The 2-day Golden Shovel Awards & DBE Workshop aims to help construction and consultant firms in Wisconsin manage effective business practices and continue to grow. The conference includes educational sessions on industry best practices, networking and forecasts on upcoming opportunities.
Wednesday and Thursday, February 19-20, 2020
The Ingleside Hotel Conference Center
2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI 53072
The Annual DBE Workshop and Secretary’s Golden Shovel Awards is Wisconsin’s premier conference for small, minority and women-owned businesses in the transportation construction industry. With the completion of Wisconsin’s Megaprojects, WisDOT recognizes the limited number of opportunities in road construction in the upcoming years. WisDOT partnered with the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC)-WI Chapter to help DBE firms navigate the bends and turns in accessing federally-funded road construction projects and open doors to opportunities to public-private funding partnerships that construct major building and community developments throughout Wisconsin.
The conference is open to all businesses: small and large, prime/general contractors, architect-engineers, subcontractors, minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, construction industry suppliers/vendors, local, state and federal procurement specialists, and small business advocates. In collaboration with NAMC-WI Chapter, WisDOT Office of Business Opportunity and Equity Compliance (OBOEC) will bring together industry experts, resources and highlighted opportunities necessary for you to become competitive and profitable in Wisconsin’s construction industry in the years to come.
On Wednesday, February 19th, NAMC-Wisconsin Chapter will honor industry professionals and community leaders with their Golden Champion Award for Leadership in Minority Business Development in Wisconsin Construction Industry. The Awards ceremony will be followed by the NAMC Networking Reception where everyone is welcome to congratulate the winners of the NAMC Golden Champion Award, take pictures, network with small businesses competing on highway construction projects.
During the Awards Luncheon on Thursday, February 20th, the Office of Business Opportunity and Equity Compliance will recognize the winners of the 2020 Golden Shovel Award who have demonstrated their commitment to the WisDOT DBE program, the utilization of DBEs on WisDOT projects and maintaining a diverse workforce year after year.
BUILD YOUR NETWORK TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS
Network with key decision makers from Foxconn, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Streetcar, Aurora Hospitals and many more!
CATAPULT YOUR COMPANY’S SUCCESS AND PROFITABILITY
Attend the Opportunity Panel, Project Detailed Discussions, One-on-One Networking Sessions, Workshops and much more!
HEAR FROM THE TOP: EXECUTIVES TACKLING THE POWER OF STRATEGIC PLANNING IN CONSTRUCTION