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Chad Swiatecki is a 20-year journalist who relocated to Austin from his home state of Michigan in 2008. He most enjoys covering the intersection of arts, business and local/state politics. He has written for Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Daily News, Texas Monthly, Austin American-Statesman and many other regional and national outlets.
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Mark your calendars for the small business contracting forum
The city has scheduled a forum to assist small business owners interested in contracting opportunities through its purchasing office. The free forum will feature an overview on procurement opportunities, the city’s technology needs in information tech and other areas, and breakout sessions on registering as a city vendor, managing the city’s payment process, submitting bids and proposals, specific needs related to the expansion of Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, and how eligible businesses can become certified for minority- and women-owned business programs. A full rundown and registration information is online, and questions can be directed to the purchasing department via email@example.com. March 4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Palmer Events Center.
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