OEV Announces 30th Annual Big Bend MED Week Schedule of EVENTS, Award Recipients


Events range from in-person networking sessions, professional development workshops, and live webinars to fun, social gatherings.

The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality today announced the events lineup for the 30th Anniversary Big Bend Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. Previous MED Week gatherings have drawn hundreds of community leaders, business owners, and professionals to network and discuss strategies to move minority- and women-owned businesses further in the Big Bend area.

Opening Reception

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Florida State University Student Union Grand Ballroom

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Beyond The Basics: Smooth Selling ft. Brian Wyatt of B-EZ Graphix

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

Courtyard by Marriott, Tallahassee Downtown

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Raising Capital Panel Discussion

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Live Streaming on Facebook and YouTube

Certification and Beyond – Tallahassee Virtual Workshop (Office of Supplier Diversity)

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM


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Office of Economic Vitality Open House

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

The Lincoln Center

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Social Media & Marketing Panel Discussion

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Live Streaming on Facebook and YouTube

SizeUpOEV Live Demo & Training Zoom Webinar ft. Mario Ubalde of SizeUp

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM


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MED Week Food Truck Fest

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Behind The Fuzzy Pineapple

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MED Week 30th Anniversary Gala & Awards Ceremony

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

This event is invitation only.

Meet the 30th Anniversary MED Week Award Winners

Reggie L. Rolle Economic Development Champion of the Year

Anita Neal Favors
Former Tallahassee City Manager

Women Business Enterprise (WBE) of the Year

Collette Washington
Owner of Florida Health Science Consulting, LLC.

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) of the Year

Jay & Anita Morrell
Owners of Earley’s Kitchen (Simply Soul food Inc.)

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