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IT’S BACK AGAIN – THE ‘RAISING THE BAR’ MINI-SERIES…. NOW IN KENTUCKY, TENNESSEE AND WEST VIRGINIA – Featuring LFUCG, Turner Construction, Nashville International Airport, MSD, Ingersoll Rand and FedEx!

2018 TSMSDC EDUCATIONAL MINI-SERIES…
REGISTER NOW!
WHAT?
The ‘Raising the Bar’ Mini-Series has been created to assist MBEs to develop, know, and grow their business. Each unique session of this upcoming series on May 23, 2018 is a maximum of 2-hours long, (including a working lunch), for participants to learn how to conduct business with corporations, government entities and other major purchasers – and then to the normal routine of business. Learn, firsthand, the actual requirements necessary for conducting business with  Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG). This will be an informative, productive and value-add forum, and we hope that you will make plans to attend. As the adage goes – there is nothing like ‘hearing it from the horses mouth’… so to speak! 
Register now … for your next level of success!
WHERE?
Norton Healthcare Medical Building
9th Floor Conference Room
210 E. Gray Street
Louisville, KY 40202 
WHEN?
 
MAY 23, 2018 – “Doing Business With Us”  
Learn firsthand the actual requirements necessary for conducting business with LEXINGTON-FAYETTE URBAN COUNTY GOVERNMENT. You really can’t afford to miss this!
PRESENTED BY:
Sherita Miller, Minority Business Enterprise Liaison, Central Purchasing, and Todd Slatin, Director of Central Purchasing, LFUCG
LOCATION:
Norton Healthcare Medical Building, 9th Floor Conference Room, 210 E. Gray St., Louisville,
KY 40202.
PARKING:
Parking is FREE at the Norton Healthcare 210 E. Gray Street Parking Garage – which is connected to the
210 E. Gray Street Medical Building. 
     
(PLEASE NOTE: Bring your parking tickets with you, and they will be validated at the ‘Raising the Bar’ session).
JULY 26, 2018 – “Doing Business With Us” 
Learn about procurement opportunities on the horizon, as you connect and learn how to do business with TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY – how to connect, understand Turner’s philosophy … and much more!
 
PRESENTED BY:
Khalif Johnson, Procurement Manager
LOCATION:
The Sims Financial Group, Inc., 855 Ridge Lake Blvd., Suite 303, Memphis, TN 38120 
PARKING:
Parking is FREE.
AUGUST 1, 2018 – “Doing Business With Us”
Get on Board with NASHVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT – learn how to do business with the Airport and connect!
PRESENTED BY: Davita Taylor, MCA, MSM, CPPO, Director, Business Diversity Development
LOCATION: TBD
PARKING: TBD
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 – “Doing Business With Us”
Tap into a knowledge base that can help to take your business further. Learn how to do business with LOUISVILLE AND JEFFERSON COUNTY METROPOLITAN SEWER DISTRICT (MSD).
PRESENTED BY: 
Joy Walker, MBA, PSCM
Supplier Diversity Manager, MSD

LOCATION: 
Norton Healthcare Medical Building, 9th Floor, Conference Room, 210 E. Gray Street, Louisville,
KY 40202
PARKING:
Parking is FREE at the Norton Healthcare 210 E. Gray Street Parking Garage – which is connected to the
210 E. Gray Street Medical Building. 
     
(PLEASE NOTE: Bring your parking tickets with you, and they will be validated at the ‘Raising the Bar’ session).
OCTOBER 3, 2018 – “Doing Business With Us”
Learn about procurement opportunities on the horizon as you connect and how to conduct business with INGERSOLL RAND. Don’t miss this great opportunity to listen, learn and connect – who knows where this could lead to!
PRESENTED BY:
Jackie LaJoie, Supplier Diversity Manager, Ingersoll Rand
LOCATION:
West Virginia University, One Waterfront Place, 6th Floor, Morgantown, WV 26506
PARKING:
Parking is available in the garage attached to One Waterfront Place building, and/or City Garage on Clay Street

NOVEMBER 8, 2018 – “Doing Business With Us”
Tap into a knowledge base that can help to take your business further. Learn how to do business with FedEx. 
PRESENTED BY: 
Hailey Gillis, Category Manager 1 – Supplier Diversity, FedEx Services.
LOCATION: The Sims Financial Group, Inc., 855 Ridge Lake Blvd., Suite 303, Memphis, 
TN 38120
PARKING:
Parking is FREE.
FEE
FREE for TSMSDC Certified MBEs or TSMSDC Corporate Members.
$50.00 for MBEs (Non-Certified), Corporate (Non-Member) or others. Includes working lunch.
REGISTRATION
    
To register for the May 23, 2018 “Doing Business with Us” … Lexington-Fayette Urban County
Government (LFUCG), please download the registration form, complete and e-mail to Ben Bluitt – bbluitt@tsmsdc.net. 
 
Remember, if you are not a TSMSDC Certified MBE or Corporate Member, you need to complete the
PAYMENT METHOD section of the registration form too, for $50.00 and action accordingly re your choice of payment options. 
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