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TLC Announces 2014 B2B National Procurement Matchmaking Event for 10th Annual America’s Small Business Summit

The Latino Coalition Announces 2014 B2B National Procurement Matchmaking Event for 10th Annual America’s Small Business Summit

The Latino Coalition Announces 2014 B2B National Procurement Matchmaking Event for 10th Annual America’s Small Business Summit

May 15,2014

WASHINGTON, DC- The Latino Coalition, one of the largest membership and advocacy organizations for Latino-owned small businesses, announced today the list of confirmed government agencies and corporate procurement officers taking part in the 2014 B2B National Procurement Matchmaking Event, during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual America’s Small Business Summit.

The B2B National Procurement Matchmaking Event will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 9:30 am – 12 pm ET, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. During these sessions, summit attendees will have the opportunity to meet with procurement officers from federal agencies, as well as Fortune 500 companies, to discuss small business procurement opportunities.

“America’s Small Business Summit is all about surrounding small businesses with the tools and information they need to succeed,” said Hector Barreto, TLC Chairman and Former US Small Business Administrator. “The Summit and the Business Matchmaking Event offers the engine of our economy capital, capacity and contracts. With a proven record of generating $8 billion in verifiable contracts, the B2B Procurement Matchmaking Event is an exceptional opportunity for small businesses to be seated at the table and access significant resources.”

The current list of confirmed corporate and government agency procurement officials for the 2014 B2B National Procurement Matchmaking Event include:

AT&T U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Defense Logistics Agency – 2 U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command

Defense Intelligence Agency U.S. Post Office – 2

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service UNICOR, Federal Prison Industries

U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Farm Service Agency Verizon Communications

U.S. Dept. of Defense- (DIA) Westat

U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

B2B National Procurement Matchmaking affords small business attendees with unprecedented opportunities to secure potential contracts for their company from government agencies and major corporations. Through informative pre-scheduled networking sessions, with all types of industries, each registered small business participant is scheduled for a pre-qualified appointment.

For more details on 2014 B2B National Procurement Matchmaking Event or to register for the 10th Annual America’s Small Business Summit, visit: www.thelatinocoalition.com/americas-small-business-summit

The Latino Coalition would like to thank the following Title Sponsors: Lucrazon and

Wal-Mart. In addition, TLC acknowledges: Intuit, Google, Herbalife, MasterCard, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, PG&E, mywireless.org, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Vanir, Business Matchmaking, Verizon, American Beverage Association, Education Management Corporation (EDMC), Conexion, Univision Communications, East West Bank, CapitalwirePR, Latin Business Today and AlvaradoSmith.

ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies relevant to Latinos. TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization with offices in California, Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico. Established to address policy issues that directly affect the well being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC’s agenda is to develop initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance overall business, economic and social development for Latinos.