Conference invites small businesses to connect for contracts

The U.S. Small Business Administration will host the 11th Annual Connecting Businesses with Contracts conference,  Thursday, April 9, at Southern University A & M College Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union; 500 Jesse N. Stone Ave, starting at 8am.

This free conference provides training and assistance to the small business community including small businesses, woman-owned businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, 8(a) certified firms, HUBZone certified firms, and Veteran-Owned (including Service-Disabled Veteran owned) small businesses and to link these various small businesses with federal,state, and municipal procurement agents and prime contractors.  Participation in this event will enable these agencies to strengthen their commitment to the small business community.

Organizers said participants will meet with various procurement officials, receive business development training, and network with other small businesses to expand their client base.

Pre-registration is required. For more information, e-mail prs6182@louisiana.edu no later than Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Confirmed exhibitors include:
USACE, New Orleans; U.S. Department of  Navy FEAD, PWD New Orleans; Entergy; Textron; FDIC Dallas, TX; USDA/Rural Development; DynMcDermott; NASA; SPAWAR; USDA NRCS; Southern University Purchasing; EBR Fair Share Program; LED; Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors; GSA; Cajun Constructors; QRI; LiftFund; LA-PTAC; LSBDC; Manson Construction Company; City of Baton Rouge/ EBR Purchasing; Perez; WSI Expert Solutions; Barksdale AFB; Hernandez Consulting, LLC; Orleans Levee District DBE; Peak Mountain Techology Solutions; Jacobs Technology, Inc.; NASA, Stennis; Scroggins Consulting; SSO; Kiewit/PCCP Constructors; and LADOE – Recovery School District.

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