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Published on April 21st, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


S.C. Chamber, SBA to Present Eleventh Annual Salute to Small Business

2014 Event Will Include Procurement Matchmaker and Business Networking Throughout Morning, Business Awards Luncheon in Afternoon

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the South Carolina Coalition for Small Business and Entrepreneurship will present the eleventh annual Salute to Small Business on Wednesday, May 7, at the ColumbiaMetropolitanConvention Center in downtown Columbia.

This year’s Salute will once again feature the popular procurement matchmaker sessions throughout the morning, where small businesses can connect one-on-one with buyers from around 30 companies and government agencies, including big-name players like Boeing and Continental Tire. The Salute will also feature a variety of exhibitors and networking opportunities throughout the morning, including access to the designated “Network Space” sponsored by Sam’s Club. The Salute will close with an awards luncheon honoring the winners of the SBA’s South Carolina small business awards in the afternoon.

To register, visit http://scsalutetosmallbiz.com/registration/. Registration is $25 through April 30 and increases to $50 after April 30. Registration for the awards luncheon is an additional $60. For more information about the Salute, contact Anna Huntley at anna.huntley@sba.gov.

A list of confirmed procurement matchmaker participants is included below and athttp://scsalutetosmallbiz.com/matchmaker/. For a list of award winners being honored, see the SBA’s announcement athttp://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USSBA/bulletins/afeb41.

Procurement participants: Army Corps of Engineers-Charleston; BlueCross BlueShield of S.C.; BMW; Boeing; Charleston County; City of Columbia; Continental Tire; Enviro AgScience; General Services Administration; Joint Base Charleston; MICC-Fort Jackson; Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort; Michelin; Natural Resources Conservation Service; NCCA-Fort Jackson; Palmetto Health; Parsons (Savannah River Site); Richland County; Savannah River Remediation; SCANA; S.C. Dept. of Public Safety; S.C. Dept. of Juvenile Justice; S.C. Dept. of Transportation; S.C. Materials Management Office; S.C. National Guard; Shaw Air Force Base; SPAWAR; University of South Carolina; U.S. Dept. of Justice; U.S. Forest Service

Matchmaker business consultants: Columbia Area Small Business Development Center; Minority Business Development Agency; SCORE Midlands



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