Upcoming Kansas City District Office Events

Kansas City District Office  - July 2022

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SBA's Contracting Webinar: Kansas Statewide Certification Program

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Should You Get Certified as a Disadvantaged, Minority or Woman-Owned Business?  

Friday, July 29, 2022- Noon - 1:00 p.m.

The Kansas Statewide Certification Program promotes business development with a focus on disadvantaged, minority and women-owned businesses and offers certifications in these areas. 

The Certifications available to qualified firms include:  

1.  The Disadvantaged Enterprise (DBE)

2.  Minority Business Enterprise (MBE)

3.  Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) 

4.  Airport Concession Disadvantaged Enterprise (ACDBE)  

It is also possible to obtain more than one of these classifications for example DBE/MBE, etc. 

You can learn more about:

  • The requirements for to become certified
  • The advantages of certification
  • And, the certification process

These certifications are widely recognized and can be obtained at no cost.  If certified, your company will appear in the Kansas Department of Commerce’s “Disadvantaged, Minority and Woman Owned Business Directory”. 

On this call, meet Rhonda Harris, Director of the Kansas Office of Minority and Woman-Owned Business. 

Date: Friday, July 29, 2022

Time: 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST

Webinar Registration: Click Here to Register!


SBA’s “Contracting Corner” is a team effort between the Wichita and Kansas City District Offices of the SBA.  We want to provide Kansas small businesses information about procurement practices, opportunities and local events.  Our goal is to have a positive impact on the State’s economy through our Kansas small businesses. 


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KC Black Entrepreneurs:  "Hear Their Experience"

(Hybrid Event)

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Join SCORE Kansas City and the SBA for this free event, offered both IN-PERSON at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, and ONLINE via Zoom.  Hear first-hand from Black entrepreneurs about their experiences, knowledge, and the benefits of engaging with Kansas City’s business ecosystem to launch and grow their business.

In this ‘hands-on’, ‘how-to’ event, we bring you some of the Black entrepreneurs who have benefited from mentoring and training offered by Kansas City organizations.  And you’ll hear from the organizations too, and learn more about the resources they provide.

Don’t miss this amazing panel facilitated by host Mary Shannon, Founder of Connectus Worldwide, LLC.  This is the perfect opportunity to build your network and get the inspiration and resources you need to fuel your business growth.

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