10th Semi-Annual Government Procurement Conference

Merrillville, Indiana – May 1, 2006 - The Partners in Contracting Corporation, Northwest Indiana Minority Business Committee, Indiana Small Business Development Center, Northwest Indiana Minority Business Opportunity Committee and the Northwest Indiana Chambers of Commerce Executive Directors Association will be hosting the 10th semi-annual Government Procurement Conference at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza in Merrillville on May 23, 2006.

This conference provides Indiana companies the opportunity to meet with as many as thirty government agencies, Department of Defense Prime Contractors, state agencies and the Indiana Gaming Casinos.

Committed government attendees include US Army Tank and Automotive Command (TACOM), Defense Supply Center Columbus, Great Lakes Naval Base and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). Private contractors that have committed to attend are Mead Johnson Nutritional, General Dynamics, Horseshoe, Resorts East Chicago Casino and Hotel, AM General Corp., Blue Chip, and Barden Casinos.

The one day conference features workshops such as “Marketing Your Business” presented by the Northwest Indiana SBDC, “Labor Law Compliance” and “Bonding for Government Contracts”. The program will start Monday evening with a networking reception sponsored by Horseshoe Casino and Northern Indiana Public Service Company at the Horseshoe Casino.

The cost for attendees is $85.00 per person. Price includes admission to all exhibits, workshops and meals. Certified Disabled Veteran Companies will receive admission for one person free. Attendees may register at www.piccorp.org or by contacting Dennis Terry at dterry@piccorp.org or by calling 219-838-0176 Ext. 311.

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