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    Networking Events & Workshops

    One of the benefits of Metro Connect is access to a host of events aimed at helping small businesses grow. Held throughout the year, these include:

    How to Do Business with Metro 2nd Tuesday of Every Month
    The name says it all…this workshop provides attendees with the inside scoop on the critical steps needed to successfully qualify for, bid on and win contracts on Metro projects.

    Transportation Business Advisory Council (TBAC) – 1st Thursday of Every Month
    Advises Metro and DEOD on matters concerning small businesses and features a monthly speaker series, current and future contracting opportunities, legislation updates, and more. (No meeting in August.)

    Meet the PrimesEvery February
    This networking and matchmaking event connects small businesses interested in working on Metro projects with prime contractors and the contracts for which they are responsible.

    Meet the Project Managers and BuyersEvery June
    Brings small businesses together with Program Managers and Metro’s staff responsible for supporting the development, coordination and implementation of contracting opportunities.

    Other Metro Events

    • Salute to Small Business Celebration – Every May during Small Business Month
    • Small Business Workshops & Matchmaking Event(s) – Held in communities throughout LA County


    To register for upcoming events, visit the Calendar of Events.




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