Charleston West Virginia Economic Development

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Veterans Business Conference and Contract Connections
Two-day event – Sept. 3 and 4

Contract Connections, held in conjunction with the statewide Veterans Business Conference, would like to invite you to attend this two day conference. There will be procurement technical assistance professionals in attendance to assist you with your procurement needs. Participation from the US Small Business Administration and the WV Small Business Development Center will enable individuals interested in opening a business to existing businesses the professional assistance needed. Both events take place on Sept. 3 and 4, 2008 at the Civic Center in Charleston.

The goal is to help area businesses grow by learning how to better develop business opportunities with state and federal government agencies and large prime contractors. Any and all businesses are welcome to attend both days.

Benefits to attending this year’s conference:
• Learn how to get connected with state & federal buyers
• Learn what products and services they need
• Connect with buyers personally in one-on-one sessions
• Better understand the processes they use to buy
• Establish new relationships and opportunities to grow

When: September 3rd and 4th, 2008
Place: Civic Center, Charleston, WV
Time: September 3rd – 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
September 4th – 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Cost: $35 per/day per/person – includes refreshments and lunch

Some of the participating agencies include:
• Army Corp of Engineers
• Veteran’s Affairs
• Defense Supply Center Columbus
• NATL Acquisitions and Assistance
• Brickstreet Mutual Insurance Company

Interested in purchasing a booth? Cost is $250.00 – limited amount available
Contact Sommer Straight at (304) 344-2546, ext. 4 or for additional information.

Visit for detailed information and registration. Please come and bring your questions. There will be a host of business resources there to assist you.


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