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Black Business Association Hosts Its Procurement Exchange Summit
By Sentinel News Service
Published April 28, 2016

Salute to Small and Veteran Businesses


In recognition of National Small Business Week and Memorial Day, the Black Business Association (BBA), one of the oldest active ethnic business organizations in the nation, will host its annual Procurement Exchange Summit (PES) on Friday, May 13, 2016 at the historic Los Angeles County Patriotic Hall located at 1816 S. Figueroa Street. This event will identify contract opportunities for small businesses and veterans.

In collaboration with the Los Angeles District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Disabled Veteran Business Alliance, the BBA will provide a dynamic forum for procurement opportunities with federal, state and local government departments and agencies, as well as major corporations dedicated to providing contracting opportunities for minorities and service-disabled veterans.

Attendees will have exclusive direct interface with small business specialists and supplier diversity professionals. The registration starts at 8:30 a.m., followed by the one-on-one matchmaking, a series of special presentations, and concludes by 2:00 p.m.

The Black Business Association has a long and proven history of advancing business opportunities for black owned and/or controlled businesses. Now with the support of its stakeholders and community-at-large, the BBA also promotes the advancement of all minority and small business, especially veteran-owned enterprises, connecting them to opportunities in both the public and private sectors. To meet the growing need for supplier diversity, the BBA not only promotes, but also matches small and minority-owned businesses to governmental and corporate decision-makers who wish to purchase their products, services and solutions.

National Small Business Week is held every year since 1963 in May when President Kennedy issued its proclamation, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Memorial Day is observed every year on the last Monday of May, honoring men and women who died while servicing in the U.S. military. To register, please view the link: For participation or sponsorship information, please contact the BBA office at: (323) 291-9334 or via email at: For additional information, visit our website at

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