Guam Chamber of Commerce to Host Small Business Expo

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Today the Guam Chamber of Commerce announced that they will be hosting the 11th Annual Small Business Expo and Outreach Event this thursday, June 25th.

This thursday, at the Hyatt Regency Guam, the event will be open to the public as well as small business owners, managers, and companies interested in making connections with industry specific professionals and acquiring strategic partners.  The tabletop expo will feature over 30 companies and organizations from the private sector, local, and federal government offices. The Chamber President, David Leddy, spoke on how Guam is in such a pivotal time as there are many transitions happening for the island, including the preparations for the military build up.  He mentioned that we are right in the middle of when trade occurs.  Leddy mentions that the expo will grant small businesses the opportunity to team up with large organizations and corporations to enhance their business ventures. Business owners will have the chance to have direct communication with fellow entrepreneurs for a stronger networking capability.

The event will feature a small business forum, Business Matchmaking session, and an After Hours Mixer.  Additionally, the Chamber will formally announce the company who will be recognized as the 2015 Small Business Excellence Award recipient.

Leddy adds, “The great thing about this thursday is that we’re going to have all these companies under one roof. It’s open to the public. So if you are an entrepreneur or even a university student, and you’re interested in business or have a great idea, come down and meet the businesses. There will be a lot of value and a lot of content at the expo.” 

 

For more information on this Thursday’s business expo, see the official release below:

 

Chamber to host 11th Annual Small Business Expo and Outreach Event

 

HAGÅTÑA, GUAM — The Guam Chamber of Commerce announced today that its 11th Annual Small Business Expo and Outreach Event is scheduled on THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015 at the Grand Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Guam from 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Small business owners, managers, and companies interested in making connections with industry specific professionals and acquiring strategic partners are encouraged to attend this annual event.  The tabletop expo will feature over 30 companies and organizations from the private sector, local and federal government offices.

 

One of the Expo features is a small business forum, on the topic “We need your products,” will feature five (5) panelists representing various organizations who will discuss their purchasing needs and how local companies can become approved vendors with their respective organizations. Featured guest panelists are;

  • Lorena Santos, Procurement Manager, DZSP 21 LLC.
  • Claudia Acfalle, Chief Procurement Officer, General Services Agency (Guam)
  • Brandy Untalan, Customer Service Director, U.S. GSA (General Services Administration)
  • Francis Guerrero, Local Buyer, T-Galleria
  • Jim Herbert, General Manager, Triple J Five Star Wholesale Foods, Inc.

This forum is scheduled for 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. and will take place at the Hyatt Regency Guam. Participation fee is $20 for Chamber members and $40 for non-members. Seating is limited and RSVPs are required.

 

Another unique feature of this year’s Expo event will be a Business Matchmaking session, one-on-one meetings with prime contractors and federal contracting officers. Appointments will be in 15-minute intervals beginning at 1:00 p.m. and ending at 4:00 p.m. Appointment sign up will take place at the Hyatt beginning at Noon and will be on a first come, first served basis.

 

The Expo event features an After Hours Mixer from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. co-hosted by Chamber member companies. Additionally, the Chamber will formally announce the company who will be recognized as the 2015 Small Business Excellence Award recipient.  The Expo and Outreach Event is designed to bring business professionals together to connect face to face, experience hands-on demonstrations, and expand opportunities for relationship building. 

 

For additional information about the 11th Annual Small Business Expoon June 25th, please contact the Guam Chamber of Commerce at (671) 472-6311/8001 or email: info@GuamChamber.com.gu

 

–End of Release–

June 22, 2015