The free conference, which is in its second year, brings small business owners together for informative session on how to help their businesses grow and thrive. The conference will offer attendees the opportunity to network with representatives from a number of large corporations including the Atlanta Falcons, the Coca-Cola Company, Home Depot and more. So far, more than 550 people have registered for the event.
“This is the Council President Mitchell’s second year hosting this event, and he made a conscience decision to do it bigger and better this year because of its success in 2012,” said Nikki Frenney-Wiggins, Council President Communications Director. “Businesses that participated last year have regularly contacted the Council President to share how the conference helped them secure a business deal thanks to the networking opportunities available at the B2B.”
The Atlanta Falcons will be present at the event to discuss the requirements and resources small businesses will need to do business at and around the new downtown Falcons stadium.
“I am excited to have the Falcons support this event and to have the organization share with the business community its ideas and plans for increasing opportunities for local small businesses with the stadium project,” said Mitchell. “This panel discussion is sure to be engaging and enlightening, as well as a must attend for any business looking partner with the Falcons on mutual business endeavors.”
The General Services Administration has also partnered with Mitchell to help make this year’s B2B Conference a success.
“B2B provides a forum for GSA to support local small businesses, while also equipping them with the information they need to do business with the federal government,” said Saudia Muwwakkil, representative for GSA. “Small businesses are an important part of the work GSA does and on behalf of federal agencies and the American people.”
Last year’s exhibitors included the City of Atlanta, DeKalb County, Georgia Power Company, Environmental Protection Agency, Housing and Urban Development, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Georgia State University Small Business Development Center, The Army Corps of Engineers, and Georgia African-American Chamber of Commerce to name a few. Organizers say they expect this year’s turnout to be even larger.