Week offers help for minority businesses
Tampa Bay Minority Development Week is Sept. 16-19. Activities include a business matchmaker event, trade show and seminars on topics such as establishing relationships with buyers, how to do business with government and the private sector, how to price goods and services, and marketing and technology. The events will be held at the Crowne Plaza Tampa East Sabal Park, 10221 Princess Palm Ave., Tampa. For a complete list of events or to register, call (813) 274-7925.
Program helps with waste reduction
Businesses generate a majority of Pinellas County's solid waste, and much of it can be reduced, reused or recycled. Pinellas County Utilities Cutting Waste at Work program provides free services to help businesses cut their waste, including a free waste assessment and customized recommendations, onsite training and followup, and the online A to Z "Get Rid of It" Guide. Call the Recycling Team at (727) 464-7500 or visit www. pinellascounty.org/cutwaste.
STAR TEC offers business session
The STAR TEC technology and manufacturing accelerator is hosting an information session for businesses interested in becoming new STAR TEC clients. The session will be at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the STAR TEC offices, 7887 Bryan Dairy Road, Building 100, second floor, Largo. Growing manufacturing and technology companies can reserve a spot at this session by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.startecflorida.com.