WWU’s Small Business Development Center Co-Sponsoring 'Meet the Buyers' Event on Feb. 8

Western Washington University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a “Meet the Buyers” event from 10:30 a.m. – noon on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal in an effort to bring government agencies together with local businesses who can provide goods and services to these agencies. This event is co-sponsored by the Washington PTAC and the Port of Bellingham.

More than $23 million in goods, services and construction were purchased throughout Whatcom County in 2016 by the federal government. Learn from buyers of local Whatcom County government agencies what and how they procure goods and services. Attendance is free but space is limited and registration is required; to register, call Cate Taylor with PTAC at (425) 248-4223.



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Agency representatives will include:

Cate Taylor - PTAC Economic Alliance Snohomish County

Matt Serier - City of Bellingham

Pete Heilgeist - Western Washington University

Anthony Ammirati - Port of Bellingham

Magan Waltari - Whatcom Transportation Authority

Ken Bronstein and Ward Naf - Whatcom Community College

Susan Duncan - City of Ferndale


About the SBDC:

Since 1983, the Small Business Development Center has enabled Western Washington University to give back to the business community and has helped to shape the economic future of Whatcom County. The SBDC provides free confidential advising, technical assistance and research to business owners and managers in an effort to help businesses thrive throughout Whatcom County. For more information, visit http://sbdc.wwu.edu