WMU News

Doing e-business with the government

Oct. 6, 2000

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University is offering a free electronic commerce seminar Friday, Oct. 13, in Battle Creek for people interested in doing business with the government.

The University's Southwest Michigan Technical Assistance Center is offering "A Formula for Success: Your Computer + Government Purchasing = $" from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the WMU Kendall Center, 50 W. Jackson St.

The hands-on workshop, which is open to the public, will address:

  • how to conduct business with the government using electronic commerce;
  • finding up-to-date federal government Web sites;
  • downloading solicitations and information needed to submit bids; and
  • what businesses need to know before creating their own Web sites.

Presented by the Cleveland Electronic Commerce Resource Center, the program is sponsored by WMU's Southwest Michigan Technical Assistance Center; the Technical Assistance Center of South Central Michigan; the Michigan Economic Development Corp.; and the Defense Logistics Agency.

For more information or to register, persons should call (616) 387-2005.

Under the umbrella of WMU's Haworth College of Business and its Office of Business Development Services, the Southwest Michigan Technical Assistance Center offers free assistance to companies interested in doing business with the government. Annually, center director Michael Black and his staff help Southwest Michigan businesses secure more than $20 million in government contracts.

Media contact: Jessica English, 616 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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