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november, 2018

06nov9:30 am3:30 pmEvent OverLet's Get SWaMmed! - VEC - Emporia, VASWaM Certification INFO & APPLICATION Assistance SessionsRegion:Hampton Roads - Eastern Shore

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SWaM INFORMATION SESSION (9:30am – 11:30am)

Small business owners who are looking to participate in Virginia’s specialized procurement and contracting opportunities are encouraged to become SWaM certified. The SWaM certification is a vehicle to promote economic growth of Virginia’s businesses.  It is just the first step in doing business with the Commonwealth. Each year the state buys goods and services totaling more than $8 billion

The Commonwealth of Virginia wants to do business with you and increase participation of small, women owned, and minority-owned businesses.  This workshop will cover the SWaM Program and designations, certification process/new on-line application portal and the required documents needed to apply.  You may register for the INFORMATION SESSION via the link on this page.


SWaM APPLICATION SESSION (1:00pm – 3:30pm)

Technical assistance provided by SBSD staff for business owners applying for SWaM Certification via the on-line application portal.  In this session, you will create your account, complete new/link to previous application, upload the REQUIRED documents and submit your application.

This session is for NEW and RE-CERTIFYING applicants who need assistance with submitting application!

Seating is limited … please bring your REQUIRED documents (scanned separately according to list) on a flash drive (scanning help is also available) and your laptop (Chrome works best) – WiFi will be provided.  CLICK HERE for list of REQUIRED documents.  Once application submitted, processing time takes a minimum of 60 BUSINESS days.

To attend APPLICATION SESSION … You must email Angela Barber directly at:

No Fee.  Advanced registration is REQUIRED for both sessions.




(Tuesday) 9:30 am - 3:30 pm Eastern


VEC (Virginia Employment Commission)

1300 Greensville County Circle - Suite C, Room 105


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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