The 13th annual Alliance Mid-Atlantic Small Business Procurement Fair, presented by ShoWorks Inc., will be held Wednesday in the Atlantic City Convention Center.

The fair provides opportunities to meet buyers and contracting officers from the military, surrounding states and large companies to discuss business prospects and provide tools to bid and contract successfully.

Educational sessions will provide information on emerging new standards. Attendees will gain valuable information and share success stories.

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Last year’s fair was attended by nearly 700 people, the company said.

Attendees can make hundreds of face-to-face contacts in one day, receive contact information for buyers and contracting officers, and meet companies that could become partners in preparing proposals and contracts, ShoWorks said.

The fair is a tool in the procurement process, ShoWorks said, and businesses should not expect to secure a contract at the event.

The firm advised attendees to ask questions and find out what an agency or contractor is looking for and what is needed to qualify for contracts.

Highlights will include Matchmaking Meetings between small business contractors and government agencies, a trade show with a limited number of booths, and a series of workshops detailing success strategies for doing business with the government.

ShoWorks Inc. is a professional trade show management company.

Vineland mixer

The Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce will hold a Power Hour Meet & Greet on Tuesday at Tre Bellezze Restaurant in Vineland.

Tre Bellezze, which is Italian for “three beauties,” features produce grown by area farmers and made-to-order entrees from the kitchen of Chef Fred Belfus.

The free event, with light refreshments and cash bar, is open to members only.

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