Small Business Safety Awareness Event

Event: “What is Safety? Lifestyle, Sustainability, and Profitability”

Sponsor: United States Department of Transportation, Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Northwest Small Business Transportation Resource Center

When: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011. 8:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where: Sound Transit, Ruth Fisher Board Room (Union Station), 401 South Jackson Street, Seattle WA 98104

Cost: FREE

RSVP: Contact Lily Keeffe to RSVP ( or 425-248-4222)

Description: The objective of the Northwest Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) is to increase the number of small and disadvantaged businesses that are prepared to compete for, and enter into, transportation-related prime and subcontracts. The Northwest SBTRC is funded by a cooperative agreement with Snohomish County Economic Development Council (EDC) and U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). The Northwest SBTRC serves Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Montana.

Agenda & Speakers:

  • Opening Remarks: U.S. DOT Director, Brandon Neal; U.S. Congressional Representative, Jay Inslee; King County Executive, Dow Constantine; Snohomish County Executive, Aaron Reardon; Sound Transit CEO, Joni Earl.
  • Networking and Expo
  • Safety Awareness: Associated General Contractors Safety Directory, Mandi Kime; Washington State Patrol, Captain Marc Lamoreaux; Sound Transit Quality Assurance Manager, Hamid Qassim; Labor and Industries Construction Safety Specialist, Steve Heist; PCL Civil Constructors, Inc., Mike Fallon; WAKA Group, Inc., Andy Wilson.
  • Small Business Opportunities: Washington State DOT OEO Director, Brenda Nnambi; King County Business Development & Contract Compliance Manager, Sandy Hanks; Sound Transit Diversity Program Office Director, Leslie Jones; Small Business Administration Small Business Specialist, Sheila Taeza; East West Bank Senior VP Northwest Region, Tom Chang; OMWBE Acting Director, Cathy Canorro; Naval Facilities Engineering Command – NW Deputy of Small Business, Steve Shapro.

For more information visit the Northwest SBTRC website:

Ahlers & Cressman is currently working with Northwest SBTRC to develop workshops designed to assist small business contractors.

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