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Get On Board

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Get on Board Events

November 1, 2023

CREATE’s Get On Board events foster networking for certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and other MBE or WBE businesses with rail-industry contractors specializing in engineering, design and construction. Railroad supplier diversity and procurement professionals will answer questions and provide information during the event. In addition to networking, the event will include relevant workshops about securing work in the rail industry.

Certified DBEs, MBE and WBE businesses will have the opportunity to:
    – Meet with rail industry prime contractors and procurement experts.
    – Learn how to become DBE certified or expand your offerings in the program.
    – Learn about bid opportunities related to the CREATE Program.
    – Attend a workshop to how to become a certified railroad contractor.

Whether you’re a long time partner in rail or new to the industry you’ll want to join us to see how CREATE can benefit you!

April 12th, 2023

CREATE’s Get On Board events foster networking for certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and other MBE or WBE businesses with rail-industry contractors specializing in engineering, design and construction. Railroad supplier diversity and procurement professionals will answer questions and provide information during the event. In addition to networking, the event will include relevant workshops about securing work in the rail industry.

Certified DBEs, MBE and WBE businesses will have the opportunity to:
    – Meet with rail industry prime contractors and procurement experts.
    – Learn how to become DBE certified or expand your offerings in the program.
    – Learn about bid opportunities related to the CREATE Program.
    – Attend a workshop to how to become a certified railroad contractor.

Whether you’re a long time partner in rail or new to the industry you’ll want to join us to see how CREATE can benefit you!

April 26-29, 2021

Recordings

These are the recordings of the CREATE Program’s Get On Board business-to-business networking event from April 26 – 29, 2021.

Attendee List

Here is the list of presenters and those who registered to attend Get On Board, both in a PDF and an Excel file.

Presentations

These are the presentations of the CREATE Program’s Get On Board business-to-business networking event from April 26 – 29, 2021.

A final thank you to everyone who participated in the 2021 Get On Board. We very much appreciate your partnerships as we work together to improve the Chicago region’s passenger and freight rail network!