For Immediate Release
January 06, 2023
Contact Information

Luisa Martinez

(BPRW) MBDA Programs in Florida, Puerto Rico, & USVI, operated by M. Gill & Associates, present the 2023 “Get in Gear for the New Year” Virtual Symposium

Register today for the Annual Virtual Symposium, set for January 11

(Black PR Wire) SOUTH FLORIDA: – Gear up for a new year and new business success! In an effort to help businesses grow in 2023, the MBDA programs in Florida, Puerto Rico, & USVI, operated by M. Gill & Associates, will present the 2023 “Get In Gear for the New Year” Virtual Symposium. The Virtual Symposium will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, from 10 a.m. – Noon. This year’s Symposium is held in collaboration with the National Association of Black Women in Construction (NAWBO).  It is free of charge, but registration is required.

“For the past seven years, we have been helping businesses to “Get in Gear” by providing information, resources and creative tools that are necessary for their development and growth throughout the year,” says Marie Gill, CEO of M. Gill & Associates. “This Symposium is packed with timely information on best practices for obtaining capital, building strong bid proposals, winning commercial and government contracts, succeeding in global markets, and accessing free technical assistance to build managerial, financial, operational, and marketing capacity.”

Featured presenters include:

Marie Gill, Symposium Host and Executive Director of various U.S. Department of Commerce-MBDA Programs in Florida, Puerto Rico, & USVI; Jeff Zalkin, Vice President of Development  –  Kaufman Lynn Construction; Adriana Clark, Small Business Program Director, Southeast Region SBTRC  –  U.S. DOT; Desmond Alufohai, Director of Protocol – Miami International Airport; Elijah Wooten, Economic Development Administrator City of Port St. Lucie; Gladys Keith, President   FSB (Bonding) Agency, Inc.; and Steve Foreman, Revolving Loan Fund Administrator South Florida Regional Planning Council.

Attendees who register for this event can pose their questions in the chatbox, while the subject matter experts will discuss and present powerful information on an array of topics, including:

  • Infrastructure Opportunities From USDOT & Other Federal and State Agencies
  • Tips On Preparing A Winning Bid Proposal
  • “Liveplan” & Other Business Planning Tools
  • Positioning Your Business For Domestic & Export Financing
  • Bonding For Your Construction and Service Projects
  • Trade Grants, Trade Missions & Export Marketing Plans
  • Business Opportunities In Florida’s Treasure Coast
  • MBDA’s Capacity Building & Technical Assistance Services To Small, Minority, Women And Veteran-Owned Businesses Throughout Florida, the S. and Its Territories

About the MBDA Programs - Operated by M. Gill & Associates

Gill operates the Florida MBDA Export Center, the Miami MBDA Business Center, and a newly awarded MBDA Infrastructure Center. All MBDA Programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). All MBDA-funded programs provide technical assistance services, free of cost, to assist minority businesses to build scale and capacity, increase revenues and investments, create and retain jobs, and expand into new and global markets. M. Gill also provides management and economic development services to U.S. and International corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions.

M. Gill also manages the City of Miami’s Small Business Center, providing specialized services free of cost to businesses within the City of Miami in exchange for the City’s Cost Share Strategic Partnership on the MBDA Programs.

For more information on M. Gill & Associates and its specialized programs and services, please call 305-576-7888, email or or visit  or

WHO:              MBDA programs in Florida, Puerto Rico, & USVI,

                           operated by M. Gill & Associates – In Collaboration with NAWBO

WHAT:             Get in Gear for the New Year Virtual Symposium

WHEN:             Wednesday, January 11, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

WHERE:           Online Event

COST:              Free Event - Registration is Required (click on the link below)


CONTACT:       Heather Gordon – Administrative Manager/Registration Coordinator

(786) 515-0670 |