THE BOW COLLECTIVE Inaugural Conference and Award Lunch
February 3, 2022 – PROARC, INC. President/CEO, Renee Watson, was proud to participate in the Inaugural Conference of the Black, Owner & Women’s Collective, also known as THE BOW COLLECTIVE, as a Sister Business Owner (SBO) member. THE BOW COLLECTIVE is a 501(c)(3) organization created to bring awareness, business, and capital to black-owned and operated businesses by women with gross annual revenue of $1 million or more. THE BOW COLLECTIVE is featured in the January 2022 issue of Black Enterprise magazine.
PROARC Attends 2019 MWBC Annual Award Lunch
October 17, 2019 – PROARC, INC. was a table sponsor at the Maryland Women’s Business Center annual award luncheon in Rockville, MD. We invited 3 aspiring young women entrepreneurs from the Baltimore Year Up program. All had a wonderful afternoon networking with women small business owners and supporting organizations. This was an empowering and motivating event, congratulations to all of the award winners!
PROARC – MWBC Minority Woman Business of the Year!
PROARC has benefitted from MWBC business counseling received over the past four years. We first contacted Bowie MWBC, when we were considering our Maryland MBE/DBE certification. Our advisor met with us and helped ensure that we were prepared for discussions with MDOT. This helped in our success in becoming certified.
We also came to the Bowie MBWC when we were working on our 8(a) application submittal. We obtained our certification at the end of 2016. This enabled PROARC to participate in 7(j) training and completed a seven-month SBA Emerging Leaders course.
PROARC President/CEO, Renee Watson, was a guest speaker for the MWBC “Understanding Your Market” event in August of 2017, we participated in the more recent “Doing Business with Northrup Grumman” event, an attended the 2018 Women’s Business Day program in Annapolis, MD.
2018 Year UP Leadership Summit in New York City
October 10, 2018 – The PROARC, INC. Senior Leadership Team participated in the Year UP 2018 Leadership Summit in New York, NY. During the two-Day Summit, they heard motivational Year Up Senior Leadership and fellow stakeholders discuss advances towards closing the Opportunity Divide for talented Opportunity Youth. Returning with new networks and inspiration to provide continued support of Baltimore Opportunity Youth as Year Up local board members.
Baltimore Year Up Jazz Fundraiser
September 16, 2018 – The Baltimore’s Year Up “Evening of Jazz” provided fantastic views, music, and fun for the PROARC Team! The annual event was held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry and featured musical Jazz artist Chelsey Green and the Green Project. PROARC sponsored a table in support of helping Year Up close the Opportunity Divide for talented Baltimore youth.