This is a seminar about becoming a vendor for State in Gaylord on March 27. No cost but you must register.
Contact: Renee' Ihlenfeldt
Alliance for Economic Success
For Immediate Release
SEMINAR TO HELP LOCAL BUISNESSES LEARN
HOW TO BECOME A GOVERNMENT SUPPLIER
Manistee, Michigan – Did you know that the Michigan government marketplace is valued at more
then $19 billion? Did you know that you can become a supplier to the State and use this as another
avenue to grow your business?
If you own or operate a business and are interested in becoming a supplier to the State of Michigan you
will want to reserve a seat at the March 27, 2008 Buy Michigan First seminar.
Facilitated by the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at Northeast Michigan
Consortium in Onaway and offered in cooperation with the PTAC at Northwest Michigan Council of
Governments, this seminar will be at the University Center at Gaylord from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The seminar is free, but registration is required. Interested businesses or individuals need to call Deb
Donovan at the PTAC at 231-929-5076 or email Deb at [log in to unmask] to register.
Representatives from the State will be on hand to provide knowledge on how to do business with the
State of Michigan, how to become a registered State vendor and how to bid and win State contracts.
Whether you sell milk or electrical supplies, commodities or computers, chemicals or construction or
janitorial services, you have potential as a Michigan vendor. Property owners with office or warehouse
space to rent may also find opportunities with the State. The State of Michigan’s need for goods and
services is far ranging.
“The government marketplace can be another avenue to grow a business,” says PTAC Coordinator
Patrick Bubin. “Business-to-Government, or B2G sales channels include both federal and state
procurement. Much of our PTAC services are directed toward federal contracts or subcontracting, but
we also make an effort to regularly present learning opportunities on doing business with the State of
Michigan. This is one such occasion and businesses should take advantage of this seminar to learn how
they could become a State of Michigan supplier.”