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DDOT and the 11th Street Bridge DBE Project Management Team to Host a Finance and Bonding Workshop
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From Monica Hernandez: The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the 11th Street Bridge Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Project Management Team, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Transportation Short Term Lending Program and the Surety & Fidelity Association of America, are hosting a finance and bonding workshop for small and disadvantaged businesses on Thursday, January 19 . 

 

The session will help DDOT/WMATA-certified Disadvantaged Businesses Enterprises (DBEs) and other eligible small firms build the financial and bonding capacity needed to subcontract on federal-aid transportation projects such as the 11th Street Bridge Project.

 

Panel experts will outline finance and bonding requirements and participants will have an opportunity to network with bankers and bonding agents. 

 

Information will be presented by a panel of professionals that includes:

×         Michael Youngblot, Vice President, National Surety Practice, M&T Bank

×         Robert Carpenter, Loan Specialist, Small Business Administration

×         Nancy Strine, Manager, Financial Assistance Division, Department of Transportation, OSDBU

×         Sharon Zimmerman, Commercial Loan Officer, Industrial Bank

×         Joshua Etemadi, Surety Bond Producer, Construction Bonds Inc.

×         Katrina Simkins, Senior Vice President, National Insurance Consultants Inc.

×         Loretta Fuller, CEO, Insurance Solutions Associates

×         Peter Gibbs, Deputy Director, Small Business Administration, Surety Bond Program Office

The participating resource vendors include:

×         Mid-Atlantic Region Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC)/OSDBU

×         Capital Bank

×         Access National Bank, SBA

×         Signal Bank

×         Capital Bank

×         Industrial Bank

WORKSHOP DETAILS:

 

What:          Finance and Bonding Workshop

 

When:         Thursday, January 19, 2012

         1 pm – 5 pm

 

Where:        District Department of Transportation

                    55 M Street, SE, Room 439 A/B

 

Metro:         Green Line (Navy Yard Station)

 

The event is free and open to the public. To attend, please RSVP at eleventhstbridge.eventbrite.com

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