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E. & J. Gallo Winery Supplier Outreach Event

June 14 | 9:00 am – June 15 | 12:00 pm

Interested in becoming a supplier for E. & J. Gallo Winery, the largest family-owned winery in the United States?

The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Chester County Economic Development are partnering with E&J Gallo Winery to provide an in-person supplier event for South Carolina suppliers. This FREE two-day event will serve as an opportunity for South Carolina suppliers to meet with Gallo procurement personnel, learn more about their supplier needs, and how your company might be able to assist.

This event is open to companies with a physical location in South Carolina that fall under the supplier categories listed below. Other supplier types will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Registration will close on Tuesday, May 31st at 5 p.m. and all registered suppliers will be notified of attendance no later than June 7th.

*Registration is required in order to attend (please note: only two representatives per company will be allowed to attend). This is a two-day event in Chester, S.C. however you only need to be present one day.

2022 Reverse Trade Show: Lexington

June 9 | 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Visit agency booths to learn how to maximize the public procurement process, increase network opportunities and meet with statewide municipalities, counties, school districts and state procurement officials. 

America’s Seed Fund Startup Expo

May 25 | 12:30 pm–4:00 pm

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Investment and Innovation (OII) plays a substantial role in the Federal Lab-to-Market ecosystem, serving as the hub of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs – also known as America’s Seed Fund. These highly competitive programs encourage domestic small businesses with the potential for commercialization to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R&D) and are an  important resource for a wide-range of researchers, innovators, inventors, entrepreneurs, and startups working on big ideas.

Building a Better America: A Small Business Resource Community

May 25 | 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Join SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 for a webinar in celebration of Small Business Month. Connect with resources on several topics including access to capital, contracting and procurement, community navigators, and more. The webinar will feature SBA Associate Administrator for the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, Mark Madrid and other key stakeholders.

The goal of this webinar will be to connect small businesses with critical resources and information about the Biden-Harris Administration’s policy agenda, including how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and American Rescue Plan create opportunities for small businesses.

Additionally, this webinar will feature training to help small businesses access and utilize these resources to grow their business and create great jobs. Through the BBA Resource Community, the SBA and PPSI will convene respected leaders from across business, government, advocacy, and economic development, to provide these briefings and training.

The BBA Resource Community will also provide opportunities for small business owners to expand their networks, connecting with vendors, lenders, and other key stakeholders that are critical for business success.

Federal Contracting 101: Doing Business with the Federal Government

June 1 | 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

Hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) South Carolina District Office.

  • Are you looking to expand your business into contracting opportunities with the federal government?
  • Are you registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov?
  • Are you eligible for federal certifications for your business at www.certify.sba.gov?

During this Contracting Class, participants will learn how to qualify, apply, and utilize the certification to increase business revenue.

FAQs

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email stephanie.workman@sba.gov

The SBA's small business contracting programs include the 8(a) Program for socially and economically disadvantaged business owners, Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Program, and Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program.

Job Development Credit (JDC) Training Webinar: Program & Requirements

September 15 | 9:00 am–12:00 pm

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development will be hosting multiple webinars with the S.C. Department of Revenue, providing Enterprise Program participants with in-depth information on program and reporting requirements.

JDC Program & Requirements

Focus Area: JDC overview, JDC calculations, Procedures for Claiming Credits, Reporting and Compliance, New Guidelines 

Please contact Jennifer Newlands at jnewlands@sccommerce.com if you have any questions. Prior to the webinar, CCED will send out a reminder e-mail with detailed log-on/call-in instructions.

Job Development Credit (JDC) Training Webinar: Reporting Requirements

June 16 | 9:00 am–12:00 pm

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development will be hosting multiple webinars with the S.C. Department of Revenue, providing Enterprise Program participants with in-depth information on program and reporting requirements.

JDC Reporting Requirements

Focus Area: Completing the revitalization agreement; submitting certification documents; completing elections forms, quarterly and annual reports, as well as, quarterly tax returns and preparation for annual audits.

