ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
SAVE THE DATE for BRIDGING PARTNERSHIPS 2023
April 12-13, 2023
The Hanford Small Business Council and the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce have been monitoring restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, due to uncertainty surrounding in-person events, we have have canceled the 2022 BP event. This was an incredibly difficult decision, but we hope to welcome everyone back to the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick, Washington in Spring of 2023. In the meantime, you can take a virtual tour of Hanford at Hanford Virtual Tour.
Why Attend Bridging Partnerships?
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.
“If you want to play in the Hanford Market, the Bridging Partnership Small Business Symposium can help you get there. From collaboration, to networking, to navigating the supplier processes; this conference is a great event for both large and small businesses alike.”
~TradeWind Services LLC
“The Bridging Partnerships event is one of the single greatest assemblies of business owners and industry leaders in the Tri-Cities area. The business networking opportunities provided at this single event propelled us into positive relationships with Fortune 500 companies and various industry leaders, and participation in the 2-day BP Conference resulted in more positive new relationships than three months of active marketing and networking effort on our own.”
~Arthur Baranovskiy, AYB Drafting
“I’ve attended the Bridging Partnerships Conference in 2018 and 2019, and have realized direct positive benefits to my business from both events. The BP conference has been consistently effective in bringing small businesses, interested in doing business at Hanford, together with DOE and the Hanford Prime Contractors, and with the programs and organizations that assist small businesses. Of particular value for my business, McCormack Consulting, have been the partnering arrangements that I’ve made with other small businesses to collaborate on Hanford Opportunities that are too large and complex for an individual small business to tackle.”
~David McCormack, McCormack Consulting
“I had the pleasure of attending this event in May of 2019. My small business was new to the Department of Energy (DOE) and we were unfamiliar with the Hanford Clean Up project. As a first time attendee I found this event to be invaluable with knowledge and guidance. This event is designed to give the first time attendee the understanding of the Hanford site structure and roles each division is responsible for, how they operate with each other, and the chain of command. I found the site tour to be fascinating; seeing first hand the current projects and operations at the Hanford site helped me visualize how the services my business offers can aid Hanford in its objectives. This event joined together key players ready to offer insight and assistance to small businesses just starting into the DOE world as well as reconnect and build relationships between established firms. I would recommend it to all interested business even if they are unsure how and where they would fit in; by the end of the symposium I am sure they will know.”
~Tara Erickson, Pacific CM
Your presence and participation helps to make this event successful, productive, and fun!
If you have any questions regarding the event, please email DOESB@rl.gov.
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