Spotlight on Vendor Awards

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020

6:00–8:00 PM

2020 NOMINEES

CORPORATE PARTNER OF THE YEAR

This is the highest award presented to a private sector corporation who is a prime contractor with city, county, state and non-profit agencies and utilizes certified small, minority and/or women-owned or disadvantage businesses in the delivery of the contracted goods or services. The Corporation of the Year consistently meets or exceeds their commitment to small, minority/women-owned and disadvantage businesses for purchasing, technical and managerial assistance, if necessary, and demonstrates a conscientious effort towards the sponsorship of minority programs. This company must have and continues to strive towards establishing “best practices” in diversity programs.

2020 NOMINEES

  • JAMES B. PIRTLE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.
  • STATE CONTRACTING & ENGINEERING CORPORATION
  • WHITING-TURNER CONTRACTING COMPANY

MINORITY / WOMEN – OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This is the highest award presented to a certified minority/woman-owned business. The M/WBE of the year must have distinguished itself with a solid bottom line, innovative management and a strategic and energetic approach to future growth. The winner of the M/WBE of the Year award consistently provides quality products and services. Additionally, the business should demonstrate a concerted effort in striving to “give back” to other certified M/WBEs and the community. The winner is chosen based on the amount of business they do, performance involving quality in the delivery of products/services and participation and support of community activities.

2020 NOMINEES

  • ASSET BUILDERS, LLC (DBA Messam Construction)
  • GPT ENTERPRISES, LLC
  • P&L CORPORATE SOLUTIONS, LLC


SMALL BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (SBE) BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This is the highest award presented to a certified small business. The SBE of the year must have distinguished itself with a solid bottom line, innovative management and a strategic and energetic approach to future growth while striving to emerge in the playing field. The winner of the SBE of the Year award consistently provides quality products and services. Additionally, the business should demonstrate a concerted effort in striving to “give back” to other certified SBEs and the community. The winner is chosen based on the amount of business they do, performance involving quality in the delivery of products/services and participation and support of community activities.

2020 NOMINEES

  • ALL AMERICAN WASTE MANAGEMENT LLC
  • ASSET BUILDERS, LLC (DBA Messam Construction)
  • HABANA EXCAVATING, INC.

ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR

This award is given to a for profit or non-profit organization which has contributed to the growth and development of the small and minority/women-owned business community. The Advocate of the Year should be highly visible in the S/M/W/DBE community and a strong supporter of diversity programs within the community.

2020 NOMINEES

  • CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATING INSTITUTE OF AMERICA, INC.
  • OFFICE OF DIVERSITY IN BUSINESS PRACTICES-SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PBC


DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE (DBE) BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

This is the highest award presented to a certified small business. The DBE of the year must have distinguished itself with a solid bottom line, innovative management and a strategic and energetic approach to future growth while striving to emerge in the playing field. The winner of the DBE of the Year award consistently provides quality products and services. Additionally, the business should demonstrate a concerted effort in striving to “give back” to other certified DBEs and the community. The winner is chosen based on the amount of business they do, their overall performance involving quality in the delivery of products/services and participation and support of community activities.

2020 NOMINEES

  • BROWN & PHILLIPS, INC.
  • J.I.J. CONSTRUCTION CORP.

WHO WE ARE

The Palm Beach Partners is a coalition of City, County, State and non-profit agencies aligned to maximize economic development opportunities for small businesses throughout the South Florida region.

The group includes: City of Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, Solid Waste Authority, Office Equal Business Opportunity, Department of Airports and Palm Tran), School District of Palm Beach County, City of West Palm Beach, Center for Technology Enterprise and Development (TED Center), and PARAGON Florida, Inc.

OUR GOAL:

Our goal is to extend this distinctive business opportunity beyond our respective geographic and organizational borders to benefit small, women-owned and disadvantaged business enterprises (SBEs, M/WBEs, or DBEs) throughout the entire South Florida region.

Please join us in making the 2019 Palm Beach Partners Business MatchMaker Conference & Expo an unrivaled, collaborative success.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT:

  • Workshops exposing business on how to build connections and contracting opportunities with government agencies, and how to build your credit and obtain a small business loan.

  • Sign-Up for a Power Talk meeting with Government Agencies and Private Corporations.

  • The "Real Business" Networking Reception and Awards Presentation

  • Who will you meet?

  • The Matchmaker Conference provides the opportunity to meet with Procurement Representatives from public and private entities attending and supporting this event exclusively to meet with Small Businesses

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