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The May DBE networking luncheon was held on May 18, 2018 at the Blue Moose Bar & Grille in Lenexa. Guest speaker Abby Young of Tillery Time Counseling discussed ways to improve workplace communication. From choosing language that opens communication to setting S.M.A.R.T. goals, Young gave participants a range of easy to implement tools. If you missed the May luncheon, you can still view Young’s presentation on our YouTube channel.

Participants also learned about several upcoming events:

  • COMTO’s 2nd annual Triple Play DBE networking event will be held on June 11, 2018. Those interested in attending should RSVP soon.
  • The MED week awards recognize minority and women owned businesses that exhibit outstanding achievements. To nominate someone, fill out the online nomination form by June 15.
  • Booth spots are still available for this year’s Construction Career Expo. The event will be held September 25, 2018, at the Kansas Expo Center in Topeka. DBEs are encouraged to participate, and KDOT funds will be available to pay the booth fee. Contact us for more information.

Planned for the third Friday of each month, the DBE networking luncheons are held at various locations across Kansas. Each event features a topic and guest speaker as well as ample time to network with fellow participants. The next networking luncheon will be held on Friday, June 15 from 11:30-1:30 in Lenexa. Guest speaker Becky Eason will discuss strategic planning.