Chamber to host Meet the Purchasers

DEARBORN — The Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce will host its first Meet the Purchasers event to connect small and mid-sized businesses with larger organizations from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at the Doubletree Hotel – Dearborn/Detroit, 5801Southfield Service Drive in Detroit.

The breakfast and educational forum is sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Henry Ford Community College.

Meet the Purchasers will offer small business owners education on purchasing protocol and connection to key decision makers thus enabling them to navigate the often times difficult system of paperwork in the bid process.

Studies show that most small businesses believe that large companies don’t buy products or services from their stores. The reality is that public and private entities buy many more goods and services than imagined.

Purchasers at the event will include the city of Dearborn, Connection Point, Contract Connect (Department of Technology, Management and Budget), DeCook Government Policies and Strategies (AMTRAK), Henry Ford Community College, Oakwood Healthcare System and Wayne County Airport Authority.

Tickets are available ($35 for chamber members, $50 for non-members) with online registration at