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SWA Business Opportunity Forecast Conference
Project 2022 SWA Business Opportunity Forecast Conference
Virtual Event: Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County’s Equal Business Opportunity Office is hosting a Projects 2022 Virtual Business Opportunity Forecast Conference on December 2 to get more small businesses involved in the SWA’s purchasing opportunities. The purchasing opportunities to be presented are both for prime and subcontractor businesses.
The Conference begins at 8 a.m. with a virtual meet and greet and networking session. Participants will then engage in the main session where they will learn about:
- Projects and major purchasing opportunities in 2022 from the directors overseeing the opportunities;
- Benefits of being a registered SWA vendor;
- Benefits of being a Certified Small/Minority/Women Business Enterprise;
- Accessing a small business loan;
- Developing a business plan; and
- Winning procurement contracts.
The event will wrap up at noon.
Interested business representatives should register for the Conference at SWA.gob2g.com under the “Events” tab. Call 561-640-4000, ext. 4532 with any questions.
Guest Conference Presenters
Victoria Hughes, Director, Florida Women’s Business Center
Victoria is a well-rounded, astute, results-oriented professional with more than 20 years of documented success as a progressive thinker and leader who can effect change, motivate, develop and support teams to exceed performance goals. As an award-winning proprietor of a women-owned business, Ms. Hughes draws from her own rich heritage as she counsels other women looking to start or grow their own businesses. Her background is shaped by broad hands-on experience in corporate, small business development, management, and technical assistance. Her career is about supporting and uplifting individuals who want to see a way forward and who are willing to put in the effort to improve their lives and positively affect their communities.
Natalie Maleschuk, Peak Performance Strategist, Robbins Research International, Inc.
As a Tony Robbins Peak Performance Strategist, Natalie’s passion is helping people create the lives they want and deserve. Natalie’s mission is to create breakthroughs in her clients’ businesses and personal lives by serving them at the highest level through peak performance training. She helps people create unshakable mindsets by teaching them tools Tony has been using for years and identifying the chokeholds that are holding people back from producing the results they desire. By destroying limiting beliefs, we can truly create an extraordinary quality of life!
Pamela Stewart, Small Business Loan Officer, Palm Beach County Black Business Investment Corporation
Pamela has 25+ years in business and economic development including 10 years as President and CEO of a CDFI. She has also held positions as the Director of the Florida Women’s Business Center, The Small Business Division Manager for the City of West Palm Beach, and a Finance Manager for an international franchisor working to assist new franchisees with obtaining SBA 7A loans for a large co-working franchise. She currently serves as the Small Business Loan Officer for the Black Business Investment Corporation and Pathway Capital Funding.
Amy Uong, Deputy General Manager, Sims Municipal Recycling
Amy Uong is the Deputy General Manager of Sims Municipal Recycling. Amy has been a sustainability and project manager for over 15 years working on various construction & sustainability efforts in NY, NJ and the District of Columbia. In 2014, she completed the opening of Sims’ $110M material recovery facility in Brooklyn, NY. Since the material recovery facility opening, Amy expanded her role at Sims to include managing capital and transition projects, business development, and guiding its Recycling Education Center.
Presenters from the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County
Dan PellowitzExecutive Director
Colleen RobbsDirector of the Equal Business Opportunity Office
Emily AlvesAccounting Manager
Hattie AsberryEqual Business Opportunity Outreach Specialist
Tzufit BoyleEnvironmental Project Manager
Brian ElkinsRecycling Manager
Jodi HartDirector of Purchasing
Nate MayerDirector of Project Management and Facility Development
Richard MeyersDirector of Land Management Services
Jamie SullivanManaging Hydrogeologist