Salute to Small Business Features Networking, Procurement Opportunities - May 23

The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Small Business Administration and South Carolina Coalition for Small Business and Entrepreneurship will present the tenth annual Salute to Small Business on Thursday, May 23, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in downtown Columbia. The Salute will include exhibitors, procurement-focused matchmaker sessions and business networking opportunities throughout the morning. An awards luncheon honoring the winners of the SBA's small business awards will follow in the afternoon.

The Salute's matchmaker sessions will include representatives from over 30 businesses and organizations, including The Boeing Company, the BuySC program, Palmetto Health and Joint Base Charleston. A full list of organizations to be represented is available at

The Salute to Small Business awards luncheon will feature keynote speaker Dot Harris, director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy. A full list of award winners to be honored is available at

The Salute to Small Business's morning events are $25 (price increases to $50 after May 17) and will run from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The awards luncheon is $60 and will run from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. To register, visit For more information, visit

The 2013 Salute to Small Business is sponsored by BB&T, Sam's Club, The Boeing Company, BMW and BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina.

Cosponsorship Authorization #13-0464-47. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis.

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