IW plans ‘SWaM’ program

Published 9:37 pm Thursday, January 14, 2016

Isle of Wight County Economic Development will host a free review workshop for Virginia’s Small, Women-Owned and Minority-Owned Business and Micro-Certification programs.

The Small, Women-Owned, and Minority-Owned Business (SWaM) certification program is a state program whose purpose is to enhance procurement opportunities for SWaM businesses participating in state-funded projects.

Learn how to certify as a SWaM business and other components needed to be successful in bidding for the commonwealth’s contracting opportunities during the meeting, set for 9 to 11 a.m. in the Mary W. Wells Senior Center at 13036 Nike Park Road in Carrollton.

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There will also be information available about the new Micro certification. Micro Business is a certified Small Business under the SWaM Program that has no more than 25 employees and no more than $3 million in average annual revenue during the three-year period prior to certification.

Advance registration is requested. Register at www.vastartup.org. For more information, email Tammy Farmer, tammy.farmer@sbsd.virginia.gov or call 804-371-8258.