ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
On behalf of the Hanford Small Business Council (HSBC) and the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, we want to thank you for attending the 14th Annual Bridging Partnerships Small Business Symposium held April 18 – 19, 2018, at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington.
We hope that you found the symposium informative and worthwhile. The primary goal of this symposium is to bring professionals from both small and large businesses together under one roof to network, learn, and build relationships that lead to increased procurement and other business opportunities for small businesses.
We believe that our diverse and dynamic group of breakout speakers provided insight into the future economics of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Hanford as well as the many resources available for businesses such as Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and the Supply Chain Management Center.
We also learned the importance of both personal and professional intelligence and how to utilize it in everything we do at work and in our personal lives thanks to our keynote speaker Misipati “Semi” Bird.
Your presence and participation helped to make this event successful, productive, and fun. We wish you all the best and hope that you continue to build and expand your business relationships.
We would like to give a very special thank you to all of our sponsors for their support of Bridging Partnerships who helped make it a thriving event.
Stay tuned for information regarding next year’s Bridging Partnerships scheduled for May 2019.
The HSBC is working on getting the presentation slides by our speakers posted on our website for you to download.
If you would like to provide feedback regarding the event, please email Kelly Brazil at Kelly_Brazil@orp.doe.gov. We thank you in advance for any comments and/or suggestions and we assure you that each will be given consideration so that future symposiums will be even more of a success.
The Hanford Small Business Council