MINNEAPOLIS, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) and the National Football League are encouraging local and diverse business owners to register for Business Connect before the April 1 deadline.
Hundreds of businesses have already registered for Business Connect, the NFL's supplier diversity and inclusion initiative. The program's goal is to create contract and business development opportunities for local certified minority-, woman-, veteran-, LGBT- and disabled veteran-owned businesses, as well as to support individual business growth through networking events, educational and capacity-building programs.
"We want our local and diverse businesses to take advantage of the opportunities that the Super Bowl will bring," said Alex Tittle, Vice President of Business Connect and Corporate Affairs for the MNSBHC. "Super Bowl LII presents the perfect opportunity to showcase the unique products and talents our market has to offer. Now is the time for businesses to register. We're looking forward to working with our business community toward making Super Bowl LII a successful event for our visitors, our community and our local economy."
The MNSBHC and the NFL launched the Super Bowl LII Business Connect Program last December at the University of St. Thomas, where hundreds of diverse and locally-owned businesses came to learn about contracting opportunities related to Super Bowl LII and how to become certified vendors. The partners held the first of several workshops earlier in March to provide more information to prospective Business Connect vendors.
Experienced local businesses interested in participating in the Super Bowl LII Business Connect program must apply by April 1, 2017. To register and learn more about Super Bowl LII Business Connect, visit www.mnsuperbowl.com/get-involved/business-connect
The next Business Connect Workshop will be April 5th at the Guthrie Theater at 1:00 p.m. Businesses can register for the workshop here.
About the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee -
The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is a private, non-profit corporation formed to plan and execute Super Bowl LII. For more information visit www.mnsuperbowl.com and follow @mnsuperbowl2018 on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
About Super Bowl LII Business Connect –
Super Bowl LII Business Connect is a partnership between the National Football League and the Super Bowl LII Minnesota Host Committee to link diverse Minnesota suppliers to contracting opportunities related to Super Bowl LII. The program's intent is to provide networking, educational and other business development opportunities to encourage greater business success for each participant. Suppliers participating in the Business Connect program are not guaranteed to be awarded work with the NFL or for Super Bowl LII, but will be given full access to the program development opportunities listed above.
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