Coming to the Lehigh Valley October 22, 2013 - an Expo to help small businesses connect with purchasing professionals from Federal, State, Local and Private Industry
Pre-event Workshops to help you get the most out of the October Expo
Take some time now and do your homework to make the first LV Meet the Buyers Expo a success for your business. Free workshops* are being offered prior to the October 22nd Expo to help you prepare for the opportunity to meet Buyers from Federal, State, Local and Private Industry.
With the exception of the September and October workshops, all are held from 3:30 - 5 PM. Locations will vary throughout the Lehigh Valley. Details about the Expo and Workshops is available on: www.LVmeetthebuyers.com. Questions about the workshops can be directed to: Kat Schneider, 610-265-2770 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
While workshops are free, registration is required. Each "ticket" represents a different workshop. Attend as many as you can as it will only help to polish your presentation. Tickets contain the specific workshop information - date, time and location.
*Workshops are free thanks to an underwriting sponsorship of Air Products.
The Expo is a collaborative effort of the following Lehigh Valley agencies and organizations:
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of NE PA - Community Action Development Corporation - Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley - Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce - Lehigh University Small Business Development Center - Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation - Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Board - Manufacturers' Resource Center - Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce - Slate Belt Area Chamber of Commerce - Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.
Sponsors for the Expo include:
First Niagara, ESSA Bank & Trust, PNC, Air Products, National Penn Bank, Wells Fargo, Capital Blue Cross, PPL, TD Bank
Women & Minority Business Opportunity Council of Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
The Women & Minority Business Opportunity Council seeks ways to retain and grow the existing small business community with a special emphasis towards women and minorities. However, all small businesses are welcome to participate in the programs provided.
The Council programs focus on providing targeted & timely education as well as increasing awareness of the small business community. The three programs that have resulted from this focus are the workshop series, LV Meet the Buyers Expo and a task force for supplier diversity.