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2 May 2006
Business Opportunities 2006 Conference and Trade Fair

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, Business Opportunities 2006 Conference and Trade Fair, on Friday, May 5, 2006, 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.  JSU President, Dr. Bill Meehan; ANAD's Commander, Alexander Raulerson; and Congressman Rogers will welcome exhibitors and attendees at the opening ceremony.

Buyers visiting the small businesses throughout the morning include:  Anniston Army Depot and other governmental agencies, prime contractors, Honda, 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.  Business Opportunities 2006 Conference and Trade Fair brings purchasing representatives and small businesses together in one place which saves time and effort in making contact with potential business partners.

The Trade Fair is open to the general public and there is no charge for an exhibit space or admission.  Training will be offered simultaneously with the Trade Fair.  Presentations will include: (1) How to do Business with General Dynamics; (2) Procurement Center Representative’s Role in Assisting Small Business; (3) ALDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program; and (4) Web Strategies for the 21st Century.

For more information on the Business Opportunities 2006 Conference and Trade Fair, or to register, please call (256) 782-5271 or (256) 235-7346.


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 (113-A Merrill) Jacksonville, AL 36265, (256) 782-5271, to make arrangements.

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