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OEV Announces 31st Annual Big Bend MED Week Schedule of Events, Award Recipients

09/29/2023

The Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality today announced the event’s lineup for the 31st Annual 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.

Monday, October 2

Opening Reception
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
JoEllen’s Restaurant
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/721564216997?aff=oddtdtcreator

Tuesday, October 3

Get Your Business Life Together – Working Lunch
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
LeRoy Collins Public Library
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/721600304937?aff=oddtdtcreator
Presentations by Florida A&M University SBDC, CareerSource Capital Region, and DOMI Station

Wednesday, October 4

How To Do Business With… (Healthcare Workshop)
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
LeRoy Collins Public Library
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/721615711017?aff=oddtdtcreator
Presentations by Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare and HCA Florida Capital Hospital

Get Your Financial Life Together – Working Lunch
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
LeRoy Collins Public Library
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/721571799677?aff=oddtdtcreator
Presentations by Florida A&M University Credit Union, Florida First Credit Union, and NW Florida Black Business Investment Corporation

Thursday, October 5

How To Do Business With… (Construction Workshop)
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Augustus B. Turnbull Center
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/721620254607?aff=oddtdtcreator
Presentations by Ajax Building Company and Ram Construction & Development

Minority Enterprise Development Awards Business Luncheon
11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Augustus B. Turnbull Center
**Limited seats are available to the public**

Friday, October 6

Big Bend Minority Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament
9:00 AM
Southwood Golf Course
Register at https://members.mybbmc.org/events/details/bbmc-2023-annual-golf-tournament-and-fundraiser-1034?fbclid=IwAR16de19Xkmz9my-j4VtDkF-FjCTmuDPNtOGQRmKc3e1JIoABOUC4a3QtDU

Meet the MED Week Award Winners

Reggie L. Rolle Economic Development Champion of the Year
Steve Beasley
MLK Foundation

Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) of the Year
Dr. Michelle Mitcham-McCord
Tallahassee Woman Magazine

Women Business Enterprise (WBE) of the Year
Tracey Cohen
Target Print & Mail

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