City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council

City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council Get information here regarding monthly meetings and annual events sponsored by the VBMBC.
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The MBC serves as an advisory agency to the City Manager and the City Council with respect to the City's procurement policies and procedures. The MBC provides information, guidance and programs that enable business owners to understand how to work with the City of Virginia Beach. Additionally, you may find useful information relevant to contracting with other government agencies. Visit our Website: www.vbgov.com/government/departments/finance/Pages/minority-business-council.aspx Meet our MBC Council Members:http://www.vbgov.com/government/departments/finance/Pages/Minority-Business-Council-Members.aspx

Mission: The mission of the Minority Business Council is to advance and facilitate an environment of business opportunities, focusing on increasing expenditures to minority and women-owned businesses by the City of Virginia Beach as a means to further the City's economic development and vitality.

Look into this! It just might be for you, especially if you’re thinking of starting your own business... Two sessions to...
02/17/2020

Look into this! It just might be for you, especially if you’re thinking of starting your own business... Two sessions today at 4 different times... Last session March 25. Spread the word!

The February meeting of the VB MBC was held on Friday, February 14th and our Industry Hour featured Ron Berkebile, Plann...
02/17/2020

The February meeting of the VB MBC was held on Friday, February 14th and our Industry Hour featured Ron Berkebile, Planning and
Community Development, who shared information about the 2020 Census. You will be hearing more about the census as the time for the Census draws nearer, but all residents are encouraged to participate in the 2020 Census. The MBC March meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2020 at 3:00 pm.

Thank you Clarence and Colleen for representing us at the drawing of the names of the students who will be accepted, or ...
02/13/2020

Thank you Clarence and Colleen for representing us at the drawing of the names of the students who will be accepted, or wait listed, to the Green Run Collegiate program!

01/25/2020

We're so excited to be supporting the 13th Annual African American Male Summit today. Have you ever attended this wonderful event?

The first VBMBC meeting of the decade is on! Representatives from VBCPS are here discussing workforce partnerships with ...
01/10/2020

The first VBMBC meeting of the decade is on! Representatives from VBCPS are here discussing workforce partnerships with the VBMBC, getting insight on how we can support their efforts to provide internships and job shadowing opportunities for ALL students. Thank you, Councilman Aaron Rouse, for getting our agency involved with this much needed effort.

Just a reminder that we will be meeting today at 3pm. As always, our meetings are held the second Friday of each month a...
01/10/2020

Just a reminder that we will be meeting today at 3pm. As always, our meetings are held the second Friday of each month at 3pm in the Economic Development board room.

11/30/2019
Councilman Michael Berlucchi

Thank you Councilman Michael Berlucchi for your support!

If you're interested in learning about all that the MBC has to offer, or how you can get involved, visit www.vbgov.com/mbc

It’s Small Business Saturday and I’m at De Rican Chef Restaurant with owner/operator Raquel Bonilla to ask if you will consider to shop and dine local during this holiday season!
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Learn more here: Hampton Roads Chamber, City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council, Black BRAND, Asian Business Association of Hampton Roads - ABAHR, Hampton Roads Business OutReach, ViBe Creative District, Virginia Beach Jaycees, Central Business District Association.

City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council
11/12/2019

City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council

We're still in awe of this year's record-breaking expo. Make sure to follow us, and learn about our other upcoming event...
11/12/2019

We're still in awe of this year's record-breaking expo. Make sure to follow us, and learn about our other upcoming events.

Pharrell producers speak at Virginia Beach minority business event
11/12/2019
Pharrell producers speak at Virginia Beach minority business event

Pharrell producers speak at Virginia Beach minority business event

Members of Pharrell's creative team offered up advice and perspective to a room packed with hundreds of people during the Virginia Beach Minority Business Council’s annual conference and expo.

The City of Virginia Beach Minority Business Council would like to thank each and every one of you for making our event ...
11/08/2019

The City of Virginia Beach Minority Business Council would like to thank each and every one of you for making our event a success. Not only did we break a registration record, but we also had record attendance! Stay tuned for our upcoming spring event.

Although registration is closed, and seating is full for the keynote, please join us for the expo portion of our event s...
11/07/2019

Although registration is closed, and seating is full for the keynote, please join us for the expo portion of our event starting at 3pm. We can't wait to see you today!

Registration is now closed. We can't wait to see you tomorrow!
11/06/2019

Registration is now closed. We can't wait to see you tomorrow!

Today is the LAST day to register for our event. Visit www.vbgov.com/mbc to reserve your spot!
11/06/2019

Today is the LAST day to register for our event. Visit www.vbgov.com/mbc to reserve your spot!

Tomorrow is the last day to register. You don't want to miss out. www.vbgov.com/mbc
11/05/2019

Tomorrow is the last day to register. You don't want to miss out. www.vbgov.com/mbc

Registration ends tomorrow!
11/05/2019

Registration ends tomorrow!

