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Today’s Challenge, Tomorrow’s Reward Conference
2014 Statewide DBE Conference

February 25-26, 2014
Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center
Springfield, Illinois


The Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE) conference: Today’s Challenge Tomorrow’s Reward (TCTR) is focused on providing educational and skill building workshops, best practices and networking opportunities to statewide DBE firms. The overall goal is to help advance the firm’s skill set and knowledge in order to increase their competitiveness and opportunities for work on federally funded highway contracts. The TCTR Conference has been held for over a decade, addresses FHWA goals and is always well attended by minority and women owned firms in construction, trucking, engineering, professional consulting and design. DBE Supportive Service consultants are on site to provide both management and technical assistance to certified DBE firms during the conference. Workshops are provided covering topics such as estimating and bidding, deletion of quantities, project management, erosion control, advanced financing, social media marketing and much more. The conference is concluded with an awards luncheon recognizing outstanding firms throughout the state. This year’s conference features Prime Speed Networking, DBE Revolving Loan Program presentations, heated trolley tours and more!!!

Conference Workshops

Conference Agenda

Registration Form

Prime Speed Networking

Prime Contractors

Session Schedule

2013 Conference Information

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