Progress Report June 27, 2014
1. See you in Chicago: But if you don’t make your hotel reservation this weekend you will be disappointed in the high price you will pay. Call the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers and ask for the NBCC rate of $189. 1-800-325-3535 with the group code NBG10C. Or go here: http://nbccnow.org/?p=26 The dates are July 10-12 and more information is at www.NBCCNOW.org
2. A Big Opportunity from HUD: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is pleased to announce the national expansion of the Section 3 Business Registry, which had been piloted previously in Detroit, New Orleans, Miami, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. The Section 3 Business Registry allows businesses that meet one of the definitions of a Section 3 Business Concern to self-certify their status with HUD. It also offers a searchable online database of self-certified Section 3 business concerns that can be used by government agencies, Public Housing Authorities, developers, contractors and non-profits to notify Section 3 business concerns about the availability of local HUD-funded contracts. HUD anticipates that the Section 3 Business Registry will help increase the visibility of Section 3 business concerns and provide them better access to HUD-funded contracting opportunities in their communities. Additionally, the registry is a valuable tool to help recipients of coveredHUD funding achieve compliance with the requirements of Section 3. Please visitwww.hud.gov/sec3bizto learn more about HUD’s Section 3 Business Registry.
. Persons interested in participating via the internet may do so by logging on to www.fcc.gov/ocbo. Reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities are available upon request.
5. Employment Announcement in Chicago: For the unemployed 18 – 30 year olds in Chicago your Mayor has made an important announcement for you. STICK IT!