FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Small businesses looking to contract with the government at the local, state and federal level learned how to make those critical connections on Aug. 28 when Broward College Supplier Relations and Diversity Program and the State of Florida’s Office of Supplier Diversity hosted the annual Supplier Diversity Day at the College’s North Campus.

“We were delighted to host the Second Annual Supplier Diversity Day which continues to celebrate our commitment to strengthening diverse suppliers and small businesses. These events recognize the extraordinary socio-economic value these businesses offer to communities through job creation, and the innovation they bring to the business world,” said Anthea Pennant, Broward College District Director of Supplier Relations & Diversity.

Hundreds attended the event which helps small business owners learn about government contracting opportunities and interact with local prime contractors to pursue state, federal, and local government procurement opportunities.

“Uniting small businesses with local, state, and federal buyers continue to remain a priority for the Office of Supplier Diversity. During this event, local businesses can engage with government entities and directly connect with buyers,” said Hue Reynolds, OSD Executive Director.

For the more than 200 small minorityowned businesses in attendance, there were opportunities to network, learn about government contracting and interact with local prime contractors. Broward College President Gregory Haile delivered a message of encouragement to business owners that he supports “enriching our diverse community” through diversity spend.