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Tabor 100 October 2018 Newsletter

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Tabor 100 October 2018 Newsletter
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Tabor 100 October 2018 Newsletter

  1. 1. 1 October 2018 Message from the President I was recently recognized by the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC) Seattle Chapter, who was a Crystal Eagle Awardee at this year’s Tabor 100 Gala. I want to thank the NAMC leadership and its members for this great honor. Recognizing the work of our peers is important as we move forward to better each other’s lives in what seems to be an ever-challenging and dynamic environment. Being recognized by NAMC is an important gesture and a testament to the Tabor 100 theme for 2018: “There’s Power In Unity!” I have been working hard to ensure that the theme is not just talked about, but carried out as we move forward in ensuring opportunities are made available and expanded for both our memberships. In the quest for unity in my life, the Gala and especially the Crystal Eagle Awardees, encourage me to rededicate my life to equity, inclusion and unity. This year, especially, I was buoyed by these heroes in modern day, who, in one way or another, broke down barriers to promote their fellow human being. I was especially struck by a comment by Crystal Eagle award winner, Kevin C. Washington, Tabor’s Education Chair, when asked if he had any words of wisdom or lessons learned to share with the young people in our community. “Passion is not enough. Arm yourself with skills, learn to work with others to launch projects and accomplish a goal. Despite your station in life, everyone has something to contribute. The more you make it be about the work, and not yourself -- the larger the accomplishments and rewards.” While Kevin was directing his comments at young people, they apply to all of us, especially the part about “making it about the work, and not yourself.” I saw that effort reflected in both the Tabor 100 Gala and the NAMC event on October 20. This is the essence of Tabor 100. We want to make whatever we do, whether it’s working to overturn I-200 or create an Economic Empowerment Center, to be about the “work” and not ourselves. We want to foster and maintain unity and togetherness in what we do and how we act. I am proud to be the President of Tabor 100, I am pleased that we were able to unite to celebrate and recommit themselves to a worthy struggle and I am especially appreciative of you, whether you attended the Gala or not, I know that as a Tabor member, you are working with me and many others to make this organization the hallmark of unity. And with the mid-term elections fast approaching it is our civic duty to participate and cast our votes. Together we can make a difference and get our voices heard. Remember, There’s Power in Unity! UW Supplier Orientation 3 Seattle’s Startup Weekend 4 Africa Day Business Forum 6 Get the newsletter online and stay connected through social media! Tabor 100 is an association of entrepreneurs and business advocates who are committed to economic power, educational excellence and social equity for African-Americans and the community at large. THERE’S POWER IN UNITY!
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  3. 3. 3 Doing Business with the UW Topics Covered • Getting Started • Getting Paid • Tax • Supplier Diversity • Supplier Orientation • Corporate Social Responsibility Supplier Orientation We’re pleased to offer monthly orientations for new and existing suppliers to the University of Washington. The orientations will provide a learning opportunity to assist in navigating potential business prospects at the University. Suppliers will receive information about the University’s purchasing and payment processes. Orientation sessions are held at various locations on the Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma Campuses. Each session is limited to 15 attendees and will include a short presentation and an opportunity to network with other suppliers, UW Procurement Services, UW Business Diversity, UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development and State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) Procurement staff. Please register for a session convenient for you. The registration includes a short survey that will provide us information about your business so we can address the potential business opportunities for your company. Dates: November 14, 2018 (register here) December 12, 2018 (register here) January 16, 2019 (register here) February 13, 2019 (register here) March 13, 2019 (register here) April 17, 2019 (register here) May 15, 2019 (register here) June 16, 2019 (register here) August 14, 2019 (register here) September 18, 2019 (register here) October 16, 2019 (register here) Most orientations are scheduled 1:00pm - 2:30pm. Specific location details and times are included in the registration form. Driving Directions: You can get personalized driving directions by using Google Maps or use this link for Directions & Parking - Bothell Campus
  4. 4. 4 The most interesting education solutions from Seattle’s Startup Weekend EDU 2018 By: Mohammed Kloub Seattle Times, Oct. 9, 2018 Students, teachers and designers came together to participate in the annual weekend-long event put on by Techstars and Grow with Google. They holed up for a cumulative 54 hours in the Seattle Public Library’s glassy downtown branch. Their mission? To find solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing students and educators. The students, teachers and designers came together to participate in Startup Weekend EDU, an annual weekend-long event put on by Techstars and Grow with Google meant to deploy entrepreneurship to fight against educational inequity. Participants spent the first day, Friday, pitching problems before forming teams to devise solutions. “We’ve noticed that at Startup Weekend EDU, teams are more successful at understanding their customer and designing a solution if they focus on the problem first,” the instructions read. After choosing a problem and splitting up into teams with other dedicated strangers, participants spent all of Saturday designing a fix and preparing to present their concepts to a panel of judges Sunday evening. Here are some of their ideas: Come.unity High-school students have to do a lot of box-checking to ensure they graduate on time, but community service should not be just another chore. The team behind Come.unity believes students can be passionate about required community service if given the right options; the judges said they agreed when they awarded the team the grand prize. The app is designed to make community-service opportunities easier to find by tailoring them to each student’s interests. INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTED IN THE NEWSLETTER? DROP AN EMAIL TO or OR CALL (425) 882-4800 Ext. 107 Participants in Startup Weekend EDU pose for group photos after the competition winners are announced at the Seattle Public Library’s central branch October 7, 2018. (Mohammed Kloub / The Seattle Times) Continued on page 6
