with Section 3 Contracting


Tuesday May 17, 2016
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT

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Hillside Family Resource Center
1452 N. 7th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205

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Evans Gant 
Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee 

Learn how Section 3 can impact your bottom line at the free half-day
Section 3 Contracting Seminar
Hosted by the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee 
Tuesday May 17, 2016

Section 3 maximizes the impact of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's community investments by ensuring that work and contract opportunities are extended to low-income workers and the businesses that employ them. By certifying your business as a Section 3 business concern, you can gain preference for contracting opportunities

  • Learn the basics of the Section 3 program and how to gain access to contracting opportunities
  • Meet representatives of the agencies that participate in Section 3
  • Learn about SBA programs and additional tools to grow the capacity of your business


8:00 - 8:15 AM Registration & Refreshments
8:15 - 8:30 AM Welcome and Introductions by HACM Executive Director Tony Perez
8:20 - 8:30 AM Remarks by HUD Region 5 Administrator Antonio Riley
8:30 - 9:45 AM Basics of Contracting with Section 3 Requirements on HUD-funded Projects - HUD Equal Opportunity Specialist Amanda Motyka, Nikki Purvis (City of Milwaukee), Evans Gant (HACM), Kristi Johnson (City of West Allis), Peggy Holcomb (Housing Authority of the City of South Milwaukee), Victoria Toliver (Milwaukee County), Roxanne Volkmann (HUD)
9:45 - 9:55 AM Break
9:55 - 10:25 AM Section 3 Success Stories
10:25 - 10:35 AM Remarks by SBA Region 5 Administrator Marianne O'Brien Markowitz
10:35 - 11:15 AM Tools To Grow Your Contracting Business - SBA District Director Eric Ness and Ben Blanc of Wisconsin Procurement Institute
11:15 - 11:55 AM Contracting, Recruiting and Training - Employ Milwaukee VP of Planning & Grants Compliance Chytania Brown and WRTP/BIG STEP President & CEO Mark Kessenich
11:55 - 12:00 PM Wrap Up