SPOTLIGHT MATCHMAKER: U.S. Air Force Reserves – 914th Airlift Wing

SPOTLIGHT MATCHMAKER: U.S. Air Force Reserves – 914th Airlift Wing

The U.S. Small Business Administration Buffalo District Office was pleased to invite members of the small business community of Western New York to attend a Spotlight Matchmaker Contracting opportunity, which was hosted by the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce last Wednesday, March 29th, between 2 and 4 PM. The event was very well attended and many small businesses received an opportunity to sell to direct buyers from the Air Base, an opportunity that is rarely found outside of the Air Base itself. 

Potential sellers had to attend a webinar two weeks prior to the event, in order to get certified to sell to any government agency. Going
forward, the Chamber is working very closely with the Buffalo Chapter of the SBA to hold two more similar events later this year, providing networking opportunities for our members.  We would especially like to thank Kelly LoTempio and Jennifer Talarico from the SBA for being there during the event and helping us welcome our guests.

After the event, many business leads resulted and we may find out about a winner from this event should there be a final contract.

Thank you to all the Chamber Board of Directors, especially our treasurer Matt Grimaldi, who was present at the event, along with our Youth Ambassadors, Sarah Swagler and Jake Tucker, as well as our awesome administrative assistant Kim McMahon, who helped setup the complete event so that over 30 people could feel comfortable inside our 3 office rooms.

 With gratitude and effervescence,

Fahim Mojawalla, 2nd VP
Grand Island Chamber of Commerce
1870 Whitehaven Road
Grand Island, NY 14072
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