  5. 5. 5 An introductory survey has users select subjects they care about, from sports or food to the environment or the arts. Come.unity then connects them to relevant local opportunities. “We wanted to redefine community service in high school because I remembered mine as not as meaningful as I wanted,” said Sierra Kim, a UX designer and former Bellevue teacher. “We wanted to remind people this can be impactful.” On-the-Web Learning (OWL) The winner for best execution, OWL is a Google Chrome extension that tests students’ comprehension of any topic they browse online. “This idea stemmed from things I wish I had in my education,” said Bernease Herman, a research scientist at the University of Washington’s eScience Institute. “I had nowhere to test my knowledge.” The extension has three options for testing knowledge about the webpage you’re on: quizzes, “insight links” on the subject or related coverage across the web. If a subject isn’t well documented in the OWL database, users can contribute questions and annotate webpages. “Different things trigger understanding for different people,” Herman said. Pacifier in a Backpack A significant number of teen mothers never graduate high school, and the team behind Pacifier in a Backpack wants to change that with a community-based app that provides health and academic resources, plus emotional support from other teen mothers. While researching the idea, the team found preventive materials on teen pregnancy, but little support for already pregnant students. The app won the award for best education impact for directly addressing inequity among a specific segment of students. Don’t Be Broke The winner of both the audience favorite and best-in-design awards, Don’t Be Broke is an app and curriculum aimed at helping students graduating high school understand how to manage their finances. Edwin Singh, now a data specialist at Expedia, majored in finance during his undergraduate years and was inspired after seeing how many of his friends would ask him for basic financial advice. “I’m hoping the impact is improving how kids learn about finances, but also defusing misconceptions about millennials being irresponsible with money,” Singh said. Judges praised Singh’s team for successfully surveying 85 young adults in the Seattle area, ages 16-25, over one weekend. The large majority of those surveyed had low confidence in the effectiveness of financial education in school, whether they had gone to college or not, confirming the team’s suspicion of a demand for its product. Participants in Startup Weekend don’t have to continue working on their ideas beyond the event, but the connections established with their teams and other participants are invaluable if they decide to. The most interesting education solutions from Seattle’s Startup Weekend EDU 2018 By: Mohammed Kloub Seattle Times, Oct. 9, 2018 Continued from page 5
  6. 6. 6 20th Annual Africa Day Business Forum By the African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Ron Paananen, HDR Announcing the 20th Annual African Day Business Forum Registration The African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest is proud to present our 20th Annual African Day Business Forum. This year's theme is 'Building & Strengthening Trade and Business Relations between the PNW and the African Continent' Date: November 17th, 2018 Location: Motif Hotel, 1415 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 The event is held in two parts: Forum: 8:00am - 4:30PM Celebration Dinner: 6:00pm - 10:00pm Please complete the registration form (link available blow) and proceed to purchase your tickets using one of the following payment options: • Online through our Eventbrite event page • By phone: 206-256-6139 • By Check, Mail to: 2001 6th Avenue, Ste 2600, Seattle, WA 98121 Thank you for your interest in the ADBF! Questions? Contact us at 206-256-6139 or Register Here
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  8. 8. 8 THE TABOR 100 BOARD President: Ollie Garrett Vice President: Brian Sims Treasurer: Aundrea Jackson Secretary: Sherlita Kennedy Membership: Vacant Education: Kevin C. Washington Public Affairs: Henry Yates Economic Development: Manal al-Ansi Government Affairs: David Hackney Fund Development: Abdul Yusuf Business Development: Anthony Burnett TABOR OFFICE 2330 130th Ave. NE #101 Bellevue, WA 98005 425-882-4800 x 107 Newsletter Graphic Design and Editor: Kalea Perry, September GM and Regional Contracting Forum Photos courtesy of Keith Williams, Flyright Productions (206) 860-9813, WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO REACH OUT! UPCOMING EVENTS Oct. 27: Tabor 100 General Meeting, 10am-12pm, Central Area Senior Center Oct. 29: Seattle Center Arena – MWBE Pre-Bid Forum #2, 8am-10am, Skanska Main Office Nov. 6: Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Seattle Fall Luncheon Innovation: The Art of Being Wrong, 11:30am-1:30pm, Washington Athletic Club Nov. 14: UW Supplier Orientation, 1pm-2pm, UW Roosevelt Commons West Nov. 17: 20th Annual Africa Day Business Forum and Dinner, 9am-10pm, Motif Hotel No November General Meeting Dec. 12: UW Supplier Orientation, 1pm-2pm, UW Roosevelt Commons West Dec. 15: Tabor 100 General Meeting, 10am-12pm, Central Area Senior Center COMMITTEE MEETINGS Oct. 27 & Dec. 15: Education Committee meets after the Tabor General Meeting, from 12-2pm at the Central Area Senior Center Combined Library and Computer Room
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