The Tools to Succeed

Build Professional Relationships and Grow Your Enterprise at the 2012 Prince George’s County Business Conference & Expo September 28

By Annamarya Scaccia

expoTo succeed in business, you need passion, drive, innovative ideas, and the desire to not sleep. But there is something else critical to professional achievement: networking.

Networking not only allows entrepreneurs to build up contacts, but it also helps grow important relationships not only with potential clients, vendors and other pros that can further careers. And for those in businesspersons in Prince George’s County, there is no other place to get the gears turning than at the Prince George’s County Business Conference & Expo Friday, September 28.

The expo, which is themed “Primetime Business with Prime Contractors,” will showcase small and minority-owned organizations in the county, while also offering attendees the chance to develop prime-supplier connections and learn about second-tier opportunities.

The conference is broken up into two sessions. The morning session will start with the one-hour workshop, “Competitive Advantage through Strategic Alliances,” that will discuss the structure, implementation and significance of joint ventures and strategic collaborations, and how these partnerships can boost company image and credibility. The second half of the morning will include three panels: Procurement Opportunities Around the Region, Financing Your Contracts Workshop, and New Business Legislations.

The afternoon session will include concurrent “Meet the Primes” breakout sessions. During this time, attendees will receive information from prime contractors on what they look for when vetting subcontractors, as well as discuss trade and business knowledge and upcoming opportunities. Minority-owned and small business will have the chance to network with Architect & Engineering, information & Technology, and Construction professionals.

The free expo will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School, 12650 Brooke Lane in Upper Marlboro. Channel 9 News Anchor Lesli Foster will serve as master of ceremonies.

Our exciting luncheon program will be headlined by Ms. Deanne Ayers-Howard, Esq., labeled as a serial business owner and entrepreneur in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Region and first African American woman to own a Marriott Hotel.

For more information or to register, visit

Published on Prince George’s Suite – Monday, September 17, 2012

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