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08aug10:00 am5:00 pmLet's Get SWAM'd - SWaM Certification AssistanceRegion:Hampton Roads - Eastern Shore

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Are you interested in becoming certified as a small, women and minority (SWaM) business?  If you own and manage a small, women-owned, or a minority-owned business and want to increase sales with the Commonwealth of Virginia, then you need to get SWaM’d!

SWaM (Small, Women, and Minority owned firms) certification is one of the most powerful business tools you can use to grow your sales among state agencies, public colleges and universities, local municipalities, and private sector firms that utilize the SWaM database.

SWaM certification is available to existing for-profit businesses. Last year, the Commonwealth of Virginia spent more than $6 Billion on goods and services. For every $100 the Commonwealth spent on goods and services, $37 went to a SWaM certified vendor. Are you getting your share?

SWaM certification takes 60 – 90 days for processing. The new application portal was launched July 1, 2017… This new portal will dramatically improve the length of time needed for processing.  If you need assistance with submitting your application, scanning your required documents or technical assistance during the application process, you are encouraged to schedule a session for one-on-one assistance.  Sessions are 1 hour and 20 minutes and available on a first come, first serve basis.

Please be sure to bring ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.  Ready for scanning, uploaded on your laptop or flash drive.  For a list CLICK HERE.

For additional information on SWaM Certification CLICK HERE

You are encouraged to bring your laptop, wifi will be provided.

For more information or to register for a session, email:


There is no lobby/waiting area, please arrive at your scheduled session time.




(Tuesday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Eastern


Angela Barber, Business Service Manager Hampton Roads/Eastern Shore2388 Liberty Way - Virginia Beach Purchasing Division Office, Virginia Beach, VA 23456 (by appointment only) (757) 385-4285 or (804) 201-0074,

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