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It is the fourth quarter of the year and as African American entrepreneurs it is a testament to your strength and determination. This quarter is an opportunity to finish strong and achieve your goals.


This time of the year is a chance to reflect on your accomplishments and set new milestones for the future. Just as the leaves change in autumn, embrace changes in your business strategy and adapt to the evolving market. Your unique perspective and experience are assets that set you apart in the business world.


Continue to inspire and uplift others with your entrepreneurial spirit and dedication. Please keep in mind that every setback is a setup for a comeback. Keep your eyes on your vision and keep moving forward.  As we approach the end of the year, remember that your journey as an entrepreneur is a testament to the power of perseverance.  Your success is a reflection of your determination and the support of your community. Keep thriving, keep rising.


Remember that challenges are a part of the entrepreneurial journey, still with determination, hard work, and the right strategies, you can not only survive but also thrive as an African-American business owner in San Francisco. Your contributions to the local economy and community are valuable, and your resilience can inspire others.





It is important that you RSVP to be able to attend the training in person or online by clicking on the link provided below.  Space is limited, but feel free to also forward the information to your team members or project stakeholders who may also need updated information about labor compliance requirements associated with funding you might have received from your local housing authority and other agencies that have committed monies from HUD to your projects.  Discussions may also compare Federal regulations to State compliance requirements when projects are subject to both jurisdictions.

You should receive a follow-up email with the agenda detailing the specific labor compliance topics that will be covered on November 2nd, including whenever Apprenticeship rules apply as well.


In-Person Attendee Link

Virtual Attendee Link

2024 SMCCCD Construction Contractor Prequalification Program


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that San Mateo County Community College District (hereinafter “District”) at 3401 CSM Drive San Mateo, County of San Mateo, State of California, 94402, acting through its Governing Board, is inviting licensed contractors to submit information for inclusion on the District’s list(s) of qualified bidders for the 2024 calendar year.


Qualified Contractors for Informal Bids: In accordance with the Public Contract Code §22034 (CA Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act), this notice requires interested licensed contractors to provide the following information:

  • Company Name

  • Contact Name and Mailing Address

  • Contact Telephone Number and Email Address

  • Type of work contractor is licensed to perform

  • Contractor’s License Number and Classification(s)

  • Contractor’s DIR Registration Number

Resulting list will be used to obtain quotations for projects in appropriate categories up to the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting dollar limit for the 2024 calendar year.


Prequalified Contractors for Formal Bids: Pursuant to Public Contract Code sections §20101 and §20651.5 (CA Local Agency Public Construction Act), this notice requires interested licensed contractors to submit a standardized questionnaire and financial statement in a form specified by the District, including a complete statement of the prospective bidder’s financial ability and experience. Resulting list will be used to obtain formal bids for public works construction projects over $200,000. Trades contractors are strongly encouraged to participate in this prequalification effort.


Projects will be located at the District’s three campuses: Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College. In calendar year 2024, the District anticipates a variety of projects that may bid.


Contractor Outreach & Education Workshops: Virtual non-mandatory workshops will be offered on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. and on Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 11:00 a.m., via Zoom.

Visit for more information.


Qualified Contractor Registration/Prequalification Application Due Date: To be considered for the District’s 2024 contractor pool, contractors must complete an online application via PlanetBids at: The application cycle will begin October 3, 2023 and must be finalized and submitted no later than by 2:00 p.m., on November 14, 2023.

SFAACC Community -


You're invited to an exclusive opportunity to experience an early movie screening of the Sony Affirm Christmas movie, “Journey To Bethlehem” on Saturday, October 7th @10:00am


AMC Bay Street 16

5614 Bay St

Emeryville, CA 96408


Clink to RSVP


**Password to register is: JOURNEY**

Sign up SFAACC Members to get your membership discount email 


SF Restaurant Week is back Friday, November 3rd - Thursday, November 16th. We are excited to share that Fall SF Restaurant Week will be extended by four days. Restaurants can register now and submit their menus later (deadline for menus is October 9th, 2023).  Register now!

SFAACC members are welcome to paraticipate or if you have questions, email

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