LAST CHANCE! Register for the 2019 Salute to Small Business Procurement Matchmatcher

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Salute to Small Business

16th Annual Procurement Matchmaker

Last chance to register for the Procurement Matchmaker! Don't miss out on this great event.

Join the SBA SC District Office, SC Chamber of Commerce,  SC Dept. of Commerce, SC Research Authority, the SC Small Business Development Center, and SCORE in the 2019 Salute to Small Business event!

  • In the morning, connect one-on-one with major corporations and government agencies to sell your products and services, or find an expert to help you prepare for procurement.
  • Procurement participants include:
    Air Force JB Charleston
    Air Force Shaw AFB
    Army Corps of Engineers Charleston
    Army MICC Ft. Jackson
    BlueCross BlueShield
    Charleston County
    Charleston International Airport
    City of Columbia
    Columbia Metropolitan Airport
    Continental Tire
    Department of Energy (DOE)
    Department of Transportation (SC)
    Dominion Energy
    Dorn VA Medical Center *Newly Added*
    Forest Service
    General Services Administration (GSA) Region 4 (Southeast)
    Marine Corps Parris Island
    National Center for Credibility Assessment Research (NCCA), Ft Jackson
    NAVFAC MCAS Beaufort
    Office of Small & Minority Business Contracting and Certification (SMBCC)
    Prisma Health-Midlands
    Richland County
    Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS)
    Savannah River Remediation (SRR)
    SC Materials & Management Office
    SC National Guard
    SC Port Authority 
    University of South Carolina Procurement
    Brownstone Construction Group
    U.S. Dept. of Labor Wage and Hour Division

    We still have space available for procurement officials that are seeking to award contracts and/or subcontracts to small businesses. If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Angela Brewer at or (803) 765-5907.

  • Exhibitors include:
    Fisher Phillips
    Wells Fargo
    Bank of America
    BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
    U.S. Small Business Administration
    South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
    South Carolina Small Business Development Center
    South Carolina Department of Commerce
    Richland County
    Columbia College Women's Business Center
    Jordon Construction Company
    Government Marketplace LLC
    Pyramid Contracting
    Advanced Video Group, Inc.
    Cyber Defenders LLC
    MBDA Business Center
    Southstar Capital

    We still have exhibitor booths and sponsorships available. If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, please register at

    Procurement Matchmaker tickets are $50. For a full schedule of events and more information, visit

What: 2019 Salute to Small Business Procurement Matchmaker

When: May 1, 2019, 8 - 12:30 p.m.

Where: Columbia Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia, SC 29201

Why: To celebrate and advance the success of small businesses in South Carolina.



Acquiring the Deal!

Are you a Women-owned business owner interested in certifications and government contracting? We will be discussing programs for: SBA's Minority Contracting, Women-Owned Small Businesses, and Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. In partnership with the Orangeburg Area Small Business Development Center.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - 10:00am EDT
Colleton County Commercial Kitchen
514 E Washington St., Walterboro, SC 29488


Whether you are already up and running, or just getting started, the SBA can help.

Small Business Resource Day: Connect with Counseling & Capital Resources

Free seminar covering the SBA’s resources and financing programs to assist small businesses to start, grow and succeed! Hear from SBA resource partners that provide free counseling assistance and learn about SBA-backed loan programs!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 9:00am EDT
Strom Thurmond Federal Building
1835 Assembly St., Suite 1444, Columbia, SC 29201


Information Corner

National Small Business Week, May 5-11, 2019

National Small Business Week 2019 to Kick-off in the Nation’s Capital

Leading organizations unite with SBA to honor the achievements of small businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2019 National Small Business Week kicks off on May 5 and 6 with awards ceremonies in Washington, D.C. where national award winners, including the naming of this year’s National Small Business Person of the Year, will be recognized and honored for their achievements.

National Small Business Week is an annual event dedicated to recognizing the nation’s top small businesses, entrepreneurs, small business advocates and champions from across the country. Every day, small businesses create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, support our neighborhoods and cities, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

Events throughout National Small Business Week are made possible thanks in part to the support of leading companies and organizers who serve as cosponsors.

SCORE Association

Gold Cosponsor

Silver Cosponsors
Constant Contact

Bronze Cosponsors
Lockheed Martin
UPS Store
Spectrum Reach
AWeber Communications

Supporting Cosponsors
America’s SBDC
National Association of Secretaries of State
National Cyber Security Alliance
Small Business Majority
Small Business Trends
Grow Biz Media
Small Business Edge
National Association of Guaranteed Lenders

For additional information on National Small Business Week, please visit .

Upcoming Events

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