The Northwest Louisiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center held it's Matchmaker and Training Conference May 4th at Bossier Parish Community College.
The conference featured a reverse tradeshow, where small businesses could meet with government purchasing agents and prime contractors. Attendees were also able to have individual meetings with each agent.
"All in all I think we had about 75 local businesses represented," said Kelly Ford, Director of the NWLA PTAC office. "Hopefully they were able to make some lasting connections today and get their foot in the door with some of these large organizations."
"This saved me a ton of time and energy, hunting down who to call and how do I get in to see them," said Robert Smith, local sales manager. "Sometimes it's hard to get past that gatekeeper, but Matchmaker made it easy for me."
If you'd like to learn more about the NWLA PTAC office or need help with your small business, call the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce at 318-677-2500.
See photos from the event on our Flickr page: https://flic.kr/s/aHskZ1o8a1