Each year, Music City Center hosts several events to support diverse businesses in the local community as part of its Diversity Business Enterprise program. All events are open to the public by reservation unless otherwise noted.
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Diversity Business Enterprise Events
Construction Opportunities Conference
This workshop is for small and diverse businesses and engineering firms that want to do busisness with large prime contractors and government agencies. Held in partnership with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), Nashville Business Incubation Center, and Tennessee Procurement Technical Assistance Cener (PTAC), this event will include open discussions and workshops with industry experts.
The Constructoin Opportunities Conference is scheduled for Thursday, October 27, 2022, at Music City Center. Registration includes lunch and parking.
Register online at https://nbiconline.com/construction22.
DBE Certification Workshop
This workshop is for small and diverse businesses that need assistance with DBE certification. Held in partnership with the Governor's Office of Diversity Business Enterprise, this event will assist with the certification process and increase knowledge of procurement processes and procedures for the State of Tennessee and Music City Center.
The DBE Certification Workshop was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Participants could attend in-person at Music City Center or virtually. Registration was free to all participants.
Purchasing/DBE Appreciation Breakfast*
This breakfast is a reception for DBE partners currently doing business with Music City Center. It is an opportunity to reflect on the past year and preview the new year. The annual event also includes the announcement of the Music City Center Vendor of Excellence.
The Purchasing/DBE Appreciation Breakfast was held on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at Music City Center. The Vendor of Excellence award was presented to M&P Services, Inc., a locally owned and operated general construction company, offering full-service facility maintenance, janitorial, home remodeling, and construction management services.
Small & Diverse Business Forum
This forum connects small, diverse-owned businesses to major employers. Held in partnership with Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and First Horizon Bank, the annual event is designed to engage, educate, and empower DBE businesses through lectures and open discussions.
The Small & Diverse Business Forum was held Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Music City Center. The event featured a supplier diversity fair, as well as two workshops titled “Elements of The Pitch” and “Raising Working Capital.” Registration included parking, lunch, fair and workshops.
- Proposal 101 Workshop: This workshop provides procurement tips and resources from local and federal entities.
- Food & Beverage Seminar: This seminar offers in-depth information on what it takes to do business wit the Music City Center food and beverage department.
No workshops or seminars are currently scheduled for 2022. Please check back for updates.