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Live! Casino & Hotel Attracts Over 1,200 MBE Firms at its Semi-Annual Minority Outreach Fair

Live! Casino & Hotel Attracts Over 1,200 MBE Firms at its Semi-Annual Minority Outreach Fair

The DMV’s hottest summer business event of 2019 for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) occurred at Live! Casino & Hotel’s Event Center on Thursday, July 18, 2019. Over 80 prime corporations, government agencies, financial and surety institutions, trade groups, universities, healthcare concerns, public energy and water utilities agreed to exhibit their procurement offerings, valued at $50+ billion, to over 1,200 registered guests. Live! Casino and Hotel has hosted the semi-annual outreach event since 2013, which has attracted over 10,000 small, minority and women-owned business representatives and approximately 500 corporations participating as exhibitors, matchmaking meeting host and presenters.


“It's very gratifying to see so many companies taking part in the Minority Outreach Fair. We’re very proud of our history and partnership with Wayne and the MWMCA in providing economic opportunities to minority, women and veteran-owned businesses and residents in our community,” said Travis Lamb, Chief Financial Officer, Cordish Gaming Group. “Live! is committed to being a leader in assisting these companies and individuals obtain access to contract opportunities. We look forward to continuing and expanding these types of outreach events in all of the Live! Casino jurisdictions.”


Live! Casino & Hotel consistently treats all its guest in royal and regal fashion, while placing a special emphasis on showcasing their new expansive Event Center to accommodate events like the Minority Outreach Fair. Live! has provided not only a venue to accommodate large events, but an opportunity for large corporations to connect with small, minority and women-owned firms. “I know of no other corporate entity in the DMV that provides a forum for this type of top level corporate and government procurement spending opportunities for M/WBE firms under one roof and covering all expenses. Additionally, when Live! learned of a legally deaf and blind business owner who wanted to attend the event, they quickly made the necessary accommodations to assure the attendee could participate. Live! Casino & Hotel is the BEST casino in Maryland by far,” said Wayne R. Frazier, president of MWMCA and event co-host.


Several event participants provided quotes on their experience at the Minority Outreach Fair:


Michael Sakata, Executive Director of Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association, wrote, “This was MTBMA’s first of many events that we plan to participate with MWMCA. Such a great turnout, we gained many new contacts while also seeing a few familiar faces that provided our team time to build upon previous relationships. Our industry needs more outreach fairs like this and is a great start to helping our transportation industry reach their goals.”


Elisa Brown, Minority/Small Business Coordinator of Anne Arundel County Office of Central Services wrote, “The MWMCA Minority Outreach Fair was outstanding! It was a well-managed and well-thought-out event, great attendance and exposure for Anne Arundel County. I met quality prospective businesses to do work with Anne Arundel County.” 


Andrew Hime, Purchasing Agent of Anne Arundel County Office of Central Services wrote, "The event was outstanding! We greatly appreciate that MWMCA included us in this event. We clearly see the benefit of working with MWMCA as we continue to grow our minority, small, and women-owned vendor base."


Joseph S. Williams, Sr., President of District Safety Products, Inc. wrote, “The Minority Outreach Fair was once again a success for our company. The execution from MWMCA’s staff from registration to the event closing was exceptional as usual. We were able to meet with certain prime exhibitors, which is so advantageous for us as a small business, because we would have difficulty reaching these companies otherwise. Although we had an agenda prior to going, we were actually able to walk away with new unexpected opportunities.”


During the outreach event, Anne Arundel County government hosted an Information Session/Meet & Greet for attendees by providing top officials from their Office of Central Services, economic development entity, and public schools to enlighten the attendees on scores of new opportunities in Anne Arundel County. Small, minority and women-owned business representatives were elated to be educated on how to do business with Anne Arundel County.


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