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How to do business with the Federal Government
April 23rd workshop. Location: The Bridgeworks, 905 Harrison Street, Allentown, PA 18101 3:30 PM - 5 PM. US Small Business Administration professionals presenting. Light refreshments.
Doing Business with PA
May 22nd. 3:30 - 5 PM; Location - Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce, 1457 MacArthur Road, Suite 280, Whitehall PA 18052. Representatives of the PA COSTARS (municipal purchasing cooperative) will be presenting. Light refreshments.
Marketing 1
June 19, 3:30 - 5 PM Location: Ben Franklin Technology Partners of NE PA, 116 Research Drive, Bethlehem, PA 18015. Polish your verbal and visual presentation. Wayne Barz, Ben Franklin expert, will lead this presentation with Joellen Reichenbach, Mike Drabenstott and David Dunn. Light refreshments.
Registering with "SAM"
July 23rd, 3:30 - 5 PM. Location: Fowler Campus, NCC, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem, PA 18015, Room 503.. Hands-on opportunity to get your business registered for federal government opportunities. Pre-requisite: D&B number. If you have a laptop computer, please bring it to this session. Light refreshments.
Marketing II
Date: September 25; 8:30 am - 10 am. Location: Slate Belt Chamber of Commerce, 187 Blue Valley Drive, Bangor, PA - Polish your verbal and visual business presentation. Light refreshments.
Local Opportunities: Understanding expectations
Date: October 9; Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am Nazareth Area Chamber of Commerce, 201 N. Main St., Nazareth, PA 18064 - panel of prime contractors to share their use and approach to sub contractors. Light refreshments.

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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:  Questions about the workshops can be directed to: Kat Schneider, 610-265-2770 or

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.

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