Friday, March 23

Hundreds registered to attend 14th Annual ‘Connecting Businesses with Contracts’ Procurement Conference

Photos from the 13th Annual 'Connecting Businesses with Contracts' Procurement Conference held in the Smith-Brown Memorial Student Union.

Baton Rouge, La.Hundreds of current and potential small business owners will gather at the Felton G. Clark Activity Center on March 27 for the Southern University Land-Grant Campus’s 14th Annual ‘Connecting Businesses with Contracts’ Procurement Conference.

The event, which will be held from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., will feature sessions on International Markets; Capital Access and Financing Options; IRS Resources, Services and Hot Topics for Small Businesses; Five Things Every Business Owner Should Know About the Government Contracting Process; How to Get a Contract and How to Respond, Manage and Maintain Successful Government Contract Proposals. There will also be a session for millennial business owners and a procurement panel.

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. 

Co-sponsors for the conference include the U. S. Small Business Administration, Louisiana Small Business Development Center at Southern University, Louisiana Economic Development (LED), the Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Entergy, Brian Harris Audi of Baton Rouge, Manson Construction, DEMCO and Capital One.

For more information about the Procurement Conference or to obtain registration forms, contact Eual Hall at 225.771.4105 or via e-mail at

The Southern University Ag Center and the SU College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences together are called the Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus.


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