Congressman Mike Rogers (3rd
Congressional District, Alabama), Jacksonville State University's (JSU) Small
Business Development Center, and the Anniston Army Depot (ANAD) are partnering
to present a seminar, 2008 Business Opportunities
Procurement Conference and Trade Fair, on Friday, May 16, 2008, from
8:30 a.m. - 12 noon at Stephenson Hall on the JSU campus. The
seminar provides small businesses the opportunity to increase sales by meeting
with government and prime contracting purchasing personnel.
Participating organizations will
be displaying their products and distributing information about their company
and product lines. Dr. William A. Meehan,
President, JSU; Mr. Jack Cline, Deputy to the Commander, ANAD; Mr. William
Campbell, Jr., Director of the Alabama Small Business Development Consortium; and
Congressman Mike Rogers will welcome exhibitors and attendees at the opening
Buyers visiting the small
businesses throughout the morning include:
Anniston Army Depot and other governmental agencies, prime contractors, and
local corporations. All agencies/companies
seeking vendors with the best price, quality, and delivery terms available are
invited to attend and visit the exhibitors.
2008 Business Opportunities Procurement Conference
and Trade Fair brings purchasing representatives and small businesses together
in one place which saves time and effort in making contact with potential
The Trade Fair is open to the
general public and there is no charge for an exhibit space or admission. Spaces are allotted on a first-come,
first-served basis. Training will be
offered simultaneously with the Trade Fair.
Presentations will include: (1) Internal Revenue Service -Stakeholder
Liaison-Education, Outreach, and More; (2) SBA Loans; and; (3) Wide Area Work Flow.
For more information on the 2008
Business Opportunities Procurement Conference
and Trade Fair,
or to register, please call (256) 782-5271 or (256) 235-7346.
Contact: Robbie Medders
Ctr. Small Business Specialist
University Anniston Army Depot
(256) 782-5271 (256)
Funded in part through a
cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with
disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Suzi Donaldson, JSU SBDC,
700 Pelham Rd. N
(114 Merrill) Jacksonville,
(256) 782-5271, to make arrangements.