Carrie Meek Foundation and Foundry Commercial to Host a Construction Vendor & Labor Opportunity Fair

Author:  Bernadette Morris
The Carrie Meek Foundation, Foundry Commercial and several partners will host the Carrie Meek International Business Park – Construction Vendor & Labor Opportunity Fair on Thursday, November 16, 2017. The event takes place from 2 – 5 p.m. at Sherbondy Village Community Center, located at 215 N. Perviz Avenue in Opa-locka, Florida.  Admission is FREE, but registration is required.

carrie week“This is a great opportunity for the community and those with business expertise to be a part of the plans for the Carrie Meek International Business Park,” said Tony Crapp, Sr., executive director of the Carrie Meek Foundation. “We invite everyone to join us to learn more about the project and find out how you can become engaged and actively a part of its success.”

During the fair, attendees will hear about the project first hand from the prime contractor and several subcontractors working to build and develop the International Business Park.  Participants will learn about the three phases of the project that are underway and hear from partners.  This event is essential for businesses with the following expertise: Asphalt, Building Maintenance, Hand Rails, Concrete Landscaping, Curb & Gutter, Electrical, Fencing, Irrigation, Painting, Plumbing, Sidewalks, Signage, and Underground Utilities, Skilled Laborers, and much more.  Individuals desired on the project include skilled laborers, local businesses and vendors, and local subcontracting.  There will also be opportunities available for unskilled laborers as well.  Applicants attending the fair should bring copies of their resumes, business cards, certificates and any construction and trade licenses. 

The Carrie Meek Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that sponsors and promotes programs in Education, Housing, Health, and Economic Development and is committed to improving the quality of life for all residents of our community.

The Carrie Meek Foundation sustains U.S. Congresswoman Meek’s work through grantmaking, civic engagement, and community development. The Carrie Meek Foundation is the legacy in action of one of the most visionary and productive public servants in U.S. history. Throughout her educational career and her distinguished tenure in state and federal office, Carrie P. Meek has staunchly advocated equity and opportunity for poor and disenfranchised people. Committed to taking bold, transformative steps, Congresswoman Meek has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life and create opportunities for all, especially the young, minorities, and the disadvantaged. Her belief that safe, decent, affordable housing should be accessible even to the most economically vulnerable populations is manifest in the thousands of affordable rental housing units constructed through her efforts in the Florida legislature. 

For more information and to register for the Carrie Meek International Business Park – Construction Vendor & Labor Opportunity Fair, contact Sonshine Communications at (305) 948-8063.

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