Engineering group to host small business conference
HUNTINGTON -- The Society of American Military Engineers Huntington Post will host its first Small Business Conference May 12-13 in Huntington.
The event kicks off with a networking mixer at 5 p.m. Monday at Heritage Station, according to a news release. Mayor Steve Williams and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District Commander Col. Leon Parrott are scheduled to provide welcome remarks.
The event will continue from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Pullman Plaza Hotel. Rep. Nick Rahall is scheduled to speak at 1 p.m.
"The conference is mostly targeting architecture, engineering and construction small businesses in the Tri-State region," said Jasmine Chopra, SAME Huntington Post publicity chairperson. "This is the first time we're doing this, and we're very excited. I think oftentimes small businesses aren't aware of the opportunities out there, and they just need the chance to connect with the right people."
Chopra said the conference is designed to be a networking tool for small businesses who are looking to work with larger businesses or the federal government. She said as of Tuesday more than 60 businesses have registered for the conference.
The complete conference, including meals, costs $25. Those seeking to register can do so by contacting Kristen Blake at HuntingtonSBC@gmail.com.
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