“Reflect, Re-Fuel and Elevate the Brand” 2015 Supplier Diversity Proforum @ Davidson, NC (Ingersoll Rand Campus)
Mar 31 @ 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Join in for an extraordinary opportunity to benchmark with your corporate and government peer purchasing professionals, to discuss key strategies, issues and best practices for minority supplier programs success. This round table event will require engaging dialogue between corporate members to build strategies for 2015 diversity initiatives.

This event is designed to educate supplier diversity , sourcing and procurement professionals on current trends and best practices.  This event is only for corporate and government only.

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On March 31, supplier development purchasing professionals from North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia will participate in a daylong series of activities to identify and reinforce industry best practices at the Carolinas-Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council ProForum event in Davidson, NC. Sponsored by Ingersoll Rand, this peer-to-peer professional development seminar will present an assembly for open discussion about key strategies and Best Practices among Corporate and Government purchasing agents to implement or improve minority supplier programs.

Priscilla Wallace, CVMSDC Director of Corporate Services, said, “The annual CVMSDC ProForum event presents an excellent opportunity for Corporate and Government members of the Council to share information, exchange ideas, and take away tangible solutions for successful implementation of their supplier diversity programs.” ProForum participants will address a number of table-top issues throughout the course of the day, which are designed to encourage and facilitate engaging dialogue among members and build diversity initiatives to sustain the ever-changing supply chain.

The theme for this year’s ProForum is: Reflect, Re-Fuel and Elevate the Brand. The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ingersoll Rand offices, located at 800 Beaty Street in Davidson, NC. The event is only open to CVMSDC Corporate and Government members. The cost to register is $85.00, and additional details are available online at

The Carolinas-Virginia MSDC is a non-profit corporation chartered to enhance business opportunities for minority-owned companies by providing support through developing mutually beneficial networking opportunities with corporate members and promoting minority business development.


Webcast: Ten Things to Ask Your Accountant @ Online
Mar 31 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Discover what you may be missing during this FREE 45-minute webcast…

Topic: Ten Things to Ask Your Accountant

DateTuesday, March 31, 2015

Time11:00 a.m. (Pacific); Noon (Mountain); 1:00 p.m. (Central); 2:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Highlights of What's Covered:

This webcast provides small business owners with:

  • The basics for effective conversations with their accountants,
  • Three important questions to ask before hiring an accountant, and
  • Seven common business deductions that may be available to them.

It will also include a Live Q&A session with IRS personnel.

CPEContinuing Education (CE) Credit will NOT be offered for this webcast.

Information & Registration:

Click on the following link to register:

Nonprofit Trends for Organizational Founders @ CPCC Central Campus
Mar 31 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Nonprofit organizations have developed and grown to be an integral part of today’s society. There have been significant changes in the nonprofit sector, and as a result, the changes have raised questions about how organizations will operate and maintain their infrastructure. Through trends, start-up and established nonprofit organizations can better prepare themselves for sustainability and growth. Staying “in the know” will be the best way to plan and prepare as a nonprofit entrepreneur.


Intellectual Property Rights
Apr 1 @ 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
The Artist’s Story: Creating a Strong Brand @ CPCC Central Campus
Apr 1 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Take charge of your career by taking control of your own story to create a memorable message for your target. As an artist, you are your brand. Learn to effectively communicate this and you are in control of how you are presented and perceived, and ultimately how others remember you and connect with your work.


2014 Tax Law Update @ NC Dept of Revenue
Apr 2 @ 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

LogoIndividual Income Tax Law Update Seminar

This seminar will focus on The Tax Simplification and Reduction Act (House Bill 998) which was signed into law on July 23, 2013. Under this new law, all taxpayers will be taxed at a lower rate and be granted a higher standard deduction. The Act made significant changes to the individual income tax law for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2014.

The seminar will also introduce taxpayers to the Individual Income Tax Estimator. Taxpayers can use this tool to calculate the amount of their refund or tax balance due for the current tax year (2014).


For more information and to register, visit our website at

QuickBooks® User Forum @ ONLINE
Apr 2 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Attention QuickBooks users! Are you looking for answers specific to your QuickBooks troubles? This forum is just for you. Meet a community of QuickBooks users and freely explore and share ideas so you can get the most out of this powerful software. Bring your questions and walk away with answers to help you maximize the use of this bookkeeping program.. Online


Crowdfunding: A Creative Funding Approach @ CPCC Central Campus
Apr 6 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

A modern spin on patronage, crowdfunding can be used to fund your next artistic project. As grants become more competitive and harder to find, more crowdfunding platforms are targeting artists in every field. Learn which platform is best suited for your project and funding needs, and get the quick tips to make your campaign successful.

Legal Issues for the Small Business Owner @ CPCC Central Campus
Apr 7 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

What are the “need to know” legal matters for an entrepreneur? This class, designed for new and experienced business owners, explores issues such as the pros and cons of certain business entities, articles of incorporation, trademarks, trade secrets and intellectual property, employment law and what to do if your business gets into legal trouble. Learn why paying attention to the legal aspects of your business is vital to its survival. One additional hour of individual counseling with a participating lawyer will be scheduled individually upon completion of the course. Occurs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 4/7-4/14

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business #1 – April 7, 2015 @ SCORE Office
Apr 7 @ 12:45 PM – 3:45 PM

“Simple Steps for Starting Your Business – Session 1 –Start-up Basics” is a three hour seminar, held monthly, devoted to helping evaluate whether starting a business is feasible and to provide guidelines for the development of a Marketing/Business Plan. The objectives of “Getting Started” are basic. Anyone interested in knowing the contents of a Marketing Plan, a Business Plan, and identifying funding sources should attend this session. The course handout includes “The Plan” workbook. It is a more extensive approach to the pro-forma financial material included in the course.