Monday, February 29

SU Ag Center to hold “Connecting Businesses with Contracts” Procurement Conference

Exhibitor Registration Form

Participant Registration Form

Baton Rouge, LA – Grant writing, establishing a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, growing an established business, developing a small business strategic plan, succession planning, making decisions based on financial statements, information on lending-wills and the requirements to become a licensed contractor are some of the topics that will be discussed during the Center for Rural and Small Business Development at the SU Ag Center’s 12th annual Connecting Businesses with Contracts Procurement Conference.

The conference will kick off with a business to business networking session at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21 in the LaCumba Play Den of the Smith-Brown Memorial Union on the Southern University Baton Rouge campus. The actual conference will begin at 8 a.m. on March 22 in the Smith-Brown Memorial Union.

This event is co-sponsored by the U. S. Small Business Administration; Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University; Louisiana Economic Development (LED) and Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

The conference provides a venue for potential and existing business owners, contractors, non-profits, small towns, and municipalities to learn about the resources that are available through federal, state and local government agencies and prime companies.

The conference is free, but pre-registration is required.

Small businesses are welcome to exhibit their products and services during the conference, but they must pre-register.

To register for the networking session, as a conference participant or as an exhibitor, visit  

Exhibitors can also register by faxing a registration form to (504) 589-2339 or by e-mailing the form to no later than Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

On-site participant registration will be available on the day of the conference.

For more information about the Procurement Conference or to obtain registration forms, contact Gloria London at (225) 771-4107, e-mail or Eual Hall at (225) 771-4105, e-mail


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