Registration ends tomorrow. Share our event with your friends, and be a part of our biggest conference and expo yet!www....
11/05/2019

Registration ends tomorrow. Share our event with your friends, and be a part of our biggest conference and expo yet!

www.vbgov.com/mbc

We're only 5 days away from our biggest conference and expo yet!With so many great things happening, you don't want to m...
11/03/2019

We're only 5 days away from our biggest conference and expo yet!

With so many great things happening, you don't want to miss out. Make sure to register today!
2019 MBC Conference and Expo

We're one week away from 2019 MBC Conference and Expo, and we're almost at capacity. Make sure to register today. You do...
11/01/2019

We're one week away from 2019 MBC Conference and Expo, and we're almost at capacity. Make sure to register today. You don't want to miss out on this amazing opportunity to learn and grow your business.

10/28/2019

There are still a few more days left to register. Visit www.vbgov.com/mbc for more information and to reserve your spot.

10/24/2019

¡Registrate hoy mismo! www.vbgov.com/mbc ¡Esperamos verte el 7 de noviembre!

Register today for the most transformative event of the season. The 2019 MBC Conference and Expo is almost two weeks awa...
10/24/2019

Register today for the most transformative event of the season. The 2019 MBC Conference and Expo is almost two weeks away!

🔸️ A special thank you to @_hamptonu FM 88.1 for featuring the great work we're doing on behalf of small, minority, wome...
10/17/2019

🔸️ A special thank you to @_hamptonu FM 88.1 for featuring the great work we're doing on behalf of small, minority, women, and disabled veteran businesses to help them work in, and with, the @cityofvabeach.

Thank you to Vice Chair @olga311 and Councilman @aar0n_rouse for being available to tell our story.🔸

️ If you would like to learn more about all the MBC has to offer, join us at our Conference and Expo on November 7th!

Make sure to secure your spot today. We have over 500 attendees registered already! (Link In Bio)

This could be you on November 7th. Register today for the 2019 MBC Conference and Expo!
10/12/2019

This could be you on November 7th. Register today for the 2019 MBC Conference and Expo!

The 2019 MBC Conference and Expo is the perfect opportunity to continue the path of your business's growth.In addition t...
10/10/2019

The 2019 MBC Conference and Expo is the perfect opportunity to continue the path of your business's growth.

In addition to meeting procurement professionals from various locations, you will also have the opportunity to network and build relationships with other businesses.

Make sure to share the conference info with all your friends, and secure your spot today!

We hope to see you tomorrow at the City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council meeting at 3pm.Also, registration ...
10/10/2019

We hope to see you tomorrow at the City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council meeting at 3pm.

Also, registration is filling quickly for the 2019 MBC Conference and Expo. Make sure to secure your spot today!

Registration is now open for 2019 MBC Conference and Expo! Register today for the most transformative event of the seaso...
10/08/2019

Registration is now open for 2019 MBC Conference and Expo! Register today for the most transformative event of the season.

10/08/2019

Join us for the 2019 MBC Conference and Expo
💥Growth and Strength Through Diversity and Ingenuity💥

🔸️Introduce your business to procurement professionals
🔸️Gain valuable networking connections
🔸️Meet City of Virginia Beach delegated department buyers.

This year's guest speakers will be Darla Vaughn and Robby Wells of i am OTHER, the creative collective of Pharrell Williams, and executive producers of SOMETHING IN THE WATER!

This is a free event, but registration is required and seating is limited.

Join us for our 21st annual conference and expo! 💥Growth and Strength Through Diversity and Ingenuity💥🔸️Introduce your b...
10/02/2019

Join us for our 21st annual conference and expo!

💥Growth and Strength Through Diversity and Ingenuity💥

🔸️Introduce your business to procurement professionals
🔸️Gain valuable networking connections
🔸️Meet City of Virginia Beach delegated department buyers.

This year's guest speakers will be Darla Vaughn and Robby Wells of i am OTHER, the creative collective of Pharrell Williams, and executive producers of SOMETHING IN THE WATER!

This is a free event, but registration is required and seating is limited.

Visit www.vbgov.com/mbc for more information or to register.

City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council
10/02/2019

City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council

09/25/2019
Munki Bread

November 7th... be sure to save the date! #VBMBC Fall Conference and Expo 2019!

Jaketa x City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council

The September meeting is going on right now at 4525 Main St. Suite 700. Our Industry Hour speaker, Julian Baena, Preside...
09/13/2019

The September meeting is going on right now at 4525 Main St. Suite 700. Our Industry Hour speaker, Julian Baena, President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Coastal Virginia, is sharing information about the impact that the Hispanic community has in the business community of Virginia Beach. Participants in the 2019-20 cohort of the Small Business Institute have joined us today as well. Another awesome meeting!

