2015 Business Development Matchmaker

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The Business Development Matchmaker is hosted by the Office for Business & Community Economic Development. This is a matchmaker event designed to give women, minority, disabled, and small business owners from Minnesota an opportunity to develop a business relationship with the University of Minnesota. The event provides excellent networking opportunity with University Buyers, Category Managers, Construction Managers, Facilities Management Managers, and key decision makers at the University of Minnesota. This is also an opportunity for local corporations to also network with women, minorities, and persons with disabilities (WMDBEs), prime contractors and key government purchasing decision makers.

 General Information
  Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast
(Great Hall Atrium)

  Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks (Great Hall - Coffman Union)
Darryl Peal, Executive Director, OBCED
  Workshop Schedule
9:30 a.m.

How to Do Business with the University of Minnesota
(Theater - Coffman Union)

10:30 a.m.

How to Do Business with Aramark
(Room 324, 3rd Floor - Coffman Union)

10:30 a.m.

How to Grow Your Supplier Diversity Program
Presented by Ralph Moore
(President's Room - Coffman Union)

  Awards & Recognition Luncheon
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Awards & Recognition Luncheon
Featuring Dr. Fred McKinney

(Mississippi Room & Room 303 - Coffman Union)

Awards were presented to:

Stellar Award for General Contractor of the Year
Graham Construction

Stellar Award for Supplier of the Year
Ideal Commercial Interiors

Corporate Star Award
McGough Construction

Richard H. Pfutzenreuter Award of Excellence
Kevin Sullivan

Office for Business & Community Economic Development
Executive Director’s Award of Excellence Recipients:

Association of Women Contractors

Thor Construction

Minnesota Spokesman Recorder

  Matchmaker & Exhibitor Trade Show Booths
1:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Business Matchmaker & Exhibitor Trade Show
(Great Hall - Coffman Union)

  Directions to Coffman Memorial Union

Map & Directions

  Contact Information

For more information, please contact Sharon Banks at 612-626-8043 or via e-mail at banks016@umn.edu.