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Monday, Oct. 3 - Friday, Oct. 7, 2022

Philadelphia Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week 2022

Providing minority business owners with access to resources and supportive connections at more than 40 events and workshops.

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When

Monday, Oct. 3 - Friday, Oct. 7, 2022

Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week is a national observance that recognizes the outstanding achievements of Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs). The event also honors corporations and financial institutions that support minority business development. MED Week was proclaimed by the U.S president in 1983.

This year’s 38th annual Philadelphia MED Week will equip diverse minority-owned businesses with resources and connections to help them grow. Throughout the week, organizations from across the region will host hybrid networking events, panel discussions, and workshops focused on this year’s theme: Forging the Future: Growing Generational Wealth – “This is How We Do It!”

Business owners are the heartbeat of Philadelphia’s economy. Join us as we forge the future and support minority-owned businesses with equitable capacity-building efforts!

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Events

  • Oct
    3
    38th Annual MED Week Kick-0ff Breakfast and Awards Ceremony
    8:30 am to 10:30 am
    Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA

    38th Annual MED Week Kick-0ff Breakfast and Awards Ceremony

    October 3, 2022
    8:30 am to 10:30 am, 2 hours
    Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, USA
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    Join the Department of Commerce's Office of Economic Opportunity as we kick off the 38th annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week in Philadelphia! Every year, MED Week highlights diverse minority businesses and the resources that help them grow. 

    At the MED Week Kick-off event, you will have the opportunity to:

    • Expand your network 
    • Learn more about the many business resources in Philadelphia
    • Hear inspiring words from speakers 
    • Celebrate diverse businesses at the intersection of history and progress
    • Connect with outstanding minority, women and disabled-owned enterprises, advocates and champions.
    At the kick-off event, OEO will also share information about the 30+ events and workshops being held by partner organizations throughout the week of October 3-October 7, 2022. We'll also recognize several people and businesses that have had a positive impact over the past year.

    Masks are required.

    Learn more and register for the event here!
  • Oct
    3
    Funding Your Business: Equity, Friends, Family, Seed Funding, and Other Investments
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
    Online

    Funding Your Business: Equity, Friends, Family, Seed Funding, and Other Investments

    October 3, 2022
    1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 1 hour
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    Join The Business Center for a free workshop where participants will learn how to pitch their business idea to potential investors, friends, and family. 

    Learn what investors are looking for, and how to appeal to them. This event is dedicated to commemorating and celebrating the 100th birthday of Reverend Dr. Leon Sullivan who was a pioneer in economic development for black-owned businesses.

    Register for this event today! 

    This workshop is part of the 40+ event series for the 38th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week organized by the City's Department of Commerce Office of Economic Opportunity.
  • Oct
    4
    King of Prussia Rail Project Information & Contractor Networking Session
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm
    Sheet Metal Workers International Association, 1301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA

    King of Prussia Rail Project Information & Contractor Networking Session

    October 4, 2022
    8:30 am to 12:00 pm, 4 hours
    Sheet Metal Workers International Association, 1301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
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    Join SEPTA DBE Program Office and Contractors Association of Eastern Pennsylvania (CAEP) for an informational session on the King of Prussia Rail Project and for contractor networking.

    Register for this event today!

    This event is part of the 40+ event series for the 38th Annual Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week organized by the City's Department of Commerce Office of Economic Opportunity.


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