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Florida-based woman, veteran and minority small business owners in the panhandle are invited to the Supplier Diversity Exchange.

This FREE event offers training, workshops and presentations by professionals from the Small Business Administration, Small Business Development Center, local Certified Business Enterprise (CBE) business owners, as well as representatives from state, local and regional government entities.

Topics, presented by various experts, will include:

  • Certification documentation review
  • Loans for your small business
  • federal small business certifications for woman, veterans and minorities
  • Best practices of a CBE to win government work
  • How certified state vendors can get more from state resources
  • And much more

Previously known as the OSD MatchMaker events, the Supplier Diversity Exchange offers a full day of networking, customized training and presentations. The afternoon will offer the opportunity for small business owners and purchasing representatives from state, local and regional government entities to meet one-on-one – following a customized introduction session for all attendees.

The event will run from 8 a.m. through 4:15 p.m. on February 11, 2016.

Procurement representatives, please register before Feb. 8 and check in at the event no later than 1 p.m. The registration process will ask about carpool interest.

Come experience a new kind of networking event from OSD!

Registration closes at midnight on Feb. 8.

The one-on-one appointment forms will only be available for those agencies registered online before registration is closed.

Please visit the Office of Supplier Diversity website for more information. For questions, please contact our office in Tallahassee at 850-487-0915.