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Building Connections in 2022: Vendor & Small Business Resource Fair

Tuesday, October 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm • Organized By Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas
600 N. 7th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101


Would you like to learn more about how to do business with KC businesses and government institutions? 

The WyCo Vendor and Resource Fair Committee is pleased to host the first annual Vendor & Small Business Fair on Tuesday, Oct 18, 2022 at Memorial Hall, 600 N 7th St Trfy, Kansas City, KS 66101. From 10AM-2PM, this FREE Vendor & Small Business Fair brings together small businesses and local companies with goods and services to sell to meet and learn about working with government and other large organization who have budgets and purchasing needs. This event is an important way we can help ensure that our purchasing dollars go back into the community through supporting small, minority-owned, women-owned, or other local businesses. There will be information and resources, including the opportunity to get answers to your questions and showcase your own business enterprise.

Resources for Your Business

Whether you are looking for ways to increase your competitiveness for contracts or want to be ready for some great upcoming opportunities for local businesses in the region, you are welcome! There will be small discussions and workshops on a variety of topics to help you and your business find success. Some topics include:

  • Prepare for the Next Big Event: With the NFL Draft, NCAA Tournaments, FIFA World Cup, future conferences and other new attractions drawing crowds to the region, learn about opportunities for Kansas City businesses to participate in these exciting events.
  • Working with Government and Corporate America: We will share best practices on how to do business with government agencies and corporate America. Learn how to work with these organizations to grow your business.
  • Upcoming Opportunities and Programs for Small Businesses: Learn more about upcoming procurement opportunities and program such as the federal set-aside for small businesses. We will walk you through various resources, including certification for minority- and women-owned businesses, to make the most of your time.

Hope to see you at this FREE event!

There is no fee to participate, and parking is free. We only require your time. Business owners in the metropolitan/regional area would welcome an opportunity to visit with you. You may call 816-309-2063 for additional information. Space is limited. Face masks are optional. We look forward to your participation.

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Memorial Hall
600 N. 7th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
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