Virtual Coffee with Clancy: Understanding the Airport Concessions DBE Program
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Are you in need of business advice but haven't been able to meet with Clancy in our office? Are you looking to expand your network and kick start your morning with a great conversation with other entrepreneurs? Do you need an excuse to grab some coffee, hot chocolate or a croissant?
You're in luck because we are bringing Clancy and a handful of business experts to you!
Coffee with Clancy will now be available virtually. Clancy and a business expert will host a casual discussion on an entrepreneurial topic from the comfort of your home! Pour yourself some coffee or hot chocolate and tune in. We encourage you to ask questions, so you can get the answers and guidance you need for your entrepreneurial success!
Raymond Christy, will cover the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise and opportunities available to business owners. Topics covered will be:
· What is the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program,
· What is an Airport Concessions DBE firm? What is a DBE firm?
· How is a firm certified into the DBE program? What type of agencies seek firms certified into the DBE Program?
· What type of agencies in the State of Utah, are required to have a DBE program? Airports? Transit Programs? Highway? Local government?
· As a DBE firm, where are the opportunities? Locally, Regionally and Nationally?
· Where is the DBE certification application?
· Is there a local resource to assist me with DBE certification?
· Where I find out about contracting opportunities for my DBE certification?
Meet the Speakers!
Airport Senior Planner-Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Coordinator
Salt Lake City International Airport
During the past 16 years, Raymond Christy has worked to create opportunities for small businesses seeking contracting opportunities with Utah Transit Authority and now Salt Lake City International Airport (SLCDA). As an Airport Senior Planner DBE Coordinator, Raymond is responsible for establishing the triennial Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and DBE goal methodology, establishing ACDBE and DBE contract goals, contract monitoring, Joint Venture monitoring, Labor compliance (Davis Bacon regulations) on federally assisted construction contracts and a certifying member of the Utah Unified Certification Program.
Raymond has collaborated with several small business advocacy agencies to increase ACDBE certified in the State of Utah by 85% within two years. Raymond has promoted airport contracting opportunities for small business owners through “lunch box” outreach presentations, as a stakeholder for Utah Bonding Education Program classes, and as a presenter at the State of Utah Purchasing Symposium. In 2017, Raymond collaborated with two national car rental companies to increase awareness for contracting opportunities with ACDBE firms at the national level and the Salt Lake City market.
During his career, Raymond received the 2019 FAA Civil Rights Advocate and Recipient Award, 2018 AMAC Advocate of the Year Award, 2015 Albert B. Fritz Civil Rights Award from the Salt Lake Chapter of the NAACP, 2015 Purple Star Award for Dedicated Volunteer Service to the Epilepsy Association of Utah. In 2006, he received the Small Business Administration Minority Enterprise Development Support Award of the Year. Raymond received the 2005 United States Department of Transportation’s Grant Recipient Award for Utah Transit Authority’s DBE Program. Raymond has served as a Board Member and Chairman of the Board for the Salt Lake County Library System (2006 – 2010). He has also served as a Board Member for the Belle Spafford Advisory Committee, School of Social Work, University of Utah (2004 – 2009). Raymond is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated and a founding chapter member of Iota Iota Iota (Salt Lake City) Graduate Chapter.
Business Advisor-Northern Region
Women's Business Center of Utah
Clancy was an officer in the U.S. Army and then transitioned to corporate America, where she was often the only woman at the table. She realized women need a better understanding of their strengths and how to leverage them to become leaders. Later she started her own coaching business. Clancy joined the WBCUtah team where she continues to help women live their best lives, both professionally and personally.
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