Learn How to Conduct Business With U.S. Government at Timely Seminar at Skokie Library on Friday, Nov. 20

Nov 16, 2009, 11:05 ET from Skokie, IL Chamber of Commerce

GLENVIEW, Ill., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Doing Business With the Government at the local, state and federal levels is the focus of a timely seminar being presented by the North Suburban Business Development Foundation (NSBDF) of the Skokie, IL Chamber of Commerce on Friday, November 20, 2009 from 8 am to 10:30 am at the Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton St., Skokie, IL. The event--which has a $10 admission fee--is sponsored by State Rep. Lou Lang, (D) 16th House District of Illinois.

"We believe this first-time event will stimulate area businesses and entrepreneurs in thinking about the ways they can work effectively with governmental agencies, while gaining an understanding of the procurement process, eligibility requirements and varied contracting guidelines," said Howard Meyer, executive director of the Skokie, IL Chamber of Commerce.

According to Meyer, the U.S. Government is the world's largest purchaser of goods and services exceeding $225 billion annually. "Virtually everything you can think of is purchased in both large and small quantities. So, undoubtedly whatever service or product businesses are selling is being sought by all levels of government," he added.

One of the common misconceptions is the government only deals in large purchases. While it's true airplanes and submarines are purchased for billions of dollars, this level of buying accounts for less than 5% of government purchases. The majority of purchases are for $5,000 or less.

To RSVP for the NSBDF program, call the Skokie Chamber at 847.673.0240 or send an email to events@skokiechamber.org.

The NSBDF is a not-for-profit organization designed to provide the Chicago area north suburban communities with enriched opportunities for economic growth. It was established as an out growth of the Skokie Chamber of Commerce.

SOURCE Skokie, IL Chamber of Commerce