FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2016
For more information, contact:
Susan Kirkpatrick, BNMC Inc. email@example.com
Local Minority, Women and Veteran-Owned Small Business Fair to be Held
September 20 on Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus
Event Goal is to Connect Local Vendors with Institution Purchasers
What: The Business Enterprise Fair will provide an in-person forum to connect local vendors, particularly minority, women and veteran business owners, with those who make purchasing decisions for organizations based on and around the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. Purchasers include the City of Buffalo, University at Buffalo, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Kaleida Health, and more.
When: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
1 pm – 5 pm
Where: UB’s Arthur O. Eve Educational Opportunity Center on the Medical Campus at 555 Ellicott Street. Free parking will be available at the Gateway Building at 77 Goodell Street and at the parking lot at 589 Ellicott Street across from the Innovation Center.
Who: Local vendors will include those offering business services, catering, printing, solar energy services, health & wellness, medical devices, travel services and architectural & engineering services and more!
Anyone who makes decisions about purchasing products or services for their company or organization is encouraged to attend.
Why: It can be difficult for small local businesses to make connections with the people who make purchasing decisions in larger institutions for everything from catering to janitorial services. Likewise, larger institutions may not be aware of the availability of local resources that can meet their needs.
Sponsors: The Business Enterprise Fair is hosted by BNMC Works, a collaboration of BNMC institutions including the University at Buffalo, Kaleida Health, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the BNMC, Inc. The mission of BNMC Works is to increase employment of local residents and to increase the purchase of goods and services from local suppliers by organizations located on the Medical Campus.
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