Ohio’s Largest Small Business to Government Contracting Event to Help Connect Owners with Government Buyers

Release Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Advisory Date: 
Friday, April 27, 2018
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Brooke Betit, brooke.betit@sba.gov, 614-469-6860

Columbus – The 2018 Ohio Business Matchmaker, the largest small business to government contracting event in the state, expects more than 500 small business owners and buyers at this year’s event. Participating buyers represent city, county, state and federal agencies, as well as large contractors combined with budgets representing billions of dollars available for small businesses.

WHAT:  2018 Ohio Business Matchmaker

WHEN:  Wednesday, May 2, 2018

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Wright State University’s Ervin Nutter Center

                   640 Colonel Glenn Highway

                   Dayton, Ohio 45324

WHO: Scot Hardin, Columbus District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration

             James Laipply, SBDC State Director, Ohio Development Services Agency

             Bill Harrison, Director of Small Business, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory

             *Speakers will be made available for interviews

WHY: The Ohio Business Matchmaker helps government buyers and large contractors connect to hundreds of MBE/EDGE-certified, Minority-Owned, Women-Owned, Veteran-Owned, 8(a) and HUBZone businesses. Through opportunities like the Ohio Business Matchmaker, small businesses are empowered to expand. In turn, these small businesses are able to create jobs, which contributes to healthy local communities and economies, positively impacting people who live, work and raise a family in these areas.