The September meeting of the #VBMBC will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Office of Economic Deve...
09/12/2019

The September meeting of the #VBMBC will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 3:00 pm at the Office of Economic Development, 4525 Main St, Suite 700, Virginia Beach, VA. The industry hour speaker will be Julian Baena, President of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Coastal Virginia.

You may want to check out this opportunity for SWaM businesses...
08/13/2019

You may want to check out this opportunity for SWaM businesses...

Register at: https://bit.ly/2XROtok #hrbtexpansion #transportation #dbe #swam

08/07/2019

Thank you to Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council for an amazing Business Opportunity Conference and awards ceremony.

A huge congratulations to the City of Virginia Beach and the tireless efforts of our Mayor, City Council Members, Procurement team, Economic Development, and the entire VB staff on winning Public Company of the year and making our city a place where diversity is recognized and rewarded. #boc2019 #leadership #growing #empowering #learning

Photos from City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council's post
08/03/2019

Photos from City of Virginia Beach - Minority Business Council's post

08/03/2019

Members of the MBC collected supplies for Rouse's House Back to School carnival this morning.

This awesome event showed the commitment to community that makes Virginia Beach a great place.

Congratulations Councilman Aaron Rouse on another great event.

There will be no meeting for June.
06/14/2019

There will be no meeting for June.

Save the date and join Sabrina Wooten, Virginia Beach City Council Member for the second installment of Ignite Your Smal...
06/12/2019
Ignite Your Small Business II: Getting a Jumpstart

Save the date and join Sabrina Wooten, Virginia Beach City Council Member for the second installment of Ignite Your Small Business on Saturday, June 22. Information on financing, strategic planning and subcontracting for small businesses will be discussed. Register here: https://lnkd.in/eDfaxA8
#smallbusiness #finance #subcontracting

Starting a small business can be difficult, but this second installment of the Ignite Your Small Business series, hosted by Council Member Sabrina Wooten, can help you get started on the right track. TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:Bonding & FinanceStrategic PlanningAccess to CapitalSubcontracting This event is...

The memorial service this evening at 7:30 p.m. will be another opportunity to remember our dear friend and #VBMBC suppor...
06/06/2019

The memorial service this evening at 7:30 p.m. will be another opportunity to remember our dear friend and #VBMBC supporter, Richard Nettleton. Rich was an engineer who was employed as a Design and Construction Manager in Public Utilities in the City of Virginia Beach. He began his career in Virginia Beach in 1991 after serving for 10 years as a Captain in the US Army's 84th Engineering Battalion. His mild manner and humble spirit impacted all those who knew him professionally and personally. To his loving wife, Sarah, his children, and to his entire family, we extend our most sincere condolences, with the prayer that your heart will heal with each remembrance of him. #VBStrong #LoveforVB

On behalf of the Executive Board and members of the #VBMBC, we extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to the fa...
06/01/2019

On behalf of the Executive Board and members of the #VBMBC, we extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to the families of those who have been affected by the recent tragedy at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. The lives of all citizens in Virginia Beach have been forever changed. We stand in solidarity with our Mayor Bobby Dyer, our MBC Liaison, Councilman Aaron Rouse, and our City Leaders as they navigate this strange territory. Our heartfelt prayers are extended to all.
#VBStrong
#VirginiaBeachStrong

Spread the word! This is an event not to be missed. The first session of the Virginia Beach Small Business Institute wil...
05/22/2019

Spread the word! This is an event not to be missed. The first session of the Virginia Beach Small Business Institute will be held next Wednesday, May 29 and will feature guest facilitator Ron Lewis, an extremely knowledgeable and engaging presenter that brings tremendous leadership to his training sessions. This event is free and open to the public, however registration is required.
Register at:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egap5j911953bbc3&llr=5b7reliab

05/10/2019
The May meeting of the #VBMBC will be held this week on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm. at the Office of Economic Devel...
05/07/2019

The May meeting of the #VBMBC will be held this week on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 3:00 pm. at the Office of Economic Development, 4525 Main St, Suite 700, Virginia Beach, VA. This month’s Industry Hour Speaker is Kevin Beardsley, Purchasing Agent for Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Make sure you get there!

Great #VBMBC meeting last week! Thank you Police Chief James Cervera for the update and thank you to Joe Burnsworth and ...
04/17/2019

Great #VBMBC meeting last week! Thank you Police Chief James Cervera for the update and thank you to Joe Burnsworth and Green Run Collegiate Foundation for inviting us to support your event!

Address

4525 Main St #700
Virginia Beach, VA
23452

General information

The MBC meets on the 2nd Friday of the month from 3:00pm - 4:30pm. The meetings are held at Economic Development's office located at 4525 Main Street, Suite 700, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. The public is invited to attend.

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(757) 385-4067

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