The Latino Coalition Announces B2B National Procurement Matchmaking Event for U.S. Chamber's America's Small Business Summit

Apr 03, 2013, 09:00 ET from The Latino Coalition

WASHINGTON, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Latino Coalition, a leading advocate for Latino-owned, small and medium-sized businesses, announced today the list of confirmed government agencies and corporate procurement officers who will take part in the B2B National Procurement Matchmaking event, during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's America's Small Business Summit 2013, "Small Business. Big Impact."

On Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, the matchmaking sessions will take place in the Diplomat Ballroom at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.  During these sessions, summit attendees will have the opportunity to meet with procurement officers from federal agencies, as well as Fortune 500 companies, to discuss small business appropriation opportunities.

"Over the years, the Business Matchmaking events have proven to be a huge success by generating an estimated $8 billion in verifiable contracts," said Hector Barreto, TLC's Chairman and Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2001-2006).  "The participating corporate and government procurement representatives on-hand are seeking professionals who are ready to partner. And through the sessions, small businesses are provided with a unique chance and wide access to contract opportunities, strategic business solutions and better practices to thrive as the engine of our economy." 

The list of confirmed corporate and government procurement participants for the 2013 B2B National Procurement Matchmaking event include:

Allstate Insurance                                 

Prince George's County Government


Southern CA Gas Company/Sempra Utilities

Defense Intelligence Agency                  

US Department of Education

Defense Logistics Agency                       

US Department of Energy

Hewlett-Packard Company                    

US Department of State


US Marine Corps Systems Command- 2

ITT Exelis                                           

US Navy Strategic Systems Programs

Lockheed Martin                                 

US Post Office – 2

NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center       

US Social Security Administration

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency


National Government Services

B2B National Procurement Matchmaking affords small business attendees with unprecedented access to securing potential contracts for their company from government agencies and major corporations.  Through informative pre-scheduled networking sessions, with all types of industries, every small business participant is scheduled for a pre-qualified 15-minute appointment.

For more details on B2B National Procurement Matchmaking or to register for the 2013 America's Small Business Summit, visit:

The Latino Coalition would like to thank the following supporters: Wal-Mart, Lucrazon, AlvaradoSmith A Professional Corporation, AT&T, Intuit, MasterCard, Comcast, PG & E, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, Google, AltaMed, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, Verizon, Conexion, Business Matchmaking, El Clasificado, CapitalwirePR, Latin Business Today, LatinoNewsEagle and American Beverage Association.

ABOUT THE LATINO COALITION- The Latino Coalition (TLC) was founded in 1995 by a group of Hispanic business owners from across the country to research and develop policies relevant to Latinos.  TLC is a non-profit nationwide organization based in CA, with offices in Washington, DC and Guadalajara, Mexico.  Established to address policy issues that directly affect the well-being of Hispanics in the United States, TLC's agenda is to develop initiatives and partnerships that will foster economic equivalency and enhance overall business, economic and social development for Latinos.  Visit

SOURCE The Latino Coalition