Is the field EVER LEVELED in your favor? Minority, Women, Veteran Small businesses can make millions in contracting! Unfortunately, they are challenged by the government procurement processes. Talk of leveling the playing field is the main theme, yet little is done to move us forward. The PROCUREMENT GAMES Podcast and Open Conversations brings our voices together to move us forward to changing the way the rules are set and the games are played.
Kamillah El Amin shares her story as the first black woman owned distiller in the midwest in this episode! R. Lynn Pingol & Jared Petersen get an insight into Kamillah's family legacy and her entrepreneurial journey.
R. Lynn Pingol and Jared Petersen chat about Victoria's journey as a property management company and brand new develoiper in MN.
In this episode, R. Lynn Pingol and Jared Petersen chats with Belkis Cruz who shares her "construction and development" journey in the Twin Cities. Belkis shares her passion and desire to help the Latino community in excelling in the procurement and contracting realm too!
We are talking compliance, goals, fines, and workforce with Johnnie Burns, Director of Contract Compliance at the City of Minneapolis! Jared Petersen and R.Lynn Pingol had way too much fun while still getting to the bottom of contracting DBE firms in Minnesota, where the disparity continue to be an issue in the eco-system of procurment and contracting!
Jimmy Loyd, Economic Development Director for the City of Saint Paul, MN dropped some pretty awesome exclusive news when joined R. Lynn Pingol and Jared Petersen on the show!
R. Lynn Pingol and Jared Petersen are joined by Mikey Griffin, Executive Director of Rondo Community Land Trust, an amazing organization whose mission is to preserve the ownership of land in the Rondo Community!
Mitchell Davis, Jr joins R. LynnPingol and Jared Petersen to discuss the formula to use when you start a business and the importance of debriefs request, when you don't awarded a contract!
R. Lynn Pingol and Jared Petersen hosts Founder and Principal Architect- Damaris Hollingsworth of Design By Melo, who shares her inspiration as a child and the fears she faced in launching her own design firm.
R.Lynn Pingol and Jared Petersen is joined by Keith Baker, Executive Director of ReConnect Rondo, who shares his perspective on the procurement challenges small businesses face in the MN ecosystem. Keith discusses his current project - ReConnect Rondo, providing insights and encouragement on how community can get engaged.
Jill Pavlak and Deb Loch joins hosts, R.Lynn Pingol and Jared Petersen, to share their journey as the first women owned micro-brewery in Minnesota!
Joining co=hosts R. Lynn Pingol and Jared Petersen is Hyon Kim, CEO of MN Best, Inc., Founder of Midwest Alliance for North Korean Refugees, and co-founder of OurTech Coop. Hyon shares her journey in her new book "Alone in the Battefield" along with her experience in launching several successful businesses in the US.
The TALK episode, brings Ashanti Payne back in the studio with Lynn and Jared for a reaction conversation to comments, questions, and live calls from our dedicated listeners!
Ashanti Payne joins hosts R.Lynn Pingol and Jared Petersen to discuss MetCouncil and the new initiatives and programs they now offer to small businesses.
Hosts R.Lynn Pingol & Jared Petersen are joined by De'Vonna Pittman, Founder of Nature's Syrup - The Hair & Skin Care Experience. De'Vonna shares her journey of launching a start up businesss, creating a business plan, and being selected by Goldman Sachs co-hort group.
In this episode, R. Lynn Pingol and Jared Petersen engage in a energic conversation with Paris Dunning, Executive Director of East Side Area Business Association (ESABA).
Procurement Games Podcast & Open Conversations is back for Season 2! This time, R. Lynn Pingol is joined by co-host+technician extraordinaire Jared Petersen! We are officially broadcasting LIVE every Thursday at NOON on WFNU 94.1 FM Frogtown Community Radio!
This episode was alot of fun to record...OH THE NERVES! We recapped Season 1 and level set our new audiences to what procurement is and the challenges small, ...
Host R.Lynn Pingol is joined by Director Kara Jenkins of Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC) to share how small businesses can take advantage of NERC's program to teach non-discriminatory practices and creating equity based hiring practices that result in a diverse workforce!
About Kara Jenkins
Kara Jenkins serves as Administrator to the Nevada Equal Rights Commission (NERC). In this capacity, Ms. Jenkins ove...
Heather Avila - President & CEO of LIVE Electric joins host R. Lynn Pingol to discuss her journey as an enpretreneur and how she used the resources of government agencies and her inner network to position herself for the WIN!
Heather founded Live Electric Inc in 2014. She brings her 20+ years’ of experience overseeing strategic business advancement and development to the construction industry. Her business philosophy...
Army Veteran and President of Nevada Women in Trades - Eveylyn Pacheco, joins host- R.Lynn Pingol to discuss the importance of her pre-apprenticeship program for the construction community!
Nevada Women in Trades (NVWIT) is a non-profit corporation registered in the state of Nevada with a mission: To prepare women in Nevada for successful careers in high skilled blue-collar (trade) occupations. A first step in the proce...
Tamiko Trott-Binns shares her journey and some critical points about the construction industy, from the lenses of a Black Woman Contractor, with host R.Lynn Pingol x
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