From networking opportunities to professional referrals, the KDOT DBE Supportive Services Team connects DBEs to the knowledge and the people that help them succeed. Here’s a preview of our 2019 lineup of events and services.

Networking Luncheons 

Don’t miss the chance to meet other DBEs, learn about featured topics, and enjoy a free lunch. Monthly networking luncheons will be held from 11:30-1:00 at the Blue Moose in Lenexa, Kansas. Each event will feature a guest speaker and a topic as well as ample time to network.

Full-Day Events

In 2019, we will host three full-day events. Led by expert speakers, each event will increase DBE knowledge, provide hands-on experience, and create an environment to network and learn from one another. Planned events include

  • Contracts with KDOT Attorney Carmen Bakarich
  • Financials with CPA Chris Kohart
  • DBE Supportive Services Fair & Round Table with the DBE Supportive Services Team

Monthly Podcasts

Get expert tips and knowledge conveniently delivered to your smart phone. Each month, we’ll bring you a new episode in our Where Passion Meets the Road podcast. Watch for details in the February newsletter.

Business Library

Need a little inspiration? Start your own mini business library with our books of the month. Each month, we offer books related to the featured topic at the networking luncheon. To collect the book, come out to the luncheon or contact Amy at Be sure to join our Facebook Group to join the book discussion.

1-on-1 Coaching & Referrals

Whether you need assistance creating a business plan, getting your financials in order, or building a website, we have professionals ready to assist. Our team can provide 1-on-1 coaching for a variety of business needs. And if we don’t have someone on staff to help you, we’ll refer you to someone who can. Need help connecting to another DBE or a professional service provider? Contact us, and we’ll arrange an introduction.