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We know you've been trying to manage the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on your business and your employees. We hope that you and your loved ones are well.

As the virus continues to spread and more businesses are forced to limit operations, we're bringing you the latest on this evolving situation. For guidelines on remote work, requirements to provide paid sick leave, and considerations for business closures and quarantines, check out a special bonus episode of our podcast, HR{preneur}®COVID-19: Guidance for Employers.




New AWBC Member Portal Training
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Presenter:  Kelly Briscoe, AWBC's Engagement Coordinator

*  Introduction to new AWBC Website and Member Portal
*  Learn How to Connect with Fellow Members through the Portal and Get the Most out of Messaging and Discussion Forums
*  Definition of and Relationship Between Master and Associate Sub-Accounts
*  How to Complete your WBC Master Profile and Personal Sub-Account and
 Invite Others to Create their Associate Sub-Accounts
*  How to Renew your AWBC Membership
*  How to Generate an Invoice or Receipt





New Women's Business Center Staff Training

Join this webinar if you are new to your WBC or would like a refresher.

Presenters from the U.S. Department of Small Business Administration
Office of Women's Business Ownership:
    - Donald Malcolm Smith, Deputy Assistant Administrator
    - Laura Maas, OWBO Program Manager
    - Crystal Crews, Grants Management Specialist

Topics will include:

  • WBC program basics including acronyms, regions, key SBA staff and websites
  • Notice of Award programmatic requirements
  • Performance narrative reports
  • DOTR on-site reviews
  • Discussion of the terms and conditions of award as it applies to allowable costs, financial requirements and submitting federal financial reports



Workplace Spotlight: Sexual Harassment Prevention in the Workplace

Smart employers recognize effective sexual harassment training is an important part of creating a workplace that is safe for everyone. Many organizations are experiencing a rise in workplace harassment complaints and strong training, whether legally required or not, is necessary to address harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment training serves many purposes – education, compliance with laws, and risk mitigation. 

The webinar will include:

  • Education (Definitions, Best Practice Policies)
  • Compliance with laws
  • Risk mitigation



This webinar is archived and can be watched by clicking the link below.

Activating Entrepreneurship on 
College Campuses: 
Fostering Partnerships at
HBCUs & Beyond

Learning Objectives:

  • What is an HBCU? 
  • What do HBCUs need? 
  • How can HBCUs help me? 
  • Where are HBCUs located?  
  •  Best practices for working with HBCUs and other institutions of higher learning based on surveys. 



Special Guest:
Johnathan Holifield

Director of the White House Initiative on 
Historically Black Colleges and Universities








Opportunity Zones:  101 How They Work

This webinar is archived and can be watched OnDemand upon registration at the link above.
Many are still trying to understand the Opportunity Zone concept and what it might mean for their programs.
Watch this webcast to build foundational understanding and explore the "opportunity" within Opportunity Zones.





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