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Capacity Builders Listening Session (By Invitation)

The City of Rochester and Destination Medical Center want to increase project participation of Small, Minority, Women and Disadvantaged businesses on our projects.
When Feb 08, 2023
from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM
Where RAEDI, 221 First Ave SW Suite 600, Rochester, MN 55902
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The City of Rochester and Destination Medical Center want to increase project participation of Small, Minority, Women and Disadvantaged businesses on our projects. 

In order to achieve this, we believe it is important to understand the current eco-system, the challenges, and the barriers of the stakeholders involved. In December 2022, the City and DMC put forth a Request for Proposal to analyze the barriers for DBE firms. 

The contract was awarded to Saint Paul based firm, MaKee Company, led by CEO, R. Lynn Pingol. MaKee Company emerged from the six proposal responses because of their knowledge of federal and state procurement and contracting, construction industry experience, and engagement with DBE firms throughout Minnesota. 


Jorrie Johnson, MBA, PMP, CIT

 Project Manager – Targeted Business and Workforce Compliance

City of Rochester, Minnesota






MKC is scheduled to host a series of stakeholder listening sessions on February 8th .  We have schedule a Capacity Builders Listening session from 3-430pm. Please let me know if you are able to attend.  Once we determine venue, I will send a calendar invite to make sure it gets on your calendar!  I am excited to meet you during this event! 



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R. Lynn Pingol

CEO, MaKee Company LLC

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