Baltimore City’s Mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, along with the Advisory Council on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises is inviting businesses like yours to attend a public forum on Monday, November 19, 2012.

The forum’s purpose is to hear from minority and women-led business owners in an effort to find out what’s working, what isn’t and what improvements could be made when it comes to growing and running your business in the city.

Oral testimony will be limited to three minutes, and is being scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone wishing to testify should call Myra Blanchard at 410-396-3818, or email by Friday, November 16, 2012.

When: Monday, November 19, 2012, 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Where: Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum
4915 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21209

In July, Rawlings-Blake announced the formation of the Mayor’s Council on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises. The new advisory council is comprised of local business leaders and nationally-renowned experts with a mission to recommend improvements to the city’s minority and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) program, examine best practices and create a platform for the program’s future direction.

Of the 24 members who make up the newly established advisory council , 11 of them are women–including MyCity4Her subscriber Jeanette Partlow, President of Maryland Chemical Company. Appointed as Vice Chair is Maria Welch Martinez. Martinez is the CEO of Respira Medical and the Intrem CEO of Women Entrepreneurs of Baltimore.