Activities have continuously been occurring to prepare prime and sub-prime businesses for procurement opportunities throughout the region. Organizations often conduct workshops, seminars and trade fairs while large corporations and businesses frequently sponsor prime contractors and matchmaking events.

August 12 and 13 of this week the Fourth Annual Supplier Diversity Matchmaking Event, a national initiative took place in Canonsburg.  Registered businesses received free Growth Training offered by the Shell Oil Company. Participating sponsors and their prime suppliers met with qualified suppliers who have the capacity and capability to work in the Marcellus region of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio, Eagle Ford, the Permian Basin, the Gulf Coast, North Dakota and Colorado. The theme of this weeks’ supplier diversity event is Building Capacity, Making Connections.

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