Bizzell Partners with Tulsa Welding School

Tulsa Job Corps Center Operated by Bizzell Partners with Tulsa Welding School and Workforce Boards to Launch Welding Training for Tulsa Youth

Tulsa, OK (May 16, 2024) – In a groundbreaking partnership aimed at fostering workforce innovation and empowering local youth through vocational training, the Tulsa Job Corps Center operated by Bizzell US (Bizzell), Tulsa Welding School (TWS), and the Green Country & Northeast Workforce Boards are excited to announce the launch of a new welding training program for Tulsa’s youth. This collaboration is a testament to the partners’ shared commitment to enhancing the skills and opportunities available to the community’s younger generations.

2024 marks a significant year as Tulsa Welding School celebrates its 75th anniversary, reflecting on its considerable impact on the Tulsa community and its nearly 40,000 graduates. The dedication of TWS to skills-based education has significantly contributed to enabling individuals to forge brighter futures. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by the Tulsa Job Corps Center, Tulsa Welding School, and both the Green Country & Northeast Workforce Boards, underscoring a collective commitment to workforce development and community empowerment.

Dr. Anton C. Bizzell, President & CEO, Bizzell, conveyed his excitement about the partnership: “Bizzell is excited to launch this welding training initiative at the Tulsa Job Corps Center with Tulsa Welding School and the Green Country and North East Workforce Boards. This partnership not only prepares Tulsa’s aspiring professional for promising high-demand careers, but it also strengthens our community’s economic foundation as work together to meet the workforce needs of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Together, we are setting a new standard for vocational career training and workforce readiness.”

This initiative represents a crucial step forward in workforce development, with the Tulsa Job Corps Center and its partners dedicated to delivering impactful benefits to the community. By combining their resources and expertise, they aim to set new standards in vocational training and community support.

For more information about the welding training program and this collaborative effort, please contact: Roxanne Chin, Senior Vice President, Workforce Innovation,

The Bizzell Collective: Leading Firms Addressing Complex Challenges with Innovative Solutions

The Bizzell Collective: Leading Firms Addressing Complex Challenges with Innovative Solutions

New Carrollton, Maryland, May 13, 2024 – Eight leading firms with proven past performance across a range of federal government agencies have collaborated for the formation of the Bizzell Collective, a powerful synergy designed to empower federal agencies in tackling complex challenges with integrated solutions.
The Bizzell Collective brings together the diverse expertise of:

  • Bizzell US with significant expertise in public health program development, data analytics, program management and communication outreach with past performance supporting Health and Human Services agencies, Department of Labor, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration among dozens of other agencies.
  • Blueprint Creative Group with expertise in strategic communications, outreach, public health equity, multimedia design and meetings and logistics with past performance supporting the U.S. Army Medical and Research and Development Command, Army National Guard, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration among other agencies.
  • Cyber Security Innovations has a strong track record in delivering cybersecurity solutions, achieving compliance, and obtaining Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization for notable agencies including the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS),Internal Revenue Service (IRS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), and Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
  • Dobbs Defense Solutions with a deep understanding of the Department of Defense’s and the intelligence community’s policies especially in areas related to cybersecurity service management and infrastructure cybersecurity, enterprise IT and business intelligence and past performance supporting the Department of Defense, U.S. Army, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, among others.
  • MMC Consulting supporting agencies like the Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Agency for International Development with acquisition and program management, human capital solutions, and training.
  • Peers & Partners with significant past performance supporting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Administration for Children and Families, and the National Institutes of Health with public health research implementation, strategic communications, and program management.
  • Q2 Consulting Solutions with past performance supporting agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Agency for International Development, Department of Treasury and U.S .Air Force One with transformational services for the stand-up of PMOs, project controls, program evaluations and assessment, and dashboard visualization.
  • WeAreTactiq with workforce efficiency through data analytics and innovative solutions. TactIQ pronounced Tactic is a premier management consulting firm specializing in tactical consulting and strategic workforce solutions.

“The power of teaming, as exemplified by the Bizzell Collective, lies in the seamless integration of diverse capabilities to deliver a sum greater than its parts,” shares Dr. Anton Bizzell, President and CEO of Bizzell US. “Each company brings a unique set of skills and experiences that, when united, create a formidable force capable of delivering strategic and scalable results.”

The Bizzell Collective covers the following socioeconomic certifications, including Small Business Association 8(a), Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantage Woman-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), and HUBZONE certifications.
The Bizzell Collective provides a comprehensive suite of services including:

  • Public Health Expertise: Addressing health literacy, behavior change, and stakeholder engagement in public health initiatives.
  • Strategic Communications & Outreach: Crafting compelling messages and executing effective communication strategies across various channels.
  • Program &Project Management: Leading projects from inception to completion with expertise in planning, execution, and evaluation.
  • Data Analytics & IT Solutions: Leveraging data insights and robust IT solutions to drive informed decision-making.
  • Cybersecurity& Compliance: Ensuring data security and project compliance with the latest government regulations.

Benefits for Contracting Officers:

  • Reduced Risk: Mitigate project execution risk through the collective’s collaborative approach and proven track record.
  • Streamlined Procurement: Simplify the contracting process by working with a single entity for comprehensive solutions.
  • Unparalleled Expertise: Access a wide range of specialized skills without the need to manage multiple vendors.
  • Improved Efficiency: Ensure seamless project execution with clear communication and unified management.