Please contact Jennifer Newlands at jnewlands@sccommerce.com if you have any questions. Prior to the webinar, CCED will send out a reminder e-mail with detailed log-on/call-in instructions.

Job Development Credit (JDC) Training Webinar: Reporting Requirements

November 17 | 9:00 am–12:00 pm

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development will be hosting multiple webinars with the S.C. Department of Revenue, providing Enterprise Program participants with in-depth information on program and reporting requirements.

JDC Reporting Requirements

Focus Area: Completing the revitalization agreement; submitting certification documents; completing elections forms, quarterly and annual reports, as well as, quarterly tax returns and preparation for annual audits.

Please contact Jennifer Newlands at jnewlands@sccommerce.com if you have any questions. Prior to the webinar, CCED will send out a reminder e-mail with detailed log-on/call-in instructions.

Opportunities 2022

June 6 | 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Asheville

The US Government alone spends more than $500 billion annually for various products and services, yet each year, thousands of contracts bypass small businesses that do not know about or understand how the government buys. The North Carolina Small Business Trade and Development Center is hosting Opportunities 2022, your chance to learn how you can tap into this lucrative market. It is a regional biennial “reverse” trade show and conference.

Market Face-to-Face
Market your company to federal, state, and local government agencies + prime contractors. It would require considerable time and expense to visit all the exhibitors represented at Opportunities on your own time and with personal resources.

Learn New Skills
Attend a series of seminars designed to provide the latest information on doing business with and selling products and services to the government.

Make Connections
Networking with other small businesses while at Opportunities could lead to contracting partnerships.

SEUS-CP Conference & B2B Matchmaking

June 19 | 2:00 pm – June 21 | 12:00 pm
Savannah, GA

If you have a company interested in supplier opportunities and B2B matchmaking, join us at the SEUS-CP Conference!

  • The SEUS-CP conference, relative to other large trade shows, is small, intimate and draws high-quality business delegates whose mindsets focus on two-way relationship development as well as sales.
  • Business delegates can more easily achieve their goals through a combination of customized one-on-one meetings, networking with C-Suite executives and their Premiers/Governors or their representatives and panel discussions.
  • Business delegates who take the time to carefully prepare their profiles/business interests and materials related to SEUS-CP B2B meetings and register early will be positioned to succeed.

Southeast Life Sciences: SE Pitches

May 25 | 9:00 am – May 26 | 11:00 am
Alpharetta, GA

Featuring the southeast’s best-in-class medical device, biopharma, digital health, diagnostic and agricultural biotechnology startups.

PitchRounds is Southeast Life Sciences presentation program held during the AdvanSE Life Sciences Conference. The deadline to apply to pitch is April 8, 2022.

We are ready for the most promising innovative life science companies – from startups seeking milestone-based funding at six figure levels from venture capital firms, corporate venture arms, family offices, and angel groups to more mature companies with institutional investors on board seeking future rounds at $1MM to $15MM plus – to apply for PitchRounds 2022 at AdvanSE.

Applicants should be planning to execute a funding round, supported by a strong commercialization plan and business strategy, within the next 12 months.

Only applications from southeastern United States-based businesses in the life sciences will be considered.  Please do not apply if you do not fit the criteria. If you have a question, please direct inquiries to Jason Rupp at jrupp@southeastlifesciences.org.

USMCA SME Women’s Entrepreneurship Webinar Supporting North American Women Growing International Small Businesses: Sharing Resources and Strategies

May 25 | 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA, T-MEC in Mexico or CUSMA in Canada) recognizes the fundamental role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the North American economies, and seeks to promote increased trade and entrepreneurship by women-owned small businesses.  

  • Learn from U.S., Mexican and Canadian small businesses, small business counselors, and government experts about tools and strategies that have helped women-owned SMEs grow their businesses and increase sales in North America.
  • Explore more resources to help you trade across North America at https://www.sba.gov/tradetools linking to Trade.gov/USMCA; Mexico's T-MEC Website and Canada's CUSMA Website.

Participants can join this free virtual event via computer streaming or via phone. U.S., Mexico and Canada local access numbers are available.