Small Business Procurement Opportunities

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SBA Buffalo District Office

FREE Program on February 6, 2013

The Business & Social Sciences Division of the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County and the College at Brockport Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are sponsoring a free program on Wednesday morning, February 6 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building located at 115 South Avenue, Rochester.

Carla Vazquez, Certified Business Advisor, and local experts from the City of Rochester and the Monroe County Finger Lakes Procurement Technical Assistance Center will present “Small Business Procurement Opportunities including MWBE Certification Information.”  Federal, state, and local government agencies buy goods and services.  The program will address how small businesses can participate in the process for selling to government agencies.  The program will also include updated information regarding the MWBE Certification process.

Pre-registration for this free program is requested.  Register by calling the Central Library at 585-428-8130 or register online at  Under Library Events, click on Search Events.

This seminar continues the First Wednesdays small business seminar series, which will be held on the first Wednesday of each month through June at the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County.  The monthly seminars feature small business experts speaking on various topics of interest to the small business community including feasibility, legal structure, financing, business plan basics and more.

The Central Library is accessible to people with disabilities.  To request specific accommodations, call 585-428-8304 ten days prior to the program.

The program is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

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Date: 02/1/2013 Author Information:  Kelly LoTempio