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Anne Arundel County and Neighboring Jurisdictions to Host Regional Procurement Expo for Small, Minority and Women-Owned Businesses

Annapolis, MD (May 2, 2006) - County Executive Janet S. Owens announced that Anne Arundel County will participate in a regional procurement expo sponsored by the Baltimore Metropolitan Council and its standing committee, the Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee. The expo will be on June 6, 2006 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the LaFontaine Bleu, 7514 S. Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.

"I encourage all minority and women-owned business who are interested in County procurement to attend," said County Executive Owens. "With the Baltimore Metropolitan Council’s help as a first time sponsor, the event will be a successful forum for productive networking."

Businesses can learn about upcoming procurement opportunities with local governments, including public school systems, libraries, community colleges and economic development agencies.

Participants will include purchasing officials from Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard Counties and the Cities of Annapolis and Baltimore. The agenda will feature a guest speaker representing a successful woman-owned business, a brief workshop on how to prepare effective responses to government requests for proposals, and, most importantly, an opportunity to network with approximately 25 purchasing officials representing approximately 21 public purchasing offices from seven municipalities, all in one location. A continental breakfast will also be provided.

Additional information on the expo may be obtained by calling the Anne Arundel County Purchasing Office at (410) 222-7620.


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