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september, 2018

13sep9:00 am11:30 amCANCELLED - SWaM Certification Information Workshop - ODU/CEI Women's Business CenterOpportunity for Economic Growth in the Commonwealth!Region:Hampton Roads - Eastern Shore


Event Details

In the interest of everyone’s safety, ODU Women’s Business Center has cancelled this week’s on-site SWaM Information Session for Thursday September 13, 2018 due to the forecast of hurricane Florence.

We encourage everyone who planned to attend our class to register for next week’s NEW On-Line SWaM Webinar with Virginia Department of Small Business Supplier Diversity, September 20, 2018, 10am

Register at:


Are you a small, women-owned, or minority-owned business who wants to do business with the Commonwealth of Virginia? 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.

Becoming SWaM certified 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. Virginia’s eProcurement portal – eVA is Virginia’s online, electronic procurement system.

This workshop will cover the SWaM Program, the new on-line application portal, the required documents needed to apply, and how to use the certification to do business with the Commonwealth.



Presented by: Angela Barber, Business Services Manager, Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity – Hampton Roads


(Thursday) 9:00 am - 11:30 am Eastern


ODU Center for Enterprise & Innovation - Suite 106

4111 Monarch Way, Norfolk, Virginia


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