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Local Businesses Can Learn to Do Business with Large Organizations at CNM April 28

April 6, 2017 -- Four major organizations in Albuquerque that serve as anchor institutions for the Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque initiative, in partnership with the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting the first “Buy Local Joint Procurement Fair” on Friday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at Central New Mexico Community College’s Main Campus Student Services Center, Room 113.

Apr 06, 2017

Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry will kick off the event with brief remarks at 9 a.m., followed by CNM President Katharine Winograd.

The anchor institutions are striving to collectively do more business with local businesses as a way to increase their investment in the community and keep more dollars in New Mexico. Minority- and women-owned (MBE) small businesses are also highly encouraged to attend the Buy Local Joint Procurement Fair, where the organizations will provide information on their procurement processes and the types of goods and services they seek to purchase in a typical year. Local businesses will also be able to register on-site as self-certified local and MBE vendors for the organizations. Spanish translations will be provided.

The large organizations participating in the Buy Local Joint Procurement Fair are the City of Albuquerque, Central New Mexico Community College, the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Albuquerque Public Schools. Each organization will staff information tables where businesses can learn more about contracting to do business with the organizations. There will also be Q&A breakout sessions for attendees.

Local businesses can register for the event by clicking here

The Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque initiative is based on a national model to strategically invest existing resources to improve the quality of life in local communities. As major employers that contribute significantly to the local economy, the Healthy Neighborhoods Albuquerque institutions are striving to make a greater collective impact for the Albuquerque community by putting more emphasis on buying and hiring locally.