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may, 2017

23may10:00 am5:00 amLet's Get SWAM'd - SWaM Certification Lab WorkshopEXPEDITED SWAM CERTIFICATION PROCESSINGRegion:Hampton Roads - Eastern Shore

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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 currently takes 60 – 90 days for processing. However, a new portal is being tested that that can dramatically improve the length of time needed for processing. Come to this FREE workshop to take advantage of the new portal. Firms that participate in this event will receive:

  • Assurance their application is submitted properly
  • Personal assistance during the application stage
  • Expedited processing of their applicationTo participate, register for one of the sessions … You will receive an email asking a few basic questions about your business … You will receive instructions and a list of documents REQUIRED to participate.

You are encouraged to bring your laptop, (no iPad or tablet), limited laptops will be available on a first come, first served basis.

Session I   10:00am – 11:45am

Session II  1:00pm – 2:45pm

Session III  3:00pm – 4:45pm

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




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


Chesapeake Public Library - Greenbrier Location

1214 Volvo Pkwy, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320


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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