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Procurement is another way to say 
"Government Contracting"

Presented by
the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc. 
will bring together new and growing business eager
to grow to the next level and SHOWCASE their many products and services. 

The showcase will also provide the opportunity for new and growing minority, woman, veteran and LGBTQ+ owned businesses to learn how to prepare their businesses for
the Government markets. Workshops will be provided by area government representatives, business professionals and resource providers on topics including accounting, finance, locating financing, certifications, compliance, sales/marketing,

business management and much more.

Join the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce and our Partners on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, in Milwaukee to lay the foundation for new Wisconsin partnerships and business opportunities. 


sponsor and business registration
Attendee Only


(Subject to change without notice.)

Welcome-LIVE on FB & Instagram

7:30am: Doors Open


7:45-8:15am: Performance by:Yanna Cello


8:00-9:00am Breakfast: Bounce Back “Start Up Breakfast” 

9:00-10:00am Workshops Room  102

  • Starting a 501C3

    • Facilitator: The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce

  • Section 3 Monitoring/Opportunity Zone Briefings/SBA HUB Zone Monitoring 

    • Facilitator: SBA

  • Business Startup Workshops

    • Facilitator: WWBIC

9:00 - 12:00pm Virtual “The Contracting Academy (TCA)”

10:15-11:15am Workshops Room 102

  • How do CDFI’s Work?

    •  Facilitator: WWBIC

  • Contract Monitoring

    • Facilitator: Latino Chamber of Commerce

  • Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Monitoring

    • Facilitator: Illiya Blakley


11:15-11:45am: Open Networking: Performance by: Yanna Cello


11:30am-12:45pm Luncheon: "Technical Assistance Luncheon"

Kansas City ASTEAM Village vs Milwaukee 


1:00-2:00pm Workshops Room 102

  • Accounting & Taxation Basics

    • Facilitator: Latino Chamber of Commerce & Paradon Accounting Services

  • Business Credit

    • Facilitator: BMO Harris Bank

  • Personal Credit

    • Facilitator: WWBIC

1:00-2:00pm Workshops 103

  • City, County, State and Corporate Certification Assistance

    • Facilitator: WPI, Milwaukee County & City of Milwaukee

2:15-3:15pm Workshops Room 102

  • Things to know before starting a construction/contracting firm

    • Facilitator: Latino Chamber of Commerce & Brothers Infrastructure Group

  • Business Credit

    • Facilitator: BMO Harris Bank

  • Personal Credit

    • Facilitator: WWBIC


2:15-3:15 pm Workshops 103

  • State and Federal Certifications

    • Facilitator: WPI

3:15-4:45pm: VIP Meet & Network with Jacob Latimore & Antonio Freeman

Vendor Market Music by: DJ L Boogie


4:45-5:15pm: Performance by: Yanna Cello


5:00-6:00pm Banquette: Capacity Building Banquette

  • Guest speakers:

    • National Black Chamber Board Chairman, Mr. Larry Ivory

    • Milwaukee County Director of the Office on Equity, Mr. Jeff Roman​


6:00-7:00pm: Pitch Competition Finale




7:00pm: Shonn Hinton & Shotgun


8:30pm: Closing Remarks: Ruben Hopkins

Networking Areas

-Hallway/Break Room 

-Ballroom/Business Networking

Eligibility: TWBCC reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any sponsor or sponsor representative. TWBCC will arrange for sponsors that are consistent with the policies of TWBCC and the State of Wisconsin. Accordingly, TWBCC reserves the right to deny sponsorship.

Vendor Information

All vendors will receive an 8' covered and skirted table, two chairs, and a business name banner including the company logo if applicable.

Retail vendors will be located outside the ballroom where there will be more foot traffic and procurement vendors will

be inside the ballroom using 8x8 foot booths with pipe and drape.

Procurement vendors are required to have business cards with current telephone and email contact information. These sources for new business must be monitored and replied to at least every other day. In addition, all booths must have either a pop-up display or professionally made posters/postcards displayed on an easel stand. 

For those vendors needing help meeting these requirements, Mario Dickens of iPrint has agreed to supply his company's services at a discount to chamber members.

His information follows:

Phone: (414)-433-9218



Cancellations and Refunds: Cancellation by a sponsor less than 30 days prior to the event will result in an administrative fee of 10% of the sponsorship price. Any such cancellation request must be in writing and sent via email to

Should an event be cancelled by TWBCC, your sponsorship purchase price may be applied directly to another event or will be refunded. Sponsorships for items already imprinted are not refundable. This form should be emailed upon completion to

Questions? Call 414-306-6460

Thank you to our
Title Sponsors

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