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ABOUT 

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The Plan Room is a fresh innovation that will provide Black and brown business owners with training, mentorship, and networking opportunities in a dedicated space and at absolutely no cost to participants. The goal is to provide tradespeople the technical assistance, skills, information, and resources they need to win contracts and improve racial minority representation in the construction industry.

A business accelerator, The Plan Room is designed for existing business owners who need help in one or more areas to achieve a greater level of success. By filling in knowledge gaps and providing new avenues to opportunity, we hope to help build wealth and encourage more people to pursue careers they may not have considered otherwise.

In addition to hands-on educational experiences for Black and brown business owners, The Plan Room will also provide mentorship, professional services, and networking events – serving as a destination for developers and property owners to entertain bids and invest in diverse companies. This hub will be available to all business owners of color, regardless of whether they have participated in The Plan Room curriculum. This physical space will also house shared equipment that all Plan Room participants are welcome to use.

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THE PLAN ROOM CLASSES

COMING SOON

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TPR CLASSES

To assist the Minority Construction Business Community of Louisville.

Courses  Will Cover The Following:

• Business Plan  •  Getting Financing

• Budgeting – AR/AP  •  Licensing/Bonding

• Certifications  •  HR Benefits & Insurances

• Record Keeping  •  Legal

• How to Comprehend, Write and Fill out RFP’s

• How to Read and Write Contracts

• How to Read and Create Plans

• How to Find and Create New Business Opportunities

• How to Network and Build New Relationships

• Logo Creation  •  Website Creation and Maintenance

• Recruiting Interns  •  Giving Back and Mentoring

• Spanish 101 in for Construction Workers 

"Finding Business Opportunities with The Plan Room"

February 27, 2021 - CLICK HERE for Recording and Resources

 "Meet the Team"

April 14, 2021 - CLICK HERE for Recording and Resources

 "Certification Clarification"

May 5, 2021  - CLICK HERE for Recording and Resources

  "Procurement Partner Meet and Greet" with HPI and MSD

May 22, 2021 - CLICK HERE for Recording and Resources

 CLICK HERE to register for the June 12, 2021 10am webinar "Proposals and Estimating"

 

BIM
TRAINING

 Building Information Modeling

 14-week classes held twice per week. Teaching clients to generate 3D models of the structures they are working on. Creating the opportunity for participants to go into such detail as designing plumbing and electrical systems if needed .

 Click Here to learn more - Summer 2021 cohort application period is now closed, but contact us about future classes

 "BIM Information Session"

April 15, 2021 - CLICK HERE for Recording and Resources

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If you are a Black or brown business owner or self-employed tradesperson in the construction industry, we want to partner with you. The Plan Room exists solely to help existing business owners achieve greater success and enjoy greater wealth than previously possible at absolutely no cost to participants.

We are proud to offer a full curriculum of professional training, hands-on experiences and mentorship, alongside networking events, a dedicated physical space and on-site equipment that is free and available for use. Whether you participate in our program, we encourage you to make use of our resources to fill knowledge gaps, polish presentations, and ultimately win new bids to your business.

NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
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Find new business opportunities. throughout Louisville and surrounding areas. 

BECOME A CLIENT AND BEGIN SEARCHING FOR THE JOB OF YOUR DREAMS!

MBE SUPPLIER DATABASE

Contact Us below to find local minority-owned construction related businesses in Louisville.

CONNECT WITH OUR LARGE DATABASE OF MINORITY-OWNED CONTRACTORS!

BECOME A PLAN ROOM CLIENT

BECOME A PLANROOM CLIENT AND GET ACCESS TO OUR TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CONNECTIONS, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND SO MUCH MORE!  CLICK HERE TO APPLY.

NEW BUSINESS
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MBE SUPPLIER DATABASE

TPR CLASSES

To assist the Minority Construction Business Community of Louisville.

Classes cover a variety of  helpful subjects. 

Learn More >

TPR CLASSES

BIM TRAINING

14-week classes held twice per week. Teaching students to generate 3D models of the structures they are working on. Creating the opportunity for participants to go into such detail as creating plumbing and electrical systems if needed .

BIM TRAINING

RESOURCES AVAILABLE AT THE PLAN ROOM

HELP US GIVE BACK

 Thank you for considering a donation to The Plan Room. We can only achieve a more equitable and prosperous future for our community with your support. An investment in The Plan Room is an investment in your city. Help us keep our programs free of charge to the Black and brown business owners who will benefit most and build wealth for themselves and others in Louisville.

 

Click Here to Donate

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LOUISVILLE PROJECT WATCH

 A look at the largest commercial real estate projects in the Louisville area. 

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

 One West

7PM Group

UofL College of Business

LCCC

KPFF

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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

 The Plan Room would like to thank the following companies that share our vision. They have generously invested in their community and will ensure that racial minority business owners will have every chance of success in their field. We call upon other such businesses and individuals to become a part of this movement to build up our West End community and, therefore, all of Louisville. Contact us below to learn more about becoming a sponsor.

 CHEVRON

EAGLE POINT SOFTWARE

GHEENS FOUNDATION

GREELEY AND HANSON

JAMES GRAHAM BROWN FOUNDATION

KPFF CONSULTING ENGINEERS

UOFL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

US BANK