREAM Act Application Deadline March 9: Scholarship Application Deadline More Information Download the flyer (510) 900-9722