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Bucks County to Present Annual “Certification Made Easy” Workshop for Women, Minority, & Disadvantaged Businesses Thursday, October 11, 2012

September 21, 2012

Bucks County to Present Annual “Certification Made Easy” Workshop for Women, Minority, & Disadvantaged Businesses
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Your business may be eligible for certification through the Pennsylvania Unified Certification Program (PA UCP) if it is at least 51% owned by women, minorities, or other individuals who qualify as socially and economically disadvantaged. The certification application is FREE, and the business completes an annual affidavit to retain the certification status.  There are many benefits to applying for certification, including using the designation as a marketing tool, accessing government contract incentives, and participating in corporate supplier diversity programs. Join the many Bucks County businesses that have earned the certification and are represented in the Bucks County Certified Business Directory, available on the official county website, www.buckscounty.org.

On Thursday, October 11, 2012, the County of Bucks Business Development Department, in conjunction with the Bucks County Commissioners, will present the annual workshop: Women, Minority, & Disadvantaged Business Certification Made Easy,to be held at the Bucks County Bar Association (135 East State Street, Doylestown, PA  18901).  The program begins promptly at 3:00 p.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m., followed by a networking reception. The popular program will guide participants step-by-step through the application, and answer questions on the process. We are pleased to partner with SEPTA’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program Office and have Senior DBE Program Specialist, Greg Myers, facilitate the program.  Professionals who provide consulting services to businesses are also encouraged to attend. Attorneys are able to receive 2 hours of substantive CLE credits at a nominal fee. To earn the CLE credits, please contact the Bucks County Bar Association at 215-348-9413, x-110.

The workshop and networking reception is proudly sponsored by Fulton Bank.  Pre-registration is requested due to limited seating; the program is FREE. To register, contact the County of Bucks Business Development Administrator, Sonia Smith, at 215-345-3839 or at srsmith@co.bucks.pa.us.  At pre-registration, participants will be provided with the application, and encouraged to review the criteria and the documents.

The County of Bucks Business Development Department provides business start-up assistance, and helps companies sustain, expand, or enter the Bucks County market.  Their free services include resource provision, workshop education, and networking opportunities. For more information about the county’s Business Development programs and offerings, please visit the official County of Bucks website, www.buckscounty.org.