Construction Inclusion Week - Supplier Diversity Day Mixer

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Construction Inclusion Week - Supplier Diversity Day Mixer

ATTENTION CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS: Join us for our Supplier Diversity Day Mixer - part of Construction Inclusion Week 2022!

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Plank 98 Broadway Oakland, CA 94607

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About this event

In recognition of Construction Inclusion Week, please join General Contractors, Trade Partners, Project Owners, Industry Organizations, and Contractors from throughout Northern California as we gather to network, strengthen relationships, and learn about your experience, qualifications, and capacity!

Small, Minority, Women, Disabled Veteran, disability-owned, and LGBT-owned/certified businesses are encouraged to attend!

Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.

Using Plank’s unique venue to build interaction and relationships!

By creating a hybrid, low impact, fun program that includes opening remarks from General Contractors, Trade Partners, and Community Based Organizations – we hope to help create networks and opportunities for our trade partners.

The Plank venue was chosen for its range of activities and multi-level space allowing for meet & greets, as a way to engage you with General Contractors, Trade Partners, Owners and MBE, WBE, LGBT and SBE firms. Such activities include: bowling, ping-pong and billiards where you can rotate throughout the event if you choose to sign up (first come first serve basis) or you can just go with the flow and walk through the space and tabling areas. So we invite you to bring your best self, have fun and start those connections!


3:30pm-4:00pm: Registration

3:30pm-5:30pm: Food Station + Bar

4:00pm-4:30pm: Welcome & Introductions / Ice Breakers

4:30pm-6:30pm: Networking & Activities, 6 bowling lanes, Pool table #1, Pool table #2, Ping Pong Table

6:30pm-7:00pm: Closing Remarks

Activity Specifics (note: all activities are optional)


Each round will be 5 Frames each and there are 6 lanes for bowling

GC’s/Trade Partners/Owners will rotate each round

There will be 3 slots on each lane during each round for MBE/WBE/LGBT/SBE firms

Ping Pong:

Each game will have 4 players (2 teams of 2)

Two of the players (opposite teams) will have a GC/Trade Partner or Owner

The other two players will be MBE/WBE/LGBT/SBE (opposite teams)

This will be organized as a Round Robin Tournament

The ‘winner’ of each round will advance to the next round to play two new players


There are 2 billiard tables so there will be 4 participants for each round

There will be 2 individuals for each table for each round

1 participant at each table will be a GC/Trade Partner/Owner

1 participant at each table will be an MBE/WBE/LGBT/SBE

This will also be a Round Robin Tournament so that the winner of each round will advance to the next round

Parking Options:

Jack London Square Valet/Self Park (below level parking garage/below Plank) - Enter @ 71 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607 / Enter @ Franklin Street

Impark Parking Lot (open street level parking) - Enter @ 59 Broadway #91, Oakland, CA 94607

Other sustainable means of transportation within close proximity to the venue: Amtrak, Bart, Bus, Ferry

Sponsored by: 



Clark Construction

Cupertino Electric

Dome Construction



Hathaway Dinwiddie

McCarthy Building


Rosendin Electric



Turner Construction


Supporting Organizations: 

BuildOUT California


San Francisco Latino and Black Builders Association

Western Regional Minority Development Council

Asian American Contractors Association

AGC of California


Bianca Johnson, Turner Construction:

Leticia Avalos, Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction:

COVID-19 Protocol:  Face coverings will be required for individuals who are not fully vaccinated per CDC Guidelines.