The Bizzell Collective positions itself as a trusted partner for federal agencies seeking innovative solutions to navigate complex challenges. To learn more about the collective and its capabilities, please contact Jovan Silva or Kwame Phillips at

Bizzell Received the Smart Business Dealmaker of the Year- Social Impact Award

Bizzell Received the Smart Business Dealmaker of the Year- Social Impact Award

Baltimore, MD – May 3, 2024 – Thirteen outstanding individuals were celebrated last week as recipients of the Smart Business Dealmakers Dealmaker of the Year Award. The awards ceremony took place at the 2024 Baltimore Smart Business Dealmakers Conference held at the Woodholme Country Club.

The Dealmaker of the Year Awards recognize individuals who are shaping the landscape of business and innovation in Baltimore. These recipients have demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and impact in their respective fields. Moreover, the Dealmakers Hall of Fame honors business leaders who have made groundbreaking contributions to their organizations, industries, and the region over the course of decades in business. These inductees are celebrated for their enduring legacy and profound influence on the business landscape of Baltimore.

Among the class of distinguished honorees, Anton C. Bizzell, M.D., President & Chief Executive Officer of Bizzell, was presented with the Dealmaker of the Year Social Impact Award. This esteemed accolade recognizes Dr. Bizzell’s exceptional contributions to public health strengthening, economic development, and youth and women empowerment.

Under Dr. Bizzell’s visionary leadership, Bizzell has spearheaded numerous impactful projects globally, from developing infrastructure in Africa to implementing significant clean water initiatives. Domestically, Dr. Bizzell has led initiatives to enhance workforce development programs, empowering young adults with critical skills for today’s job market. This recognition fuels our passion to continue tackling some of the most pressing challenges of our times through innovative and sustainable solutions.

Bizzell’s contributions have not only fostered economic growth and improved the quality of life for communities but have also set a standard for corporate responsibility and social entrepreneurship.

For more information about Bizzell and their projects, visit

Media Contact:
Kwame Phillips, Chief of Staff, Bizzell

Bizzell’s XcelHERate Program Promotes Women Entrepreneurship

Bizzell’s XcelHERate Program Promotes Women Entrepreneurship

By Editorial Staff

In reflecting on the contributions of women to the work we do at Bizzell, we are highlighting the work of our global initiatives to bring equity and innovation to the small business industry. In the bustling entrepreneurial landscape of Kenya, a groundbreaking initiative has been established to change the game for women-owned businesses. The Bizzell-SNDBX XcelHERate Entrepreneurship Challenge (XcelHERate) is poised to uplift and celebrate the entrepreneurial prowess of women, providing them with the tools and support needed to thrive in the business world and positively impact their communities.

According to Forbes, women entrepreneurs encounter numerous challenges while navigating the business landscape[1]8 Major Challenges Women Face In Business One major challenge is the limited access to funding, with many women-owned businesses struggling to secure financial support due to gender biases and if they are minority business owners, also facing racial barriers.

Balancing responsibilities between business and family life often poses a significant challenge in the lives of successful women entrepreneurs, as women often find themselves torn between professional commitments and personal obligations. The fear of failure is a looming threat for many women entrepreneurs, often stemming from skepticism, imposter syndrome, and a lack of confidence or opportunity. Women also face other hurdles in business, such as inadequate support systems, gender inequality, microaggressions, and consistent prejudice surrounding skills and knowledge in business. Though there are few programs specifically tailored for women in business, the expectations and pressure to know more than their male counterparts is high. Women who are more timid or soft-spoken may face different challenges than women with more dominant personalities, and vice versa. Despite all these factors, in 2022, 47% of new business owners were women[2]The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs
. Bizzell believes empowering all women to believe in themselves and own their success is critical to overcoming these challenges and thriving in entrepreneurship.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting the work of our global initiatives to bring equity and innovation to the small business industry. In the bustling entrepreneurial landscape of Kenya, a groundbreaking initiative has been established to change the game for women-owned businesses. The Bizzell-SNDBX XcelHERate Entrepreneurship Challenge (XcelHERate) is poised to uplift and celebrate the entrepreneurial prowess of women, providing them with the tools and support needed to thrive in the business world and positively impact their communities.

The XcelHERate initiative is designed to support young women entrepreneurs aged 18-35 with existing businesses that have demonstrated resilience and innovation. It seeks out businesses that challenge the status quo and offer unique, scalable products or services with a clear social impact. By empowering these women, XcelHERate aims to drive economic development and foster a culture of entrepreneurship in Kenya.

The importance of women’s entrepreneurship cannot be overstated. Women-owned businesses contribute significantly to economic growth, job creation, and poverty reduction in communities worldwide. By supporting women entrepreneurs, we can unlock new sources of innovation, creativity, and productivity, driving overall economic development. Women entrepreneurs often also bring unique perspectives and solutions to the table, addressing the needs of underserved markets and driving social change. They are critical in advancing gender equality and empowering other women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams.

Through the XcelHERate Challenge, women entrepreneurs in Kenya can access capital, build their skills, expand their networks, and gain business exposure. Investing in women entrepreneurs can help unlock their full potential and create a more inclusive and prosperous society.

The XcelHERate initiative promises to be a transformative experience for women entrepreneurs, empowering them to realize their full potential and become leaders in their respective industries. With the support of Bizzell, SNDBX, and the entire entrepreneurial ecosystem, these women are poised to make a lasting impact and create a brighter future for themselves and their communities.


[1] 8 Major Challenges Women Face In Business
[2] The Rise of Women Entrepreneurs